You might think that body acne is just a summer problem, but—surprise!—butt acne can also hit hard in the fall and winter. As many of us switch from patterned skirts and shorts to tight leggings that have a lot of friction and very little breathing room, it creates the perfect environment for butts to grow. An easy way to combat that is to exfoliate more—and the brand we trust most to buff away dull, dead, and congested skin while keeping it nourished and hydrated is Soft. Services.
Soft Services makes products that are gentle enough for everyday use (even if you have extremely sensitive skin) yet powerful enough to get the job done. And luckily for us (and our sellers), the brand is having a massive site-wide sale for Black Friday. From November 25 to 28, get 20% off sitewide.
We pay special attention to the Buffing Bar, which I personally love to use all over for baby-smooth skin (it even blows away my upper arms, leaving them silky smooth). and resilient). Our senior beauty editor, Zoë Weiner, swears the Buffing Bar will make her bust disappear in just three days.” As a tester of all sorts of beauty products’ effects. ‘miracle use’ for a living (most are BS—just real here), I don’t use that term carelessly After using a bar of soap to scrub my anal area for three days , almost not a single pimple appeared,” she said,
Polished Bar in “New Spice” (2 packs) — $24.00
Originally $30, now $24
The exact same recipe as the original Buffing Bar, just with a subtle festive fragrance. “If pumpkin spice had a father,” is how Soft Services describes it, and we agree.
What makes Buffing Bar work so well is that it targets folliculitis, which is the likely cause of those acne-like bumps on your booty. Folliculitis, which looks like acne, isn’t actually acne. It happens when materials (like leggings and underwear) rub against your skin, trapping bacteria and causing inflammation—which is even worse if you’re exercising and sweating a lot. Buffing Bar sloughs away dead skin cells and unclogs pores, leaving skin soft and smooth after one shower. It’s made of super fine and gentle abrasive crystals so it feels like you’re rubbing your body with a pumice stone. Moisturizing aloe and glycerin infuses moisture into the skin.
And if you’re also targeting those bumps on your arms, aka keratosis pilaris, the Buffing Bar’s exfoliating abilities are a great solution. Keratosis pilaris is just a buildup of keratin on your arms, so exfoliating them thoroughly once a week will minimize swelling and redness.
Buffing Bar aside, we see this Black Friday sale as an opportunity to stock up on our other favorite Soft Service products, including Speed Soak, a super-steaming lotion. It helps restore skin barrier function 30 seconds after you apply it after showering. It was a must for me in the summer when I used to shower after the pool or the beach, and now it is a must for me during the fall and winter. When I feel like my skin isn’t hydrated enough, I apply this gel cream on my arms and legs and watch my peeling crocodile skin transform.
That’s thanks to the famous duo of ingredients, glycerin and Aquaxyl. Glycerin is a humectant, which means it absorbs into the skin barrier more effectively, and Aquaxyl is a patented ingredient that helps replenish skin moisture. The two work in tandem to give you maximum moisture, which is what skin desperately needs this season (especially if you’re exfoliating more often!).
Dealing with dry, inflamed or chronically itchy skin? Comfort Cleanse is a worthy investment as its water-gel formula clears away dirt and bacteria without stripping skin of its natural moisture. Thanks to a large amount of glycerin, skin simultaneously feels hydrated *and* clean after showering. We also love using it while shaving.
Another favorite is Clearing Mist, which helps prevent breakouts on the face. It’s a medicated acne treatment powered by zinc PCA (2 percent) to help control excessive sebum, niacinamide (5 percent) to help even out hyperpigmentation, and salicylic acid (1 percent). ) helps dry up acne. Soft Service *finally* re-stocked the range, so we’re naturally adding some bottles to our cart—you never know when a pimple will strike.
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