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Thanks to years of airbrushing in magazines and unrealistic beauty expectations, it’s a sad fact that most women will easily pinpoint at least one issue with their body that they don’t like. While we can’t do anything to address the deeper issues of insecurity, we can offer some advice to help with some of the more superficial ones, so we’ve put together a list of some of the most common body beauty complaints and how to deal with them.
It’s estimated that 90% of women have cellulite in at least one area of their body, and yet it’s still talked about in hushed tones, like it’s the last taboo. While we’re all for embracing your body in all of its glory, dry brushing with Elemis Body Detox Skin Brush, followed by a thorough massaging with Elemis Cellutox Active Body Oil can greatly help to break up fatty deposits under the skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Stretch marks can be caused by a number of different things, such as pregnancy, weight gain or muscle-building, and although they generally fade by themselves over time, some people like to have a helping hand and reducing them. Decleor Prolagene Gel is contains an amino acid called Proline L., which is similar to plant collagen and helps re-build the skin’s supporting fibres, helping to heal stretch marks from within.
Dry skin is often caused by using products containing soap, spending too much time in the sun or central heating and is usually worse on areas like elbows and knees. Exfoliate dry areas using Decleor 1000 Grains Body Exfoliator Travel to get rid of the top layer of dry skin and follow up with Elemis Skin Nourishing Body Cream which is designed to nourish and soften dry skin, for a perfectly moisturised body.
A lot of people we speak to complain of having skin which has a “chicken skin” appearance, with tiny bumps all over it. This actually has a name; it’s called keratosis pilaris and is incredibly common. Regularly using Elemis Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow, which is rich in mineral salts and hibiscus to cleanse and exfoliate your skin will reduce the appearance of these little bumps, and following it with Elemis Sweet Orchid Monoi Body Oil will prevent parched skin from creating too much keratin.
Hard skin on the feet can be really tricky to deal with as it becomes impacted under the weight of your body, making it even harder to remove. Using a pumice stone after a hot bath or shower can help to reduce the amount of hard skin, and using Elemis Treat Your Feet Foot Cream can stop the hard skin from building up so much in the first place.