Beauty Laura Kennedy’s rescue remedies for air- starved legs
After 10 months in tights, have your legs turned to flaky corned beef? Help is at hand ( and foot)
Body products must always be functional first, lovely second. The best of them will work hard for you while giving a pleasant sensory experience, but the results should be palpable and the work involved minimal. Most of us neglect to maintain our bodies somewhat during the wool- shrouded winter months, only to discover itchy, flaky legs, calloused feet and dull skin.
Omorovicza Gold Shimmer Oil, £ 52 at Space NK This is ( bad pun cheerfully intended) the gold standard in body shimmer oils. You can find similar products from brands such as Nuxe and The Body Shop. However, the Omorovicza oil offers an incomparable sheen, containing more of a gold dust than a glitter.
Oh K Jasmine Hand Cream ¤ 6.50 from boots. ie If this Korean- inspired hand cream in its little bear pot doesn’t encourage you to reapply, nothing will. It’s functional, affordable and cheering.
La Roche Posay Lipikar Baume AP+ ¤ 25.99 for 400ml I’ve recommended this to countless eczema sufferers since using it to clear up my own eczema several years ago. This cream is incredibly effective on problematically dry or very dry skin, and doesn’t irritate or feel like a layer of cling film.
Alpha- H Liquid Gold Luxe Resurfacing Body Cloths ¤ 19.45 for pack of 25 With exfoliating glycolic acid, these wipes treat everything from bacne and dry feet to keratosis pilaris ( bumps many of us have on the backs of upper arms). Moisturise after use and avoid using on sore or sensitive skin.
Shaveworks The Cool Fix Ingrown Hair Gel Treatment ¤ 19.45 from lookfantastic. com If you’re inclined to shave or wax, you’ll want something that won’t sting in order to instantly cool and soothe while really working on ingrown hairs. This is it.
Footner Exfoliating Socks, ¤ 19.99 from boots. ie These work after a single application. Be warned, though: your feet will peel for a week or more afterwards ( which may horrify or thrill you). When the peeling is over, you will essentially have a new pair of feet, but the peeling stage will get ugly.
St Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion ¤ 19.99 for 200ml tube This sold out instantly when it launched, but is now easy to find. It is streak- free perfection itself for anyone who can’t be bothered with the usual effort of false tanning but is frightened of corned- beef legs.
Lola’s Apothecary Delicate Romance Balancing Body & Massage Oil £ 38 from lolasapothecary.
com This rose, spice and citrus oil is very high quality with a good concentration of rosehip and argan oils. It looks and smells divine, and moisturises intensely.