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The best scrubs, creams, oils and at-home treatments to ensure that the skin—from the tips of your toes to the edge of your neck— is kept touchably soft all summer long.
Written By Jess Basser Sanders
6 Smooth Skin Solutions | VIOLET GREY | The Industry's Beauty Edit | @violetgrey

— PHOTOGRAPHED IN THE STUDIO WITH VIOLET GREY

Our faces deserve all the beauty attention we lavish upon them, but while we devotedly apply lotions and potions to our visages, we tend to neglect our skin from the chin down. Without proper care our hands start to show their age ,sunspots and pigmentation begin to appear on our décolleté, and legs become dry and bumpy.

With this in mind, VIOLET GREY has compiled a list of six all-too-common dilemmas and the best scrubs, creams, oils and treatments to ensure that the skin you see in a full-length mirror is as smooth and flawless as that on your face.

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Whether your aim is to scrub away dead skin or prepare it for a flawless fake tan, Caudalie’s brown sugar scrub can handle your sloughing needs while still leaving skin nourished and hydrated.

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Larger than their at-home facial glycolic acid peel pads, Cane + Austin’s Retexturizing Body Pads are specifically designed to treat the body. Formulated to target uneven skintone or age spots, they can also help reduce the appearance of keratosis pilaris (those tiny red bumps that can appear on the upper arm). Simply swipe pad over affected areas and let the formula sink in.
Violet Says: Use only in the evenings and apply ample amounts of sunscreen during the day when in use as skin will be more sensitive to the sun.

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Dehydrated skin will benefit from this luxurious, all-natural body cream. Infused with African marula oil, it targets the driest of the dry—elbows, knees and feet—and restores firmness and hydration without leaving a greasy film.

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Nora Ephron once wrote, “Our faces are lies and our necks are the truth,” but with a little care, this need not be the case. Révive’s specialized formula increases cell renewal and encourages skin firmness—demonstrating that necks can be liars, too.

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Once a beauty secret for Greyl-family getaways, Leonor Greyl Huile de Secret de Beauté is a blend of natural vegetable oils that protects and moisturizes both hair and skin, while the lemongrass, tiare and yucca extracts leave behind a light, airy scent on skin.

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One’s hands often betray age, exposed as they are to the elements. Take care of this delicate skin with La Prairie’s brightening, refining and hydrating cream, which includes a dose of SPF 15 for sun protection.
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