How Do I Use Buddy Scrub?

 

So you’ve seen me around and think it’s about time we got a little dirty together. You get me home to your place, take off your clothes and get into a hot shower with me. You slowly rip off my top and take a peek at the goodness I have to offer you. It’s about time we got better acquainted, after all I am the ultimate friend with benefits. But what’s the best way to get what you want from me? Well, here are my tips on making this a shower date to remember:

  1. Make sure you wet your body in the shower
  2. Take a small handful of me by either tilting my bag into your hand or using a spoon. Make sure to seal me up afterwards to avoid water getting in my bag.
  3. Gently rub me over your body in circular motions to exfoliate your skin.
  4. You can choose to leave me on your skin for a few minutes to let the nourishing ingredients and oils absorb, or you can wash me straight off under the shower water.
  5. My natural plant based oils should leave a thin layer of oil on your skin which will absorb into your skin and keep it hydrated. If you have naturally oily skin, you might like to use some body wash to remove any excess oil.
  6. Now your skin is exfoliated, nourished and moisturised all in one and all with completely natural ingredients.

Make sure we keep this fling a regular thing.

See my good qualities here…

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Weekend Pamper Session

As a scrub, I always love a long pamper session with a gorgeous gal and I know that the weekend is your prime opportunity to spend some quality time on your skin – and with me of course!

After a long working week, the weekend is a great time to relax and pamper yourself. Whether it’s to prepare for a night out or just to feel rejuvenated for the new week, giving your skin some extra TLC is well worth it. Not only will you be left feeling fresh and confident, but your skin will be less likely to harbour bacteria, excess oil and clogged pores.

So here are Buddy Scrub’s tips on having a weekend pamper session:

 

  1. Wash off the week – the first step to prepping for your skincare routine is to hop into the shower or bath to clean your skin. The warm water of a shower or bath helps to open up your pores and allows you to get out some of the gunk that might be trapped.
  2. Squeaky clean – while in the shower or bath, use a good quality body wash to cleanse your skin and remove any excess bacteria or oil. A body wash that is all natural is recommended to avoid adding chemicals to your skin which can be absorbed. Be sure to also wash your face with a facial cleanser and remove any makeup from the day.
  3. Scrub a dub dub – a pamper session wouldn’t be the same without a scrub involved. Exfoliate your skin to help remove any fake tan residue, dead skin, dirt or bacteria. Exfoliating also helps to give your pores a deeper clean after they have been opened up from your shower/bath. Scrubbing at least once a week helps to keep your skin healthy and less likely to develop skin conditions so it is perfect for a weekend pamper session. You can cosy up with me for the night and choose from – Raw Cacao, Green Tea or Activated Charcoal Body Scrubs.
  4. Mask it – after you have completed the above steps, it is time to towel dry your face and body. Apply a clay based face mask which will help to absorb any remaining dirt or bacteria from your pores and also help to close pores up again. Leave the face mask on for the recommended time and then remove with a washcloth and warm water.
  5. Smooth as a baby’s… - The final step to your pampering session is to moisturise your face and body. This can be done with a natural moisturiser product or with a natural body oil. Moisturising helps to rehydrate your skin following the above procedure and will keep your skin looking soft and smooth.

 

Then, it’s time to show off your radiant weekend glow xxx

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8 Tips for Winter Skin

 

Winter is upon us in the southern hemisphere, and when we are covering up in layers of clothing it is often easy to forget about your skin.

Covered up or not, it is important to care for the health of your skin all year round. The winter weather can be harsh on skin; and whilst it is not as exposed to the sun, salt and sand of summer; it is subjected to cold temperatures, harsh winds and lack of moisture. These conditions can lead your skin to become dry, flakey and rough. If the condition of your skin deteriorates this can encourage unwanted wrinkles, ageing and poor circulation.

This blog highlights some of the things that you can keep in mind this winter to ensure that your skin remains soft, hydrated and nourished, and of course recommends a date with me!

 

  1. Avoid Wet Clothes

Wearing wet socks, gloves or clothes can encourage bacteria and also lead to itching and irritated skin. If you happen to get caught in the rain this winter, try to change clothes as soon as possible or attempt to dry out your clothes.

  1. Slip, Slop, Slap

Whilst it may not be warm outside, your skin is still exposed to harmful UV rays. Wearing sunscreen, especially on your face, can help to reduce the effects of UV rays on your skin and avoid further complications such as a skin cancer. I recommend a facial moisturiser or foundation that contains SPF protection.

  1. Exfoliate

More often than not, it is easy to forget exfoliating as part of your skincare regime. However, your skin is a living organ that sheds dead skin cells and sweats out what is harmful to your body. If you do not exfoliate your skin regularly, dead skin cells can build up and harbour nasty bacteria or block your pores. As a result, skin conditions such as eczema, acne or infections can develop. My range of body scrubs provides the perfect exfoliating product that not only exfoliates your skin but also provides nourishing and moisturising properties. My new Activated Charcoal Body Scrub is the go to option for its added detoxifying effects.

  1. Moisturise

By regularly exfoliating your skin, it is much better able to absorb additional skincare products such as moisturisers. Moisturising is a skincare necessity throughout winter to provide your skin with much needed hydration and to help reduce dry, cracking skin. My products all nourish your skin with natural oils such as coconut and grapeseed oil which will provide a much needed moisturising layer after your shower or bath. You can then choose to add another moisturiser for added softness or opt for a natural body oil if your skin is extra dry.

  1. Hydrate

Drink, drink, drink – water of course! Whilst you may not feel as dehydrated as you would in the summer months, it is essential to consume up to 8 glasses of water per day. Your body requires water to function at its best, and often if water is lacking then your skin becomes the last organ that your body focuses on nourishing. As a result, your skin can look a little worse for wear. Carry a drink bottle around or keep a water jug by your desk to serve as a reminder to drink water.

  1. Avoid free radicals

Free radicals are harmful molecules within your body that can multiply and consume healthy cells, leading to illness and disease. These free radicals can wreak havoc on your body and the unhealthier you become, the worse your skin health gets. Aim to reduce the amount of free radicals that enter your body by avoiding smoking, drinking alcohol, inhaling chemical fumes (household cleaning products, petrol etc), and unhealthy foods (take-away, high fat foods, high sugar foods, soft drinks). Ensure that you are eating nutritious meals on a regular basis and exercising for up to 30 minutes daily.

  1. Ban Hot Baths

In the early mornings or freezing cold nights of winter, a hot shower or bath often provides comfort. However, having your shower or bath temperature too hot can actually dehydrate your skin and cause dryness. It is best to keep your water at a stable warm temperature and aim to reduce your time spent in the shower or bath to ensure that your skin doesn’t dry out.

  1. Consider a supplement

If you find that your skin is looking dry and rough despite your best efforts to look after it, you may want to consider a supplement to help support your skin’s health. There are a number of natural supplements on the market for this purpose, including ‘Swisse Ultiboost Hair, Skin and Nails’.

 

If you find that you are still experiencing problem skin throughout winter and the above tips do not seem to be helping your condition, consult with a qualified dermatologist who can assist you in developing an individual treatment plan to address your skin concerns.

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