Out of sight, needn’t be out of mind…

Right about now, when the clocks are about to change, the days are short and the nights long, it can be easy to slip into bad beauty habits. Your skin is likely hidden beneath layers of tights, trousers, jumpers and socks – so what’s the point in taking care of it?

Yet think back to summer, when you probably took more care in nurturing your body, and you’ll realise there’s a certain sense of pride and wellbeing that comes simply from making good choices for yourself. Which is why we’ve put together ELEMIS’ top 5 golden rules for maintaining your body through the winter months. Because – even if you’re wrapped up in layers most of the time – there’s nothing more important than feeling comfortable and confident in your own skin.

1. Exfoliate:

Whilst in summer, the prospect of baring our limbs jump-starts us into keeping our skin smooth, no sooner do we sink into our tights and skip exfoliation altogether. Fight the urge and keep your skin looking smoother and healthier by gently rubbing our Lime & Ginger Salt Glow over your limbs to return them to maximum softness.

2. Release that tension:

For moments when you’re feeling cold and weary, our Aching Muscle Super Soak releases physical tension and imparts a soothing aroma to calm the senses.

3. Hydrate, hydrate – then hydrate again:

We knew about scaly shins and crusty elbows. We also knew that our feet spend most of winter looking a paler shade of blue. But it was only recently that we discovered that having dry hips is a common phenomenon. Thinner and stretched over the hip bones, this area is particularly prone to dryness in the winter months as we move between the outside chill to the dehydrating effects of central heating inside. The solution is to hydrate in the morning and just after a bath or shower at night – adding an extra layer to those spots that are most vulnerable in winter. Tag team our Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream with our nourishing, fast-absorbing Frangipani Monoi Body Oil and you can say goodbye to scaly bits.

4. Treat your feet:

Yes, you should moisturise them. And yes, popping some socks on after applying our Treat Your Feet Foot Cream will help keep yours smooth and hydrated. But how about using your feet to reap the benefits of aromatherapy? As well as applying it to our wrists, we like to roll a little Life Elixirs Calm Perfume Oil over our feet at night when we’re padding around the house – or before heading into a yoga class. Every so often, the aroma of Clary Sage, Rosemary and Lavandin uplifts and and relaxes you all at once.

5. Get your glow:

If we did a straw poll of women who regularly use fake tan during winter, we’re willing to predict that numbers would be low. But whatever your skin tone, there’s something about adding a little bit of extra warmth that makes it look smoother and more supple. So, stick to that fake tan regimen whatever the weather, and you’ll always have a golden glow to be proud of. Our Total Glow Bronzing Body Lotion will do the job nicely.

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