I was made for sunshine so I’m not even thinking about Autumn yet. There is still some Summer to be had! With that in mind I thought I would share some of the Summer skin products I have been trying out from Holland and Barrett.
Bath & Body
The benefits that omega 3 and 6 has on your skin, hair and nails are well known. I thought I would share two products I have been using simultaneously, one that I take in capsule form and the other I smear all over myself : )
I have been using Mama Mio Omega Body Oil which is said to be superfood for your skin. I read somewhere ‘say goodbye to lizard skin’ and was sold. The skin on my legs is so dry at the moment. I also have post-pregnancy skin recovery going on so moisturising is very important. I should point out that you obviously don’t need to be pregnant to use this, just have crispy skin like myself : ) This oil slides on your skin so it’s much quicker to apply that a cream. The best bit about it for me is that it is a dry oil, I hate feeling sticky. It’s smells of sweet almond and jojoba, which is really just soft and natural if you have no idea what I’m talking about. It is recommended that you use it once a day on damp skin after your shower. I pay extra attention to my tummy since my skin is in the process of firming up there. I also make sure to apply it to my bum, hip and thighs for the lovely stretchmarks. It’s available from Debenhams, pharmacies and online and costs €27.
I have always taken an Omega supplement, even as a child. Over the years I’ve learned that the quality of the oil is of vital importance. Now I’m a firm believer in buying within your means so I have tried all different kinds of oils over the years. When I was expecting I raved about Mor EPA, it ended the dreaded ‘pregnancy brain’. I have since switched to Udo’s Choice (which is also suitable for pregnancy). Omega 3 and 6 help combat wrinkles, acne and inflammation, eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, cracked heels, dandruff, and even balances oily skin.For me it’s all about strong glossy hair, strong nails that don’t split and flake and radiant skin. When I forget to take my supplement for a week or so I notice a change in my all three, get grumpy and go pick up some more. Udo’s have a 6 Week Glow Challenge on their website, where you can log your results and get €4 off your next bottle. I will be doing just that. It’s available in oil and capsule form. The oil can be drizzled over salads of added to soups and smoothies. I tried this before with Viridian Beauty Oil (€13.45), which I also love. It’s a balance of 3:6:9 fatty acids and helps plump the skin amongst all of the other benefits for skin conditions like eczema and rosacea. I have only tried the Udo’s choice capsules not the oil but it sounds just as good. The capsules are oils start at €14.99 which is a pretty good price for good quality supplements. Does anyone supplement?
It occurred to me that there are a tonne of products that I use every day on myself and my babies every day. Ok, so they may not be very exciting but they are necessary. I have also bought and tried many, many similar products and now have firm favourites that I repurchase again and again.
Ok, I have a new obsession this month. Kneipp. I tend to be safe in my choice of bath and body products due having sensitive skin. I am so glad I have had the opportunity to try out this brand. I have been spoiling myself with oils, lotions, therapie baths and the likes. I’m a happy lady. Here is a closer look…
I have been enjoying my Elevease Shower Foot Rest for the past few weeks now. You may have heard me raving about it on Twitter and quite a few of you were asking to see it and for a full review.
Elevease is basically a ledge for your shower that you rest your foot on to apply false tan, shave your legs etc.
I can’t think of a person who wouldn’t benefit from this, especially fake-tanners. I also have to add that if you have a bump and find it harder to reach your feet this is fantastic for applying nail polish to your toes!
It fits in the corner of any shower at knee height. It also has a built-in slot to hold your razor, always handy. It comes with instructions and adhesive. I measured the height of mine with a ruler, marked the tiles with a pencil and applied the adhesive. You hold it in place for 3 minutes and then leave to try for 24 hours. Easy.
Love this one!
I don’t know about you but this time of year my hands are always extremely dry and chapped. I have six different hand-creams on the go and none of them are making a blind but of difference.
Instead of listing a whole lot of creams I have found useless I’ll get right to the good one!
Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion!
You will notice that it’s not a designated hand cream but let me tell you, it has outperformed all of the other hand products I have tested.
I can’t take credit for this find I’m afraid. My lovely Mammy got me on to it. It’s on offer at the moment in my local pharmacy for €3.95 so I presume it’s on offer in other places. It’s definitely worth a look if your skin is very dry at the moment.
Although it’s deemed a lotion is feels a little richer and more creamy. Despite that it’s not sticky, tacky or greasy and absorbs fast. It also doesn’t leave a residue (which I hate).
My hands felt better immediately. No chapped skin or irritation. My skin also looks plumper and more healthy. Now, to try smearing it over the rest of me!