In the run up to the wedding I’ve gone on a bit of a body-overhaul mission. Well, sort of. I’ve basically started to use a whole host of products to try and get the skin on my body that will be on show (basically my arms) in tip-top condition. Not always the easiest of things, as I am prone to KP (Keratosis Pilaris…or the delightfully named ‘chicken skin’) which shows on the skin as unsightly red bumps. They’re basically a massive pain in the a** and the sort of thing when at their worst put me off wearing any sort of top or dress that shows my arms off. Which, when your wedding dress shows them…means action needs to be taken.
In steps. HealGel Body…
I am a BIG fan of the HealGel family – I have used the original for a couple of years and always like to have a little pot of the magic stuff around as find it works wonders to clear up cuts or spots or anything that bit quicker. In fact, I’ve just finished what is I think my second tube of the original and need to purchase another one to be prepared for any breakouts or whatever that might need some help healing.
But this isn’t about the original (the face and the eye versions are also great) this is about the Body one. The basic promise is a great moisturising effect – but with added ‘arnica and madecassoside liposomes’ to help provide a ‘calming and regenerative’ effect. Arnica is known as a natural ingredient to help heal/fade bruises quicker and to be honest I have no clue without googling what madecassoside liposomes are (FYI – the main thing I can find is that they help healing of skin and prevention of scarring or to help fade scars). But either way – I find this is a lovely light feeling, but effective lotion in making the skin feel moisturised and smooth. Whilst it might not really help fade the bumps as such (KP is a build up of keratin deposits in the skin that are best treated by gentle exfoliation and hydration) is does seem to help reduce the redness a little ot make them less noticeable. So this is a great product to use in combination with other methods to reduce the look of KP. I have also found this is great when helping heal/treat insect bits too when inflamed, or irritated post-scratching.
Either way, this is one of my daily body products at the moment (along with a few others so may need to do a round-up post asap.
HealGel Body * is available from Cult Beauty (£39.50)