Is it just me or has the temperature in London just dropped by 10 degrees over the past few days?. The other day I left my shift at 5pm and literally froze from the icy winds. Well I guess that means winter is finally here. During the winter I tend to suffer from dry skin, and it is actually visible...especially on my bloated lips. So here is a mini guide to a few exfoliating products that genuinely do help to keep the crust at bay.
1. Arran aromatics seaweed scrub
Now this is a good one because you can use it in the shower all over your body (apart from your face i'm guessing). It is a scrub mostly containing sea salt and seaweed. It leaves your skin feeling as though it is covered in a thick layer of moisture. You might want to be careful about scrubbing too hard as well, because I once did this and ended up with a wound. Open wound mixed with sea salt?...I'm sure you can guess what happened next.Ouch.
2. L'occitane hand scrub
oooooh this is definitely my favourite. The lady tried the tester on me in the Regent street branch and I just had to have it. It is composed from brown sugar and shea butter/oil , so I am not really surprised at how good it works. It removes dead skin and definitely helps to soften your hands. It is slightly on the pricey side for a hand scrub (paid around £20), but I guess this is acceptable as it is only for occasional use.
3. Lush lipscrub
This one is 100 times better than that Bodyshop "Lip Scruff" piece of sh*t. I used that once and tossed it out in anger it was that bad. This lush bubblegum lipscrub on the other hand is a little life saver. A little goes a long way and it really does help to remove dead skin from crusty lips. It tastes sweet and smells sweet so I guess that adds bonus points. When I asked for it the lady in Lush told me that they had to remove it from display, because lots of preteens come in and eat all the lipscrub testers.
So I hope this has provided a little help if you are looking for products that actually do work. The bad thing about exfoliators is that the effect generally does not last more than a couple of days. But hey I guess it's better than nothing isn't it?....