Thirsty winter skin is especially difficult to reverse without a proper exfoliation. By placing body lotions, oils or creams atop chapped skin, you are not only wasting your product but you’re not accepting any moisture your body treatment may contain. The secret to winter comfort is to exfoliate the body, and of course the face, with regular stimulation.
Top layers of skin whether it is on the delicate face or on feet, arms, legs, hands accumulate dead skin because the body naturally regenerates itself daily. For the face, choose a gentle scrub no more than three times a week to boost radiance and combat dry patches but choose a slightly more abrasive scrub for the body and use as often as every day.
Here are a few of body scrubs to nourish even the toughest winter skin.
Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish ($65)
The combination of sweet almond oil, primrose and natural sugars make this a fabulous exfoliant the body will love any season of the year. The result of nourishing oils and sweet sugar crystals is skin that will feel supple even after the first trial. Buff dead skin off in circular motions, rinse and follow with your favorite body cream.
Soap and Glory Scrub ‘Em and Leave ‘Em Body Buff ($20)
Inside Soap and Glory’s adorable pink packaging is a vibrant sea salt scrub to give the legs, arms, and entire body a squeaky clean feeling. Blended with sweet black currant, vanilla and mandarin orange oil, this scrub is a gorgeous scent to awaken the senses during a morning shower. Start with a nickel size of product and work your way from toes to shoulders for baby soft skin.
Yes to Grapefruit Exfoliating Body Wash ($9.99)
Vibrant grapefruit enriched with Vitamin C and Citric Acid makes this a staple for early morning showers. This 95% natural body wash doubles as an exfoliator and cleanser to purify and naturally boost the skin’s vitality. Get smooth, soft, radiant skin from natural ingredients.