13 May 2014

Body Care Treats



When it comes down to moisturising my body I have to admit that it is something that I fall down on quite often. I'm one of those people that likes to get ready as quick as possible after a bath or shower and therefore has no time to wait for body lotions or body butters to sink in. At the start of the year I decided that this had to stop, I needed to start taking better care of my skin even if it wasn't on show (like my face) I still had to look after myself.

In general when I look at my general body care routine I've always been one to exfoliate as this is something that is quite easily carried out in the bath or shower yet the second part of the process is something I have struggled with, which in all honesty has been down to sheer impatience. So to tackle my issue I decided to knuckle down and start looking after myself; 'my body is a temple' and all that. 

First of all I have over the last few months being using a dry brush technique. This supposedly helps to get circulation going within the skin which in turn can help in reducing the appearance of cellulite, whether it works or not I don't know as to be honest I can't say that I have seen a huge difference in that area. Of course it doesn't take a genius to know that dry brushing will help remove dead skin cells leaving brighter and smoother skin, as well as this it also helps with in grown hairs which can be quite annoying! The brush I use is from the Boots Botanics range and isn't very expensive to buy at all however unlike me I advise not getting it wet because I had to unfortunately replace mine due to the wood turning a very suspicious colour.

Whilst in the bath or shower I like using an exfoliating scrub, there's just something really nice about them. which makes me feel like I'm doing something proactive for my skin. My all-time favourite has to be Soap and Glory 'The Breakfast Scrub' however my current option is again from Boots with this being the Cocoa Butter Sugar Scrub from the Extracts range, which in my opinion is lovely and deserves more attention than it gets. This brand appears to be being revamped at the moment as a lot of the products were reduced down in my local store, the new images online would also suggest this. Generally speaking I tend to not dry brush and then go ahead and use a scrub too, I find that can be a little harsh on my skin so I very often find myself alternating between the two.

For moisturising I have being using two products with my current choice depending on my mood at the time. The SPAtopia Body Butter is incredibly moisturising so this is the product I tend to choose when my skin is quite dry; I mentioned this back in my September Favourites last year. For occasions when I'm feeling a little more adventurous (readers of my blog will know I'm generally not a fan of lotions) I will opt for the Soap and Glory Butter Yourself Lotion which I'm going to surprise even myself today by saying that I'm really enjoying it so far. It's a nice light and hydrating body lotion that smells so good, let's face it, most things do by this brand.

What are your body care treats?

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  1. I have been meaning to try dry brushing for some time now! Will have to look for a good brush since there is no Boots here. Any suggestions?

    FOTD | Forgotten makeup heroes

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    1. Not off the top of my head, any store that sells bath/beauty products should have something very similar though I would have thought xx

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  2. I've tried the dry brush technique before and I didn't really see much difference for what it was worth. Nothing beats a good body scrub and butter :)

    MELISSA LOVES THIS

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    1. I adore body scrubs! :)
      Dry brushing is helping a bit with me I think but it's still early days xx

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  3. I'm rubbish at this too but have tried to improve a bit. Sunday nights are now 'pamper nights' where I deep condition my hair, while that's on I exfoliate etc with Soap & Glory flake away, then use their body lotion when I get out of the shower. Then it's time for rolling up the pjs and moisturising, where I use Body shop mango body butter, it lasts a few days so only needs to be applied twice a week which is a winner in my book.

    I always wear tights, leggings or jeans so waiting for moisturiser to dry before I can put them on always seems like a chore. I will improve...

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    1. Yes I do find that the Body Butters really do moisturise for quite a long period of time, when I next get in the shower or bath my legs are still really nice and soft xx

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  4. I love Soap & Glory body products, they smell so nice and fresh :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

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  5. I keep meaning to start dry body brushing, I've been looking out for a reasonably-priced brush. I'll have to pop into Boots I think!! The Extracts scrub sounds really lovely :)

    Jess xo

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    1. It's really nice and the brush isn't bad either, just don't get it wet! xx

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  6. The SPATopia Body Butter looks and sounds amazing, I have the opposite problem though I love the moisturising part but not the exfoliating part so much as I find it more of a chore lol. I have to leave it out on the side to remind myself to do it xxx

    Danielle || Miss Sunshine & Sparkle

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    1. Oh no! At least you remember to do it though, that's all that matters :) xx

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  7. I really love the Botanics range, they deserve more hype than they get!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. I haven't tried that much, just a few things here and there and I have to say most of it has been really nice xx

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  8. Love Soap & Glory! I need to restock my Hand Food by them :)

    Kate | The Minted Beauty

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  9. Ooh the cocoa butter scrub sounds divine!! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. It's really nice Jennie, I really do like the extracts products xx

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  10. I so need to get my hands on the Butter Yourself lotion, as it's my favourite S&G scent! I adore the Rich & Foamous as it makes me smell like a cookie - in a good way :D xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Oh I need to have a look at Rich and Foamous! :) xx

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  11. I have been using the Body Shop Raspberry Body Butter for a few years now, always buy a ton whenever it's in stock! Claire

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  12. I was thinking of getting a body brush to help with my cellulite, I completely forgot about Boots, thank you! :))

    Danniella x
    www.famousinjapan.co.uk

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    1. You're welcome! I hope it helps :) xx

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  13. I love Butter Yourself! It smells amazing and makes me all soft and gorgeous smelling. ^_^

    http://theremightbecoffee.wordpress.com/

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    1. It's gorgeous isn't it, Soap and Glory make such wonderful products.
      Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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  14. Not off the top of my head, any store that sells bath/beauty products should have something very similar though I would have thought xx

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  15. I adore body scrubs! :)
    Dry brushing is helping a bit with me I think but it's still early days xx

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  16. They sure do Charlotte :) xx

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  17. It's really nice and the brush isn't bad either, just don't get it wet! xx

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  18. Oh no! At least you remember to do it though, that's all that matters :) xx

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  19. I haven't tried that much, just a few things here and there and I have to say most of it has been really nice xx

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  20. It's really nice Jennie, I really do like the extracts products xx

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  21. Oh I need to have a look at Rich and Foamous! :) xx

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  22. It's super nice isn't it :) xx

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  23. You're welcome! I hope it helps :) xx

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  24. It's gorgeous isn't it, Soap and Glory make such wonderful products.
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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  25. Pamper nights sound like a great idea to me! :)
    The mango body butter is lovely, I haven't used that one in ages! xx

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