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Give winter skin a boost!

GLOW AGAIN: Colder weather can play havoc on the skin, but there are a range of products out there to leave your skin feeling revitalised

The Sanctuary Wet Skin Moisture Miracle, £8,
If you find it hard in the mornings to make time to moisturise your skin, then this Wet Skin Moisturiser is for you. Faster absorbing and up to twice as quick as a regular lotion, this is the ultimate moisturiser when you are short on time. Apply to wet skin for the quickest, easiest and most effective way to moisturise.

This unique way of moisturising makes the most of skin’s peak hydration moment (when it’s wet), which is clinically proven to lock in double the hydration for instantly softer, smoother skin.

Faster absorbing and more efficient than regular lotion, this is the ultimate moisturiser to use when you are short on time. Absorbing instantly into the skin, this ultra-light and non-greasy moisturiser infused with apricot oil and avocado oil will leave your skin feeling soft all day.

Mary Kay Satin Body Revitalizing Shea Scrub, £16,

Satin Body® Revitalizing Shea Scrub instantly polishes the skin to perfection and leaves it feeling invigorated and refreshed.

The formula is gentle enough to use daily – the scrub exfoliates and immediately buffs away dry skin while leaving it feeling smooth and moisturised.

Your skin will feel revitalised, satiny-smooth and soft to touch. It is best used when taking a bath or shower. Apply then scrub gently, washing away dry skin to leave it feeling smooth and supple.

Vita Liberata, £29.95,
Body Blur Mocha was created especially for women of darker skin tones. The lotion is a deep, rich brown and is suited to skins that have a more red undertone.

Suitable for medium skin tones if you are looking for a very deep, bronzy glow. Body Blur is a wash-off skin finishing body make-up that evens out skin tone, gives a natural looking tint, and reflects light for a photo-ready finish.

Dry skin tips
• Make sure you shower with warm water as too much hot water on the skin can wash away the natural oils, thus drying the skin instantly. It’s advisable to use soaps and face washes that are gentle as this will help reduce the risk of stripping the moisture.
• As soon as you’re out of the bath, make sure to moisturise your body. Moisturiser doesn’t add moisture to your skin, but it does help your skin retain the water already present in it. So straight after a bath or shower is the best time for lotion or oils.
• To nourish the skin thoroughly, taking healthy necessary foods and supplements is important. Some oils also work best when taken internally. Studies show Omega 3 fish oils such as cod liver oil can help in soothing dry skin.

Homemade body moisturiser

What you’ll need:
• ½ cup almond oil
• ¼ cup of beeswax
• ¼ cup of coconut oil, above
• 2 tbsp. of shea butter (optional)
• 1 tsp. of vitamin E oil (optional)
• Your favourite essential oils, or vanilla extract (optional) Directions:
• Combine almond oil, beeswax, coconut oil and shea butter over heat.
• Occasionally stir the ingredients.
• Then, add Vitamin E oil and essential oils or vanilla if using.
• Pour mixture into a jar for storage.
• Use as desired.

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