I love the ease of throwing on a light tank top and shorts or a breezy dress in the summertime. But since more skin is showing, there are certain body care steps I take in the summer that I almost never do in the wintertime. Not only does it make your skin look and feel great, it can also feel like a little at-home spa experience!
The first thing I start doing regularly in the spring is full body exfoliation. I love a good scrub and nothing makes my skin feel smoother than doing a scrub in the shower. The Dove Body Exfoliator or Soap and Glory Flake Away are two recent favorites. They smell amazing and have enough scrub in them to really slough off dead skin, while leaving my skin feeling hydrated too.
Another thing I like doing regularly in the summertime is a BabyFoot Foot Peel . Basically you soak your feet in this solution while they are tied up in bags for about an hour or two. Then you rinse it off. In about a 7-10 days, all the dead skin on your feet will simply peel off. It is equally gross and satisfying. My feet feel amazingly soft afterwards! I am trying to get into the routine of slathering my feet in a deeply hydrating foot cream , but that is one step I have yet to add to my nighttime routine. I hate the feeling of lotion feet against my bed sheets, so I may try wearing socks to feel the moisture in without sticking to the sheets.
The last body care thing that I do is applying St. Tropez Gradual Tan Everyday Lotion regularly. It gives my skin the most subtle tan glow. I’m not one for laying out and trying to develop a dark tan during the summer, so a realistic tan from a lotion is right up my alley. I’ve been using this product for over a year and still love it!