Tried & Tested
THE BEST BODY SCRUBS
■ Elemis Lime and Ginger Salt Glow, £40.50, elemis. com: USING this makes you feel like you have spent an hour in a spa.
The salt scrub is not too abrasive on skin but leaves it silky smooth. It smells divine too.
■ Soaper Duper Zesty Lemon Body Scrub £7, Tesco: SLOUGH off dull winter skin with this fast and effective body scrub. The strong blast of lemon is a great wake-up call in the morning and the scrub contains no colours, parabens, mineral oils or the like so is perfect for sensitive skin.
It’s also good value as a little goes a long way.
■ The Body Shop Coconut Exfoliating Cream Body Scrub £15 (250ml), £6 (50ml): THE moment I took the lid off this, I felt I had been transported to farwaway tropical climes. It smells gorgeous.
It is very thick, went on easily and wasn’t too rough on the skin but it did take a long time to rinse off the residue afterwards.
■ Ameliorate Smoothing Body Exfoliant £17.50, lookfantastic.com: RATHER than use in the bath or shower, you apply this to dry skin then leave it for a few minutes before showering. It gives a really effective, deep exfoliation.
After a few uses my skin was noticeably less bumpy. My only niggle – it smells a bit medicinal.