When you feel good about your skin, you feel good about you too. There’s no better time than right now to refresh and renew body skin; after all your skin (from head to toe) is your body’s largest organ. When your skin is dry it loses its natural glow. To bring back your skin’s original lit-from-within look, it’s important to understand why its losing moisture, and in turn that healthy radiance.
Dry Skin: Here’s Why
What’s robbing your skin of its gorgeous glow? It’s often a combo of things; think ageing, climate, dehydration and your lifestyle. As you age, your skin’s surface renewal ability declines, causing an increase in the build-up of dead skin cells which leads to flaky and dull-looking skin. Add sun to the picture, and the moisture evaporates from our skin when it’s overexposed to UV rays. In winter, cold winds and indoor heating also dry out our skin. This means, after the cooler seasons your skin may also feel dry meaning the skin cells aren't shedding as they should, leaving your complexion looking lacklustre. Then there’s the great water debate; when you don’t drink enough or experience dry winter weather, the amount of moisture below your skin’s surface can dip. Parched, dry, and dull, instead of plump and bright? You got it!
Body of Work: Your Radiance Routine Explained
The key to radiant skin? Cleansing your skin by thoroughly removing debris like dirt, oil and pollution particles that can clog pores and cause dullness. Look for a gentle body wash that won’t irritate or dry out your skin. Next, exfoliate your skin. One of the best ways to brighten skin and boost its glow instantly is by exfoliating up to three times a week. This helps to remove the skin’s outer layer of dead cells, so its surface is smoother, clearer and reflects light. Exfoliate your body focusing on your elbows, knees, and heels. These zones are more likely to have rough patches that need extra exfoliation. Then, thoroughly moisturise afterwards. While your skin is still damp from your shower, it’s an ideal time to hydrate your skin. Smooth a hydrating cream or lotion over your body. When skin is moisturised, it also reflects light, making it instantly appear more glowing.
Natural Glow Boosters: Vitamins and Antioxidants to Banish Dullness
Choose skincare products with nourishing ingredients that target concerns while deeply hydrating the skin. For instance, when your skin needs extra moisture choose body lotions and creams that contain nourishing oils like Avocado, Macadamia, Soy Bean, Almond and Olive Oils. Remember, vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C (also an antioxidant) will help to brighten skin and give a long-lasting glow.
NIVEA Radiant & Beauty Even Glow Lotion does double beauty duty: It moisturises and nourishes dry skin for 48 hours. At the same time, it works to gently even out skin tone, showing radiant results in just 2 weeks.
NIVEA Radiant & Beauty Advanced Care Lotion is the solution for very dry skin and reduces the appearance of stretchmarks after 2 weeks of use. It moisturises dry skin for 48 hours, with nourishing ingredients including 5 Vitamins and 5 Natural Oils – Almond, Avocado, Olive, Macadamia and Soy Bean.
NIVEA Crème Soft Shower Cream will give you a gentle cleanse and contains natural Almond Oil for moisturised, naturally clean and healthy skin.