When it comes to looking your best, it's all about the preparation. A good exfoliator is an absolute must-have for every bathroom, but you need to pick carefully. Sensitive skin won't appreciate being scoured half to death, but more robust skin may need a little oomph.
We all have our favourites, and what kind of spa buddies would we be if we didn't share them with you?!
Anne Semonin Black Sand Body Scrub is ideal for all skin types, as the fine grains of sand are combined with jojoba, calendula and sweet-almond oils. The marine elements of this product leave your skin tingling, fresh and revitalised, and as smooth as silk.
If you have sensitive skin, then Temple Spa's Sugar Buff Mediterranean Body Scrub is perfect. This super-gentle scrub combines olive oil, fig and pomegranate (which doesn't scratch the skin's surface like some products can). This product leaves your skin smooth, and the delicate granules even dissolve in water -- so you don't have to sit in a grainy bath!
If you like a really vigorous skin workout, then the Elemis Lime and Ginger Salt Scrub is ideal. This invigorating, zesty scrub is a spa stalwart for a reason - it's divine! Even though the scrub isn't rough on your skin, it is really effective. The crystals dissolve into the oil base after you've scrubbed, leaving you with a silky-soft oil layer after you've rinsed your skin.
Pinks Boutique Sugar Body Scrub is made from 90 per cent organic ingredients. Infused with lemongrass and mandarin organic essential oils, this scrub is the business! The heady scents are reminiscent of an exotic land and, as the sugar grains dissolve, you'll be left with skin so velvety-smooth and soft, you'll be truly amazed!
If, like us, you only want the very best from your spa-at-home products, then here's a date for your diary. On Monday 26 September 2011, The Good Spa Shop is launching a brand-new luxury online boutique. Selling only the very finest top-of-the range spa gifts for men and women, you'll be able to choose the perfect gift from a gorgeous range of skincare, body and home fragrance products. Top spa brands include Anne Semonin, Germaine de Capuccini, Ila, Kimia, Neal's Yard, Payot, Pinks Boutique, SenSpa, SPC, Sundari, Temple Spa, Ushvani and Ytsara!