5 Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing

Posted on June 02, 2019 by Melanie Brown

Your skin has many functions for example protecting from infection, the production of vitamin D when coming into contact with the sun and helping with detoxification. It is therefore really important to care for your skin.

If your skin is inundated with the job of getting rid of toxins and dead skin cells, it won’t work at it’s optimum. This is where dry skin brushing comes in as it helps with getting with rid of excess dead skin cells and waste removal.

Here are 5 benefits of how dry skin brushing can help you.

1. It can act as a channel of stress relief. Dry skin brushing is almost like a massage as it reduces muscle tension and calms the mind. 

2. It helps to invigorate the skin .

3. It can help to reduce the appearance of cellulite by softening the hard fat deposits under the skin. This also helps with the removal of toxins.

4. Dry skin brushing improves the circulation as it eliminates metabolic waste.

5. It’s a great exfoliator for the skin – it unblocks clogged pores by removing dead skin and allows the healthy skin to breathe.

Dry skin brushing is easy. You can use a brush with a long handle and natural, stiff bristles and simply brush in the direction of the heart.

Don’t press too heavily as this can leave the skin feeling sore and looking red. Dry skin brushing can be done on most parts of the body with the exception of the face which is too delicate for this process.

Aim to brush for 2 to 20 minutes.

You will need a good moisturiser to ensure that your skin remains soft. Using a product which contains shea butter or coconut oil does wonders in helping the skin to maintain a vibrant and glowing look.

Email me at mel@melslittleluxuries.co.uk find out how our Citrus Delight Whipped Body butter can help as a great moisturiser.

Posted in Cellulite, Citrus Delight Whipped Body Butter, Dry Skin Conditioning, Exfoliation, Glowing Skin, Moisturizer, skin care, Vibrant Skin

The Beautiful Benefits of Shea Butter

Posted on May 30, 2019 by Melanie Brown

I love Shea Butter and use a lot of it in my handmade products. It is renowned for its numerous beneficial properties on the skin. This was reinforced by a friend who used one of my butter butters which contains Shea.

My friend has suffered with blemishes for some time and became quite paranoid about them. This started after she gave birth to her children. With all the hormones raging through her body, she noticed that the appearance of her skin changed and always seemed to be quite irritated. Although I’m sure that no one was, she felt that everyone was staring at her. She became quite anxious and paid a visit to her GP in the hope that he could give her some miracle cure which would get rid of the problem. However, it didn’t work, and she had the additional worry of whether the chemicals in the prescription were causing additional problems to her already sensitive skin.

Out of desperation, she approached me as she knew that I made a whipped body butter which contained Shea Butter. From researching the internet, she was aware of the properties of Shea, such as being soothing on irritated skin, a great anti-ager and good for acne or blemished skin. Most of all, she was attracted to the fact that the ingredients were natural and there was no danger of any chemicals causing any harm to her skin.

I gave her a jar of the body butter and told her that she only needed to use a small amount as a little went a long way.

After 3 weeks she got back to me asking for a second jar. I was quite surprised by this request, because if she has been using the butter as directed, she should not have reached the bottom of the jar.

My friend told me that she was absolutely happy with the results because after using the body butter, she had noticed an improved appearance of her skin as the blemishes appeared to fade. She had put it down to the Shea Butter and its renowned properties. When she told me this, I noticed for the first time that she had a great big beaming smile.  She was filled with confidence.

What’s available in the shop? 

Citrus Delight Whipped Body Butter - containing Shea Butter, Coconut oil, Jojoba Oil. Wonderfully hydrating and moisturizing. Click here to find out more.

Email me, mel@melslittleluxuries.co.uk,  If you want to know more about Shea Butter and how its properties might be able to help you.

Posted in Anti-Aging, Beauty, Citrus Delight Whipped Body Butter, hydrates, Hydration, moisturiser, Moisturizer, Shea Butter, Skin, skin care

So, What's So Fab About Shea Butter?

Posted on December 02, 2016 by Melanie Brown

I love Shea Butter. I use it in most of my handmade products. It’s creamy to the touch and produces great results.
It is a beautiful rich butter which is a superb moisturizer and beautifully hydrates your skin.
Shea Butter is known for its benefits for skincare. It is great for dry skin, skin irritations, scarring and conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
This gorgeous butter is an excellent anti-ager as it is packed with anti-oxidants such as Vitamin E and A. If you want fantastic youthful looking skin, then take a look at this product.
Shea Butter nourishes and revitalizes your skin giving it a healthy and vibrant glow.
Especially around winter, Shea Butter is excellent for enhancing the appearance of your skin which can become ashy and dry due to the cold conditions.
I have created a body butter, Citrus Delight Whipped Body Butter, which has Shea Butter as its main ingredient. This is combined with jojoba oil, coconut oil and vitamin E to produce a rich body butter which leaves your skin feeling soft and luxurious. A little goes a long way.
I love using this straight after a hot bath. As you rub the butter into your skin, it absorbs into the layers of your skin leaving it feeling silky and smooth. This is a beautiful treat after a long tiring day.
If you want to learn more about Citrus Delight Whipped Body butter, check it out at the following link and give yourself a lovely spa treat!

Posted in Anti-Aging, Citrus Delight Whipped Body Butter, eczema, hydrates, Hydration, Moisturizer, Shea Butter, skin care

9 Top Tips to Have Great Looking Skin This Winter!

Posted on December 10, 2015 by Melanie Brown

Have you noticed how your skin appears to take on the brunt of the winter weather? You spend all year round caring for it and then suddenly your skin appears dry and flaky.

It is so important to look after your skin and avoid these extremities.

Well here are my 9 top tips to transform your skin during the cold weather.

1. Moisturize – In the colder weather we tend to turn up the heating and this can also contribute to dry skin. Daily hydration is therefore necessary, so moisturize, moisturize and moisturize.

2. Hydrate Internally – As well as taking care of the outside, we need to take care of the inside. Drink lots of water, at least 8 cups of water a day, and try to eat foods which are water rich such as cauliflower, spinach and green peppers.

3. Avoid sugar and starch rich foods which can lead to dry skin. Also avoid drinks which contain diuretics such as coffee and tea. Go for caffeine free herbal teas.

4. Sunblock – I know that this may be hard to believe at the moment due to the bad weather, but the sun can be at its worse at winter when it is cold and if the rays deflect off the sun. This is particularly relevant if you go skiing.

5. Protect your kissers – Yes, that’s right. Your lips need looking after. After all they are skin too. They are susceptible to drying out during winter. So use a good moisturizing lip balm.

6. Be positive – There’s probably a couple of you out there thinking “What??”, but are you aware that people tend to get quite stressed out during the winter period which is also the holiday season. So people, limit stress by having a positive attitude. This makes so much difference. Over time, being stressed, upset and angry ages you. Therefore, find reasons to be positively happy.

7. A humidifying is a fantastic way of hydrating the skin. The vapours actually help with the prevention of flaky skin and dryness.

8. Try and keep a handcream in your bag and it makes a fantastic stocking filler.

9. Don’t take hot showers. They are drying and remove the natural oils from the skin.

So try to enjoy the winter season but remember, take care of your precious skin.

Do you want to have healthy, nourished and moisturized skin this winter? Aren’t you fed up with dry, flaky and dull looking skin?

Well, Mel’s Little Luxuries has the answer! For your skin, there is the gorgeous nourishing Citrus Delight Whipped Body Butter which moisturizes and enhances the appearance of your skin. It’s particularly great after a bath or shower, leaving your skin feeling soft and silky.

Why not PM me to find out more or pop over to www.melslittleluxuries.co.uk on the skin care section to find out more.

Posted in 9 Top Tips To Have Great Looking Skin This Winter, Citrus Delight Whipped Body Butter, hydrates, Hydration, Moisturise, Moisturizer

Shea Butter - What’s so great about it?

Posted on October 06, 2015 by Melanie Brown

I love Shea Butter. Personally, I think that it’s the skin’s best friend. I just love the way that it leaves a beautiful sheen on the body when it is used after a hot bath or shower.

Have you noticed that some skin products can be quite drying and harsh on the skin and leave the skin looking dull and ashy? Shea Butter combats this problem and helps to revitalize and illuminate your skin.

It is full of antioxidants which means that it great for repairing and healing.

It gorgeously nourishes, moisturizes and hydrates the skin.

Shea Butter is soothing and this is particular evident in the way it aids with burns and rashes.

It contains two important vitamins, firstly Vitamin E which helps nutrients to be transported to the skin which helps with skin regeneration. Secondly Vitamin A revitalizes the skin and accelerates healing.

The great thing about shea butter is that it has so many advantages to enhance the appearance of your skin. Here are 7 of them:-

  1. It is fantastic for reducing the appearance of stretchmarks particularly in pregnancy.
  2. Shea Butter diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  3. Improves skin tone.
  4. Helps to get rid of blemishes. I have a friend who uses my Citrus Delight Body Butter which is rich in Shea Butter and she commented on how it helped to improve the appearance of the skin on her face. I was really impressed when I saw how her complexion had improved.  Her skin was smoother and the blemishes had gone.
  5. Shea Butter is great for those with dry skin conditions. It is a rich moisturiser.
  6. Shea Butter is a rich emollient and soothes the skin and helps sufferers of eczema and psoriasis.
  7. It has antibacterial qualities.

Well, these are the reasons why I use Shea Butter. I use it because I care about how the skin looks and that it is properly hydrated. Your skin is a precious treasure, so please look after it.

Do you want beautifully moisturised skin? Would you like to improve the appearance of your skin? Then pop over to the following link to learn more about Mel’s Little Luxuries Citrus Delight Body Butter. It’s gorgeous:-


Posted in Citrus Delight Whipped Body Butter, Moisturiser, Shea Butter

Shea Butter - Skin's Best Friend

Posted on September 15, 2015 by Melanie Brown

I love to use Shea butter in a lot of my projects. As far as I'm concerned, Shea butter is skin's best friend. It is great at moisturising and leaves the skin feeling silky soft and hydrated. It is therefore no surprise that it has exceptional uses.

Here are 10 fantastic uses of Shea Butter:-

1. It helps to get rid of dry skin.
2. Skin Rashes.
3. It is common to see skin peeling after tanning. Shea butter smooths out the unsightly appearance of the skin.
4. Provides relief in respect of itchy skin.
5. It can be used after shaving to provide a smooth silky glide.
6. Shea butter improves the appearance of stretch marks and can aid in the prevention of them.
7. Helps provide relief with skin problems such as eczema and dermatitis.
8. Helps with skin damage from heat.
9. The cold weather can dry out skin. Shea butter restores moisture and nourishes the skin.
10. Smooths the appearance of blemishes.

So as you can see, you can't go wrong with this natural product which loves your skin.

Do you want soft, smooth and silky skin? If yes, go to the following link:-


Posted in Citrus Delight Whipped Body Butter, moisturiser, Shea Butter

Is Smoking Damaging To The Skin?

Posted on August 25, 2015 by Melanie Brown

Do you smoke? Why do you do it?

I bet if you do, it’s because it’s a way of relaxing. I’ve heard some people say that they do it because it keeps them slim. Whatever the reason, have you heard about the consequences of smoking?

Do you really understand what smoking can do to your skin?

Research indicates that the chemicals in cigarettes are hazardous to your skin.

So why is smoking even more damaging to the skin than the sun?

It ages the skin which means a possible increase in the risk of cancer.

Wrinkled skin is also a negative side effect of smoking. This is due to the collagen in the skin becoming damaged and ruining the elasticity which means that the appearance of your skin is less toned.

Smoking depletes Vitamins A, C and E which are essential antioxidants responsible for the production of collagen which firms and tones your skin.

Other known effects of smoking on the skin are:-

  • The reduction in the skin’s ability to repair itself
  • The flow of oxygen is slowed down by smoking which means that the skin is unable to carry out its rejuvenation functions
  • Dehydration and this can be seen with the effects around the wrinkled mouth and eyes

The best advice? Give up smoking. It will help to improve your appearance.

Do you want a beautiful looking complexion?


Then see Mel’s Little Luxuries for the Skincare Range: - http://www.melslittleluxuries.co.uk/collections/skincare

There you can discover the beautifully hydrating Citrus Delight Whipped Body Butter and the luscious Luxury Lip Balms which come in three mouth-watering flavours; Lemon Cheesecake, Strawberry and Cherry.


Posted in citrus delight whipped body butter, lip balms, Skin Care, smoking