Sunday, 25 October 2015

Making Most Of The Extra Hour

Making The Most Of The Extra Hour
Today's the day the clocks go back which means we get that luxury of an extra hour in bed, in my case anyways. However, I have decided to try and make the most of the extra hour by given my skin some serious TLC. I am always looking for ways to improve my skincare, especially in winter therefore making the most of the extra hour by upping my skincare is a must.

For today's post I wanted to share with you all some timed tips to help keep your skin as hydrated as possible to really make the most of that precious extra hour:

Spare 5 Minutes Tips:

Before getting into the shower take 5 minutes to sweep a body brush up the arms, legs and back towards the heart. This stimulates circulation, which helps you to eliminate toxins effectively and feel energized for the day.

Bring a sense of hotel luxury to your bathroom. Use a mood lighting with the dimmer switch and tea lights. Low lighting gives the brain a message that it's time to relax.

Haven't got time to exfoliate and moisturise your feet? Use Scholl Dry Skin Instant Recovery Cream and let it sink into your feet before bed. This will do both jobs for you and you will wake up with amazingly soft feet! 


Spare 10 Minute Tips:

For an at-home remedy, use banana to moisturise your skin and leave it looking and feeling softer. Mash up a medium-sized ripe banana into a smooth paste, then gentle apply it to your face and neck. Let it set for 10 minutes, then rinse it off with cold water.

Exfoliation gently removes dry skin cells from the surface, allowing moisturisers to function effectively. Give your skin the superior care it deserves with Dove Gentle Exfoliating Body Wash. When it comes to skincare in the winter, Dove is my go-to drugstore brand. Only £2.55 for 250ml, this amazing wash has quickly gained a place in my everyday skincare routine as just after one wash my skin straight away feels smoother.

Put on a moisturiser when your skin is still damp. That way, the moisturiser will help retain the moisture on your skin. Let it soak in for a few minutes and then towel off the excess. This is amazing if you suffer with dry skin!

As the weather gets colder, we do get the urge to turn on the fire or have a steamy hot bath, however hot air can be damaging to our skin. Use a humidifier for short periods of time in a well-ventilated room and keep the door closed so no moisture can escape! I like to do this when I am just sat in my room on my computer, it really does make a difference. 

A cheaper alternative place a bowl of wet rice on top of your radiator to put some moisture back into your skin and the room.

Spare 20/30 Minute Tips:

Purchase a natural yogurt and apply a small amount to dry, clean skin and let it sit for 20-30 minutes. Perhaps read a good book as you wait? Once the time is up wash it off and your skin will feel 1000% more moisturised. I always do this natural face mask in the winter and I cannot fault how effective the results are.

Coconut Oil is an amazing product everyone should have, if you have dry or limp hair massage coconut oil into your hair, starting at your ends. Leave in for 20-30 minutes then wash out using a shampoo. Goodbye dry hair!

What quick-tips do you have??
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10 comments

  1. This post is extremely helpful and now I feel the need to go and do everything you listed, oh! Thanks though, I'll bare some of these in mind! xx

    Jasmine || http://www.blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I am glad you liked the post lovely and do let me know which tips you do!


      Katie ♥

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    1. Oh yay that makes me happy! Which one did you choose to do?


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  3. I'm sitting with a coconut oil mask on my hair right now as I read this! It really does solve all of life's little problems.

    Well. Almost ;) Love these tips!

    Fii | little miss fii

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    1. I agree I love coconut oil it is a MUST for your beauty cabinet!


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  4. These are the tips right up my street hon! I love the idea of giving the skin that extra TLC. My footsies are especially asking for it haha.
    Also, on a different note, I just wanted to say how much your friendship means to me :) You are so lovely.
    xox Nadia
    http://mielandmint.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Aw thanks lovely glad you liked them! Oh goodness yes I always take much much much more care towards my feet in winter. Aw your friendship means a lot to me too!


      Katie ♥

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  5. You listed some great tips right here. I might take advantage of a body brush, a natural yoghurt face mask and Coconut Oil in my hair this winter. I think my skin will thank you afterwards.
    xx Lisa | Following Lisa

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    1. Glad you liked them Lisa! Oh your skin will really appreciate all of that. Using Natural yoghurt is one of my favourites for dry skin it always hydrates your skin!


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