Beautiful Skin on Your Body for Summer
Exfoliate your whole body – head to toe – once to twice a week. Doesn’t matter whether it’s a wash cloth, a scrub, or gentle brush.
Soap only groin, armpits, head & neck. You don’t need soap on the rest of you, unless you get really sweaty and smelly, and it just dries your skin out. Use full body lotion every single day after your bath or shower – I love the organic Eminence body products or other organics for this.
Use a body lotion with an alpha or beta or hydroxy acid in it once or twice a week at night also – Think products like the Skinceuticals Body Retexturing Treatment or Amlactin (can go on a bit sticky but very affordable and available at most good drugstores), especially on the lower legs.
Get a great body make-up – this works wonders in a pinch. I love Tantalizer by Lorac. Mix it with your body lotion depending on the effect you want for a little coverage and shimmer on the arms, legs, décolletage, etc. Can hide a lot!
Find a self tanner you love – gives you a glow with no sun damage. Be careful over brown spots, because they pick up more of the self-tanner and can look more obvious: use the self tanner – then take a Q-tip and rub off over the brown spot if you need to. I like the Sun Laboratories Self Tanners.