Aahhh… winter! The perfect time to snuggle up under a blankie, take long hot baths & eat your favourite comfort foods. But come summer, you will probably regret those nights & binging sprees!
Now is the perfect time to do a bit of damage control & use products that will keep your winter body in (sort of) shape. Here are three winter body products that I’m loving right now:
In an ideal world you’d want to have parrafin wax mani’s* regularly during winter, but who has the time? This is where the Filorga Hand-Filler comes to the resque. It is essentially an anti-ageing mask for hands containing a potent mix of ingredients that will combat wrinkles, dark spots & loss of volume. It even strengthens nails! For best results, use it three times a week for 30 minutes. Considering what other anti-ageing treatments for hands cost, it’s certainly not badly priced at R550 (at selected Edgars & Red Square stores) for one set that will give +/- 15 uses. Expect results in six weeks.
Grab a Body Choice Sponge (R74.95, order here) & start brushing your dry skin to remove dead cells. This is a fantastic way to work at cellulite as it improves the texture & tone of your skin. Plus it prevents ingrown hairs. Yay! Obviously it doesn’t replace exercise, but it is still a great way to get the blood flowing by brushing with an upward motion towards your heart. Use it wet or dry & feel your skin tingle. Temporary redness is also a good sign.
I’m placing quite a lot of hope in the NIP+FAB’s Tummy Fix (R364.99 for 100ml, exclusive to Clicks). Exactly what you need for a wobbly tummy. Use it conjunction with your ab exercises & hopefully by the time summer comes, you’ll have less damage control to do! The revolutionary formula helps to tighten, tone and smooth the tummy area with wonder ingredient, AmaraShape. It also contains caffeine and synephrine that will both help to breakdown the lipids in fat cells. Studies have shown excellent results, so I’m hoping for some fab abs too.
Here’s to beautiful winter skin. Stay warm!
* During this type of mani (or pedi), your hands are dipped in paraffin wax, either before or after the nails are polished. The warm & gooey wax is left on your hands for five to 30 minutes & does wonders to give them a moisture boost.