When it comes towards the end of the summer, I find that my skin is really in need of a good drink of moisture, especially if I’ve been on holiday and my skin is sun kissed.
One product that is great for this is the Skin Food from Weleda.
Skin Food is an extremely nourishing cream for use on the whole body. It has an incredibly thick consistency that not only deeply hydrates the skin and deeply moisturises it but it repairs and protects it too.
My favourite way to use Weleda Skin Food is to rub it into the very dry and rough areas of my skin, like my wrists where I have a patch of psoriasis, my elbows, knees and heels. It is great for use after I’ve been on holiday to prevent my skin from peeling and fantastic to use over a few days before fake tanning.
However it is in the colder months where I feel the most benefit from Skin Food because I find that not only does it moisturise my skin very effectively but it also protects it from the elements. Often the cold weather can really harm my skin, making it very dry and sometimes sore. Using the Skin Food cream helps to turn my skin back around but if I use it as a preventative measure, particularly on areas that are exposed to the cold and wind more than others, then it stops the skin from becoming weather beaten. The formula contains waxes that leave a fine, moisturising layer on the skin that acts as a barrier to protect the skin from becoming weather beaten.
Included in the formula is soothing chamomile which is great for if you have any irritation on your skin and redness. It also contains calendula wild pansy which helps to protect the skin and a bend of enriching oils. These ingredients help to make Skin Food not only great for the skin on the body but on the face too.
Another way to use Skin Food is as a nourishing face mask with the Weleda Skin Food Saviour Gift Pack. This pack contains a 75ml tube of Skin Food and an Weleda Organic Cotton Flannel which is thick and of superb quality.
To use Weleda Skin Food as a mask, run the flannel under warm water to soak, wring out and then place it over your clean face for 30 seconds or so to open the pores. Then, apply a thin layer of the Weleda Skin Food onto skin and relax for 10 minutes with it on. I like to add some of the Dirty Works Cucumber Eye Pads to help me to relax. After the 10 minutes are up, I then remove the excess product from my face with the warm flannel.
I find that when my skin is feeling oily, the Skin Food is harder to remove and while it does make my skin feel soft, it isn’t something that I enjoy to use. However when my skin is feeling dry and tight, using Skin Food on my face is a total saviour. It leaves my skin feeling so intensely nourished and the softness really lasts. If you’re someone who likes to use deep cleansing face masks but finds that they dry your skin out too much, then this is a good product to use as a second mask afterwards too.
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