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There’s a common misconception that you must layer on thick creams and lotions to ward off dry, flaky skin. While that is an important step in any skincare routine, I would argue that what’s even more important is how you exfoliate beforehand. For me, there’s only one product for the job. These Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Pads have become my savior for flaky, dry winter skin.
I think we can all agree that dry, tight, flaky winter skin is the worst. My skin reacts particularly badly to the cold, dry winter air, which is yet another reason why I’ve made California my home. The moment I stepped off the plane in Maine a few weeks ago, my skin felt like it was going to crack off. In that instant, I knew I was going to need to exfoliate religiously and pronto.
Let’s talk exfoliation.
Now, I’m not talking about removing half your face with an abrasive scrub – those scrubs can only do so much to “mechanically” exfoliate. To be honest, they probably do more damage than good. My friend, the truly powerful exfoliants come in the form of acids like glycolic and lactic. These chemical exfoliants dissolve the dead cells on the surface of the skin without harsh scrubbing. Glycolic acid gets a bad rap because it’s been known to cause redness and irritation on the skin. I have very sensitive skin that gets red and irritated if a wool sweater brushes it the wrong way, but I haven’t had any issues with the glycolic acid in these pads causing any irritation.
A swipe of the Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix pads over my face 2 – 3 times a week has yielded softer skin with a more refined texture. The flakiness is gone. My pores (particularly in my t-zone) are smaller. My skin is brighter. AND, I’ve noticed less breakouts. What hooked me immediately, however, was the almost overnight results from using these. Like, you had me at hello. I’ve been really diligent about my skincare routine lately, and I don’t think it’s any coincidence that my skin has dramatically improved since the introduction of these glycolic acid pads.
Nip + Fab has a ton of other fabulous products that I’ve been enjoying using at a price point that doesn’t make my eyes water. I’m a total covert to the Nip + Fab skincare lineup. Check them out next time you’re in the Target beauty aisle!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Nip + Fab, a skincare brand that I truly adore.