SAVING BODY- SOFT SUMMER SKIN
Stepping out in a sundress? Lounging poolside in a bikini? It feels great to finally enter summer and shed our layers of clothing, but we may not always feel ready to do it! Between the
Stepping out in a sundress? Lounging poolside in a bikini? It feels great to finally enter summer and shed our layers of clothing, but we may not always feel ready to do it! Between the cold weather, hot showers to try and warm up, and lack of exposure, our skin coming into summer can be dry and dull. But you can display your arms, legs, and everything in between with confidence by using these simple tricks to make your skin soft and smooth.
One of the most important steps in achieving satiny skin is exfoliation. Getting rid of the top layer of dead skin and exposing the new skin underneath will make you feel smoother in an instant. Coffee scrubs are incredibly popular for this because of their rough grains and natural caffeine boost (which supposedly improves the appearance of cellulite). Frank Body, produces coffee scrubs that are loved by beauty bloggers and beach babes alike. Grab a sachet from this global powerhouse – or simply DIY your own with used coffee grounds!
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After you’ve exfoliated it’s important to keep your skin moisturized. There are hundreds of lotions and creams to try. Some great ingredients to look out for are aloe, which soothes roughened or damaged skin, and natural oils such as olive and coconut which will add moisture to your skin, and to avoid alcohol in products.
The Body Shop’s body butters come in a range of scents and flavors, each one adding a unique twist to your body skincare routine while still providing a boost of velvety smoothness to tired skin.
Scared to get out the sandals for fear of unleashing your feet from their winter socks? There’s a solution for that. Baby Foot is a exfoliating peel designed especially to get your feet soft for summer. They’re booties filled with a chemical peel which will slough off the roughened skin from your feet and leave them pink and perfect.
It sounds like an obvious solution, but studies have claimed that between 60 and 75% of Americans don’t drink enough water. Staying hydrated is majorly important not just for your organs and internal health, but also to keep your skin from looking ashy and lifeless. Make sure you follow the example of celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Cameron Diaz and drink at least 8 glasses of water a day to keep your skin looking its best.