by Sophie Gates
IF you have dry skin then you know it can be a nightmare - it can feel sore, tight and irritant. That is why we have hunted high and low to try out some body lotion that all claim to relief and repair dry skin. In the end we found it was the good ol' products that we know and love... just with NEW versions.
And in third place is the new Vaseline® Intensive Rescue™ Moisture Locking Body Lotion.
This unfragranced lotion relieves and soothes dry itchy skin and ultimately improves your skin's appearance.
I swear by Vaseline and this product does not disappoint. It rubs in (although not instantly, but soon after) without feeling sticky or greasy. With regular use it can help to prevent dry skin flare ups as well as to calm the effects of wind and cold weather. Use in the morning after your shower and in the evening before you go to bed for added benefits.
Vaseline® have also made sure they look after you gents - with their Cooling Hydration Body Lotion for Men. As you push your body to the limits during intense exercise (such as rugby), your skin is often left feeling overheated and dehydrated. This lotion is perfect for refreshing and replenishing mineral in the skin lost during workouts.
Second place goes to... new Dove Indulgent Nourishment Body Lotion with shea butter.
Dove is another amazing product which makes your skin feeling silky soft and this body lotion is just as good! It comes out in small amounts so you do not get that mass of lotion with nowhere else to put it. The blend of shea butter smells divine and it glides onto the skin effortlessly - we love it!
And the winner is... Dermatological E45 Intense Recovery Moisture-Control Lotion.
Although we love all of these body lotions but E45 won us over due to its cooling and refreshing feel once placed onto the skin - a great relief for very dry skin.
It is perfume free so does not have that heavenly smell that the Dove body lotion has but the effectiveness of the product is what matters overall. As it glides onto the skin, it locks in moisture to help keep skin better protected against moisture loss without that horrible greasy or sticky feeling – the perfect relief for sore, tight and irritant skin.
These are three fabulous body lotions and there is not much between them - we highly recommend them all.
THE party season appears to be all year round these days...any excuse will do...and you need to make sure the effects of drinking the night away does not take its toll on the skin. That -along with the bizarre weather we're having all over the planet- means you now need to take extra care.
Here are a few of this season's skincare saviours...
L’OREAL PARIS PURE & MATTE DEEP EXFOLIATING GEL WASH, deeply cleanses the skin by unclogging pores and protecting against blackheads. The gentle gel wash refreshes the face and removes all traces of shine – without leaving feeling dry and tight.
For those tired eyes, REN ACTIVE 7 RADIANT EYE MAINTENANCE GEL is a refreshing way to the most alluring feature of your face.
A light textured cooling gel boosts circulation and reawakens the eye area. Just apply around the area as and when needed Skin is left comfortable and in great condition.
Banish tired eyes and keep those headlights burning bright!
Shiseido is a high performance skincare range with solutions to stressed and fatigues skin.
The SHISEIDO ENERGISING FORMULA is ideal to refresh dull skin after a night out; the instantly refreshing gel has a cooling sensation that helps combat signs of tiredness. It leaves skin feeling invigorated and lightly moisturised.
And we all know this weather plays havoc with your hair - it's far harder to maintain that cool exterior when you know your mop is unattractively stuck to your forehead!
REDKEN WORK HARD power paste is an adaptable paste that works easily through hair for managing styles with ultimate control. Polystretch fibres keep styling flexible. Rub a small amount in hands and work through damp or dry hair.
Allow your skin to smile this Spring as I share a few secrets with you...it's a fabulous excuse to look your best.
If it’s possible, ESTEE LAUDER's award-winning ADVANCED NIGHT REPAIR just got better! Its packed with anti-ageing benefits, helps repair the appearance of damage caused by aggressive environmental factors such as air pollution, UV rays and cigarette smoke.
Are you ready for beautiful radiant skin? Well, CLARINS PARIS BEAUTY FLASH BALM brightens up tired looking skin and gets you ready for the day ahead – it is the morning must have! Apply after cleansing and toning for best results.
And lastly, if you just don't have the energy [or the time!] to go through an entire home mini facial, then ORIGINS NEVER A DULL MOMENT is just what the beauty therapist ordered. Scrub it gently over the face and leave it on the skin for 15 minutes. This dissolves all the lacklustre cells and brings back the brightness.