After months and months of recommendations for keeping your facial skincare up to snuff for the cold weather, it’s easy to forget the rest of your skin in the process. With two simple steps you can spare yourself the pain of flaky legs and rough elbows.

The first step to smoothing things over is a good, honest scrub down. Whether you prefer a bath or a shower, start with good, wet skin and follow up with a nice, luxurious and grainy mix to get rid of any lingering dead skin or flakes. The newest trend in body scrubs is the addition of coffee to the standard sugar or salt formulas to add extra long scrubbiness (that doesn’t dissolve), and caffeine and antioxidants to brighten and firm the skin. Something like Fig and Yarrow’s Cardamom and Coffee Body Scrub has all the best ingredients and a festive spicy smell to make the extra step in the shower extra worth it. 

 

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Now, when the weather is cold, the last thing you want to do is wander around your apartment naked and shivering waiting for your body butter to sink in. While traditional thick and creamy textures are great for keeping the summer tan in check in the winter, look to formulas that are thin and sink in quick that have extra slick hydrating ingredients.

The Dr Bronner’s Organic Lotion is a little misleading with it’s very basic pump bottle packaging, but a little bit of this formula goes a very long way. Organic oils (hemp, avocado and jojoba in particular) make this formula supremely hydrating with little or no residue, allowing you to get dressed almost as soon as you dry off.

 

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If you’re looking for something with a little bit more hydration but still want that non-greasy feel left behind on the skin, a dry oil is a great way to go. The Acure Organics Dry Oil Spray features their star ingredient argan oil, along with sea buckthorn and vitamin E for brightness and even tone. A formula like this adds just that extra hint of nourishment without any added slick to get you snuggled up into your warm cozy clothes sooner rather than later.

 

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Whether your skin prefers the express lotion format or a heftier oil based formula, there are plenty of quick and easy ways to keep your skin in tip top shape throughout the winter. Show us how you stay smooth on Instagram and Twitter by tagging @styleblendmag.

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