Spring is well and truly here, and before you know it, summer will roll around! This warmer weather means lots of great things - longer days, warmer nights, picnics in the park, barbeques with friends, sunset drinks... The list goes on! Warm weather also means having more skin on show and if you're used to covering up with tights and coats, the beginning could be a confronting time! To avoid having scaly rough skin next time you want to pull on a summery skirt or sleeveless top, why not spend some time this weekend buffing your skin to polished perfection!
Regular exfoliation of the face sloughs away dead skin cells and provides a smooth surface for makeup application, plus the rubbing action gives your skin a healthy glow for the times when you're not wearing makeup! One of my favourite facial exfoliants is Comvita's Brightening Facial Exfoliant. Super high in antioxidants, this grainy scrub slightly foams up during use and promotes a brighter complexion with extended use. If you're not a fan of granular scrubs, try Alpha-H's Gentle Daily Exfoliant which uses fruit enzymes to clear blocked pores and renew the skin.
Arms and Body
Soft smooth skin is guaranteed to make any outfit look and feel better, and when you use Pure Fiji's Coconut Sugar Rub to achieve this, you'll also smell great to boot! Fresh sugar cane crystals manually exfoliate while naturally occurring alpha hydroxyls gently buff away ageing skin cells, polishing your skin clean and unclogging pores. The deeply moisturising blend of oils nourish, moisturise and protect your beautiful skin leaving it glowingly healthy. Available in coconut milk and honey, frangipani and coconut scents, these scrubs allow your mind and body to escape to a tropical Fijian island every time they're used!
I prefer a slightly more granular exfoliant on my legs compared to the rest of my body, and Glamourflage's Sexy Sadie Body Scrub fits this description perfectly. With a fresh freesia fragrance, it contains walnut which has anti-inflammatory, exfoliating and purifying qualities - perfect for prepping spring/summer skin. It not just softens by exfoliation - the Sexy Sadie body scrub also tones and soothes with aloe vera and moisturises with coconut oil and vitamin E. What a perfect combo!
It's no secret that our feet work super hard and it's great to treat them to some TLC, especially during summer when they're on show with thongs, strappy sandals and high heels taking precedence over sneakers or boots! Not only will some attention given to feet make them feel better (is a foot rub after a day spent in heels not the greatest feeling ever?!), but smooth feet look so much better than rough hard feet! Treat them with the Organic Wild Thyme Foot Pumice from Uspa. The super refreshing scent of eucalyptus and wild thyme deodorises and improves circulation plus provides antibacterial properties. After softening and exfoliating dry or dead skin with the pumice, the aloeheals and hydrates for the complete foot scrub experience.
So there you have it! Spend some time this weekend caring for the parts of your body which you know will see the light come summer, then there'll be no fear to don singlets and skirts in a few short weeks! Do you regularly exfoliate your body? Like me, do you prefer different types of scrubs for different parts of your body? Let me know! - Bridget