Dealing With Rough, Dry Skin On Your Body

Dealing With Rough, Dry Skin On Your Body
After the longest, darkest winter in most people’s memory, this spring has been sweeter than most. Lockdown is beginning to lift and the sun is finally making a reappearance, meaning we’re ready to switch trainers for sandals and sweatpants for skirts. Unfortunately, if hiding beneath tracksuits means that your skin is anything like ours, you’ll be aghast to find a flaky, dry mess. Luckily, the latest body scrubs, serums and lotions offer a speedy approach to achieving soft, smooth skin from the neck down.

Create A Smooth Canvas

No amount of moisturiser can get rid of a build-up of dry skin, especially around your elbows, knees and feet. Depending on your skin type, you may need to exfoliate daily, once a week or every now and again. With the help of roasted and powdered coffee beans, Drunk Elephant Sugared Koffie Almond Milk Body Scrub injects some much-needed luxury into the laborious task. Trust us when we say, your skin will never have felt as soft and smooth as it does after using this gritty formula. We’d go as far as to say it’s addictive. If you’re prone to breakouts, it’s worth exploring Sunday Riley Charcoal Smoothie Body Scrub, £32.00. Activated charcoal deeply cleanses skin, while salicylic acid exfoliates away rough patches and keeps spots at bay.

Activate Your Body Products

Most of us are well-versed with using active ingredients on our face, but if you incorporate them into your body care too, you’ll see visible results faster. For those concerned about the signs of ageing, using a body treatment with retinol, like Paula's Choice Retinol Body Treatment, £33.00, will encourage the skin to produce more collagen, in turn plumping out fine lines and smoothing skin. Rich in exfoliating AHAs, makes light work of bumps, including keratosis pilaris for super smooth skin all over. This Works Perfect Legs Skin Miracle, £39.00 is packed with brightening vitamin C, plus it gives skin a subtle, sun kissed glow and despite the name, we slather it on all-over.

Lock In Hydration

Your skin will thank you for putting in a little extra effort in the evening with a body cream – even if it’s just on your arms and legs. From Sol de Janeiro Bom Dia Bright Cream, which contains vitamin C and AHAs for radiant, smooth skin to Aesop Rejuvenate Body Balm, £29.00, the latest flurry of new formulations provide maximum hydration without leaving your skin feeling greasy or sticky.

Don’t Forget Your Feet

If you’ve been padding round the house all winter in thick socks and slippers, your heels are likely to be dry, cracked and in need of attention. Anyone who has used Margaret Dabbs London Professional Foot File, £26.00 Margaret Dabbs London Professional Foot File will know that nothing sloughs away dead skin on your heels as quickly and easily, but it’s Margaret Dabbs London Intensive Hydrating Foot Lotion, £26.00 that keeps your feet in ship-shape. We recommend massaging it into feet every night before you climb into bed. If you’re looking for more of a quick fix, wear a pair of Patchology Best Foot Forward Softening Foot & Heel Mask, £10.00 while you’re applying your makeup and within 10 minutes your feet have that post-pedicure softness.

Posted: Monday, 20 January 2020