With the arrival of swimsuit season, are you worried by the prospect of dry, sun-parched skin? We’ve found the best products for your body and your face to get you ready for the warm season in no time.
What can you do about it? It’s simple: moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! At least, that’s what New York plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Schwartz says. “Products containing hyaluronic acid are especially recommendable, as [the molecule in this product] creates links with moisture to hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water.” Rachel Roff, founder of Urban Skin Rx, recommends using body lotion rich in glycolic acid every day or two, depending on how sensitive your skin is. “Glycolic acid exfoliates dead skin, revealing a smoother, more even skin tone. It’s also the best ingredient for controlling keratosis pilaris, those unsightly little bumps commonly found on the back, arms and thighs.”
It’s not only facial acne that can make even the most beautiful of women feel self-conscious in a bikini: acne on the back or buttocks can be embarrassing for just about anyone, male or female. Rachel Roff recommends washing your skin every day with a sulfur-based cleanser, which will destroy the bacteria that cause acne, while healing inflammation of the pores. You should also wipe the skin once or twice a day with a pad moistened with glycol and salicylic acid. “The back and buttocks have thicker skin than any other part of the body, so a professional exfoliation treatment on those areas a few times a year may be an excellent idea.”
There’s a simple way to remove the peach fuzz found on your cheeks, on your chin and around your lips. The Dermaflash facial exfoliating device uses a blade specially designed for the delicate skin of the face to gently remove unwanted facial hair. It also evens out your complexion and enables your skin to absorb products more easily. “Your make up will glide on effortlessly on the flawless canvas you have created,” claims Dara Levy, creator of Dermaflash.
Does the skin on your feet have a rough life? Start by getting at least two high-quality files, one coarse and one medium-grit, and use them once a week while your feet are dry. Afterwards, exfoliate your feet in the shower using products that contain essential oils to exfoliate, soften and moisturize your skin. Finally, rub your feet with shea butter for at least 60 seconds.
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