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The Bodycare Diaries | Lucia Ferrari

The Bodycare Diaries | Lucia Ferrari

We recently spoke to former Harper’s Bazaar Beauty Editor Lucia Ferrari to pick her beauty brains on her own personal bodycare tips, secrets and indulgences…

The first thing I do when I wake up is…

Switch on the Nespresso machine as soon as possible. I love morning coffee. The first one I drink is black and then I have a cappuccino (with oat milk if I’m being good) about 11 ish.

The last thing I do before I go to sleep is…

I wish it was something a bit more deep and meaningful but it’s applying nail oil and hand cream. I love Seams Beauty Oil or Nails Inc oil.

My weekly bodycare routine is…

Daily dry body brushing before the shower every morning (I’m quite religious about this – using either the Mio or Espa Body Brush). I make sure I do my thighs, tummy, and upper arms. I’ll follow with an all-over body cream like Uriage Xemose or if my skin is really dry I’ll use Eucerin Dry Skin Intensive with Urea Treatment Lotion. If my upper arms need it, I’ll use Ameliorate Transforming Body Lotion. I’ve suffered from Keratosis Polaris on my upper arms since a teen. It’s the one thing which has definitely improved with age! But I get flare-ups from time to time and this lotion really helps calm it down.

My Favourite Ameliorate Body Product is…

The Transforming Body Lotion because it works and doesn’t cost a fortune.

The thing I love most about my body is…

My husband and children will howl with laughter as I’m basically quite short but I love the length of my legs compared to the rest of my body. Even my mother-in-law has noticed this on the beach in Italy and complimented me on it!

My greatest bodycare secret is…

Double Dry Body Brushing. Kate Shapland of Legology has demoed this to me and I love it. You basically use 2 body brushes at the same time pre-shower. I feel so professional when I do this.

I keep my body fit and healthy by…

I used to do quite a lot of Spin classes but have swapped them for a light run. I try to run 4 mornings every week – and when I say run, I do stop and have little walking breaks. My best running songs at the moment are Aerosmith’s Walk this Way or ACDC Highway to Hell. I also try and do Pilates twice a week. As a family, we do a lot of hikes in the mountains in the Summer (Wales, the Alps, or Northern Italy).

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Right: Lucia Ferrari / Left: Lucia and her family on holiday

My worst bodycare habit is…

Hitting the Nutella jar when I’m watching TV. I pretend to go into the kitchen for a chamomile tea or something but often have a spoonful or two of Nutella. It does not help my tummy.

My Biggest bodycare indulgence is…

Luxury shower gels. I love Tom Ford’s Neroli Portofino (but the 4711 brand has a really good bargain alternative and it’s even in a similar deep turquoise bottle.)

My last body treatment was…

Decolletage Microneedling and Chemical Peel with the brilliant Dr Sophie Shotter. I was reviewing it for the Daily Mail. It is expensive but effective!



Follow Lucia Ferrari on Instagram at @luciaferraribeauty to immerse yourself in more of her incredible beauty and skincare tips.



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