Your skin is in pretty good shape – thank you cleanser, serum, moisturiser and the like – but what about the rest of your body? Most of us are pros when it comes to looking after our face, but beyond that? That’s generally where we tend to be a bit more clueless on how to fix the odd body care issues as they arise.
Well, if you’ve been dealing with a couple of pesky beauty problems that aren’t going away on their own, like brittle nails, super dry patches, uber-low energy levels and unusual red bumps, don’t worry. We’ve got the easy solutions you need to finally solve these body care beauty woes.
Problem: Dry, cracked, irritated skin
Solution: Tender skin needs a shield to protect it while it heals. A barrier cream can be applied without stinging sensitive areas and will also help prevent further irritation.
Problem: Fragile nails
Solution: Are you guilty of not taking a break between gel manicures? Or maybe the removal wasn’t quite up to scratch. To restore weak, ragged nails back to healthy, moisturise talons by applying a treatment over bare nails and give your nails a breather (one week is ideal) between applications.
Problem: Low energy levels
Solution: If you’re struggling to get your beauty sleep and are experiencing low energy, or even if you’re suffering from migraines, redness or rosacea, you could be low in magnesium. Magnesium-infused skin care will help alleviate mild anxiety and improve sleep quality while keeping your body feeling soft.
Problem: Rough-looking lumps on your skin
Solution: It’s called keratosis pilaris or ‘chicken skin’ and it’s usually on the upper arms and thighs. Swap to a mild body cleanser, use a sponge or mitt to exfoliate in the shower and, when dry, apply a chemical exfoliant to break down the blocked hair follicle.
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Do you struggle with any of the above beauty problems? Do you have any other niggling issues you need help remedying? Let us know in the comments section below.
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Adriana has been writing about the beauty world for more than 15 fun-filled years and has a real passion for helping women navigate gracefully through those tricky 45+ years.