Summer Beauty Woes - Part Two: Body Breakouts (2017 Update)
The weather is heating up, the sun is shining, and you're ready to stash those heavy winter layers for good (or at least for the next few months) and throw on a sexy little dress. I'm right there with you! And there is no way I'm letting body acne ruin my summer! You shouldn't either.
Here a few tips for keeping breakouts at bay:
First, swap your moisturizing body washes for a charcoal-based soap. These intensely detoxifying soaps will send blemishes packing without stripping your skin. Check out Seed to Serum favorite Remy & Roses Activated Charcoal Soap. (If you're feeling especially congested, feel free to use this soap on your face as well!)
Next, exfoliate, exfoliate, EXFOLIATE! I am a huge fan of Soul Sunday Cool Down Sugar Scrub. The texture is spectacular (not too rough, but not too gentle) AND it provides cooling relief in the summer heat. Looking for something a little more decadent? Smooth on LILFOX Flowerball Heart Chakra Body Polish. The scent is out. of. this. world. delicious.
Finally, apply a shimmering body oil to accentuate your clear, beautiful skin. I love, love, love de Mamiel Revitalizing Body Serum. It combines tried and true mica with exotic carrier oils like kukui, marula, prickly pear, and baobab. Yum! Another fantastic find is Mahalo Vacation Glow - the mica in this body oil leaves skin glowing and the magical essential oil blend smells insanely delicious. It's downright perfect. In the market for something a little more budget-friendly? Smooth on the ultra-velvety Skin Owl Body+.