It's cold and dreary today, and my dog just wants to snuggle on the couch. So do I, so that works for me!
Days like this are perfect for some TLC on your skin, whether it's to treat dryness or prevent it.
From now on we're all going to be bombarded with cool wind outside and heating inside. The drastic temperature shifts along with dry air are going to wreak havoc on your whole body! It's all about gentle moisture these days!
The best thing to do is start with a good exfoliation. I said good, not aggressive. Try a home microdermabrasion like The Body Shop Vitamin C Microdermabrasion if your skin isn't very sensitive. It's also available in a single use sachet which is great! I'm pretty sensitive so I like the Aloe line. It's a gentle exfoliation, but it gets the job done! On your body, use a scrub with an emollient base, like The Shea Butter Scrub. It leaves you feeling smooth and dreamy! The grains are all natural with these products, so they're Eco friendly, and they all run about $20.00.
Next, a hydrating mask is a huge must! The best thing about this type of mask is there are no real rules! Put it on and watch a movie, do some laundry, whatever! Your skin will only take as much as it needs. Wipe the excess off gently with tissue or a damp face cloth, and continue with the rest of your usual routine. In the cooler months it's a good idea to add a serum. It's always a good idea to use a one of these powerhouses whether it's soothing, anti-aging or mattifying, but a hydrating serum will be your best friend this time of year.
After you've scrubbed your body into deliciousness, go immediately and grab you Body Shop Body Butter. This is the OG of body butters and nothing beats these. The richness of the texture and the scent is beautiful. Back in the mid 90's Kate Moss used the mango butter in a Vogue editorial. I have been hooked ever since! God, I love the Brazil Nut! It's just gorgeous, and it makes your skin so soft and, well, buttery!
This year, a Dry Oil was released in corresponding scents. The Beautifying Oils can be used on hair, face, and body. I've used it on all three and I'll tell you, it lives up to the claims. Since going blonde my hair's dry. I smooth a few drops through it every day and it's shiny and healthy looking. I also put a little on the driest areas of my face at night. I wake up soft and dewy since I've started doing that. When used on the body? It leaves the prettiest sheen on the skin. It's amazing on the cuticles too!
Go to The Body Shop right now! The quality is spectacular and they have amazing promos all the time. Not to mention the best loyalty card program I've ever heard of!
If you've read my blog before, you know how much I love The Body Shop. I truly believe that you will too!
What are your skin superstars?