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11 Body-Care Essentials You Need in Your Bathroom

From salt scrubs to back massagers, don’t forget to treat *all* of your skin.

By: Hannah Baxter

For as much as we love to baby our complexions with all the best new products, it’s important to pay equal attention to the skin on the rest of your body as well. We all know that itchy feeling as a result of not applying enough lotion, or perhaps you’re battling a patch of keratosis pilaris (that bumpy chicken skin) on the backs of your arms. Whatever may be ailing you, all this extra time indoors isn’t doing us any favors in the skin department, so we recommend incorporating a few extra moisturizing, exfoliating, toning, and massaging products into your routine to ensure that your skin is as healthy and smooth as possible. Check out 11 of our favorites below.

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Nécessaire The Body Exfoliator, $30

First things first—you should be using a total body exfoliator in the shower to ensure you’re eliminating dry, rough patches of skin and preventing ingrown hairs. We love this fragrance-free formula, which is ideal for extra-sensitive skin.

Herbivore Coco Rose Coconut Oil Body Polish, $36

Sometimes a good old-fashioned body scrub is just the thing to transform your humble shower into a luxurious hammam. Nourishing coconut oil and Moroccan rose will leave your skin sinfully soft and smooth—not to mention, it smells amazing.

Dr. Janine Mahon Rejuvenating Breast Oil, $140

We’ve all experienced that achy feeling around your period when your chest feels like it weighs one hundred pounds. Dr. Janine Mahon, an expert in traditional Chinese medicine, formulated this breast oil to help break down toxins, reestablish the flow of qi, and to relieve lingering discomfort.

iS Clinical Body Complex, $72

Don’t just moisturize your skin after you bathe or shower—protect it with antioxidants, vitamins, and natural exfoliators to further smooth and renew the surface. Green tea, retinol, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin E all ensure your skin is in tip-top shape day after day.

Follain Instant Glow Body Oil, $26

When your skin really needs an extra boost of hydration, top your moisturizer with this non-greasy body oil. We recommend letting it dry for about five minutes, then curling up in your favorite ultra-plush robe and enjoying a cup of tea.

NuFace NuBody Skin Toning Device, $399

Your best bet for any at-home firming treatment is microcurrent, and this body-specific device is able to tackle larger areas like your butt or thighs just like the brand’s cult-favorite facial tool.

Supergoop! Play Everyday Lotion SPF 30 with Sunflower Extract, $22

Even if you’re only going outside for a 20-minute sanity walk, it’s important to protect your skin from the sun’s rays—that includes your hands, arms, and anywhere else that’s not covered by fabric. This lightweight lotion contains calming rosemary leaf and protective sunflower extracts, so your skin stays hydrated and free from environmental damage.

St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse, $18

While we’ll always stress the importance of sun care, we also understand the allure of a bronzed glow. This classic mousse is practically foolproof and can deliver a buildable tan without leaving you a streaky mess in just one application.

Bawdy x Sephora Collection Flaunt It Butt Sheet Mask - Retexturizing + Rejuvenating, $8 $4

When else are you going to have the time to indulge in a butt sheet mask? If that delicate skin needs a little love (and we know ours does), let the retexturizing watermelon and kiwi extracts work their magic.

Nurse Jamie Uplift Body Sonic Massaging Beauty Roller, $159

A dual head/body massager is exactly what we need right now. Lift and tone your skin while loosening those cramped muscles, especially after a day spent hunched over working from your bed, couch, or kitchen table. You’ll thank us later.

Vybe Percussion Massage Gun, $150

And if a handheld device isn’t enough for you, we see you and we feel you. It’s time to invest in a massage gun—a battery-powered device that comes with three different massage heads to target large, medium, and small muscle groups. It’s the most relaxed you’ll have felt in weeks.

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