8 Ways to Get the Smoothest Skin of Your Life by Summer
While you've probably developed a multistep, carefully curated skincare regimen worthy of a #shelfie, chances are you might be neglecting the skin on your body. It would take a long time to slather serum from head to toe, but there are a handful of bodycare products that will smooth, moisturize, exfoliate, and brighten your skin just in time for you to whip out your short-shorts and tank tops.
Ahead are lotions, scrubs, and treatments designed to make your body looks its best and feel the softest it ever has while you get in some extra pampering. Once the warm weather arrives, you'll feel confident in your skin — just don't forget to wear sunscreen.
Thisworks Perfect Legs Natural Scrub
The first step to getting smooth skin? Exfoliate those dead skin cells that can create a rough texture, and even out its appearance. The Thisworks Perfect Legs Natural Scrub ($38) has pink Himalayan salt and a mix of blackcurrant, crambe, and sweet almond oils to keep dry skin everywhere on your body from impeding your soft-skin goals.
Pixi by Petra Glycolic Body Wash
Beauty lovers are already obsessed with Pixi's Glow Peel Pads, so the brand created the Pixi by Petra Glycolic Body Wash ($18) to extend that radiance to your body. The wash hydrates while chemically exfoliating your skin, leaving you smooth and moisturized.
Completely Bare Completely Smooth Moisturizing No-Bump Shave Gel
If you like to remove your body hair, the Completely Bare Completely Smooth Moisturizing No-Bump Shave Gel ($9) is one way to ensure you get a smooth shave without irritating your skin. The hydrating formula contains chamomile and aloe to soothe redness, and the gel texture makes it easy for your razor to slide across skin.
Gillette Venus Extra Smooth Green Disposable Women's Razors
When picking a razor, make sure it has enough blades to reach very hair. The Gillette Venus Extra Smooth Green Disposable Women's Razors ($11) have five blades to ensure you get as close of a shave as possible.
Paula's Choice Weightless Body Lotion With 2% BHA
You will not believe how huge of a difference the Paula's Choice Weightless Body Lotion With 2% BHA ($28) will make on your skin. You can say goodbye to "chicken skin," ingrown hairs, and rough patches with this chemically exfoliating cream.
Nivea Nourishing Skin Firming Body Lotion w/ Q10 and Vitamin C
Alternate using the exfoliating lotion with a hydrating and brightening one like the Nivea Nourishing Skin Firming Body Lotion w/ Q10 and Vitamin C ($11). The vitamin C will help to lift any dark spots on your skin and can create a firmer appearance over time with continued use.
Murad Acne Clarifying Body Spray
When you're struggling with body acne in hard-to-reach places, grab the Murad Acne Clarifying Body Spray ($40) and spray your back, butt, and anywhere else where zits are starting to creep up. Keeping one in your gym bag for post-workout will help to battle the breakouts.