Queen's five pre-summer sensitive skin 'must-dos'
1) Start NOW
Start the routine below now to give yourself a good eight week
head-start before summer really arrives. Not only does poor winter skin
need time to get over its weeks of neglect but also it is better that
you find a routine which works for you now rather than suffering an
adverse reaction when you assault your skin two days before your
holiday or that lovely summer wedding.
2) Hair-removal - find a method that works for you NOW
Hair removal can cause problems for the hardiest of skins so if you
have sensitive skin do make sure you know which method is least likely
to send your skin into overdrive. Shaving may be the best option as it
is not too stressful for skin - before shaving, work up a good foam
from a soap or other product you know does not cause your skin to
react. Use Queen Soap or our Queen Shampoo (excellent as a body wash and works up a good foam for shaving).
3) Gentle buffing
Sensitive skin should not be subjected to harsh exfoliators but it is
good to try and get rid of dead, dull skin. Even a soft flannel will do
or, if you are feeling adventurous, a handful of oats (the type you
get for porridge!). Moisten the oats and rub gently over your body.
Yes, it is messy (you could wrap them in a muslin) but you can shower
4) Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise5) Pay attention to your feet
If you are not already doing so to keep winter dryness, flakiness and
itching at bay, start moisturising NOW. After your morning shower,
massage in as much lotion as you can, concentrating on dry, problem
areas such as feet, elbows and shins. Let the lotion sink in before
getting dressed. Try our luxurious Enriched Moisturising Lotion
(actually developed in conjunction with salons for use after depilatory
treatments such as waxing). Or, if applying body lotion is too much for
you (we know, we know, when you're in a rush, it can be the last thing
you have time for), use Queen Sensitive Skin Oil in the shower or bath.
Add a few drops to your bath water or smooth over your body while the
shower is still running - even after towel-drying (blotting is better),
skin feels soft and moisturised.
Heels, ankles and even the tops of feet can look dry, scaly
and generally rather unappealing after a winter of thick socks and
boots. If your skin can tolerate a pumice stone, use it gently on those
areas where skin is thick and dry. Afterwards, rub in a super-thick
footcream or other cream for very dry skin.Queen Skln Cream or Seaside Cream are what you want here - they transform dry skin in just a few applications.
Let the product sink in before dressing. Before you go to bed, massage
in more cream so that it can work while you sleep. Ensure that you
massage the cream into and around your nails to prepare them for nail
varnish. Painting your toenails will give your feet an instant lift.
Doing it ahead of time means you can take your time and make sure they
look perfect. Choose a pale pink or neutral colour to avoid staining
and to make removal or touch-ups easier.
You're ready - sandals, skirts, shorts can come out now!