Scrub Up

lovely-skinMimi Kelly is the artistic director/owner of Killer Hair, Newton. She’s an award-winning hair colourist and makeup artist. Every week Mimi will be doing what she does best ... give her opinion. There is no denying it, Spring is on its way and what a welcome season it is! It's a time for sweet smelling flowers, baby ducks and getting ready to bare some skin. Exfoliation is preparation ground work, working in one of two ways: Mechanical: small abrasives scrub and polish away dead skin to reveal the fresh skin that lies beneath. Chemical: enzymes and alpha or beta hydroxy acids work to loosen the dead cells away from the skin. Like a facial peel which can really give you back your glow. There is also the famous dry bodybrushing which helps eliminate toxins in the skin and works as a brilliant exfoliant but personally I think it hurts... It feels a bit like punishment and not the way I wanna start my day! So if you haven't been keeping up with a regime over winter and you need to get your scrub on. Here are my picks: Environ Hydrating Lotion $97.80, is like a little peel everyday. Apply it to your face and body for soft skin with great clarity. It can tingle when you start to use it so start with every second day and build up to morning and night and apply straight after cleansing. La Mav Cranberry Bio Exfoliating Facial Scrub $54.95. This organic and creamy facial exfoliant can be used daily to keep a glow on. GROWN Reviving Body Exfoliant with Pearl, Peppermint and Ylang Ylang $33.95 has light and refreshing little beads of pearl in a gel-like formulation. Incredible fragrance, organic and super easy to use. Your skin feels beautifully smooth and is perfect prepping for a self or spray tan application. THE AROMATHERAPY CO. Therapy Range Therapeutic Body Scrub $18. I really love this, you get 4 sachets of a quality salt scrub you mix with the Aromatherapy Co. Therapy Range Body Oil $19. I used lavender, manuka and wild chamomile and then apply for a day spa at home salt scrub experience. Not hard to do at all, the salt feels amazing and the oil leaves your skin silky to touch and smelling sweet. X Mimi