It is really important during the colder months to keep your skin nice and hydrated. It is so easy when we cover up with tights and jeans and jumpers to forget that our skin still needs some attention. There are some great products available that will keep your skin soft and supple so by the time spring rocks around you are ready for the warmer weather…I know I will be counting down as I am a summer girl at heart.
Exfoliation – exfoliating is really important to help rid the body of dead skin cells that are just sitting on the surface. If you leave dead cells sitting on the skin, it doesn’t allow the regeneration of the new skin cells below. The skin can also become very dry and for some people it can become uncomfortable and itchy. Exfoliating will help get rid of any dirt or impurities in the skin which can contribute to breakouts. It also helps to brighten the skin and revitalise it making it feel soft and fresh. I would exfoliate once a week.
My top picks are:
Dermalgocia Exfoliating Body Scrub $39.51
Soap and Glory Breakfast Scrub $17
Body Shop Shea Body Scrub $24.95
Body Moisturiser/oil: when you have a shower the soaps and cleansers have a tendency to remove the skins natural oils. Whilst this leaves our skin feeling lovely and clean, it is really important to replace some moisture back into the skin. The best way to do this is to apply a moisturiser, body butter or even an oil. You can even do a combination of a moisturiser and an oil. It is best to apply your moisturiser as soon as you have come out of the shower, as the pores of your skin are open and will absorb the product more efficiently.
For me, I find that having a bath or shower in the evening and then applying a moisturiser works best. If you shower in the morning make sure you have a few minutes to dry out before getting dressed as there is nothing worse than trying to pull jeans over tacky legs!
My top picks are:
St Ives Soothing Oatmeal Shea Butter Body Lotion $8.99
Body Shop Cocoa Butter Body Butter $14.95 on sale
Dove Indulgent Nourishment Body Lotion $6.00
Clarins Body Treatment Oil $58.65
Garnier Ultimate Body Oil $11.99
Body Shop Shea Beautifying Oil $19.95