My all-time favourite bodycare products for exfoliating, moisturising, and caring for your skin from head to toe.
Aside from the obvious, I also decided to include my favourite tanning products along with SPF, hand cream, masks, and tools. I’m a creature of habit when it comes to bodycare, and so there’s only a couple of products per category, with the exception of tanning and bronzing as there’s quite a few I rotate around.
I like to exfoliate my body about once a week, but this can change if I’ve decided to apply tan. I like gentle exfoliating products that don’t irritate my skin, that are easy to use, effective at what they do, and as hydrating as possible – and they have to smell great too! I’m very particular 🙂
Body Wash and Body Gels
Creams, Butters and Oils
Sleep Inducing, Muscle Relaxing
Sleep is something I’m very passionate about, and I’ve worked hard to build an effective nighttime routine that helps to ease my anxiety and occasional night terrors. As I’ve mentioned many times, my anxiety is predominantly physical (you can listen to me talk about it on this podcast) and so constant muscle tension is a huge issue for me. I’ve tried many different products and approaches and the ones that have given me the most relief are listed below.
Hand Cream and Masks
Tanning and Bronzing
My go-to brands for tanning and bronzing for the face and body are Amanda Harrington, Bondi Sands and Tan Luxe. I like easy, hassle-free, I’m-terrible-at-applying-tan-but-these-make-me-look-like-a-pro kind of products. Very little or zero smell, quick-drying, zero streaking, and most importantly – natural.
Bioderma and Avène have always been my favourite last-minute, grab-and-go brands when it comes to SPF for the body (they have great broad-spectrum sensitive skin SPFs for kids, too). The brand I always seek out (when I’ve planned in advance!) however, is Institut Estederm. It’s a brand I’ve used for over 10 years, and one I discovered when I was worried about turning into a shriveled prune in the Middle East. I love the the Adaptasun range in particular as it prevents photo-aging and cell damage and works with your skin’s own natural pigmentation process to tan safely.
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