I’ve managed to transform my body skin from a bit dry and ropy to super-soft and pretty well devoid of any dryness at all and I hate to blow my own trumpet, but it does look really good. I’ve used a mixture of things to achieve this, including the Melvita Gradual Tan (HERE)which has a softening ability that’s almost magical and also a new cellulite cream called BioElixia (HERE). BioElixia makes some massive claims – to diminish appearance of cellulite by 38% in 28 days (although on the Australian site it claims 40% in 21 days!??) is one of them. It genuinely hasn’t lived up to that claim but what it does do is give your skin a beautifully silky and toned appearance that is above and beyond what many moisturisers can do. I’ve used it on both legs and arms and the backs of my arms are perfect.. not a little dry pimple in sight. So, on that level, it’s really impressive. I’ve also been using Caudalie Divine Oil (HERE)- it’s a dry oil that has the most beautiful smell and leaves a gorgeous sheen on the skin in a non-greasy formula.
As far as exfoliation goes, I’ve used pretty well nothing product wise, other than a little body loofah pad that I pinched from the hotel we stayed in in Hong Kong, which just goes to show that my body was parched, rather than clogged with dead skin cells! I’ve seen them on-line for about £2.50. It’s made me wonder whether body exfoliators are quite as essential as I’d previously thought.
I think the key to doing a bit of a body skin overall is not to deluge it with a cornucopia of products but to use a simple routine regularly. I have religiously used Elixia morning and night for about three weeks now, use Melvita Gradual Tan every other day and Divine Oil every evening – and exfoliating with the loofah every time I shower. Oh, I should also mention that I’ve been doing a quick dry-off with Washi’s Exfoliating Towel as well (HERE)