With winter in full swing and temperatures dropping to "brrrrrrr I can see my breath" are you finding that your skin is changing to #DRY?
I don't know about you, but my skin definitely gets more dry and itchy in the winter months, especially on my legs. I actually itched them so much the other day that they went bright red, so I covered them in Nourish Urself Balm ( I have a big jar!) and they felt soothed.
Usually I have a salt bath every week (using my Healing Bath Salts of course) but recently I have been slacking and not making the time for myself. So tonight, I am going to light my beautiful new candles, run a hot bubble bath, add Healing Bath Salts and my essential oils ( I like chamomile and lavender) lie back and start to read the 50 magazines I have let build up on my coffee table.
Despite the central heating, colder temperatures and endless jumper days, there are a few little things you can do to keep your skin soft, nourished and happy this winter. But did you know that dry skin on your face and body is actually caused by a lack of oil, not water? Although drinking lots of water is always a must for healthy looking skin, it will keep it looking and feeling plump but it won't always help with the dry tight feeling. So I have put together some little hints and tips that you can add into your daily routines to keep your skin feeling great until spring.... and beyond!
SCRUB AND NOURISH
VITAL FOR SOFTER SKIN AND LESS DRY PATCHES IS BODY SCRUBBING, BODY BRUSHING AND MOISTURISING ALL OVER, YES YOUR BODY TOO! SCRUBBING YOUR BODY HELPS TO REMOVES DEAD SKIN CELLS THAT BUILD UP AND CREATE THAT DULL, DRY SCALEY LOOK. JUST AS WE EXFOLIATE OUR FACE TO KEEP WRINKLES AWAY, WE MUST DO THE SAME FOR OUR BODY.
TAKE CARE AROUND DELICATE AREAS LIKE YOUR CHEST, BUT USING LUMINOSITY BODY SCRUB, MASSAGE SMALL HANDFULS ALL OVER YOUR LEGS, BUM, TUMMY AND ARMS. YOUR SKIN WILL FEEL SO UBER SOFT ALL OVER! FOLLOW THIS BY SMOOTHING OVER A BEAUTIFUL NOURISHING BODY OIL OR CREAM, TO LOCK IN MOISTURE AND HYDRATE AND REPAIR DEEP DOWN. TRY HEALING BODY OIL OR REVIVING BODY CREAM.
FEED YOUR DRY SKIN FROM WITIN
If you’re seeking glowing, healthy skin (and who isn’t, really?) your diet plays a major role in your appearance. Eating your good fats makes a huge difference, as they’re delicious and work towards giving you amazing skin. But just remember that means GOOD fats. When I was really poorly i was only able to eat bland white foods and my gosh my skin went so dry and flakey, but the second I started to eat properly again-glowing skin!
Always make sure that with every meal you include healthy fats, like avocado, olive oil, nut and seeds or if you aren't vegan, oily fish like wild caught salmon. Honestly after only a week you will notice a huge difference. Feeding your skin from the inside is just as important, if not more, than massaging lotions and potions from the outside, give it a go!
BAO'S BODY RITUAL TO BANISH DRY SKIN
>CLEANSE YOUR SKIN WITH REVIVING BODY WASH, IT'S SLS AND HARSH CHEMICAL FREE SO IT LEAVES YOUR SKIN FEELING REALLY SOFT.
>FOLLOWED BY SMOOTHING REVIVING BODY CREAM, IT'S PACKED WITH NOURISHING PLANT OILS THAT MOISTURISE DEEP DOWN LEAVING SKIN SOOTHED NOT STICKY OR GREASY.
>USE LUMINOSITY BODY SCRUB IN THE SHOWER OR THE BATH ONCE A WEEK TO SLOUGH AWAY DRY FLAKEY SKIN.
>AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK RELAX IN A SALT BATH WITH HEALING BATH SALTS. THE SALTS CALM ITCHY SKIN, SOOTHE ACHEY MUSCLES AND HELP WITH FLUID RETENTION!
>THEN IF YOU ARE JUST AT HOME IN YOU PJS OR LOUNGE WEAR. ON DAMP SKIN MASSAGE IN HEALING BODY OIL THIS WILL BANISH DRY SKIN INSTANTLY.
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