The Best Body Scrubs For All-Over Smoothness

When it comes to skincare, a lot of people tend to focus attention on the face, filling their bathroom shelves with the best face washes, moisturizers, exfoliators, and treatments. But surprisingly, many consumers neglect to give their body the same level of care. While moisturizing with a body lotion might already be part of your repertoire, it’s just as important to exfoliate to help remove dead skin and promote smoothness and healthy cellular regeneration all over. The best body scrubs can do just that, while also turning your shower routine into a spa-like experience thanks to luxe scents and lush ingredients.

The best body scrubs typically combine an exfoliant (such as sea salt, sugar, or ground up coffee or seeds) with nourishing ingredients that help relax the muscles, senses and skin (like hydrating oils or fruit and herbal extracts). By giving your body a good buffing once or twice

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20 Game-Changing Body Lotions, Including My Favorite Drugstore Pick

Keeping your skin adequately moisturized—in particular as we head deeper into fall and, eventually, the winter cold—can be challenging, to say the least. Because dry skin is triggered by a lack of humidity, a drop in temperatures, and high winds, the change in season presents its obvious skincare-related challenges.

In fact, your skin loses more than 25% of its ability to retain moisture as temperatures drop, writes Jessica Wu, MD, a board-certified dermatologist. In other words, dry skin can quickly give way to painful, cracked patches and even eczema-related symptoms if left untreated.

True to form, dermatologists have a few general tips. First and foremost, keep scalding-hot showers to a minimum, don’t over-wash your hands, and avoid harsh skincare ingredients like sulfates, certain alcohols, and benzoyl peroxide.

Most importantly, invest in a tried-and-true body lotion and apply it liberally after your daily shower or bath. Pick your potion below—from

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These Are the Comforting Beauty Products I Get Out Every Autumn

It would seem that after a rather intense Indian summer, autumn is set to start rolling in next week. And, as we prepare for 10-degree drops and chilly winds, is anyone starting to feel a bit (dare I say it) excited? Trust me—I love summer as much as the next person, but there is something really quite wonderful about the few weeks that come after summer, before the beating winds and drizzle blow in when the air is crisp and cool but the sun is still shining.

And after six months of wishing that being outside felt a little bit more normal, I’ve never been more ready to baton down the hatches and get into full-blown nesting mode. Of course, in true beauty-editor style, while some prepare to throw themselves into home DIY projects and baking experiments, I’m getting stuck into planning my autumn beauty routine.

After a

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20 Game-Changing Body Lotions That Instantly Make Your Skin Look Expensive

Keeping your skin adequately moisturized throughout the winter can be challenging, to say the least. Because dry skin is triggered by a lack of humidity, frigid temperatures, and high winds, this season presents its obvious skincare-related challenges.

In fact, your skin loses more than 25% of its ability to retain moisture in the winter, writes Jessica Wu, MD, a board-certified dermatologist. In other words, dry skin can quickly give way to painful, cracked patches and even eczema-related symptoms if left untreated.

True to form, dermatologists have a few general tips. First and foremost, keep scalding-hot showers to a minimum, don’t over-wash your hands, and avoid harsh skincare ingredients like sulfates, certain alcohols, and benzoyl peroxide.

Most importantly, invest in a tried-and-true body lotion and apply it liberally after your daily shower or bath. Pick your potion below—from $5 to $400.

Drugstore Heroes: $5 to $19

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body

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