Layers! Leather! Rotting conkers to be lovingly rescued from piles of dead orange leaves! Winter…is that you? Yes, yes it is and it looks like Jack Frost and friends have arrived in force. Whilst I really enjoy a crisp winter morn, wearing exclusively black and the smells of cinnamon a-waft in the air, J Frost can be kind of a dick about mugging all the dewy goodness from your skin.
Between central heating, cold climes and an almost complete lack of sunshine, the skin on your body and face quickly descends into an abyss of greyness and gloom. No matter how extensive your cashmere collection may be, dehydrated dermal cells are a NO in summer and they’re a NO today. Let’s talk about how to achieve and maintain our skin, whatever the weather.
Frank is very much friend not foe and I’m really pleased I get to introduce you guys. I’ve always gone to bat for REN’s Salt Scrubs in the past, but these days I have fully converted to bitter, sweeter side. Frank’s demure brown paper pouch holds a scrub made from ground rombusta coffee beans, sweet almond oil, orange essence, brown sugar and more. By rubbing very small amounts of the mixture over wet skin (get into the shower, this is filthy work!) you’re getting the exfoliating effect of rolling around in a large caffetiere, stimulating circulation of your lymphatic system and imparting a deeply moisturizing light glaze of essential oils, which remain on your skin post-rinse. You don’t feel greasy, you feel soft, fragrant and, dare I say, almost edible. If you suffer from eczema, stretch marks or scarring, Frank wants you naked and he wants to help.
I’ve rubbed up a pork shoulder with this kind of thing before. If only I’d noticed how beautiful its skin was looking! So join me, won’t you, in imitating that pork shoulder. You will not be disappointed.