The Beauty Tools You Need in Your Shower
You might have your head to toe skin routine down pat, but every once in a while it’s a good idea to hit refresh. Exfoliating tools are the secret to truly revitalized skin. Scrubbing away dead skin cells and unclogging pores reveals new skin, and these handy tools work harder and go beyond your usual cleansers. Check out the pieces you need to stock in your shower for some seriously smooth, bump-free skin.F
Make your cleanser go the extra mile with a textured facial pad. Put a drop of your usual product in the middle and slowly massage it into your skin for a deeper clean. Pat dry with a clean towel and apply your usual moisturizer or serum. The nubs on this sponge help to open up the pores, making your cleanser and your follow-up products better absorb into the skin.
We like: Sephora Collection Precision Pore Cleansing Pad, $5, sephora.com
If your skin can handle it (i.e. isn’t too sensitive or redness-prone), you can start pre-shower with a dry rubdown with a body sponge. Otherwise, wet skin and use the sponge with an exfoliating scrub to remove scaly skin. Do this pre-shaving for a super close shave.
We like: The Body Shop The Body Sponge, $4.80, thebodyshop-usa.com
Follow up your exfoliating routine with a moisturizing body wash with vitamins A, C and E to replenish and soften skin. Work into a lather with the body sponge. For silky skin post-shower, apply baby oil to damp skin to retain moisture and seal in the softness.
We like: Peter Thomas Roth Mega-Rich Body Wash, $18, nordstrom.com