Have you noticed your skin feeling dry, rough and scaly? Maybe even looking dull, lifeless and flaky?
If the answer is yes, don’t worry you are not alone!
It's normal for the cold weather, low humidity, harsh air and heating to all play havoc on your skin.
Dead skin cells, oil, grime and keratin, all accumulate on the surface of our skin.
Although our skin is constantly renewing itself, sometimes cells can linger and accumulate in our pores or on the surface of our skin.
This can result in the potential for blocked pores, dry skin or simply a ‘dull’ overall appearance of the skin.”
So what can you do?
Well, you can cover it up under jeans and jumpers or you can take steps to radiant skin that is glowing and hydrated again in no time.
What are the 3 magic steps you say? ....here they are
Cleanse, Exfoliate and hydrate
Other than keeping skin smelling fresh, what are the skin benefits of cleansing ?
Well cleansing your skin removes dead skin cells to help clear the pores and allow the skin cells to function.
It washes away bacteria, grime and other irritants that could cause rashes and other skin problems.
In othewords your skin needs to be clean to be healthy. You want to give your skin a clean start each day.
So wash your skin every night to remove the dirt, dead skin and bacteria that accumulates on your skin daily.
That being said, you want to clean your skin, not strip it so that its left raw and sensitive.
Harsh chemically laden commercial body wash or artificially fragranced soaps can do just that.
You may have experienced this before when you have bought supermarket soaps or wash?
That’s why it is so important to use a gentle natural hydrating body wash or a natural cleansing bar without synthetic fragrance.
Here are some suggestions for you :-
Exfoliating removes patches of dull, dry skin to reveal softer, smoother-looking skin.
This can also help your moisturising products penetrate better, resulting in a more hydrated complexion.
There are many ways you can exfoliate, including a body scrub, a chemical peel or a loofah.
But we love our exfoliating sisal soap bag for a gentle yet effective exfoliation.
And best of all it is not mesy (no messy over “bits” in the bottom of the bath or shower to clean up), its convenient, easy and its very inexpensive at just $4.95.
Our sisal soap bag is made from a natural fiber that comes from a sisal plant. They are also biodegradable. Sisal is softer and therefore more gentle than a loofah when it comes to exfoliating and gently massaging your the skin.
Because it is so gentle you can exfoliate with the soap bag 3-4 nights per week in the shower or bath to keep your skin looking fresh and glowing.
If you have very sensitive skin you may want to exfoliate less often or more gently.
The best times to apply body lotion is directly after showering and exfoliating. Your skin has the most moisture when it’s wet, and most moisturisers work best when skin is already hydrated.
After a shower, water evaporates off your skin quickly, so its best way to seal in moisture is to apply lotion immediately after a shower while skin is still slightly damp.
After exfoliating, moisturising is a must.
The clean, smooth top layer of skin allows your moisturiser to penetrate deeply into the skin, locking in natural oils and aiding in repair.
This helps to soothe the skin & strengthen the moisture barrier combatting dry skin.
Have you tried our award winning natural hydrating Kakadu Plum Body Lotion. It's just $19.95.
A natural power house of vitamins rejuvenate your skin, leaving it soft & supple.
Give it a go I bet your skin soaks it up!
So there you have it – 3 simple, inexpensive steps to radiant skin on your body. I hope that helps your skin survive this winter. 🥶