Dry body brushing is thought to have a range of benefits, from improved lymphatic drainage and increased circulation to cellulite reduction and exfoliation. Starting at the feet, move your brush upwards in sweeping, circular motions, concentrating on areas like the butt, upper thighs and backs of the arms. Follow up with a warm shower and a generous amount of your favourite body oil.
Try: Goop G.TOX Ultimate Brush, $30 at Mecca.
Prefer a lazier approach to body exfoliation? Try a chemical formula rich in AHAs and BHAs to smooth and soften the skin below the neck. It’s a great method if you’re prone to ingrown hairs or ‘chicken skin’ on the arms and thighs, as well.
Try: Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Exfoliating Body Treatment, $88 at Mecca.
A Better Shower Gel
The quickest way to upgrade your shower experience is with a superlative body wash. Minenssey’s brand new launch is formulated with jojoba, macadamia nut oil, jasmine and honeysuckle for a soft, foamy lather that not only smells divine, but leaves the skin baby soft.
Try: Minenssey Body Wash, $36 at Minenssey.
Body serums are a targeted way to treat any concerns you might have, from dehydration to uneven tone. Nécessaire’s version contains niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, ceramides and panthenol to plump and care for the skin. Try it under your moisturiser or oil.
Try: Nécessaire Body Serum, $62 from Nordstrom.
The perfect body lotion is one that’s lightweight but supremely nourishing, smells incredible and is packed with good-for-skin ingredients. Minenssey’s new Body Lotion ticks all of the boxes and then some. Rich in antioxidants and fatty acids, it’s creamy but quickly absorbed thanks to a base of skin-softening jojoba and macadamia oils. The uplifting fragrance (a blend of honeysuckle, pink grapefruit and jasmine essential oils) is a treat for the senses as well.
Try: Minenssey Body Lotion, $42 at Minenssey.
Looking to update that can of Rexona that’s been in your vanity for lord-knows-how-long? Turns out, there’s a multitude of effective but chic deodorant products popping up on the market, some of which contain significantly less irritants than traditional options. We’re big fans of the Kosas Chemistry Deodorant as it uses an AHA blend to gently exfoliate the armpits and subdue odour. Genius.
Try: Kosas Chemistry AHA Serum Deodorant, $23 at Mecca.