This Body Care Routine Might Actually Cure Your Thirsty Winter Skin

Advancements in the body care category mean you can now treat your neck skin to a more targeted TLC.

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Advancements in the body care category mean you can now treat your neck skin to a more targeted TLC.

In the depths of winter, it’s easy to overlook everything from neck to toe, as we bundle up rather than bare it all. But the body-care category is full of exciting innovations, and splurging on a few treats for your forgotten limbs might be just the thing to make you want to show off some skin again as spring approaches.

Body products have expanded to become much more than cleansing gels and scented lotions; we’re talking active serums, hydrating mists, nourishing oils and treatments, all formulated to care for your body the same way you care for your face. Here are a few we think are worth adding to your routine.

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EXFOLIATING

Pure Mama Bump Scrub, $42, may have been designed with pregnancy in mind, but the creamy blend of coconut oil, bamboo powder and ground pumice stone makes this scrub suitable for all skin types. skin. Exfoliators slough off dead skin cells and prep skin for a follow-up dose of hydration. Use a few times a week in the shower to promote cell turnover and circulation while massaging the scrub all over your body.

SCARS TREATMENT

Each scar tells a story. Whether it’s a story of bravery and courage or an unfortunate accident, if you have one you want to minimize, Truncate Scar Concentrate, $160, is formulated to soften both the old and new. With 26 bioactive superfruits and a cocktail of antioxidants, this treatment product promotes collagen production and cell turnover, also helping to fade stretch marks and hyperpigmentation.

SERUM

A serum is designed to provide more active ingredients, and you can choose these ingredients based on your skin’s needs. Because winter is a time when dead skin tends to build up, applying a body serum with alpha hydroxy acids to clean skin offers a way to gently exfoliate to promote smooth skin. and a more even complexion. Ren AHA Smart Renewal Body Serum, $68, contains lactic acid to do just that. Best used in the winter as it can make you more sensitive to the sun, but double it with SPF no matter when the limbs are exposed.

BODY OIL

We all have a simple body lotion in our stash, but upping your game with an oil is a great way to really condition dry patches. Most oils are multi-purpose and work wonders all over the body, especially for particularly rough areas such as cracked heels, cuticles, elbows, and even the ends of your hair.

Go-To Exceptionoil, $56, contains cocoa butter, jojoba oil, and floral Monoi de Tahiti and goes on best on lightly damp, clean skin. Go ahead and add a pinch of this tropical scented oil to your bath water for a truly luxurious soak.

ILLUMINATOR

It’s one of those products that’s nice to have, not essential, but the feel-good factor of applying a tanning oil in the dead of winter is simply unbeatable. The best thing about Emma Lewisham’s Illuminating Oil for Face and Body, $92, is that it’s packed with nourishing ingredients to take care of your skin long-term, while giving you a glow at the same time. short term.

Containing eight high-performing active ingredients, independent testing shows this oil provides antioxidant protection to the skin for over eight hours. Hyaluronic acid also works to boost skin hydration.

HAZE

If time is short, add a body mist to your beauty bag for a dose of hydration in seconds. Pure Fiji Body Mist, $33, is an unsung hero in the body category but is a true MVP thanks to its use of dilo leaf hydrosol. In addition to its revitalizing properties, dilo is anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antifungal and, combined with coconut oil, keeps the skin hydrated for up to 24 hours. Spray all over your body whenever your skin needs a drink and make room for it in your beach bag when the sun comes out.