Spring has definitely sprung and it is time to shed a layer. No, not sweaters and coats, but that layer of dry skin that inevitably develops due to cold dry air. If you want to start fresh and with an even tan, exfoliating is the answer.
Body: As a weekly treat, Mayfair Sugar Scrub ($9) in Grapefruit Bergamot will energize as it gently removes dead skin. Sugar scrubs are great for sensitive skin. In a variety of fruit flavors, Zest Fruit Boost Smoothies ($5) is a natural body scrub with apricot seeds and avocado oil to moisturize. For skin that needs a bit more “love” a courser, yet nourishing scrub maybe the answer. Luz de la Riva’s Lisa ($28) is an organic salt body scrub with wild orchid and sweet Cherie oil. An every day option is a soap or body wash. Dove’s Gentle Exfoliating soap combines the gentle features of a quarter moisturizer dove bar with a gentle exfoliator to slowly leave skin smooth. Baxter’s Exfoliating Body Bar ($17) will give guys the easy way to join in on the fresh skin. You Are Amazing Smooth It Out Exfoliating Body Scrub and Wash ($4) not only helps to refresh skin, but each bottle purchased helps to empower women and girls across the world. Peter Thomas Roth’s Strawberry Scrub ($38) not only looks like a smoothie, but smells like the freshest one from the best juice bar. If you already, love what you have in your shower, Daily Concepts Your Exfoliating Gloves ($16) or their Your Body Kit ($24) will turn your favorite soap into your favorite exfoliator.
Face: Exfoliating the face helps to keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay. There are a variety of options based off of skin types and needs. For those committed to a complete exfoliation there are extensive kits such as The Progressive Peel from BeautyRx by Dr. Schultz ($70) is an at home glycolic system that can help to evenly remove the top layers of skin. About once a week, one should use an exfoliating cleanser such as H20’s Dual-Action Cleanser ($25) or Truist Skin Care Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser ($10). It is important to make sure that your exfoliator is formulated for your skin type. After cleansing, there are powders and second steps. A powder such as Amarte Daily Exfolipowder ($37) or June Jacobs Radiant Refining Exfoliating Powder ($52) are dry, but then mixed with a bit of water form a paste that will gently smooth out skin. If you need to make sure your product has one, sole purpose, MAC Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliant ($29) and Yon Kon Gommage ($44) will make sure it gets its one job done. For on the go exfoliating, there are Alba Botanica Good & Clean Wipes ($8) and Pacifica Enzymatic Exfoliating Wipes ($9). The towlettes are cleansing, gentle and hardworking. The Foreo ($99) is the perfect device to keep in the shower or by the sink to help exfoliate even deeper. There is only so much a hand can achieve, but this tool will cleanse skin really well.