Gardening is a pastime that is enjoyed by many and although there’s not a huge amount that can be done during the winter months, many of us are still tending veg patches and allotments, as well as preparing for the spring when things will be in full bloom. With that in mind, we thought we’d take a look at some of our products which would be perfect for the green-fingered amongst us.
It’s important to use a good sunscreen if you’re spending time outside, even if it doesn’t seem like a particularly sunny day. Winter sun can be just as damaging as during the hotter months, so slather on some Decleor Ultra Protective Hydrating Milk SPF50 before you go outside to protect against harmful rays. It’s especially good on mature skin, too.
Hands are usually the first place to feel the damage of time spent in the garden, which is why a decent moisturiser like Decleor Nourishing and Smoothing Hand Cream is an essential product for your bathroom cabinet. Not only will it help to soothe chapped hands and prevent the formation of callouses, it will also protect your hands against the elements with regular use.
A nice bath after spending time in the garden not only helps to remove the dirt of the day. But it can help to soothe an aching back from time spent digging and planting. Add a handful of Dermalogica Hydro-Active Mineral Salts to the running water for a true home-spa experience. It can also be used as a scrub, which could be especially useful if you’re trying to get really clean after a day in the mud!
Lots of time spent kneeling down can leave your legs feeling heavy and tired, which is why it’s important to get your circulation going again once you come inside. Using a product like Decleor Circulagel Refreshing Leg Gel after your bath will help to stimulate circulation and get your legs feeling refreshed in no time at all.
If you’re gardening at this time of year, the chances are you’ll be doing it against the wind and rain, which can leave your skin feeling more than a little weather-beaten. Using a restorative product to soothe, repair and protect your skin after a bashing from the elements is really important so using a product like Dermalogica UltraCalming Barrier Repair would be wise.