I got a little frustrated with the products I was using as my skin appeared fine to the naked eye albeit a little dry however whenever I tried to apply fake tan I’d see the results of Winter on my pins. I thought it was the tan so tried 3 different types to find that it was neither of them.
I had scrubbed and moisturised over 24 hours before but alas no joy.
For Christmas my mam bought mee the No7 body serum (genius) and it seemed to be helping. The turning point for me was when I introduced Aveeno moisturiser after using it on my sons ezceema and see the amazing transformation. As for scrubs the one which has improved the surface is the Soap and Glory sugar scrub., I had tried flake away but it wasn’t my favourite and it seemed to block my plughole. Below is the benefits of each and why I have placed them upon a pedestal as my ultimate skin smoothers!
“Soap & Glory™ Sugar Crush™ Body Scrub is a Smashed Brown Sugar Body Scrub with a fruity lime fragrance that blends sweet lime oil and almond oil with macadamia grains and glycerin from smashed brown sugar.”
The scent is incredible, it’s perfectly awakening for the morning with its zesty fragrance. I have a review on this in my The Drugstore Allstars post
Use this around 3-4 times per week but don’t be over zealous with the scrubbing, treat your skin delicately.[message_box title=”SPECIAL INGREDIENT” color=”white”]BHA – You may have heard the terms AHA and BHA in the skincare World so what do they mean? They’re both exfoliants, BHA is typically less irritating and is able to dissolve in oil, great for those pesky blocked pores. For more effective use gently scrub the skin and leave it on your body for a couple of minutes before washing straight off. Maybe start at the legs and work your way up, that way it gives it a little chance to do some work.[/message_box]
I find my tan applies evenly when I use this but don’t use it immediately before you tan as it contains oils which may prevent the tan developing properly. Give it 24 hours!
No7 have combined the same powerful blend of protecting and renewing ingredients contained in their Protect & Perfect Intense Serum.
What I liked is the texture, the speed at which it sank in and the fact no greasy residue was left. Like many serums you don’t get that deeply moisturised feel, it does feel more hydrated but I think of this as the primer to my body lotion. If I lose moisture from my creams I still have a layer from my serum so skin doesn’t dry out as fast
What they say
“This velvety and intensely moisturising body serum glides on to instantly soften and brighten the skin. Formulated with our ultra moisturising complex combining nourishing Argan oil and moisture locking Hyaluronic Acid to provide lasting, skin enhancing hydration.
We’ve combined the same powerful blend of protecting and renewing ingredients contained in our Protect & Perfect Intense Serum. Our skin firming complex with Lipopeptides and Alfalfa Extract helps restore skin’s structure and maintain elasticity for younger looking skin in 4 weeks.
Day by day it gets to work to hydrate, firm, smooth, even skin tone and boost skin’s natural radiance, revealing noticeably younger looking skin in just 4 weeks.”[message_box title=”SPECIAL INGREDIENT” color=”white”] Matrixyl – This special anti-ageing ingredient works by stimulating the fibroblasts in the lower levels of the skin. The job of the fibroblasts is to produce the collagen. The substance that keeps our skin looking younger and smooth. [/message_box]
Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturising Lotion
My skin has seen a huge improvement since using this, I actually assumed that because of its light texture it wouldn’t be as moisturising. This is certainly not been the case, the immediate relief you get on the skin is incredible, some body butters leave skin quite tacky for a while, others feel rather watery.
The original has more of a oat scent well because it’s made from oatmeal however this product has been given a slight minty scent with the added menthol. It has been created for extra dry, itchy skin and claims to moisturise for 24 hours. It’s fragrance free and paraben free and suitable for sensitive skin. Reading the ingredients it does contain alcohol but that hasn’t impacted on my skin at all.[message_box title=”SPECIAL INGREDIENT” color=”white”]Colloidal Oatmeal, known for its soothing properties.[/message_box]
So there you have it exfoliating BHAs, collagen stimulating Matrixyl and skin soothing Collodial Oatmeal! These are the products I’ve been using to get my body summer dress worthy. What’s your perfect skin smoother combination?