Exfoliating for the Summer

June 9, 2016

Summer is here and so is the fact that we will be showing much more skin!
Whether you'll be in a bikini, shorts, or mini dress, you will most likely want to show of your beautiful smooth skin... "Smooth" being the operative word here, because if you're at all like me, you probably have some areas that are a little more rough and bumpy than others.

Never fear! There are several ways to exfoliate and remove dead, dry skin or any unwanted textural issues before heading out for some fun in the sun. Here are a few of my favorite options when it comes to body exfoliation:

Trader Joe's Lavender Salt Scrub

Salt scrubs are the more traditional route to go, and this one from Trader Joe's is an incredible option. It's essentially salt that is soaked in essential oils and moisturizing agents that you use to smooth away dead skin cells. This options is just as great as a high-end salt scrub, but for a fraction of the price. The only warning I have is beware if you have any cuts or wounds to avoid irritation from the salt.

The Bathery Dry Brush

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of dry-brushing. Not only is the sensation absolutely incredible, but the act of dry brushing also increases circulation, promotes toxin drainage from the body, and of course, gently brushes away dead skin cells. It sounds absolutely insane, but trust: after you get started, you'll be hooked!

Body Benefits by Body Image Bath Gloves

I picked these up on a total whim during my last trip to Wal-Mart, and I'm so glad that I did. Despite it being kind of awkward to put on gloves in the shower, it's almost like wearing a rough washcloth on your hands that you can use to multi-task, which is kind of incredible. I like to wear these into the shower, get the gloves wet, and lather up with my favorite body wash before cleansing and exfoliating - two birds with one stone!

What are your favorite ways to get your skin smooth & Summer-ready!

xoxo Mollie


  1. i LOVE that lavender scrub from trader joes!

    xx Chelsea

  2. Such a great post! Exfoliating your skin feels so good -- LOVE the lavender scrub from Trader Joe's too!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  3. Yes to the Trader Joe's Lavender Salt Scrub. They have so many great products. :]

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  4. Great post! I also do same thing like this!!
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