I Got A Professional ‘Spring Skin’ Body Makeover
Wed, 24 August 2016 12:55PM
If you’re anything like me, you completely forget about being kind to your bod during winter. I don’t mean what you eat (although, HI MASHED POTATO MY ONE TRUE LOVE), I’m talking exfoliating, moisturising…. they’re things I only really do in summer, because they go hand in hand with an even fake tan and, frankly, during the winter months I’m so wrapped up in layers there isn’t skin to be seen, let alone to bother tanning.
But reality is, your skin needs that TLC year round – so when you neglect it during the colder months, come spring you’re in a real situation. Suddenly you’re faced with a day that tops 25C, and you really want to take that mini skirt you bought on the weekend for a whirl – but your legs are, frankly, a terrifying scaly mess. Or you want to get back on the fake tan train, only to find it comes out all streaky and patchy thanks to your insanely dry skin.
What’s the solution? Well, it is definitely possible to prep your skin for Spring at home. Armed with a good quality body scrub and a rich moisturiser, you can get results. But body scrubs make a major mess in the shower. It’s hard to reach your back. And if you’re me – you’re so bloody lazy you won’t even get off the couch to pick up the remote on the floor, let alone spend an extra 15 minutes in the shower sloughing off dead skin.
Legit, this is my life. via GIPHY
Rather than do it myself this year, I decided to be a fancy b**** and get a professional scrub and moisture treatment. I headed to endota spa for their ‘moisturise’ treatment. It’s a honey exfoliation, yoghurt cocoon (I know, I’ll get to that bit), then full body moisturise. Lush! I did this for two reasons. One, like I said – I’m lazy and I hate the mess body scrubs make in my shower. And two – I really wanted to unwind and do something for myself. We hear it all the time, but doing something for ourselves, for no special reason, is a rare thing. And that’s stupid! Let’s treat ourselves like a Kardashian once in a while, guys!
Donna from Parks and Rec knows what’s up – .via GIPHY
The honey scrub was kind of like a massage with exfoliating power. It was applied all the way from my neck down to my ankles, and ditto on the front (minus boobs, which would maybe have been awkward). After this, I was led into a private shower to rinse off. Already my skin was in A+ mode, it was SO SMOOTH. I was obsessively stroking my arms like a mad lady before I was asked to lie down again for the yoghurt cocoon.
I know this is the bit you were anticipating. What. The hell. Is a yoghurt cocoon. Well, I basically had a yoghurt skin concoction PAINTED onto my body (OML, the feeling of being painted is actual bliss, I know that’s weird but it is BLISS). After my whole body was covered, I was wrapped up like a small baby in the sheet I was lying on. Like, proper tucked in like you do a newborn. I swear it sparked some kind of sub-coscious memory of being protected in blanket wraps as a baby, because it was HEAVEN. I almost fell asleep. Seriously, swaddling may become my new sleeping method.
I rinsed the yoghurt off, and went back for round three – moisture treatment. While essentially this was just the process of adding moisturiser to my whole body, there’s something really effective about someone massaging in a milky moisturiser, as opposed to slapping it on yourself in a rush. And again – it’s like a massage/moisture treatment in one.
My skin was soooo soft. Soooo smooth. I mean, I’d never had better skin is I guess what I’m saying. It was primed for fake tan application, I felt confident whipping my legs out in skirts, and best of all – the whole experience had left me so relaxed and rejuvenated that I had the best sleep in weeks.
Obviously, getting a professionally done skin treatment isn’t a financially viable thing to get done regularly for most people. But we all splurge on ourselves from time to time (and if you don’t – you should!) – so why not make that splurge work harder for you, and give your skin a revamp in time for the warmer weather?
Posted by: Melissa Mason