We all have areas of our bodies we feel less confident about than others, and there are things we definitely wouldn’t bring up around the dinner table at the in-laws!
But you’re in good company here – we’re not afraid to chat all things taboo and show you products that can banish those embarrassing imperfections.
noun > persistent subcutaneous fat causing dimpling of the skin, especially on women’s hips and thighs.
Cellulite is a body hang up almost everyone has – it occurs when fat deposits push through the connective tissue beneath the skin, and it results in that bumpy, orange peel-like texture. There are lots of things you can do to improve the texture of your skin if you’re not happy with it – including dry body brushing and making sure you drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. For body brushing we recommend Aromatherapy Associates Body Brush.
You can also try Thalgo Coach Anti Orange Peel Effect to smooth out those lumps and bumps.
There are lots of causes of thinning hair – from your genetic make-up, to hormone imbalances and the stress of busy daily life. Phyto PhytoCyane Treatment Serum is a growth stimulating treatment that works to promote healthy hair growth.
noun > small pieces of dead skin in a person’s hair.
A dry, flaky scalp is not only uncomfortable, but no one wants those little white flecks on your brand new navy blazer. The Korres Laurel and Echinacea Shampoo exfoliates your scalp, and removes and prevents the build up of dead skin.
Category > Dandruff & Psoriasis
Dry, cracked heels
Summer means sandals, and no one wants their dry, cracked heels on show. Treat your feet to their own little spa treatment with Margaret Dabbs exfoliating foot mousse. It’s packed with active ingredients that exfoliate your skin and nourish your feet, leaving them feeling soft and refreshed.
Category > Leg & Foot Care
Ingrown hair is a condition where a hair curls back or grows sideways into the skin. The condition is most prevalent among people who have coarse or curly hair. It may or may not be accompanied by an infection of the hair follicle (folliculitis) or “razor bumps” (pseudofolliculitis barbae), which vary in size.
If you remove your body hair you’ll know the pain of ingrown hairs. Those unsightly little bumps are even more likely to pop up if you remove your hair at the root. We recommend smoothing out those bumps with Skin Doctors Ingrow Go.
noun > irregular lines or streaks on the skin where it has been stretched or distended, especially due to pregnancy or obesity
Stretch marks are a natural part of pregnancy and life in general! But those tiger stripes can knock your confidence. The Mama Mio Tummy Rub hydrates and nourishes your skin to protect against stretch marks, and feels like a real treat for your baby bump.
Category > Stretch Marks & Blemishes
Course Pubic Hair
Now this is one that is definitely less talked about. We recommend each other hair products for our head, but why not our nether regions?! Whether you embrace your natural ‘hair down there’ or preen and prune, banish coarse hair with Natural Spa Liquid Bush Balm.
Broken capillaries are tiny blood vessels that become visible near the surface of the skin. The small veins under the skin responsible for circulation within the face, if their walls break it can cause visible red broken capillaries.
They may be small, but visible broken capillaries can impact how you feel about your otherwise clear skin. Skin Doctors Capillary Clear is gentle, yet effective, and reduces the visibility of those little red, spider-like imperfections.
Our boobs come in all shapes and sizes, and the firmness of our breasts can be a sore subject if you’re not 100% happy with how they feel. The Guam Crema Seno Breast Firming & Moisturising Cream is moisturising and instantly tones your skin, making your breasts feel instantly firmer.
The technical name is folliculitis, irritated or blocked hair follicles can happen to anyone and can be caused by irritation, infection or blockage of the hair follicle.
Spots are annoying enough to deal with on your face, but what about when they start appearing on your derriere? A scrub like this one from First Aid Beauty Cleansing Body Polish with Active Charcoal buffs away impurities so that embarrassing problems like this become a thing of the past. Make sure you shower directly after exercise and avoid tight non breathable materials especially in the summer.
Category > Body Scrubs
A note to all readers
It is important to remember that we all have imperfections and having cellulite, dandruff or a spotty bottom does not make you any less beautiful – however we do understand how it can effect your confidence. Please remember to be kind to yourselves and when you look in the mirror focus on the positives not just the areas you perceive as negative.