Early Spring Clean…

…ok so it’s not quite Spring yet, but it does feel like it’s so close due to this surprisingly warm weather we have had for winter! If it is due to climate change then all the more reason to be that little more ecologically aware, make your green footprint even bigger starting from today!

But back to the body – in winter our skin can become like a lizard’s and needs to be sloughed, brushed and buffed back to shiny, smooth perfection! Our circulation too can be sluggish as perhaps we spend more time inside on the sofa or in bed hibernating! The best way to wake up and renew our skin is by  dry body brushing, an old, old technique that really works.


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Neroli firming facial day cream SP15

I have been using this face cream since I bought it on a recent trip to London (you can buy it in Boots) and I LOVE it!  It smells divine, its the neroli essential oil that it contains. Neroli essential oil is known in skincare for its rejuvenating and regenerative properties, helping to promote smooth skin and alleviate stretch marks and broken capillaries. The oil is extracted from the small white blossom flowers of the Bitter Orange Tree. It is excellent for calming the mind and body in times of stress or anxiety, promoting a sense of tranquility and ease, it can also be used during pregnancy (in moderation) as it induces relaxation and is a useful uterine tonic.

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