That time of year has come, when we dust off our puffer jackets and fur coats and swap the cocktails for tea and coffee. The change in climate can be a shock to the system from the cold weather to the dry air and an increase in indoor heating, our skin is bound to go through it. These factors can disrupt your skin barrier making you more prone to tight, dull or irritated skin – not just on your face but your body too. We recommend making some tweaks to your current skincare and body care routine in an effort to protect your skin. This doesn’t mean you need to do a complete cleanout, but it is a great time to re-evaluate the products you use and incorporate some (one or two) hydrating and moisturising products or ingredients into your routine.
It’s fair to say that a lot of us probably pay more attention to our facial routine than our body routine, but of course, our bodies need some TLC too.
We wanted to share some quality body care bits that will help you maintain smooth and moisturised skin throughout the winter:
Aveeno Skin Relief Body Oil Spray aims to instantly and intensely nourish and moisturise very dry and sensitive skin. Its fast-absorbing formula includes oat and jojoba oil which is both rich in lipids and fatty acids. Both of these oils are great at restoring the skin barrier and maintaining plump, healthy-looking skin. It’s recommended that you apply this oil after a bath or shower on dry skin to really reap the benefits of all its goodness. The silky texture of this oil allows it to melt like butter into your skin and it exudes a sweet, slightly nutty aroma that you won’t be able to get enough of!
You can still exfoliate your body during the colder months of the year but naturally, due to the climate, it’s important to opt for a body exfoliant that won’t dry out your skin and strip it of all its natural oils. Our high-performing Kem Body Scrub is an exfoliating scrub that is a great option for every season. It works to remove dead skin cells and unclog your pores with the help of salicylic acid and glycolic acid whilst simultaneously replenishing moisture and soothing rough, bumpy skin with the addition of conditioning oils.
We’re sure you’re no stranger to the hype about this cream. Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream is packed with an impressive combination of ingredients that will have you equipped for the harshness of winter weather. One of which is Brazil Nut oil, the most selenium-rich food in the world which helps your body to protect itself against cell damage and infections. Another notable ingredient is acai oil – rich in antioxidants, which helps protect the skin from pollution which causes dryness and premature ageing. If that wasn’t enough, it’s cruelty-free, vegan-friendly and has the most irresistible pistachio, salted caramel and vanilla scent.
It’s very easy to neglect your feet and keep them tucked away in warm socks during winter but, again, the cold does strip away moisture from your feet and can lead to calluses and cracked feet which no one wants. Plantifique has created this three-step Natural Superfoods Foot Peel Mask which is so simple to use, and the peeling process is painless. It sheds dead skin over a period of time (in as little as two weeks) and moisturises your feet without the need for scrubbing. Once the process is complete, your feet will be smooth as a baby’s bum!