How To Prepare Your Skin For Summer

Summer is just around the corner for my southern hemisphere ladies, and that means endless days of sunshine, relaxing and fun. However, the change in weather can affect how your skin looks, so there are some key ways to ensure that you are looking after your skin in the lead up to summer:

  1. Drink Plenty of Water

By now it’s common knowledge that you should be drinking at least 8 glasses of water per day. Our bodies are made up of over 70% water so it is crucial that you are replenishing your body with water, especially during warmer days where you may be swimming, sweating etc. Keeping hydrated also helps to improve the wellbeing of your skin and help to reduce the signs of ageing.

 

  1. Cleanse Your Face Twice A Day

It is recommended that you wash and cleanse your face every morning and night. This ensures that you are washing away any dirt, sweat or bacteria from throughout the day and also during the night. Opt for a cleanser that contains natural and gentle cleansing ingredients and is free from sulphates, parabens, cocamide DEA, synthetic fragrance or colours and synthetic preservatives. A natural cleanser will reduce the likelihood of adding toxic chemicals to your skin that can encourage skin conditions. You should also be cleansing, or washing, your body at least once a day with a natural cleansing body wash. Try my natural Activated Charcoal & Peppermint Body Wash for a detoxifying and refreshing clean.

 

  1. Exfoliate Regularly

Exfoliation is a skincare step that many people often neglect, yet it is an important way to remove dry & dead skin, bacteria, dirt and sweat. By exfoliating your skin, you are able to remove dead skin and toxins, making way for new and nourished skin. I recommend exfoliating with a natural exfoliating product such as a dry brush or one of my nine all natural, vegan body scrubs which contain plant based, nourishing ingredients to buff away impurities and leave soft, smooth skin. Click here to see the range.

 

  1. Moisturise Your Face & Body

After cleansing and exfoliating, your skin requires additional rehydration in the form of a moisturiser or serum. The type of moisturiser that you use may depend on your skin type, for example, you may opt for an oil free product if you have oily skin or you may opt for a cream moisturiser or body/facial oil if you have dry skin. My Sweet Orange & Lavender Body Lotion or two hydrating Body Oils are the perfect way to nourish your whole body following a shower and are a great way to give your skin added moisture throughout the warmer weather.

 

  1. Change Your Pillow Case

How often do you change your pillow case? Each night the oil, sweat, and bacteria from your hair, neck and face can get absorbed into the fabric of your pillow case. Over time, these nasties continue to build up and if not changed regularly, your pillow case can provide the perfect breeding ground for bacteria on your face as you sleep. This may be a reason that you experience acne or breakouts in certain areas of your face. I recommend changing your pillow case every 3 days, especially in summer when you are more likely to encounter warm nights.

 

  1. Avoid stimulants

A diet full of stimulants such as coffee, sugar and processed food can wreak havoc on your skin health. Coffee can dehydrate you and cause your skin to appear dull and dry. Excess sugar can also lead to pimple breakouts, blackheads and other skin conditions. Try to limit the amount of sugary and processed foods that you are consuming and opt for more healthy options that will digest slowly such as wholemeal bread/pastas, crispbread with healthy fats such as avocado, vegetables with quinoa or cous cous. Also try to drink caffeine free tea, mineral water or water with a slice of lemon or fruit rather than coffee, to ensure your body and skin remain hydrated.

 

  1. Slip, Slop, Slap with Suncreen

It is important to wear sunscreen both in the leadup to warmer weather and during the summer months. Even on days that appear overcast or cloudy, the UV rays can be strong and still burn or damage your skin. With prolonged unprotected sun exposure, your skin can appear to be dry, wrinkled, or develop age spots or potential melanomas. Sunscreen with 50+ SPF rating is often recommended and will help to protect your skin throughout the summer, and there are many more natural options available. You might also find products such as body lotions or face foundations that have a sunscreen component added.

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Introducing my new Luxe Edition Body Scrubs!

It’s about time I brought some luxe to your bathroom and made you feel extra pampered and smooth. My new Luxe Edition Body Scrubs are my way of bringing the #luxelife to you, with four irresistible body scrubs that are sure to please. Made with premium natural ingredients, these body scrubs will help to exfoliate, nourish and moisturise skin so that it looks a million dollars – how luxe!

 

Pink Himalayan & Pink Grapefruit Body Scrub

My Pink Salt Body Scrub contains Himalayan Pink Salt as the main exfoliant and contains over 80 trace minerals including calcium, magnesium and iron. This salt will gently buff away dry skin and nasties to leave your skin feeling smooth and ready for my moisturising layer of cold pressed oils, including coconut and jojoba oils. Enriched with pink grapefruit essential oil, you’ll be left smelling like a summer’s day. I’m great for removing dirt, sweat and toxins from the skin.

 

‘Moondust’ Gemstone Body Scrub

My Moondust Body Scrub is the ultimate in luxe scrubbing, made with ground moonstone gems which are said to help encourage balance, harmony and unity in one’s life. Also featured is mica sparkle, a natural sparkling ingredient that will leave your skin with a subtle shimmer and looking like you’ve got a natural glow throughout the day. Coconut oil, jojoba oil and vitamin e also feature in my Moondust Body Scrub, as well as jasmine oil to leave your skin smelling like fresh flowers. I’m great for exfoliating skin prior to a night out for a sparkling effect and for those interested in the healing powers of crystals and gemstones.

 

Sea Minerals Body Scrub

My Sea Minerals Body Scrub contains sea mineral extracts from Bladderwrack (seaweed) powder and Spirulina (algae) powder. Bladderwrack powder contains anti-inflammatory properties and has been used topically for skin irritation. It also helps to nourish skin and reduce the appearance of ageing due to its vitamin and mineral content of calcium, iodine, iron, potassium, and B vitamins. Spirulina is high in vitamin A, E, B12, iron and protein which are important vitamins and minerals for healthy looking skin. Combined with white sugar, sea salt, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, jojoba oil, vitamin e and lime, lemon & cedarwood essential oils, your skin will be looking and smelling great.

I’m great for redness or skin inflammation and for those with visible signs of ageing.

 

Mocha Mint Body Scrub

My Mocha Mint Body Scrub is a minty choc coffee delight. Including ground Robusta coffee which is used as it has a higher caffeine content than the commonly known arabica coffee, and can assist with the stimulation of blood flow and help to reduce the appearance of ageing. The caffeine in coffee also has anti-inflammatory properties which can help to reduce skin redness or irritation. The exfoliating properties of coffee also help to remove dry skin, toxins on the skin and fake tan. Raw Cacao Powder also features; which is the raw, unprocessed version of cocoa powder that is commonly used to make chocolate. By using unprocessed raw cacao powder, many of the nutritional benefits remain such as vitamin c, omega 6 fatty acids and zinc. Raw cacao powder contains more antioxidants than red wine, blueberries, acai and goji berries combined, which can assist with the health of your skin. Combined with white sugar, sea salt, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, vitamin e and peppermint essential oil, your shower will smell like a minty mocha coffee. I’m great for reducing the appearance of redness, skin conditions, ingrown hairs.

 

See my full Luxe Edition range here!

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Shine Bright Like A Diamond - Or A Moonstone!

When you’re in need of a luxurious pamper pick-me-up then I’m your scrub. My new range of Luxe Body Scrubs are here and I’m ready to make you feel soft, nourished and totally luxe.

I know as much as anyone how important it is for you to get some ‘me’ time to relax, pamper and indulge yourself and I’m the one to make it happen. My Luxe Body Scrubs pair perfectly with a warm bath, glass of wine and the latest romance novel so you can relax in style while I attend to nourishing your skin.

If you’re into glitter, glam and all things mermaids or unicorns then my Luxe ‘Moondust’ Body Scrub is the skincare essential for you. One of the first products around the world to include gemstone powder as a skincare ingredient, my gem powder from moonstone will not only exfoliate your skin but is also said to calm emotion and promote harmony and unity.

Another feature of my Moondust Body Scrub is the inclusion of mica sparkle which will leave a subtle sheen over your skin like you’ve dusted your body with highlighter powder. Perfect prior to a night out as you’ll shimmer and sparkle in the moonlight or under the strobe lights – depending on your vibe.

Combined with exfoliating sugar and sea salt, I’ll scrub away dry skin and fake tan then leave your skin feeling soft and hydrated with coconut, jojoba and grapeseed oils. A light layer of my cold pressed oils will quickly absorb to moisturise and nourish your skin with essential vitamins and minerals.

I smell like fresh jasmine petals which will leave a natural, subtle jasmine scent on your skin throughout the day or night.

Scoop me up now and let’s get a little luxe together…

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5 Reasons To Use A Body Scrub

 

I’m all about making skin feel soft and smooth, and it’s no different when it comes to my range of natural, vegan friendly and cruelty free body scrubs. There are five body scrubs available each with their own nourishing properties; Raw Cacao & Orange Body Scrub, Green Tea & Lime Body Scrub, Activated Charcoal & Peppermint Body Scrub, Coffee & Mandarin Body Scrub and Bamboo & Lemon Body Scrub. So why should you be getting me in your shower and adding one of my body scrubs to your skincare regime? Let me tell you…

 

Buff away and moisturise dry skin

The primary purpose of using my body scrubs is to provide a gentle exfoliation for your skin. My sugar and sea salt assist in buffing away dead and dry skin, leaving your skin feeling softer and more hydrated. The nourishing plant based oils in my body scrubs, such as coconut oil and grapeseed oil, leave the skin with a moisturising layer after you rinse that will help to keep your skin hydrated and feeling oh so soft. I recommend my Bamboo Body Scrub, full of exfoliating bamboo powder.

 

Help to remove fake tan

Why use an exfoliating mitt made of synthetic fibres to remove your fake tan when you can use a nourishing, plant based body scrub? The gentle exfoliating properties of my body scrubs can help to remove the top layer of dead skin and fake tan, prepping your skin for a fresh layer of faux summer in a bottle. My moisturising oils will also help to hydrate your skin and can help prolong your fake tan.  I recommend my Coffee Body Scrub for a more intense exfoliation.

 

Remove bacteria from sweat and other toxins

What better way to make sure all the sweat and dirt from gym mats and equipment is washed off your skin than with one of my body scrubs? Sometimes a body wash just doesn’t do the trick and using a product with exfoliating ingredients will help to ensure that bacteria from sweat and other toxins are picked up and scrubbed away. I recommend my Activated Charcoal Body Scrub, which contains activated charcoal powder to help absorb toxins and peppermint oil to leave a fresh, minty feeling on your skin.

 

Provide nourishment for your skin

Unlike some lower cost body scrubs, my body scrubs contain ingredients that are natural and specifically sourced for their skin nourishing properties. Each of my body scrubs contains its own key ingredient which are full of vitamins, minerals and more. My combination of nourishing plant based oils also help to layer your skin with hydrating benefits. I recommend my Raw Cacao Body Scrub, which contains antioxidant rich raw cacao powder.

 

Help to leave your skin feeling smooth

The exfoliating, nourishing and moisturising benefits of my body scrubs can assist in reducing the appearance of skin conditions, clogged pores and stretch marks. When scrubbing up with me 2-3 times a week, you should notice your skin feeling softer and smoother with each use. I recommend my Green Tea Body Scrub, which features Japanese antioxidant rich matcha powder, as well as jojoba oil that mimics the natural serum produced by skin helping to balance oil sebum levels.

 

Click here to see my range of body scrubs and bundle options where you can get more of me for less!

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