Get Beach Ready with Mellow Skincare!
At last we can look forward to some sunshine and you never know, a possible holiday away eventually.
Even if that doesn’t happen, we can prepare ourselves for the sunshine and time out with family and friends in the UK. It’s a good reason to uncover and get ourselves organised so let’s get started.
We always have to think of exfoliation as a first step because it’s the easiest and most effective way to revive tired, dry and dull skins that have been covered up over the Winter.
Like shower gel, it works by sloughing away daily dirt and sweat but it also buffs away dead skin cells which clog up the pores.
The good news is it only takes a few minutes and if it is something that is part of your daily routine all the year round, your skin will look amazing in no time.
To get the best results you need to choose the exfoliant that best suits your skin type particularly if you have sensitive skin that is prone to flare ups.
These products are usually natural grains and are finely ground or crushed in a cream, lotion or gel.
Often they are made from sea salt, brown sugar, apricot kernel, oatmeal or pumice to name just a few.
They are really effective on skin that hasn’t been exfoliated for a long period of time but remember that the coarser the grain, the more abrasive it will be so be aware if you have skin that is very sensitive.
Sensitive skins will benefit more from the less abrasive sugar or salt scrubs.
These are usually made from fruits and are said to be more suitable for sensitive skins.
Pineapple and Papaya are favourites and it is said that they dissolve the natural glue that hold the cells together when the product is rinsed away.
They are very gentle products, and so ideal for sensitive skins but probably not as effective as scrubs made with grains and salt etc.
For everyday exfoliation , organic cotton or muslin washcloths are good for more sensitive skins.
They are kind to your skin, so great for daily use, but they will only buff your skin’s surface and dislodge dead skin cells so that they can be washed away in the shower.
If you have very dry skin, you can get harsher body polish cloths but they will still only tackle the surface of the skin.
These are a few suggestions and you can see that if it is done as part of your daily ablutions, it is not difficult to do.
Make sure when you shower, that the skin is washed all over before you apply exfoliating products.
Use more pressure on hard skin areas like elbows, heels and knees but don’t rub too vigorously as you don’t want to damage the skin.
Avoid applying exfoliants on sunburn or shaved skin and finally, make sure that body exfoliating products are not used on the face.
You should notice a difference in your body quickly especially if you apply body lotion regularly following your shower.
Hopefully you have found this article useful.
If you have any comments on products you have found effective, I would love to hear from you. Carole x
Below is a very simple recipe for a Dead Sea Salt body scrub which you might find useful.
100g Dead Sea Salt
40ml Vegetable oil
1ml Vitamin E oil
20-40 drops essential oils
Mix all of the above ingredients together and store in a jar with a good seal like a kilner type. This scrub will keep for 1 year.
Mellow Exfoliating Gel
Did you know that the Mellow Exfoliating Gel is made using apricot kernel powder and is a very effective exfoliant prior to your shower?
Gentle enough to use daily.
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