5 Indulgent Body Lotions to Help You Survive Winter

5 Indulgent Body Lotions to Help You Survive Winter

Quench your dry skin with these body moisturizers now…   Shiffa Rose Bliss Balm ($409) Slather on this balm at night for smooth, supple skin the following morning. The blend of luxurious INGREDIENTS (rose essential oil, honey, shea butter, and argan oil, to name a few) repair skin and provide anti-aging benefits, making this opulent balm splurge-worthy. Curel Rough Skin Rescue ($9) This drugstore skin savior contains mild amounts of lactic acid, an AHA that gently exfoliates skin, leaving it flake-free and ready to absorb the emollient ingredients in the moisturizer. Jurlique Rose Body Oil ($48) Just a few drops of this body oil—formulated with an all-star blend of safflower and jojoba seed oils, rose and lavender extracts, and vitamin E—are enough to intensely hydrate skin and protect it from harsh winter elements.   Molton Brown Oudh Accord & Gold Nourishing Body Lotion ($44) This body lotion is the antidote to delicate floral and sugary-sweet fragrances. Its woody smell is balanced by cinnamon and nutmeg; when combined with the light but hydrating formula, it becomes perfect for winter. La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Souffle Body Cream ($300) The whipped texture of this decadent BODY CREAM helps it feel incredibly light and non-greasy while it penetrates skin with a bevy of beneficial ingredients: caviar extracts for moisture, willow bark extract to gently exfoliate, and algae extracts and caffeine to help firm and tone....

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5 Beauty Benefits of Ginger

5 Beauty Benefits of Ginger

Fades Scars Because of its toning and antioxidant properties, ginger can reduce the appearance of hypopigmented scars (scars that are white or much lighter than your skin tone). Just dab a slice of fresh ginger onto the areas of your skin that are lacking color, and let the juice dry. Do this once or twice a day everyday, and you should start to see an improvement in couple of weeks. Within a few months, your scar will be nearly undetectable. Rejuvenates Skin Both ingesting ginger and applying it topically have major anti-aging benefits. It contains around 40 antioxidant properties that prevent free radical damage and protect against aging. It also evens skin tone and improves elasticity. Whip up a bi-weekly mask of equal parts grated or powdered ginger, honey, and fresh lemon juice. Leave it on for up to 30 minutes, and rinse to reveal radiant skin. Promotes Hair Growth Ginger increases circulation to your scalp, which is essential for stimulating hair growth. The plethora of vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids also strengthen strands and combat hair loss. Try making a hair mask of equal parts grated ginger and jojoba oil, and massage it into your hair, concentrating on the scalp. After 30 minutes, rinse and shampoo as usual. Combats Dandruff Ginger’s antiseptic properties make it an excellent remedy for dandruff. Massage ginger oil or a mixture of two parts freshly grated ginger and three parts olive or sesame oil onto your scalp, and let it set for 15 to 25 minutes. Do this on a twice-weekly basis, and you’ll be dandruff-free. Reduces Cellulite In addition to its detoxifying and invigorating qualities, ginger is also known to reduce cellulite. Stimulate circulation and tone your skin with a cellulite-busting lemon ginger body scrub. Combine 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 tablespoons of freshly grated ginger, and the zest of one lemon. Store your leftovers in the fridge for up to a week. via Byrdie – by Deven...

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