The only thing I like better than going to the beach is to smell like the beach—that way I feel like I’m always carrying it with me. When it comes to keeping the skin on my body soft in the hotter months, I stick with a few go-to moisturizers that always give off a scent of the summer.
It’s important to keep your skin soft and supple when it’s hot outside and to restore some of the moisture that can be lost due to self-tanners, saltwater, chlorine and even dry air conditioners. We are also showing off a lot more skin, so keeping the glow going is essential to looking sexy in your best summer dress.
My all-time favorite moisturizer is the Pure Coconut Oil by Ligne St. Barth. I have used this for years and always rub it into my skin while I’m still wet and just out of the shower. It leaves a light, fresh scent of coconut and makes me dream of far away exotic locations, plus the amazing sheen it leaves behind makes my body look nice and glowy. Just be careful not to throw on a silk dress on top of this oil (which can leave a stain)—I tend to apply it when wearing cotton.
If I am wearing silk, I slather on Korres Guava Body Butter, which is a rich formula that sinks into the skin without leaving a greasy residue and smells tropically divine. You almost want to eat it. Yummy!
A great moisturizer to smooth on after the sun is Skin Trip Coconut Mountain Ocean Moisturizer, which can be found at most health food stores. This light formula with aloe and pure coconut oil is made in small batches ensuring its high quality and freshness.
Now, if you don’t want to smell like the beach but still want all the benefits of the ocean, try La Mer The Body Lotion, which is packed with rich sea algae that will nourish your skin with the sea’s secret bounty.
What’s your favorite scented moisturizer to slather on this summer?