For me, the journey to smooth skin—especially in the summer—has not always been smooth sailing. Sure, the summer season is great: rising temps, beach days, short shorts—okay, stop there. Baring my pale, flaky skin (thanks, polar vortex) is about the only thing I wasn’t looking forward to this summer. Add on my new-found spots of cellulite, and I’m ready to wear my favorite jeans in 95-degree weather. That is until I found a few of my favorite new skin products. Below are three products I’ve recently fallen in love with that also happen to work wonders when it comes to smooth summer skin. Am I a cellulite-free, golden goddess? No. But do I feel a whole lot better rocking my favorite Coachella-esque lacy shorts? You bet I do. Follow suit and you’ll feel a lot more confident in your smoothest summer skin yet, all season long.
DIRTY WORKS Glow Girl Buttery Salt Scrub
This one speaks for itself. I recently discovered this gem while browsing the beauty aisles of my local Marshalls (amazing find, I know). I like to use this exfoliator in the shower twice weekly, as it does wonders scrubbing away any dead skin, leaving my whole body silky smooth. This scrub normally retails for $14 at Nelly.com. I snagged it for only $5.99, and boy am I glad I did.
BLISS Fat Girl Soap Massage Bar
Hate the name, but absolutely love this product. It was another lucky find at Marshalls, and I’ve been using it religiously ever since. It features stimulating massage nubs along with skin-invigorating caffeine, peppermint, grapefruit extract, and jojoba beads that slough away dead skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite (short-term). The massage bar normally retails for $19 at Sephora, but I was able to grab it for a meager $9.99.
JERGENS Natural Glow Moisturizer + Firming
What do I love most about this product? It packs a one-two punch, tackling the appearance of cellulite while also giving me the golden glow I crave during the summer months, minus the harsh rays of the sun. The older I get, the more I realize how important it is to protect my skin from sun damage. Jergens Natural Glow ($8.79 at Target) allows me to maintain natural-looking color while keeping my skin healthy and youthful.
Images courtesy of Nelly.com, Sephora, and Target.