We spend so much time caring for or faces that it’s easy to forget how important it is to look after your limbs. A good body care routine can often be overlooked particularly in Winter when your limbs are usually covered up.
I suffer from bumpy skin on my arms and legs particularly during winter. The best cure for this type of skin bumpiness (a common condition known as keratosis pilaris) is good exfoliation and keeping the skin hydrated. The less dead skin build up you have, the less the keratin will get clogged in your pores. And by keeping the skin hydrated and supple it will prevent bumpiness and keep the skin feeling smooth.
Your legs will likely be the first place to show signs of dehydration but it’s not uncommon to get dry, tight and scaly skin all over when you don’t keep up a regular body care routine. Dehydration doesn’t just cause short term discomforts either. When our skin is dry it is less elastic meaning stretch marks are more likely to appear and you skin can begin to feel loose and saggy.
Luckily, there are a few products that do all the hard work for you. With these finds, you simply massage a little in your limbs after your daily shower and you’ll quickly see the impact a little extra care can have on your glow levels.
Powered by clean science and loaded with the patented TFC-8 complex, The Body Oil is a non-greasy oil that sinks in fast to help with hydration, stretch marks and skin elasticity. It features plant actives that deeply hydrate and give instantly smoothing and soothing results whilst restoring the skin’s barrier function for long-lasting conditioning. It feels heavenly on the skin and certainly worth the investment.
An intensely hydrating formulation, the iS Clinical Body Complex delivers essential vitamins, calming botanicals, and powerful antioxidants to the skin. It’s lightweight but deeply nourishes the skin thanks to gentle exfoliation that allows hydration to sink deeper. It helps to provide a crucial barrier against environmental aggressors that cause tight, dry and flaking skin while working to prevent and reduce signs of ageing on the body.
This kit from Medik8 will be a life saver coming into Summer months when legs come out and faux tan goes on. The AHA system uses the powers of both chemical and physical exfoliation to smooth and hydrate dry and bumpy skin. It contains a scrub, body mitt and body lotion that treats everything from scaly limbs, to keratosis pilaris and it can even help to reduce blemishes and pigmentation on the body.
Aspect’s much-loved face serum, Pigment Punch +, has been reimagined as a total body treatment delivering skin smoothing and pigment fighting ingredients to your limbs. This multi-functional cream also helps with signs of ageing thanks to progressive ingredients including Tyrostat-11™ and Bellides™, Lactic Acid and Shea butter.
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