As winter casts its chilly spell upon us, our skin requires special attention & care to combat the harsh weather conditions. The frigid air can leave our skin dry, dull & lacking in radiance. Fear not, for we have curated the ultimate body care routine to keep your skin nourished, glowing & pampered throughout the winter months! This three-step regimen focuses on dry brushing, using an oil-based body wash & indulging in a luxurious body oil to lock in moisture & maintain supple, beautiful skin.
- Dry Brushing
Dry brushing is an ancient technique that has stood the test of time for its incredible benefits to the skin. It involves gently brushing your skin with a natural bristle brush before bathing or showering. This practice effectively exfoliates the skin's outer layer, removing dead cells & stimulating blood circulation. During winter, when the skin is more prone to dryness & flakiness, dry brushing becomes even more essential.
How to Dry Brush:
- Choose a natural bristle brush with soft bristles.
- Begin at your feet and work your way upwards, using long, gentle strokes towards your heart to enhance blood flow.
- Pay special attention to areas with rough skin or cellulite.
- Avoid sensitive areas or open wounds.
- Oil-Based Body Wash
When the cold weather sets in, traditional soap-based body washes can strip the skin of its natural oils, exacerbating dryness & irritation. An oil-based body wash, on the other hand, provides gentle cleansing while infusing the skin with essential nutrients & moisture. These nourishing body washes often contain natural oils like almond oil, coconut oil, or jojoba oil, which have deep moisturising properties to combat winter's harsh effects. We have a fabulous oil-based cleanser that can be used in the shower if desired, it is particularly great for shaving during winter as it nourishes your skin & helps protect from any nicks that may occur due to dry patches.
How to Use an Oil-Based Body Wash
- In the shower or bath, apply a generous amount of the oil-based wash to damp skin.
- Gently massage the product onto your body, allowing the oils to penetrate & hydrate the skin.
- Rinse off with warm water, leaving your skin feeling soft, supple & replenished.
- Body Oil
After cleansing, it's essential to seal in the moisture to keep your skin glowing & well-nourished throughout the day. This is where a luxurious body oil comes into play. Body oils are formulated to lock in moisture, soothe dryness & protect the skin's barrier, preventing moisture loss due to environmental factors. We love our award-winning HempLavish Nourishing Body Oil for smooth and hydrated skin!
How to Apply a Luxurious Body Oil:
- After your shower or bath, pat your skin dry with a towel, leaving it slightly damp. Alternatively, you can apply an oil straight onto wet skin.
- Take a few drops of your chosen body oil & warm it between your palms.
- Gently massage the oil all over your body, focusing on dry or problematic areas.
As winter arrives, it's crucial to adjust our body care routine to cater to the needs of our skin during this challenging season. By incorporating these three simple yet powerful steps - dry brushing, using an oil-based body wash & indulging in a luxurious body oil - you can protect your skin from the harsh winter elements, keeping it nourished, radiant & velvety smooth. Embrace this ultimate winter body care routine to pamper yourself and restore your skin's natural beauty throughout the colder months. Happy pampering!