Wind and cold weather can do a number on your skin -- so now that the temperature's rising, it's time to pay extra-special attention to your body's biggest organ. Get your skin ready for summer with these exfoliating scrubs, protective treatments, and soothing strategies.
Start by sloughing off that dry, damaged winter skin and awakening the smooth layer underneath with an invigorating body scrub made with leftover coffee grounds.
Post-winter skin is usually dry and scaly after months of low humidity and overheated homes and offices. Exfoliation kick-starts your skin's renewal system, removing dead cells and uncovering the fresher skin that's waiting underneath.
Try our recommended store-bought exfoliation products for the face and body, or use our recipes to make your own scrubs at home with foods such as pineapple, olive oil, and oatmeal. For the healthiest treatment, use organic ingredients.
Chosen wisely and used properly, scrubs do wonders for dry, scaly skin. And with the right ingredients, there shouldn't be any pain -- just gain. Not all scrubs are created equal, however, and you should look for different properties in products for your face versus your body, for sensitive areas versus tough spots. Our guide will help you choose the right treatments for fresh, radiant skin from head to toe.