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Autumn Skincare Tips - Why You Need to Exfoliate


As temperatures start to drop your skin retains less moisture because of the cooler, drier air. While indoors the heating systems will likely be turned on, contributing once again to drying skin.

The environmental damage to the skin increases with the Autumn weather, so it is the time of year to repair and rejuvenate the skin while preparing it for the Winter.

The key is to remove the ‘damaged’ skin cells from Summer and encourage the skin to reveal new brighter cells. These will make your whole face look glowing and these new skin cells will also be more receptive to any product you apply.

Why You Need To Exfoliate

The first of our Autumn skincare tips is to exfoliate. Although you should reduce exfoliation during Autumn, you still need to incorporate it into your skincare routine.

Here is the science bit. Your skin works on a cyclical basis, meaning you need to remove the top layer of dead skin cells to reveal newer-looking fresh cells. The best way to do this is via exfoliation using a facial scrub two or three times a week. 

Exfoliation and scrubbing can be done on the shave and non-shave days. Gentle exfoliation before shaving can help slough off the top dead skin cells and encourage the hairs to stand on end resulting in a better shave. Furthermore, your shave will be more effective if the skin is heated up - post-shower or bath. 

Exfoliating the skin will also warm it thanks to the massage movement, bringing blood to the surface. Remember, the action of shaving itself will also exfoliate the skin as it removes the top skin cell layer too, so be gentle.

 

Exfoliation Benefits

There are plenty of reasons why you need to exfoliate, but here are just some of the exfoliation benefits you will experience:

  • Revive tired skin
  • Even skin tone
  • Make your skin loop brighter and sharper
  • Reduces shine
  • Removes dirt
  • Encourages skin regeneration
  • Make you feel like you have ‘new’ skin
  • Makes the products you apply more effective

The Proverb Skin Definition Facial Scrub will grant you these exfoliation benefits, whilst containing nourishing and soothing ingredients such as avocado and coconut. With no microplastics, just 100% natural ingredients, our Skin Definition Facial Scrub is the ideal exfoliator for your skin and the planet.

Want more Autumn skincare tips? Drop us a message on the Proverb twitter and we will answer all your questions. We've also put together a complete guide on the best skincare routine for your age, check it out.