It won’t be long before the parts of our bodies that haven’t been seen for months start to make an appearance…and that means that its time to focus on EXFOLIATION! Now of course those of you who are beauty saavy have been using body scrubs all through the winter months because 1) you know that it helps to keep your skin in great condition and enables body moisturisers to work more effectively and 2) you live in the hope of flying away to some tropical paradise just as midwinter really starts to bite. Stress not…if you havn’t been exfoliating and are now finding patches of dry, rough and bumpy skin on your arms and legs…it’s not too late to buff that skin to summer ready perfection!
Here are some tips:
A general guideline is to use a body scrub 2x weekly until your skin is smooth, and then just weekly for maintenance. Most scrubs suggest using them on damp skin, massage it in and then rinse, but there are some that are to used while your skin is still dry.
There are many scrubs that are made with a sugar or salt base mixed with an oil like sweet almond or coconut which are great for moisturising dry skin.
Many scrubs also contain ingredients that will tone, stimulate and nourish
If you have sensitive skin choose a scrub that isn’t too coarse
There are also numerous dermatologist grade scrubs that contain ingredients like AHA’S, enzymes and fruit acids which are great at really tackling dead skin cells.
There’s always the option of making your own ….we’ll be giving you some recipes to try soon so watch this space.
Elemis Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow – this is a luscious salt based scrub that not only smells amazing but conditions and brightens dull dry skin. approx $36.00 in the Uk, Europe, Africa and Asia online at www.timetospa.co.uk, in the USA & Caribbean www.timetospa.com
Body Shop Shea Butter Body Scrub – A salt based scrub with shea butter soften and moisturise 13.00 in the uk online at www.theodyshop.co.uk or at bodyshop stores in the US AT www.thebodyshop-usa.com
Kiehls Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey body polish – this is a lovely rich and creamy scrub, that lathers. it leaves skin soft and nourished 22.50
Champneys ‘Oriental Opulance’ scrub uses Rice bran wax and sea salt & is scented with ylang ylang, sandalwood and patchouli. 10.00 www.champneys.com
Naturally Made for You Pink Himalayan Salt Exfoliator with Rose & Lavender which soothe & relax. This smells yummy and really softens your skin 14.00 at www.naturallymadeforyou.co.uk
Red Lane Spa Antioxidant Sugar scrub has natural antioxidants of Cranberry, Pomegranate and Black Tea to stimulate circulation and aid in the removal of toxins. $26.00 in the US & Carribbean at www.redlanespaproducts.com