Buff-up your bod this season
Whatever your size or shape, smooth, soft skin helps you to feel good – and more comfortable – during the autumn and winter months.
Although there’s a tendency to ‘wrap-up and forget’ your skin in October, giving your body some TLC throughout the year could help you feel more confident in Christmas party clothes – and you should be beach-ready the second the weather improves.
Keeping your diet on a “skin friendly” track, with plenty of water, vegetables, plant-based treats and seeds, beans and pulses, also helps to boost your body – and staves off the temptation to throw yourself into a comfort menu of chips and chocolate.
And there’s nothing to stop you taking part in regular exercise: yoga, indoor swimming, Pilates, squash and gym sessions aren’t weather dependent.
To keep your skin silky smooth and soft to the touch, here’s our autumn edit of some really powerful – and many new – products to buff-up your body.
Try them on a daily basis, as part of your beauty routine, and get ready for sensational A/W skin!
Buff-body basics: the autumn edit
Dermalogica New Conditioning Body Wash – richly sensorial, this skin-nourishing body wash cleanses, conditions and invigorates. Elevating your daily grooming routine to a meditative, restorative practice, this silky, gently cleansing formula features aromatic oils of French rosemary and Chinese eucalyptus alongside fresh tea tree and lemon oils to awaken the senses.
Decleor Lavender Fine Bath Shower Gel– Decleor’s new lavender shower gel, with lavender essential oil, will soothe and caress your skin, leaving you feeling relaxed – perfect on long winter evenings. From 98% natural origin, and tested on sensitive skin, it has a delicate lavender scent and leaves your skin feeling soft and cleansed.
Dermalogica Thermafoliant Body Scrub – a dual-action body exfoliant that energises and brightens dull skin, this scrub dissolves dulling skin cells, hydrates, and delivers vital antioxidants, leaving skin purified and refreshed. It contains Indian bamboo stem to physically polish the skin, and lactic acid to dissolve dead cells. It also features natural sea salt to revitalise and hydrate, along with a blend of replenishing bio-lipids to help protect and strengthen the skin’s barrier.
Elemental Herbology Macadamia and Papaya Body Scrub – winner of the Best Body Exfoliator prize at the Attracta Beauty Awards, 2018, this product contains three natural exfoliators that work together to reveal super soft and smooth skin that is deeply nourished. Skin looks and feels healthier, brighter and hydrated from the first use. Ideal for all skin types, it is especially effective for dry skin or pre/post tanning.
Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Body Oil – this antioxidant-rich blend of skin-nourishing oils helps to replenish, calm and moisturise your body. Rich in French plum seed oil, avocado oil and sunflower seed oil, all rich in omega fatty acids and vitamin E, it helps to protect the skin’s lipid barrier. It also has a delicate scent of bergamot, neroli, orange, patchouli and sandalwood to leave your skin smelling, as well as feeling, amazing.
Dermalogica New Body Hydrating Cream – a nourishing cream with essential oils to hydrate, smooth and tone, this silky, medium-weight cream calms the senses and delivers balanced hydration for all skin conditions. A light yet nourishing cream, it contains a collection of essential oils: aromatic orange oil and Chinese green tea soothe and soften skin; French lavender and Indonesian patchouli oils calm the senses. It also includes naturally derived lactic acid, and extracts from cane sugar, to smooth the skin.
Decleor Aroma Nutrition Nourishing Rich Body Cream – perfect for dry-feeling skin types, this luxurious body cream leaves skin feeling soothed and more comfortable. With a smooth, melting texture, and delicate fragrance, this rich body cream leaves skin feeling nourished, soothed, soft and more comfortable and is enriched with frankincense essential oil, shea butter and plum kernel oil.