Who among us doesn’t want to retain the beautiful, youthful and radiant skin we were born in? I’m sure we all do; or at least I do! That is the reason why skin care products are gaining more recognition each day.
You can’t turn the channel or flip through a magazine without seeing some new product related to promoting skin health. And then of course there are the models with glowing skin. Kind of like Chanel Iman on the left…
With that said, as aging adults (and those of us who never plan on aging, but simply want to keep our bodies beautiful) it is crucial that we include exfoliation in our daily, or at minimum, weekly skin care routine.
Body exfoliation is the process that removes dead skin cells and protects the skin from harmful effects of fungi and dirt. As a result, it helps the new, glowing skin to resurface.
When we think of exfoliating we often tend to think only about our face.However, it is just as important to give the same attention to the rest of our body as we do to our face, neck and décolleté. Remember- our skin is the largest organ we have!
As our age increases, the body's natural ability to shed dead skin cells decreases gradually, making skin pale and dull. To regain the soft, glowing, youthful skin we need to exfoliate on a regular basis.
Here are my Top 5 Exfoliating Body Lotions:
This exfoliating body lotion promotes skin renewal and repair, helping smooth fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet and forehead creases. A 10% glycolic AHA gently exfoliates dead skin, bringing, younger, smoother skin to the surface. Increases skin moisture while leaving skin looking supple and refined.
2. Burt's Bees Cocoa & Cupuacu Butters Body Lotion $8.00
A blend of rich Cocoa and Cupuaçu Butters mingle with botanical moisturizers like Sunflower and Olive Oils. Burt’s Bees Cocoa and Cupuaçu Butter lotion is clinically proven to make your skin feel soft, smooth and super healthy for up to 24 hours.
3. Alba Botanica – Very Emollient Body Lotion Maximum Dry Skin w/AHA $12.00
A natural, maximum moisture body lotion packed with rich botanical emollients and humectants to relieve dry, itchy skin instantly and provide 24 hours of hydration. This exfoliating body lotion blends aloe vera, green tea and chamomile extracts plus antioxidants to nourish, soothe and soften dry skin on contact. Cellular renewal is supported with alpha hydroxy acids, so extremely rough, dry skin develops a fresh and healthy-looking appearance.
4. DERMAdoctor KP Duty $30
KP Duty incorporates medically proven technology including ingredients for hydrated and healthy skin. Medically potent levels of Glycolic Acid blends with Urea, the dermatologist-recommended humectant, to soften and smooth away the driest, roughest skin.
5. Kiss My Face Moisturizer Peaches & Creme w/ AHA $11.95
This quickly absorbing, 4% AHA moisturizer is recommended for daily use on the face or body to help unblock and cleanse pores, speed up the exfoliation process, allow new, healthy skin cells to emerge and reduce discoloration and age spots.