Moisturer is your skin’s best friend. During the day, fresh, gel-textured lotions and serums will restore a plumper, smoother texture and suppleness to the skin. You want a dewy look without a greasy feel.
To keep skin looking fresh, regular exfoliation is key. Look out for an exfoliator that refines and hydrates at the same time.
A great fix to pep up dull, parched skin is to refresh with a thermal water spray.
These are rich in minerals and antioxidants and give your skin added protection with each refreshing mist. They also help balance skin pH levels.
You can worry about more serious skincare at night when skin naturally goes into repair mode. Products laced with antioxidants and other restorative ingredients will perform better to give you a true ‘beauty sleep’.
Pamper your skin
Sometimes skin can feel dry and out of condition, so ensure you have some luxurious and pampering treats on hand.
Be gentle. Look for natural-based soaps and cleansers. They’re gentle and will prevent your skin from getting drier still when you shower away the stickiness of the day. And don’t let your shower water get too hot – it’ll also dry out your skin more.
Boost circulation. A gentle exfoliating body scrub will slough away particularly dry, rough patches of skin and will also give sluggish circulation a boost.
Soothe skin. After a shower, smooth a luxurious body lotion onto still-damp skin to lock in moisture and leave your skin silky smooth.
Soothe your soles
Be sure to keep your feet in shape so that they always look good enough to strap into sandals.
Smooth away crusty bits with a pumice stone.
Cleanse your feet really well in warm water laced with a drop or two of antiseptic. Dry them off properly, especially in-between the toes.
Rub in a clean-scented foot lotion. Massage in the lotion for a couple of minutes – it’ll leave your feet soft and smooth, and help ease tension from the rest of the body.
Treat your hair
Use a clarifying shampoo to clean away pollutants, mineral residues and waxy residue left behind by styling products or protective sprays. Try not to rub your hair when washing it. Massage your scalp gently to dislodge any greasiness, but then coax product down the length of your hair with your fingertips. Dirt tends to get trapped in longer sections and so rinses away easily. Use tepid water for your final rinse as it helps to lock in more shine.
Leave-in treatments are so convenient to use, and mean you can leave your hair to dry naturally without it looking frizzy or brittle.
To avoid battling knots when your hair is dry and frizzy, brush out your locks before washing, then use a wide-toothed comb to comb conditioning agents all the way through to the ends.
Indulge your senses
Single spritz of a favourite fragrance will lift your spirits. Lavender therapy. Lavender has calming properties and a few sprigs or a drop of essential oil on your pillow or in your bath water, will help aid a restful night’s sleep.