Hi Slim Secrets Fans!
I’m sure most of you are battling the cold at the moment, but enjoying nice warm heated rooms, hot chocolates (skinny of course and big warm winter coats! These are some of the great things about a colder climate, but sometimes we forget to think about how our body is feeling under all those layers.
Heaters, hot showers, blow dryers etc all play havoc on our hair and skin, leaving us feeling extremely dry and dehydrated. Because we are constantly covering up, it can be hard to see exactly how our skin is holding up through the winter months.
Winter is also a common time for cellulite to reappear, as we might not be as active due to the weather and our skin is not receiving its normal amount of circulation.
What can we do about this? Well don’t worry! I have put together a great nourishing routine for you to try this week. This routine will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated and you will honestly see the difference in your skin’s texture immediately.
The important thing is to stimulate the circulation in our lower body and also slough off those dead skin cells. I would recommend doing this once per week and see how you go. As you progress, you can do this routine twice per week.
Save Your Skin Routine – 20 mins
Step 1. Start by applying a clay mask to your face. This will dry while you begin on the other parts of the routine. This is great because it draws out all those impurities in your face and leaves it feeling soft and smooth.
Step 2. While the mask is drying, grab a long handled body brush (you can buy them at most supermarkets) and dry brush your body. Start at your feet and brush up towards your heart. Use nice, long strokes and be sure to get the back of your thighs and glutes.
Step 3. Now jump in the shower (or bath) and wash of your clay mask, while exfoliating your whole body using a body scrub. This can be in the form of a sugar scrub, coffee granule scrub or walnut scrub. There are many brands on the market, just be sure to find one that is “grainy”. Make sure you concentrate on your on your knees, elbows, feet and hands.
Step 4. Wash the scrub off and then shampoo your hair. Apply a deep conditioner or mask to your hair and leave on for 5 minutes. During this time, you can use a pumice stone to scrub your feet, making sure you concentrate on your heels and the balls of your feet.
Step 5. After lightly towel drying your body, apply a thick layer of rich moisturizer or body butter all over your body. It is important to focus on any areas where you are likely to develop cellulite. Massage it in.
Step 6. Apply a leave in conditioner or Moroccan oil to your hair and wrap it up in a warm towel.
Step 7. Put on your favorite robe, pop on some socks (make sure your feet were moisturised too) and enjoy a lovely Slim Secrets treat after all amazing work!
Try it out and post your comments. Or if you have come up with some extra steps for gorgeous skin, make sure you share them with the Slim Secrets community!
Have a healthy, fit and fabulous week, feeling refreshed and nourished
PS: Want to try a different take on your favourite Slim Secrets snacks? Read my post here (http://www.slimsecrets.com.au/blog/?p=368) on how to get creative with these items. Perfect for a cold winter night (after a big workout and then your “save your skin” routine!)