I swear I’m not a mermaid! Readers have remarked that they never see my lower body in my picture here each week, just my mug, which made me think how, in our social-mediaobsessed, neck-up world, the body often plays second fiddle to product-pampered faces!
So I’ve decided that I have to make peace with what lies beneath, and maybe — just maybe — the mermaid might reveal her legs here sometime soon. Skin brushing is a great, inexpensive and very effective way to get softer skin. I use those scrubby gloves from Boots, below, €2.99 (for a pair), and start at my feet, working upwards, towards the heart. It’s best done immediately before a bath or shower so that the dead skin cells are washed away.
I’m a bit in love with Dove’s new luxe Derma Spa line, their most scientifically-advanced body-care range, developed with dermatologists and spa consultants; it looks and feels very high-end. The Derma Spa Body Oil, €13.99, infused with omega oil, smells heavenly, thanks to the creamy vanilla, coconut and musk, providing long-lasting hydration and visibly softer, smoother skin.
Not being a big tan fan, I actually really rate the Dove Derma Spa Summer Revive Cream, above right, €9.99, as it glides on like a dream, for a fabulous faux glow.
If I keep this up, maybe I won’t be the funny-looking fully clothed person at the pool!