Get Feet Summer-Ready
Summer is always the time when we wished we’d paid more attention to our feet
during the long winter months. Getting rid of dead skin and cracked heels can
seem like a difficult task. And then, with increased exposure, feet need
constant attention to keep them looking good throughout the summer.
Before you reach for harsh foot files, try working gently on feet with a foot scrub. It makes hard skin easier to remove, and scrubbing feet weekly will keep them
smooth and less likely to get ...
Tesco Half-Price Spa Offer
It's definitely the time of year to indulge yourself with some beautiful skin products. Having glowing summer skin isn't hard work - scrub every two to three days, moisturise every day, and you're more than halfway there.
A trip to Tesco this week will help. Most of the gorgeous Calcot Manor Spa products are on bargain half-price deals. Choose from The Lazy Evening Bath Essence, now £2.49, The Perfect Day Cleanse And Scrub Shower Gel, now £1.99, and The Lazy Evening Dry Body Oil Spray, now ...
A Tanning Treat
We don't usually advocate using products to help skin tan easily - as we all know, a fake tan is a healthy tan.
However, there are those who tan easily and don't risk burning, and we couldn't resist this bargain from Malibu. Bronzing Body Butter is just £2.99 at fragrancedirect.com reduced from £6.99. Although it comes in a super-tanning no SPF formula, it does also come with SPF15, which is recommended even for those with skin that tans easily.
It's a luxurious rich butter that melts ...
Summer Skin Soother
If you're searching for a little pot of miracle cream to tend to all your summer needs - rashes, nettle stings, irritated skin, sunburn - then we've found the ideal product.
Vine Gel - Cardoispermum Gel to give it its proper name - is a naturally cooling clear gel that works to treat itchy and inflamed skin rashes, such as prickly heat, allergies, eczema and dermatitis without further irritating the skin.
Cardiospermum Gel, £9.95 (skinshop.co.uk) can be used on any inflammatory or ...
Smell Sweet With New Body Powder
We usually associate talcum powder with babies - think Johnson's Baby Powder - or musty, flowery scents that seem more stale than fresh.
But talc is actually a brilliant product. It's super-absorbent, and has so many uses - sprinkle on feet to keep them fresh and stop shoes rubbing, dust yourself down after the gym or a long day before going out in the evening to freshen up, spread a little on towels or bed linen to keep them smelling freshly-laundered ... the list is endless.
I always ...
Gorgeous New Hand and Body Range
It's always a joy to find a lovely range of hand and body creams that look amazing, smell great and don't cost the earth.
There's something satisfyingly comforting in a big bottle of luxurious hand cream or a hand wash that looks pretty in the bathroom. I love this new range from Kaffe Fassett, a designer who has previously created a diverse range of products including knitwear, needlepoint, mosaics and garden designs.
For this collection he has blended together beautiful flowers to ...
Summer Is Sorted With £2.99 Cream
Summer is the time to slather moisture all over your face and body - skin needs a big drink when it's warm and humid. Lots of moisture and vitamins are the key to keeping skin looking young and feeling supple - there's nothing worse than looking down at your legs and arms and seeing dry, scaly patches. It doesn't look nice and it's very ageing to let skin dry out.
Enter Superdrug Vitamin E All Over Body Cream With Argan Oil. At £2.99 for a huge 475ml tub, it's a brilliant bargain, with ...
Spray A Little Sunshine!
A cooling body spritz is handy to keep in your bag as the weather warms up. It makes you feel – and smell – refreshed and revived, and usually a spritz is less intense and heavy than a perfume, which is what you want on sunny days.
The new Avon Sunshine Kiss, £3.50 (avonshop.co.uk) is a body mist with scent of starfruit, Hawaiian plumeria and white amber, which isn’t too floral or sickly – it’s light and refreshing enough to spray over your clothes and hair to give a zesty, exotic ...
Miracle Oil That Does It All!
Stretchmarks, scars, blemishes, dry skin … at some point most of us have had all, if not most, of these skin complaints. I’ve just come across a brilliant multi-tasking product that works on all of these issues, and more. And it’s a genuine bargain.
Re-Gen Specialist Treatment Oil, £4.14, and Specialist Treatment Cream, £5.47 (Asda and Home Bargains) aim to regenerate skin with ingredients such as vitamins A and E, lavender, candula and camomile to add elasticity, lock in moisture, ...
Fab Free Gift From Elemis Worth More Than £40
If you love a free gift as much as we do, this one will have you rushing out to your nearest Elemis stockist.
Available when you buy two Elemis products - one to be skincare - you get five gorgeous Elemis floral face and body gifts, all inside a very high-quality white beauty case.
The free products - which are worth more than £40 - include Hydra-Boost or Hydra-Balance Day Cream, British Botanical Shower Cream, Jasmine and Rose Hand and Nail Cream, Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm and Gentle ...
Stay Cool With New Body Buys
It may be hard to envisage at the moment, but we're edging into warmer weather and soon cooling, refreshing body products will be bliss to use.
This new collection from Sanctuary Spa is all based around cucumber extract, which has a soothing effect on the skin. It's well-priced - everything's under £8 - and will be delicious to cool down skin after being in the sun.
Cooling Body Sorbet, £7, is a light, fresh body moisturiser that absorbs quickly, leaving no stickiness behind. It has ...
New Bath Range is All About Being Calm …
Even the mention of lavender sounds calming ... the tranquil, comforting scent that works to soothe the mind and the body.
If you enjoy lavender, this new White Lavender range from Argan+ will be a joy. Calm and Comfort Body Wash, above, £4.95, is great for a peaceful start to the day, or an evening shower to bring a sense of calm. De-Stress Bath Soak, £5.95 (Waitrose) is brilliant for a scented late-night bath to get you in that relaxed space before sleeping.
This is a well-priced ...
£2 Skin Secret That Sells Two Every Minute!
Moisturising and hydrating skin is essential during summer, to ensure skin doesn't suffer from dryness, flaking and signs of ageing.
This little gem will do all that - and more. And it's a bargain £1.99! Now, that's a real bargain in the true sense of the word, as Avon Skin So Soft Dry Oil Spray (avonshop.co.uk) offers everything that the newest and most expensive products on the market offer. It's a light, dry oil which is easily absorbed, it's a spray, so easy to apply, and the formula's ...
Scent of Summer with Spray-On Body Lotion
As big fans of Palmer's Cocoa Butter, we love the brand's spray version of the ultra-moisturising body lotion. Palmer's Cocoa Butter Spray Lotion, £4.99 (Boots and Superdrug) is just as hydrating as the richer lotion, but easier to apply quickly, and it absorbs almost instantly.
This new Coconut version is just delicious. It transports you off the exotic places with swaying coconut trees and the scent lingers all day without being too heavy. Just heavenly.
Gardening Gets Glam!
It's time to spruce up the garden for springtime - and even if you just potter around, it's good to treat your hands afterwards to some pampering,
After months of keeping our hands covered with gloves, exposing the skin to the elements again can make it dry. And, remember, hands that look aged and wrinkled aren't pretty.
This lovely box of treatments from Heathcote & Ivory is a great buy at £9. The Gardeners Recovery SOS Kit (heathcote-ivory.com) contains Invigorating Muscle Soak for ...