Spring is finally here, skirt lengths are growing shorter and more skin is on show, but is yours ready? We give you our favourite scrubs and body rubs for summer and let you in on little-known beauty secrets.
Scrubbing your skin not only removes dead cells, but has the added benefit of minimising pores, which makes skin immediately look healthier. Pores visibly become larger when filled with dirt, as they become enlarged to accommodate for the build-up of impurities, making body scrubs a necessity for those hoping to have even, uniform skin.
Scrubbing also improves the efficacy of your body moisturiser, as your freshly scrubbed skin – minus a layer of old cells – better absorbs products.
Afriderm Exfoliating Body Scrub, R89, available at Edgars
Matsimela Litchi and Rose Salt Scrub, R65
For daily exfoliating which will leave your skin smooth and silky without the fuss of a scrub, step into the shower with an exfoliating cloth that will help buff away the grime and sweat after a hot day and help bring a glow to dull skin.
Dermalogica The Ultimate Buff Cloth, R265
Moisturising is just as important in summer as it is in winter, as it’s really your moisturiser that gives you that “summer glow”. Nourished skin – including on your hands and feet – means beautiful skin! According to research from Nivea, the skin on your hands and feet dry out faster than on any other part of your body and should be moisturised more often.
Eucerin Urea Repair Hand Cream, R130
For the best way to rub down your body and lock in moisture, apply an oil to your morning routine to help skin glow and nourish it. Look for a product that contains essential oils that actively help even your skin tone and firm it.
Sources: bioeffect.co.uk, nivea.com.au