Elsa McAlonan's Beauty Upgrades: Body restorers

Elsa McAlonan’s Beauty Upgrades: How to prepare to bare skin with body restorers

  • Elsa McAlonan reveals a selection of body restorers for smooth skin 
  • She also reveals how actress Phoebe Dynevor cleanses her face after filming
  • British beauty expert rounds up the best sleep sprays to use at each age

WHAT’S NOW & HOW TO DO IT: BODY RESTORERS

Elsa McAlonan picks out a selection of the best body restorers for smooth skin as the season for baring skin arrives (file image)

Spring is officially here, which means it’s almost time to bare some skin again. 

This year, reach for a restorative lotion such as Oskia Renaissance Body Treatment Milk, which combines a nourishing hydrator with an exfoliator.

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For a spring fragrance, try Ameliorate Transforming Body Lotion Orange Blossom which contains lactic acid and sweet almond oil to smooth skin.

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A little glow can be a big help. The new Fenty Beauty Body Sauce Body Luminizing Tint is a lightweight tinted gel-cream with added shimmer. And it’s sweat-resistant.

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 While Isle Of Paradise Self-Tanning Butter is both rich and has the perfect amount of gradual self-tan.

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We can always do with an extra lip balm, especially one that is super-nourishing.

The new Burt’s Bees Squeezy Tinted Balms have been formulated with responsibly-sourced beeswax and cocoa butter (known to be a super-hydrator), and provide a lovely hint of natural colour and gloss. There are four shades and flavours: Watermelon Rush, Mandarin Granita, Berry Sorbet and Sweet Peach.

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PHOEBE’S SKIN POLISHER 

Actress Phoebe Dynevor (pictured) uses Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser to cleanse her face thoroughly after a day’s filming

Fans of Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser — and there are many of us — have been joined by actress Phoebe Dynevor, who plays the lead role of Daphne in Netflix drama Bridgerton. She uses the award- winning product (£27) to cleanse her face thoroughly after a day’s filming, then freshens and tones her skin with Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic (£16.50, boots.com).

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With exotic holidays still a distant dream, bringing some faraway zest into your beauty routine can lift the spirits. The gloriously-indulgent Triple Brazilian Butter Hair Repair Treatment from Sol de Janeiro Hair is a rich mask which reduces frizz, detangles and strengthens hair plus increases softness and shine.

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IS RUNNING GIVING ME WRINKLES? 

‘Although a great form of exercise in moderation, running can leave the skin looking worn and prematurely aged,’ warns cosmetic doctor Dr Rita Rakus.

‘It’s not the direct physical effects of exercise that can speed up the ageing process, but the conditions in which you exercise. Exposure to UV rays reduces the skin’s elastin, making us more prone to wrinkles. If you are regularly exercising outside, invest in a good-quality daily moisturiser combined with regular application of SPF. And wear sunglasses or a cap while running to prevent squinting.’ 

To keep safe in the sun, try Dr Rita Rakus Protect Daily Tinted Broad Spectrum Sun Protection SPF50.

It’s also lightly tinted with mineral make-up to give you a healthy glow.

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3 OF THE BEST: SLEEP SPRAYS 

TISSERAND Aromatherapy Sleep Better Pillow Mist is a blend of 100 per cent natural pure essential oils of jasmine, sandalwood and lavender, all in a relaxation-inducing spray.

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AROMA ACTIVE Laboratories Sleep Mist is best sprayed on your bed 15 minutes before sleeping. This calming mist combines lavandin, valerian, ylang ylang and buddha wood.

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NOURISH London Sleepy Pillow Mist has nine essential oils including frankincense, sweet orange, patchouli, bergamot and lavender, as well as Epsom salts with their stress-reducing powers.

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SHAMELESS INDULGENCE 

Blame it on the need to bring a little sunshine into our lives after a torrid 12 months, but floral scents are more popular than ever this spring. Aerin Mediterranean Honeysuckle In Bloom Eau de Parfum is a new version of the original Mediterranean Honeysuckle scent, with the floral citrus fragrance deepened with a honeyed accent.

Tuberose (a white flower similar to jasmine) and honey from Provence are the stars of this product, which opens with refreshing Italian Bergamot with a note of grapefruit combined with Jasmine Absolute (the concentrated extract of the flower). Even the box is springlike, created in orange and fuchsia shades echoing honeysuckle in full bloom.

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