I know that spring just started a little over a week ago and summer is still two months away, but you can never start too early when it comes to body care! As we start wearing fewer layers and spending more time basking in the sun, it’s important to take care of our skin. I’m not just talking about the skin on your face but the skin on the rest of your body, which is often overlooked or neglected.
If you’re in pursuit of softer skin but are guilty of not giving much attention to body care, it’s not too late. Follow these simple tips to help you get one step closer to softer and smoother skin – just in time for summer!
Tip #1: The secret to soft, glowing skin
Let’s start off with body oil. If you’re wondering when the best time to apply body oil is, it’s before you step into the shower. It may seem like a lot of work but it’s worth it! All you need are a few drops of oil. Massage the oil all over your body prior to applying body wash and you’ll step out of your shower with extra soft skin.
Don’t go for anything too heavy like coconut oil, or you’ll be spending hours in the shower trying to completely wash it off. AROMATICA carries two massage and body oils that are perfect pre-shower: Peppermint Vitalizing Massage & Body Oil rejuvenates the body and Lavender Relaxing Massage & Body Oil soothes and relaxes the body thanks to its lavender and chamomile oils.
Tip #2: The secret to smooth skin
Exfoliating is a must, especially in seasons when you’ll be showing more skin, as it sloughs off dead skin cells and promotes cell turnover. Not exfoliating enough leads to dull skin, and it also prevents your body care products from working properly. Let that fresh, smooth skin shine through this summer by exfoliating daily, or at least twice a week.
Softening Butter Dead Sea Salt Scrub is a multi-benefit exfoliating body butter. It exfoliate, renew and hydrate fresh skin with a rich body butter that transforms into a lotion just by adding water. Signature essential oils give a premium spa experience and calming aroma therapeutic benefits. Made with exclusive Dead Sea salt formula enhanced with mineral is your secret to smooth skin.
Tip #3: Make these your shower staples
Move over washcloth, there’s a new cleansing tool in town. Many body scrubs tend to be too harsh for my skin so I regularly turn to a konjac sponge, which is a total savior! For those who are new to konjac sponges, they’re really easy to use: Soak your sponge in warm water and give it about a minute to turn soft before using it. You can either use it alone or pair it with body wash. Body milk is also a great alternative to bar soap or body wash since it’s more hydrating and leaves the skin even softer.
Made from konjac root and pink kaolin clay, Honest Beauty gentle konjac sponge leaves skin feeling refreshed and looking radiant. Even sensitive skin will love the gentle exfoliating cleanse this K-beauty staple gives with every wash.
Tip #4: Body lotion is your BFF
Making a habit of applying lotion even when it’s scorching outside can be difficult if lotion leaves your skin feeling slick. You might feel this way because you’re using a heavy-duty body moisturizer, so all you need to do is switch to a lightweight body lotion and you’ll be good to go! Fresh Life Body Lotion with vitamins C and E is proven to significantly moisturize the skin for up to 24 hours* while protecting against dryness. The nourishing formula is also proven to soften and soothe the skin and is enriched with moisturizing shea butter and antioxidant-rich vitamins. It captures the ultimate Fresh moment with a scent that conjures the freshness of a clear blue sky, sweet morning air, a sparkling sun, and velvety water.
Tip #5: Don’t forget about your feet
It’s sandal season so all the more reason to take extra care of your feet! Give your feet some TLC by treating them to a weekly foot mask. Original Baby Foot Peel is a great choice to help remove dead skin and soften calluses thanks to its scientifically formulated product contains 16 types of natural extracts which exfoliate and moisturize at the same time. Lock in the moisture with L'occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream and you’re ready to show off those baby-soft feet in your newest sandals!
Tip #6: Keep your skin blemish-free
It may be tons of fun under the sun, but a downside to summer is trying to combat excess oil, not just on your face but also on your body. Excess sebum leads to clogged pores, resulting in acne – and nobody wants that! You can count on Murad Clarifying Body Spray to control sebum production and get rid of blemishes and blackheads, particularly on your back.
Now you are ready for perfectly soft smooth skin.