It finally seems as if this awful weather is going away and i can almost feel Spring/Summer coming already. I'm looking forward to not wearing a million layers! In preparation, i've gone through my collection and found my go-to body care products at the moment to help get your body into Spring/Summer mode easily.
One of the steps is exfoliating. I always concentrate on my knees, elbows and shoulders the most as these are the area's most in need of buffing away any dead skin (especially if you're planning to use any fake tanning products). I normally rotate between a few but they're always Soap & Glory and i'm currently using the Scrub 'em and Leave 'em Body Buff which smells like perfume but helps keep dead skin at bay.
After bathing/showering, i always moisturise. I'm obsessive about it seriously - maybe because my skin is so prone to becoming dry but i've been looking for those holy grail body moisturisers for a while and i've found some great products. One of the body lotions i use is the The Body Shop Shea Body Butter which is a very thick formula that i normally use on my driest patches - like my shoulders, elbows and knee's. This is super hydrating and sinks in really quickly and makes your skin feel silky smooth.
For any 'problem' area's, my go to body lotion is the Palmers Cocoa Butter Firming Lotion. By problem, i mean any places that need firming or have stretch marks. This has really helped add some elasticity to my skin and help reduce the look of my stretch marks and make them more manageable. I always use this on the tops of my arms, my inner thighs and my belly.
For an all over moistuser, a new favourite is the Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturiser with Cocoa Butter which not only makes you smell like a giant chocolate bar but is so quick and easy to do. Rather than sitting around rubbing lotions into your skin a quick spray and you're done. It takes a whole 20 seconds for me to do my whole body and this sinks in so quickly - literally seconds - so no awkward sitting around butt naked waiting for it to sink into your skin. I've noticed a difference since using this as it leaves my skin feeling super soft and moisturised but not at all greasy. I will put up a full review of this soon as i think i'm in love!