With summer quickly approaching, there’s a strong likelihood you’re about to start showing some skin. As such, it’s time to step up your skin care regimen so that every inch of you feels baby smooth by the time you put on your favorite pair of shorts. But be warned: Getting silky smooth skin requires much more than just swapping your day cream for a heavier moisturizer. These scrubs, cleansers, oils, and lotions are just what you need to get the smoothest skin of your life come summer.
1. Kai Body Polish
Slathering on body lotion is going to prove ineffective if you don’t first exfoliate. If you only ever exfoliate your face, it’s time to start extending this skin care practice to the rest of your body. If you would enjoy a natural, heavenly-smelling exfoliator (and why wouldn’t you?), you seriously must try Kai’s Body Polish. It combines exfoliating salt, hydrating sugar, jojoba oil, and grape seed extracts to bring you radiant skin. The fact that it smells like Hawaiian gardenias is merely the icing on the cake.
2. Skinfix Cleansing Oil Wash
Skin is the body’s largest organ, but we have a tendency to solely focus on our face. However, skin care should encompass your entire body, including the areas typically kept covered. In the same way that you need to exfoliate your entire body, you should also start cleansing beyond just the areas you apply makeup. This Skinfix cleanser lightly lathers while you wash to get you perfectly clean, yet it’s gentle enough to ensure everything stays hydrated.
3. Kopari Organic Coconut Melt
There’s a reason coconut oil is considered the holy grail of natural beauty ingredients — it’s antibacterial, super hydrating, and deep conditioning. Knowing that coconut oil is a miracle-worker, make sure you always keep Kopari’s Organic Coconut Melt handy. This product is a multi-tasking life-saver. Apply it daily to your entire body (hair included) for unbelievable radiance.
4. Bodyography Microdermabrasion Scrub
You don’t have to fly to Israel to enjoy the rejuvenating properties of the Deep Sea. Instead, bring it to your bathtub with Bodyography’s Microdermabrasion Scrub. This incredible product is formulated with mineral crystals from the Dead Sea, as well as olive oil, vitamin A, and peppermint. Use it all over your body twice a week to reveal younger looking skin.
5. Province Apothecary West Coast Sea Salt Soap
Having baby-soft skin begins with the way you wash your body. Move away from drying bars of soap from the drugstore, and instead find something that goes beyond merely cleansing. This West Coast Sea Salt Soap from Province Apothecary is not only deeply cleansing, it also nourishes skin with the help of nutrients, minerals, botanical plant oils, and sea salt. You’ll be astonished at how rejuvenated you look and feel after each use.
6. SpaRitual Instinctual Clay Masque
Whenever your skin is looking dull or ashen, take the time to apply a body mask. We particularly love this SpaRitual Instinctual Clay Masque, which is formulated with red clay to help detoxify all of your skin’s impurities. Much like your favorite face mask, this one also improves the appearance of your body by leaving it looking firmer, smoother, and more youthful.
7. First Aid Beauty Cleansing Body Polish With Charcoal
Active charcoal is one of the hottest skin care ingredients, so it’s no wonder we love First Aid Beauty’s body polish. It cleanses skin with lactic and salicylic acid, nourishes with argan oil, and soothes with vitamin E and antioxidants. Use it to draw out your skin’s impurities and refine any unattractive dry patches.
8. La Roche-Posay Lipikar Body Milk
La Roche-Posay is a go-to brand for dermatologists around the world, so you know you can count on their Lipikar Body Milk to replenish dry skin to a standard doctors would approve of. This lipid-replenishing body lotion has a silky, light texture that never goes on greasy. We love that it comes in a pump bottle, too.
9. Arya Essentials Body Oil
There’s nothing quite as indulgent as a collection of luxurious body oils. But did you know oils have far more benefits than simply looking pretty on your vanity? With the right ingredients, oils can feed, protect, and support skin tissue. This Body Oil from Arya Essentials, in particular, is lightweight and formulated to fight signs of cellulite, improve elasticity, refine your skin’s texture, and increase collagen production. It’s truly a secret weapon for keeping skin youthful.
10. Dermalogica Hydro-Active Mineral Salts
Is there anything better than a long, hot bath at the end of a tough day? Actually, yes, and that’s emerging from the bath with more polished skin. The way to achieve this is to bathe with Dermalogica’s mineral salts, which can either be used as therapeutic bath salts or as a scrub. Either way, the mineral ingredients and aromatherapy oils combine to rid you of dry, dead skin cells. We suggest focusing on the rough areas that need the most attention, such as your heels, elbows, and knees.
11. Paula’s Choice CLEAR Acne Body
There’s no way to have baby-smooth skin if you’re struggling with body acne. If you find yourself in this pesky situation, turn to this body spray from Paula’s Choice to help unclog pores, minimize pore size, and calm irritation. With its maximum strength formula, it’s an ideal choice for those experiencing any type of acne. The best part is that the product comes in a spray bottle so you can reach difficult areas like your upper back.