Summer is finally here, so Independent Woman's thoughts have turned to soft, perfect skin to compliment those short skirts and string vests. We've scrubbed ourselves silly for the past week and nailed our pick of products to help smooth skin for summer.
Nuxe Fondant Body Scrub
Skin seeking a golden glow as well as a good buff should find the latest exfoliator from Nuxe well worth the effort. Designed to boost circulation as it refines skin texture, the Fondant scrub is peppered with grains and walnut powder which makes even the smallest of flakes a distant memory. It's not all grit and grind, sensitive skin will love the soothing orange and almond extracts.
Available from Arnotts, priced at €19
Lush Sugar Scrub
If your dry skin comes in smaller, dryer patches, Lush's Sugar Scrub is all you could wish for. Hand held, the scrub gently crumbles as it buffs and works a charm at smoothing stubborn skin on elbows, knees and heels. Laced with ginger root, lavender and fennel to calm, lumpy bits are put through their paces and if you happen to have overdone things with the tan, even the deepest orange glow becomes no more after the grainy granules have worked their magic.
Available from Lush, priced at €3.90
Cowshed Sea Salt Scrub
Stubborn skin searching for spearmint scrubbing need look no further then Cowshed's Sea Salt Scrub. Enriched with spearmint oil to cleanse, sea salt crystals to polish and seaweed to hydrate, the minty scrub makes light work of smoothing every last flake! Perfect for a morning pick me up, if the coarse grains fail to wake up skin, the minty fragrance certainly will.
Available from cowshedonline.com, priced at £40
Garnier Body Tonic Sugar Scrub
Combining nourishing fruit essences with firming caffeine and glycerol, Garnier's Body Tonic Sugar Scrub is perfect for ladies looking for a scrub that smoothes as much as it sloughs. Great on larger areas like arms and legs, the zesty scrub is packed with super sized granules which cut through the dry stuff. All that's left is supple, soft and deliciously smelly skin.
Available from Boots, priced at €10.49