Tuesday 19 January 2021

Top 5 body care treats to combat dry winter skin

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New year, new me and a new body care regime. We may be in lockdown but the journey to summer body has begun. I’m too weak for diets, so instead of crazy exercise routine, I’m going for smooth and glowing skin instead. Who’s with me? Here are some lush new products making it possible!

Exfoliate = glow

Forget just body scrubs, though physical exfoliation on the body is definitely my jam, the future is where Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) are! Mio Sleeping Smoothie Overnight Body Serum* (£34 for 200ml) has a light gel-like texture that smells insanely good (read: citrus-scented heaven) and transforms skin overnight. You want to glow? You got it. And after a few weeks, a difference is intense. Think smoother, polished, to die for supermodel skin. If you’d like to apply something richer afterwards, go ahead, just let it work for a bit. I usually leave it for 30-60 minutes to allow AHAs to do what they came here to do, and follow with a nourishing balm or butter, depending on what I’m in a mood for. Available here. Code: DOROTA will get you 20% off on all Mio right now!

Damp skin? Don’t skip on oil.

There’s nothing, and I mean NOTHING quite like adding a few drops of oil onto a freshly showered skin. And when said oil smells as good as Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Body Oil* (£49 for 125ml) - we’re in the endgame baby! Citrus-scented again, this time a bit sourer, than sweet, this dry oil formula sinks in quickly and leaves my skin hydrated and dewy for days. It’s my after bath treat, so I tend to reach for it twice a week, as an all-in-one buffet for the body care needs. And with Plum, Avocado and Sunflower Oil you know you’re delivering all the Omega Fatty Acids all skin needs for cell renewal and healthy lipid barrier. Available from Dermalogica and Feel Unique. A roll-on version 'Glow to Go' also available from Look Fantastic for £23.

Fragrance-free but make it fun

I may not have adverse feelings towards fragrance that has the skincare world so divided, but I also appreciate a good fragrance-free product for those sensitive days. Enter Indeed Labs 10balm Body Lotion* (£24.99 for 180ml). A creamy and fast-absorbing formula inspired by the original face 10balm is an answer to all winter skin problems. If you’ve been battling dry and rough skin and nothing made quite a difference, let the 10balm win not just the battle, but the war for you. With ultra-nourishing Shea Butter and moisturising superhero Marula Oil alongside the fan favourite Squalane, you’re about to embark on a journey to a plump, soft and hydrated skin. Available from BootsCult Beauty, Feel Unique and Look Fantastic.

Keratosis Pilaris? We don’t know her.

The award-winning formula with a power to transform your strawberry skin just had a warming winter makeover. Say hello to Ameliorate Transforming Body Lotion Warm Amyris* (£22.50 for 200ml). Blended with Almond Milk, Bergamot, Oats, Rose, Cashmere Wood, White Magnolia, Warm Tonka Bean and Velvet Musk the scent here isn’t overpowering, but gentle and warming, perfect for those cold winter nights (and mornings since they look like nights anyways!). The scent lingers without feeling like too much, no headache’s here for those of us having scent-induced pains! The iconic formulation with exfoliating Lactic Acid for healthy cell renewal and moisturising Sweet Almond Oil caring for skin’s moisture barrier, you’ll notice the increased hydration instantly, and after a while, an improvement in skin’s texture. Softer, less bumpy skin is finally achievable! Available from Ameliorate (code: DOROTA will get you 20% off on all Ameliorate treats!) and Look Fantastic.

Big guns for ultra-dry skin.

Fruity and delicious scent mixed in with ultra-rich balm to oil formula that melts on the skin leaving it nourished and moisturised like no other. Say hello to the British Black female-owned brand - The Mango Girl! Mango Butter* (£15.95, £19.95 & £29.95 for 150ml, 250ml and 650ml respectively) smells incredible and thick whipped balm to oil goes on to truly transform even the driest of skin! If only you could experience the scent which lingers for hours, and the feeling on skin after application. Oh, wait you can *adds to cart*! Cruelty-free and organic, this body butter locks in moisture for the ultimate results. Nourishing Shea Butter based infused with packed to brim vitamins A and C in Mango Oil, this whipped butter will transfer you to somewhere warm where you start drinking a cocktail at 11am on a beautiful beach! Oh and if Mango's not your thing, there are PLENTY of other lush scents to consider (coconut anybody?) Available here.

Are you a lotion, oil or butter kind of body care Queen?

Thank You For Reading.

With love,

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