Winter Skin Prevention and Repair Guide: All About the Body, Part 2
While many parts of the body are covered once the winter wind starts blowing, don’t forget to keep all your parts deliciously soft all year round! Especially if you’re in the warmer parts, winter doesn’t always mean pants every day! Here are four fabulous solutions to soothe that scaly skin.
Lancome Nutrix Royal Body ($34.00) is an incredibly luxe, entirely rich kind of body cream. It is truly meant to help heal the driest of skin. According to the description, it is equipped with Royal Lipideum, which helps to “supplement skin’s own natural lipids for intense hydration.” Whatever that really means, I buy it. I’m a believer, because this stuff really turned my dragonscales into gorgeous lady legs. I have always suffered from drier legs with only sometimes-dry arms (used to be worse, but rarely get an issue in the past few years). I find applying this in the morning provides me with a good amount of moisturization throughout the rest of the day. For extra pampering, I’ll apply a light coat before bed and donning my stretchy yoga pants (don’t confuse this with the notion I exercise, they’re just comfy!) so I can awake with ridiculously supple skin. Don’t let the price trick you–you get a huge TUB! Honestly, it is more like a jug than a little jar you might expect when you buy a face cream. For reference, most face creams come in 1 oz jars, and for $34.00, you get 7 oz. Nearly half a pound!
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturizing Body Treatment ($25.00) is part of the miraculous eight-hour family (hands and lips complete the trio). I adored what it could do for my hands, because I have to have a hand cream that sinks in quickly if I’m going to use it regularly. The Body Treatment acts the same way; it absorbs into skin within minutes leaving behind no greasy or slippery feeling behind. You just feel soft and re-hydrated, which is exatly what I want to feel. The same pleasing scent of lemony-herb accompanies this lotion, but it is a very subtle scent that will probably go unnoticed. Personally, thats a good thing, because I’d rather have the ability to spritz a perfume on without it being clogged by my body cream. This is one skincare line that has won numerous Allure beauty awards, and I have to agree with the choice!
LUSH Running to the Embassy ($10.95) is exactly what it is described to be: “a clean, minty-cool scrub for the feet.” I found I got the best results when I applied this to rough, cracked skin around the elbows, feet, and knees and working it in for a few minutes. After this, I would rinse them off in luke-warm water. Results? Oh, yes, indeed–incredibly soft skin that was practically smiling. What I love about the body butters by LUSH is that they melt when they come into contact with the body as the heat melts it into your skin. They work easily into the skin with your hands, and it is easy to rinse off the excess. Running to the Embassy is meant as an exfoliating body butter to help slough off the dead skin and rough patches often found on feet. You can easily use this on any part of the skin that cracks or is especially dry.
LUSH King of Skin ($11.95) is another body butter available by LUSH that is another hit in my house. A subtle sent of sandalwood accompanies this moisturizing solution. Body butters are great to use right after the shower, and what I like about King of Skin is that it sinks in so well that you don’t even need to rinse off afterwards like some of the other body butters. I prefer this at night time, or on weekends, when I have time to give myself a bit of pampering. When I’m in a rush, I find I turn to a lotion or cream (but to be honest, I tend to forget to use anything), like Dream Cream.
Missed part one? Well, what are you waiting for–go read it!