Body Scrubs for winter skin

Time to slough off those dead skin cells, and get that body  ready for winter parties! Winter is NOT an excuse to neglect your bodycare routine! Just because your legs are, for the most part, under trousers or thick tights, doesn’t mean you can relax on the hair removal!

And, as your skin dries out in the winter, thanks to heating and cold weather, the need for body exfoliation is high. So, here are six super body scrubs, perfect for getting rid of that dead skin, and leaving your body silky smooth for winter!

 

BOdy scrubs for winter skin

The Sai-Sei Mineral Invigorating Body Scrub (£28, Space NK) has quite a strong smell, but using essential minerals from Japan’s ancient hot springs, known as Onsen, it leaves your skin feeling great. Apricot seeds, refreshing Water Bamboo and Sasa Veitchii extracts really work.

Ragdale Hall Spa Shower Scrub (£6.50, Marks and Spencer) uses natural pumice and bamboo grains to buff the skin keeping it looking radiant all through the winter. Result. It’s a great scrub for the price.

Now for the tubs. Clinique’s Sparkle Skin Body Exfoliating Scrub (£24, clinique.co.uk) is a perennial favourite in this house, great for guys and girls. Use it wherever you feel rough , dry areas – heels, elbows, knees, and everywhere else when you need to. It smoothes and refreshes; skin feels cool after use.

Elemental Herbology’s Macadamia & Papaya Radiance Body Scrub (£30, elementalherbology.com) got my vote, but my other half said it left a bit of a greasy film. Ouch. It is very rich – which will be the Buruti Oil – and your skin does feel very, well, oiled, afterwards, but I liked that feeling. It contains active ingredients papaya, sea salt and sugar to exfoliate, and Macadamia and Buriti – the so-called Tree of Life –  oils, rich in essential fatty acids. Brilliant nourishment for the skin.

Another favourite here is Clarins Tonic Body Polisher (£31, clarins.co.uk). It has the most amazing scent, thanks to the essential oils of rosemary, rosewood and mint, and sugar and salt crystals to exfoliate. It works beautifully to exfoliate your skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth immediately.

Finally Crystal Clear’s Crystal Body Polish (£34, crystalclear.co.uk) is solid when you first open it. Scoop it out, apply to your skin and marvel at the results. Fine micro crystals and the precious stone Garnet create a mild microdermabrasion effect. it’s really effective, and you will want to use it every day!

Any of these will see you scrub up beautifully!