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DIY Spring Clean

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Author: Val Starr, Posted: Monday, 1st March 2021, 08:00

Perhaps many of us have been a little lazy over the last few months being in lockdown away from our normal routine? Why bother making the effort when often no one is there to appreciate it?

It is never too late to kick start a good beauty regime. Very often when we look good, we feel good; so let’s start with some basics, which are easily done at home and should become part of your beauty routine.

Feet
Feet are often neglected, yet they are our foundation so even if they are out of sight, they should be pampered regularly. If you are missing a regular visit to the podiatrist, why not invest in one of the many foot care products on the market?

These products gently remove hard skin and are easy to use. Scholl foot care system runs on batteries and gently removes dead skin, making your feet feel as smooth as silk.

Nail clippers might help with those tough nails, and a good soak in warm water will soften up the toughest areas. Also consider leaving a cream on overnight under a pair of light socks. You might not be applying nail polish at present, but a good base coat will protect your nails and make them look fresh.

Body Wash
Statistics are showing that we may not be showering as frequently while we’re home-bound as when we were going to work every day! I hope this is not the case, but if you have been neglecting your wash routine, here is a little recommendation.

I love Australian Bodycare Tea Tree Oil Skin Wash so much that I buy it by the litre. It is brilliant for removing any bacteria, and I love the fresh smell of tea tree. If you find it a little strong, just know it does not linger after you have bathed or showered.

With so much hand washing at the moment, I prefer to use this product as it does not strip the skin but is still incredibly effective. If you prefer a citrus aroma you can now find this with all the same benefits.

Scalp
Heating, hats, and winter conditions often leave us with a flaky itchy scalp. Tweak’d by nature has a lovely all-natural cleansing and volumising scrub, which I use once a week. It looks like a firm clay consistency, but don’t be deceived by its appearance.

Apply a small amount in your palms and rub the contents until it becomes a foamy lather. Apply to your scalp, gently massage in, then spread down to wash your hair. Preferably leave on for a couple of minutes then rinse out. You can then apply your usual shampoo and/or conditioner (although not essential) and your scalp will feel refreshed, clean and your hair will have an extra bounce and shine.

Exfoliation
From head to toe we really must not be lazy in this area. It is easy to allow skin to build up which is not good, plus our body lotions and creams cannot penetrate properly through skin build up. I recommend exfoliation once a week at the least.

There are so many good scrubs out there which will gently do the job. You can always rely on Liz Earle for good natural ingredients. Don’t be tempted to use the same body scrub on the delicate skin of your face and neck, as they might irritate sensitive skin.

Spring is around the corner so let’s get ready to be the best we can be!

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