With my skincare cupboard clear out the other week I discovered some skincare items which I have been neglecting. They had got pushed to the back and forgotten about. I therefore made a conscious effort to get them back into my routine and start feeling the benefits again. They include:
I remember when I was younger I always used to use a body brush in the shower on wet skin only to learn years later their magic lay in using them on dry skin. It is great to help exfoliate, reduce in growing hairs, help with circulation and apparently even help tone. Always use it in stroking motions towards your heart and start from your toes and work upwards. I leave mine by the shower now to remind me to do it before each one.
I used bio oil religiously twice a day after I had my appendix out at the end of last year. I was so scared of my scars looking prominent so I smoothed it on day and night. Whilst I had it on my hands I also massaged it into my thighs and bum. My skin responded well to it and I loved using it in my routine. But for some reason, probably wedding distraction I stopped using it. But since finding it in my cupboard I have got it back out and use it at least once a day after a shower. It especially feels nice if I have body brushed before the shower, my skin is left super soft.
Under eye masks
I am fortunate that I have never really suffered from severe eye bags, I think I love sleep to much. But if I have had a disturbed sleep or lack of sleep I do notice them creep in. They tend to be more puffy than dark. I got back out my eye masks that I bought in champneys earlier this year. They were £6 for 3 pairs. They are super refreshing when left on for 20 mins and definitely do the trick to reduce puffiness. Also a top tip is that you can reuse them (if you first applied onto clean skin) by popping them pack onto the plastic packaging and popping them in the fridge.
Have you rediscovered any skincare or beauty routines lately? I would love to hear your stories.