The article includes Visha Skincare brand founder Dr. Purvisha Patel’s expert commentary on the importance of exfoliating the skin before swimsuit season and features Visha Skincare Sugar Shrink Body Scrub.
Spring is here, and for those of us in most parts of the country (sorry, South Dakota), gone are the days of snow boots and warm jackets. As the days become longer and warmer, swimsuit season is probably on your mind, and there’s no better time than now to start prepping your skin. After all, Memorial Day is just weeks away. So we asked top dermatologists to share their secrets for gorgeous, glowing skin through summer. Ahead, the tricks and product picks you need before you buy that itty-bitty bikini you’ve been eyeing.
Lessen the look of cellulite
“Exfoliating the skin for swimsuit season is crucial,” says Purvisha Patel, MD, a dermatologist in Germantown, TN, and founder of Visha Skincare. It helps with everything from shaving and waxing to reducing the appearance of cellulite.” For cellulite, she explains, which is caused by the entrapment of fat lobules within fibrous bands under the surface of the skin, gently exfoliating in circular motions helps decrease the approach of such bands and the appearance of dimpled skin. Try Visha Skincare Sugar Shrink Body Scrub ($36; vishaskincare.com).