Over the last month or so, I've been feeling a little under the weather. I've had a sore throat thats been flirting with me ever since I was in Turkey and this past weekend, it finally broke out into a full blown cold. Needless to say, I've been feeling less than fabulous.
To make me feel relaxed and soothed, I've been taking lots of baths which have also helped to keep me warm when I've been shivering cold. When I want a relaxing and soothing bath I tend to turn to the Elemis Skin Nourishing Milk Bath.
I first bought this when visiting a spa on our wedding anniversary and I've thoroughly enjoyed using it ever since. You only need a small amount and there's a couple of different ways that you can use it. I either pop a capful into my bath under running water or for a more targeted nourishing treat, I apply a small amount to my skin by massaging it in before getting in the bath. Once I get in the bath, I then massage the product into my skin further and it becomes a bath float too, turning the bath water to a lovely moisturising milky water.
It was love at first use as soon as I tried this product all of those months ago and I feel as strongly about it now as I did then. Its an award winning product so the chances are, you'll have heard of it before and if you haven't used it then I would definitely urge you to. It was designed to capture the essence of Cleopatra's bathing ritual.
The Elemis Skin Nourishing Milk Bath has a milk protein base that is rich in nourishing vitamins, amino acids and minerals to feed, heal and harmonise the skin. Some of its notable ingredients include Japanese camellia oil and oat extract which are known for their ability to soothe nourish the skin. This makes it great for use on dry and sensitive skin, particularly if you suffer from dry skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis or if you have skin allergies, acne or are sun burnt.
The formula is supposed to reinforce the acid mantle and moisture balance of the skin, provide nourishment and improvement the health and suppleness of the skin which I definitely think it does. After I've used this in my bath, my skin feels so soft and nourished but I also feel relaxed and sooted in myself too as the scent of this product is just incredible.
While the skin on my face is very oily, the skin on my body is normal to dry, with some very dry patches on my elbows and wrists where I have psoriasis. I love the softening effect that this product has and it really soothes my skin if the dryness has become itchy.
It has an immediate softening effect that you can feel as soon as you apply it to your skin or as soon as you get into the bath. I've heard that pregnant women with an itchy baby bump get a lot of relief when using this bath milk!
The formula is actually so gentle and very good for your skin, so much so that you can even use it as a facial cleanser! It can even be used on your scalp, particularly if it is dry, and it can also be used on the skin of babies and children too.
Some may consider it to be pretty pricey but if you love milk bath products then you'll love it. I think that its worth every penny.
The Elemis Skin Nourishing Milk Bath is available from Look Fantastic and House of Fraser.
Theres actually a duo available here which works out at a fantastic discount.
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