For this week, our wonderful store manager Allesia offers some tips on how you can achieve smoother and more supple skin, with a few recommendations on her favorite Wideye products! :)
The sun is out and there is nothing nicer than the feeling of warmth on your skin, whilst obviously protecting yourself with an SPF! Finally being able to ditch those tights and reach for the shorts and bikini. However, for many of us the appearance of cellulite - dimpled, textured skin, usually around your thighs, buttocks, and abdominal regions, can become a worry and even get us down. It is so important to remind ourselves that it is 100% normal and natural, most women have it. However, we do have a few tips to improve appearance the natural way, with the power of essential oils and a handy body brush.
I’m sure at some point you have come across a large wooden brush in the toiletries section that resembles a horse brush and thought ‘what the heck is that?!’ It’s a body brush and it’s used for dry brushing. I love ours, it’s Vegan, made from sustainably sourced wood and coconut bristles, it is fantastic for increasing circulation and reducing the appearance of cellulite. It does this by detoxing and encouraging the fluid to move from accumulated areas known as lymphatic drainage, whilst also exfoliating the skin. This in turn will leave the skin appearing smoother. It also stimulates your nervous system, which can make you feel invigorated afterwards. I would recommend doing this 2-3 times a week. Start by using it directly on to dry skin in long upward strokes first starting from the ankle up, with a nice comfortable pressure, secondly use circular motions and thirdly repeating step one with upwards strokes towards the heart.
Then enjoy a lovely shower with one of our beautiful pink clay shower melts - luxurious little double layered dual action shower treats to draw out impurities, regenerate, tone and leave the skin smoother and supple. With detoxifying pink clay and naturally toning Grapefruit and Orange essential oils, your skin is left feeling smoother and more supple. (head over to our online video to see it in action)
Or, if you are feeling in the mood for a relaxing bath then I would definitely suggest trying one of our indulging pink clay spa bath melts. These are customer and staff favorites, small but mighty! Just like our shower treats they are made with pink clay, Grapefruit and are detoxifying, soothing and have skin reviving properties. Containing Cocoa Butter, Shea butter and with the addition of Himalayan sea salt and juniper berry oil, they will leave the skin insanely soft. Juniper Berry is a hero essential oil that helps aid the break down of fatty deposits and boosts circulation. It has a scent that is often described as woody and sweet, yet refreshing. It pairs beautifully with the uplifting citrus scent of Grapefruit that is also a great natural mood booster.
If you are in need of a more intense “pick me up” then try our Pink clay bath salts. Soaking in Sea Salts is well known for benefiting skin and body function. Our WiDEYE Salts have the extra power of therapeutic clays with essential oils. Replenishing nutrients and minerals, with the same detoxifying pink clay, grapefruit oil and juniper berry that is fresh, uplifting and will also help sun-damaged skin.
Finally, finish off with our System restore bath & body oil.
This can be also be used as an alternative to our clay balls or salts and put a few drops into a bath or use it as a massage oil as we do in our spa treatments. One of the most effective ways, along with dry brushing, is also through regular massage, by boosting circulation, combatting fluid retention, and by stimulating the skin for healing and regeneration.
Massage the system restore oil into your skin, after your shower or bath, its soothing and nourishing base of Sweet almond and Coconut oil, and zesty Orange, Grapefruit, Juniper berry and Patchouli combined eliminates toxins to help improve blood flow, circulation, and lymphatic drainage. Leaving your skin soft, supple and smelling divine... Ready to take on summer with a smile.