Taking great pleasure in your daily bathing ritual is important for both body and mind. So instead of thinking ‘indulgence’, think ‘my time’ and know you deserve it. Check out these gorgeous scrubs, skin-loving washes and nourishing beauty treats, which bring benefits as well as delights.
1. Buff it
You shed dry, dead skin cells naturally, but if you’re wanting smoother skin you need to lend a helping hand. A top-to-toe scrub or a dry-bristle body brushing several times a week will do the trick – they’ll clear away superficial dryness and polish your skin beautifully. There are more smart reasons to exfoliate, such as improving absorption of lotions, creams and oils, as well as helping to detoxify your skin and boost superficial circulation.
2. Wash it
Soap devotees, listen up: you really must experience body washes. Why? Because they’re efficient, easy to use, nurturing for the skin and feel wonderfully indulgent. Yes, it’s true that each time you lather up will cost a few extra cents, but you’ll get bang for your buck as these washes go way beyond cleansing – they also moisturise and improve your skin condition. Head to your local Priceline or another well-stocked pharmacy and check out the range on offer.
3. Nourish it
After a shower, massaging your limbs and torso with a cream, lotion or oil is basic self-care, but it’s also a chance to seize a few minutes of pampering.From fragrant oils to luscious creams, the product you select is personal and your skin’s needs may vary from day to day. Given the abundance of fantastic options to choose from so why not have a few on hand? Then, depending on your mood, you’ll be prepared for whatever takes your fancy.
Top tips for body loving
• Scrub gently. Apply product to wet skin so you can move it over areas easily, with minimal pressure.
• Dry brush before showering. Work in upwards strokes, releasing toxins that can be washed away.
• Avoid hot showers. High temperatures strip natural oils from your skin and leave it dry and parched.
• Be prepared. For outdoor activities, protect your face and body with SPF 30+ sunscreen or higher.