Regular exfoliation is an integral part of maintaining healthy (and pretty!) skin. "Not only does it remove the outermost layer of dead cells that make skin look dull and dry, it also ensures that any products you apply afterward better penetrate your skin and are ultimately more effective," explains Danae Markland, a licensed esthetician and PCA Skin Education Director.
Even more: Exfoliating is especially essential in cold, dry weather: "The drier it is outside, the drier the surface of your skin," she adds. So it's time to start sloughing