Even though our bodies don’t see the light of day during the colder seasons, it’s still important to care for the skin hiding under our winter woolies.
In fact, cold outside air and warm, centrally heated indoor air can dry out our skin, so moisturising regularly can help keep it happy.
But to get your moisturiser’s maximum impact, you’ll need to gently remove all the dead skin cells that have accumulated to clog up your pores. So, it’s time to break out the body scrubs and show your skin you care.
Not Too Hard!
Stick to exfoliating just a couple of times a week – depending on how sensitive your skin is – and don’t be harsh and scrub too hard.
We’ve brought you some of the best body scrubs out there to brush up on your body skincare – and get your glow on.
Neal’s Yard Remedies Wild Rose Body Polish, £22.50, nealsyardremedies.com
With crushed organic wild reship seeds, this sweetly scented polish contains sodium hyaluronate to boost moisture levels so you’re silky smooth.
Espa Detoxifying Salt Scrub, £38, espaskincare.com
If your skin is particularly dry and rough, then this touch of luxury from ESPA will help heal it back to happiness. Gorgeously scented with grapefruit, cypress and eucalyptus, it’s sheer spa-heaven in the shower.
Meusli and Almond Oil
L’Occitane Amande Crunchy Muesli Scrub, £16.50, uk.loccitane.com
A perfect way to start the day. This crunchy muesli scrub feeds your skin with almond oil from Provence, while almond flakes and shells plus brown sugar help remove dead skin. It can be used alone – or added to L’Occitane’s Almond Shower Oil for a softer, scented experience. In a sample study 100% of testers said their skin felt smoother after first use.
MIO Heavenly Body Purifying Scrub, £20, mioskincare.co.uk
Give your skin a wake-up call with the natural and refreshing eucalyptus leaf fragrance of this salt crystal scrub. Vegan-friendly, it contains Indian Fig Extract plus almond and coconut oils to soften skin.
The Organic Pharmacy Cleopatra’s Body Scrub, £45, theorganicpharmacy.com
Treat your skin like royalty with this super-luxurious salt and sugar scrub. It smells heavenly, enveloping your body in a heady scent of yang yang and rose geranium. Although it’s at the top end of the expense scale, a little does go a long way.
The Body Shop Warm Vanilla Exfoliating Sugar Body Scrub, £16, thebodyshop.com
A sweet, warming treat, this special edition from The Body Shop is made with vanilla extract and Brazil nut oil. Treacly and toffee-ish, it’s best smothered in a generous layer all over!
This Works Perfect Legs 100% Natural Scrub
Show your legs some love and give them a lift. This buttery balm is peppered with Pink Himalayan and Sea Salt and enriched with Blackcurrant and Sweet Almond essential oils. Knead into legs paying special attention to knees and ankles. Prettier pins in seconds.
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