While crumbled cocoa and coconut shells slough off dry skin, cocoa butter and coconut oil soften (and make you feel as if you’re bathing in a vat of chocolate).
Fresh Cocoa Body Exfoliant, $54, sephora.ca
A nicely formulated oil—like this luxe mix of camellia, sweet almond and plum-kernel oils—can restore lustre when applied on slightly damp skin.
Decléor Aromessence Nourishing Rich Body Oil, $68, decleor-ca.com
It’s a hefty investment, but this hand cream contains high-tech regenerating ingredients found in facial skincare, such
as green-tea stem cells. Bonus: It withstands several hand washes.
Amore Pacific Time Response Intensive Hand Renewal Crème, $100, Holt Renfrew
Soap can strip skin of moisture, so swap it out for a rich shower cream. This one is boosted with sweet almond extract and oil.
Dove Purely Pampering Almond Cream with Hisbiscus, $6, drugstores
Things that foam can dry your skin. Avoid dinosaur-scaly legs with a shaving cream containing shea butter and vitamin E.
Eos Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream in Lavender Jasmine, $6, evolutionofsmooth.ca