The winter months are notorious for drying out our skin. All those snug wooly tights, central heating, and not to mention the cold dash to get dressed out the shower, meaning you forget to moisturise!
So what can you do to help your skin feel its best through the winter?
Well, the very best thing you can do is exfoliate – get rid of all that dead dull skin and allow any of the lovely moisturising products you use to penetrate the new skin, instead of the old useless dead skin.
It’s essential after waxing, but even non waxers still need to scrub off those dead skin cells to reveal the bright soft skin beneath. If you have a build up of dead skin, any of your body’s natural oils are going to get sucked up by these cells, which is a complete waste. So if you are forgetting to use your moisturiser, just exfoliating alone could make a huge difference.
I love A Bit Of Rough wash cloths, they’re easy to use daily with your own shower gel for minimum fuss. They’re suitable for all areas even the face, and all skin types, guys and girls, and they’re long enough to reach around your back and give yourself a good scrub. And you can just throw them in the washing machine when you feel they need a good clean too.
Obviously I wholeheartedly recommend moisturising for maximum skin softness, but I realise that not everybody has the time or inclination to do this.
So if you want to scrub up AND moisturise at the same time, in the cosy warmth of your shower cubicle, give Ruff Stuff Body Scrub a go… it’s a sugar scrub (none of those nasty micro plastics) in a coconut oil base so not only does it scrub you up good an proper, it leaves a fine layer of coconut oil on the skin which protects and moisturises. Hand made, Vegan certified and smells good enough to eat.
Next up, Let’s not forget your feet; Trussed up in thick socks and boots all day, and fluffy slippers when we get home. I use my MicroPlane Foot File every few weeks, it has tiny precision blades which will get rid of the thick dry skin without cutting or damaging the soft skin. There are other similar foot files on the market, but none of them have the same precision blades that MicroPlane are know for. I follow with a rub over with a foot file and then slap on loads of Kaeso SOS foot cream, it’s really rich but soaks in nicely so you’re not left with slippy feet. Foot cream every night before bed is essential, this one is in a pump bottle so I just have a quick pump once I’ve got in bed and that’s job done.
To keep your hands soft and keep the cracked cuticles at bay daily use of hand cream and cuticle oil is essential. I love Slixir Hand Cream, this is not your average hand cream. It’s actually developed with gel polish wearers in mind, but even if you have bare nails it is just the most luxurious, silky hand cream suitable for anybody. Combining high quality luxury ingredients, Slixir is anti ageing, anti inflammatory so helps soothe and heal cracked and inflamed hands and cuticles, super fast penetration into the skin leaving a silky softness with no sticky feeling. And the smell is divine!
With regular use it will actually form a barrier to prevent moisture loss, and it’s resistant to light hand washing.
Paraben and petroleum free, vegan friendly and designed and made in the UK, What’s not to love?
If you want a weekly intensive moisturising hand treat (and also a great little stocking filler or teacher gift) then try the BeautyPro Hand Therapy Collagen Infused Gloves. You just wash your hands, you could exfoliate them too for extra benefit, then pop the gloves on for 20 minutes.
💜Deeply nourishing and hydrating to the hands
💜Innovative dual layered glove with removable tips
💜Anti-ageing 20 minute treatment
💜Safe with natural nails, gel polish & extensions
💜Ready to use
💜Free of Mineral Oils, Lanolin, Petroleum and Parabens
💜No animal cruelty against testing
Hand Therapy is dual layered anti-ageing treatment glove combined with marine collagen and fruit extracts to nourish and deeply moisturise the hands. The removable finger tips makes it easy to work on the nails or continue with daily activities. This wonderful treatment glove leaves the hand soft, supple and rehydrated.
Another innovation from BeautyPro is their Rejuvenating Collagen Face Mask. It’s a sheet mask (which means you look like a really rubbish ghoul when you wear it), full of anti oxidant and anti ageing ingredients. Suitable for all skin types, benefits include;
💚Anti-ageing 15 minute treatment
💚Boosting skin firmness
💚Improving skin clarity, tone and elasticity
💚Ready to use
💚Free of Mineral Oils, Lanolin, Petroleum and Parabens
💚No animal cruelty – against testing
Green Tea is a powerful anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial ingredient that targets problematic skin, balances and improves oily and dry conditions while reducing redness. Green Tea also protects from free radicals to prevent further skin damage, this treatment results in softer, supple skin with a youthful glow. This is one of my personal faves!
So if any of these products sound like they’re right up your street, they are all available to purchase in salon so get in touch for more info!