Wow, time is flying by! I feel like January just started.
So, the title; why should you exfoliate in winter? Well for a few reasons.
1. Build up. When our skin goes for long amounts of time beneath fabric ( like in the winter ), we build up a lot of dead skin cells. These are the flaky skin that sits on the surface and causes us to itch. Exfoliating gets rid of the dead skin layer.
2. Less absorbent. As the dead layer builds up, we try to fix is with lots of moisturizer. I know because I've done it. However, is you get rid of the dead layer, your skin's new layer is now ready for moisturizing and will hold said moisture much better.
3. Dull appearance. That dead layer is not only going to keep your lotion from properly working, it's also going to make you look dull and lifeless. There will be no healthy glow. Proper exfoliation will remove excess skin, revealing the new skin layer and consequently, a glowing complexion.