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How to create a Head to Glow bodycare routine

How to create a Head to Glow bodycare routine
Hannah Pourhady
Writer and expert22 days ago
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From luxury lotions to exfoliating scrubs, we’re all spending more time indulging our skin with bodycare treatments that rejuvenate for an all-over glow.

This year, we’ve partnered with Pinterest Predicts to support one of their top beauty trends predictions  for 2024: ‘Head To Glow’. As Boomers and Gen Z continue to choose quality over quantity with premium products and protective SPFs, we’re forecasting a rise in oh-so-important TLC for skincare from the neck-down. We’ll be nourishing and hydrating those often-forgotten elbows, knees and everything in-between  to help restore a heathy-looking radiance to your skin, no matter the season.

Not sure where to start? We’ve made it easy  - just follow our 3-step guide to leave your skin feeling soft, hydrated and glowing !

Your 3-step body glowing care routine

Step One -  Exfoliate

As well as buffing away dead skin cells and improving skin  texture, exfoliating allows for deeper penetration of your other bodycare products  by clearing out the clogged pores to boost your radiance. Start by using a dry brush in gentle circular motions on your skin, focusing on dry patches to gently remove any flaky, dead skin cells. The ESPA Skin Stimulating Body Brush is a great tool for this, with natural bristles from Mexican cactus plants to support cell renewal.

Alternatively, bathe your skin in warm water for a few minutes to help minimise the risk of irritation before using a body scrub,  like the Elemis Lime & Ginger Salt Glow, that not only exfoliates to smoothen your surface texture, but also creates the look of glowing, supple skin with an infusion of  sea salt, kukui, camellia and jojoba oils to deliver a boost of hydration and regain your skin’s natural moisture and silky softness.

If you have sensitive skin, we recommend a gentle body polish, like the  PIXI Rose Body Polish that’s infused with kind-to-skin  ingredients such as rose petal extract and a concentrated dosage of lactic acid, allowing the scrub to be gentle yet effective  as it creates a veil of moisture to help soften and smoothen the feel of coarse skin.

Step Two - Wash

Now, grab your favourite glow-boosting body wash because it’s time to cleanse! Choose a product that treats your skin to some nourishment, like the OUAI Body Cleanser Melrose Place with nutritive plant oils and an intoxicating floral scent that leaves you feeling silky and supple from head to toe. Or why not get bright and playful with the Sol De Janeiro Bom Dia Bright Clarifying AHA BHA Body Wash? Featuring the brand's iconic Cheirosa ‘40 fragrance, the gel formula cleanses your skin and helps to remove pore-clogging oils and impurities, supporting a healthy-looking luminosity from the neck-down.

Squeeze a generous amount of your body wash and get to work removing any leftover scrub. Make sure to take your time and be methodical with this, as the process of massaging the cleanser into your skin, focusing on one body part at a time, can really help you unwind and achieve that all-important glow as you cleanse your body and relax your senses.

Step Three - Moisturise

And finally, once you’re clean and smelling heavenly, there’s just one more step: moisturising. Whether you’re looking for a winter glow with a gradual tanning lotion, or to smell fragrant with every movement thanks to a scented formula, there’s a blend for everybody.

For a delicious, warming scent that combines a boost of hydration with illuminating pearl particles to revive your glowing radiance, the AMELIORATE Transforming Body Lotion Illuminating Glow Formula is perfect for putting a little spring in your step. Formulated by skincare scientists to moisturise and replenish, lactic acid gently buffs and smoothens your body while sweet almond oil lends a deep conditioning treat.

For an extra radiance boost to complete your head-to-toe glow, create a natural, buildable tan with Tan-Luxe The Gradual Illuminating Tanning Lotion’s lightweight oil-lotion hybrid formula. The tan melts onto the skin and absorbs easily, as the moisture balance complex and hydra-tan formula gives a boost of long-lasting hydration, while enveloping your skin in a seamless bronze glow.

Shop our complete collection of ‘Head-to-Glow’ essentials here.

Hannah Pourhady
Writer and expert
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Coming from a large family of mainly women has made me passionate about all things beauty; from routines passed down from my grandmother, to trying the latest products and trends. Starting over 7 years ago when I was an MUA at MAC Cosmetics, my love for makeup has now evolved into making sure my skincare creates the perfect canvas for any look. I love anything that can make my skin feel fresh & bright while accentuating my features – Bobbi Brown's Face Base is my favourite at the moment! My makeup sits so beautifully on top and make my skin feel so fresh and hydrated!
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