Exfoliation is an absolute must right now and I’m here to tell you why!

Winter is looming and with it come harsh weather conditions that can cause havoc to your skin. In preparation for the coming season, it’s the perfect opportunity to get into an exfoliating routine. And while you might associate exfoliating with the summer season pre-tanning, it’s also an absolute must during Winter!

The cold weather climate and low humidity levels in winter contributes to duller skin cells that die faster on the epidermis surface. The fact that you’ll be flitting between these conditions and heated buildings on and off all season leaves the skin cells dehydrated, dull and flaky looking.

The solution is simple, gentle regular exfoliation followed with a rich, creamy moisturiser.

These are Couturing’s top picks for removing dead skin cells:

Natural, affordable, effective:

Nude by Nature: Nude Face Scrub (RRP $17.95)

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A great all-rounder, suitable for all skin types, this scrub works to buff away dead skin cells without stripping the skin of moisture. Formulated with a blend of Australian native ingredients including Kakadu Plum, Quandong and Desert Lime, the scrub soothes and protects the skin. The skin is smoothed with Coconut husk, Jojoba beads, Walnut shells and Glycolic acid and kept hydrated thanks to avocado, rosehip and jojoba oils.

Mix the scrub in your hands with a little water and massage in gentle circular motions around the face and neck. Just remember, a little bit of scrub goes a long way! The complexion feels softer and looks clearer after use.


Medicated, efficient, chemical exfoliation:

Peter Thomas Roth: Gentle Complexion Correction Pads (RRP $45.00)

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These dual-sided pads work to quickly cleanse the skin and clear up the appearance of impurities and blemishes. A cocktail of Alpha and Beta hydroxy acids, including glycolic and salicylic, the pads also reduce pore size, prevent new breakouts from occurring and promote healthy cell turnover.

Use one pad daily for oily, congested skin massaging in circular motions around the face. For combination to normal skin use a few times a week. The complexion is left looking incredibly clean, clear and fresh.

Brightening, gentle:

Origins: Never a Dull Moment Scrub (RRP$39.00)

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This face polisher works to gently buff away dead skin cells and reveal a brighter, clear complexion. Comprised of a mix of fruit based ingredients including Apricot, Mango seeds and Papaya extract, the scrub lifts impuritie out of the skin and replaces dull skin cells with new bright ones.

Use two to three times a week by mixing with warm water. Gently massage in circular motions before rinsing. The complexion is left looking smooth, fresh and radiantly bright.

Luxury, indulgent facial treatment, created by Hungarian Royalty:

Omorovicza: Refining Facial Polisher (RRP $130.00)

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This luxe treatment works like a mask, peel and exfoliator in one as it buffs, polishes and refines skin. The polisher is made from Hungarian Moor Mud and microalgae extract that removes toxins from skin and refines skin texture. Fruit extracts detoxify and remove impurities from problematic skin.

Massage onto a wet face in circular motions and leave to set on the skin for a few minutes before rinsing with warm water. The complexion is left glowing, fresh and clean.



Images c/o Nude by Nature & Mecca Cosmetica

About The Author

A Melbourne city girl through and through, Olivia is a Communications student at RMIT. After dreaming of crossing international waters her entire life, she has spent the last six months studying in Leeds, England. As cliched as it is, she believes travel really is the only thing that makes you richer and intends to spend the rest of her life exploring and discovering the world. A lover of the arts, good food and quality wine she realises the importance of being an enthusiast in life. Because honestly, lukewarm is no good for anything. Twitter: @oliviawindsor Blog: http://exchangeonaplatter.wordpress.com

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