Strip Down, Lather Up, and Glow (Our Summer Body Reset)

Written by: Megan O’Neill


Published on: July 26, 2023


The moment has come to get naked: As we’ve been doing our best to spend as much time outside as possible—BBQs, beaches, hikes—our sun-, sea-, pool-, and elements-exposed skin is now in need of some loving restoration. From an ultramoisturizing scrub that smells like an explosion of vetiver and oakmoss in the shower to a gleamy body oil and the most flattering self-tanner ever, here’s a body care boot camp plan that feels fantastic every step of the way and leaves every inch of you glowing and replenished.

1. Dry Brush for Skin Detox

Dry brush each morning—we like to do it just before jumping in the shower—to smooth away dead skin, considerably boost glow, and invigorate yourself for the day. (Here’s how to do it.)

  1. goop Beauty
    Ultimate Dry Brush
    goop, $25SHOP NOW

2. Exfoliate and Hydrate at Once

This blend of salt and microexfoliating minerals like quartz and garnet is also swirled with nourishing kakadu plum seed oil, so it’s as hydrating as it is dead-skin-cell-obliterating. When you step out of the shower, you might find that you don’t even need moisturizer.

  1. goop Beauty
    Microderm Instant Glow Body Polish
    goop, $48SHOP NOW

3. Get into Body Oil

You can massage it onto damp skin after showering if you need more moisture, but many of us, following Erica Chidi’s lead, are now smoothing it onto our gloriously naked bodies every morning. This one is the best for that practice—or anytime you’re in need of super nourishing hydration, an energizing ginger-violet-cedar scent, or a bit of sheen.

  1. goop Beauty
    Afterglow Body Oil
    $48.00/$43.00 with subscriptionSHOP NOW

4. Glow All Over—in Seconds

Sweep this tinted oil over arms, legs, collarbones—anywhere—to add a beautiful, sexy sheen and a gorgeous subtle scent. The oil is super light, so you get the prettiest gleam when you layer it on top of our ultranourishing body butter.

  1. Balmyard Beauty
    Paradise Bronzing Oil
    $98.00SHOP NOW

5. Self-Tan for the Easiest Glow

Use this miraculous foam all over your body for a warm, flattering burnish or to add beautiful, even tone to a natural tan. It blends like a dream, dries instantly, has no scent, and doesn’t transfer, so you can jump into bed or into an all-white outfit seconds after applying it. You can apply it with Saltyface’s ultrasoft body brush, a mitt, or your hands. And the tan itself, which develops in a few hours, is just gorgeous. (Here’s how to apply it.)

  1. Saltyface
    Tanning Foam
    goop, $62SHOP NOW

Use this tanning water on your face for an instant summery glow. It’s long-lasting, streak-free, and made for every skin type (even acne-prone and sensitive). Mix a few drops into your daily SPF or moisturizer or smooth the tanner on as the last step in your nighttime routine (the tan deepens for 24 hours). Plus, the amber bottle is just so chic.

  1. Saltyface
    Tanning Water
    goop, $44SHOP NOW

Bonus: Try this brush for tricky areas like ankles (it’s also very nice for the face).

  1. Westman Atelier
    Powder Brush
    goop, $85SHOP NOW

6. Spritz on Summery Scent

Perfume isn’t exactly a body product, but it also isn’t not one either. Equal parts fruity, light, and sexy, this peach-and-citrus blend captures the freewheeling essence of summer, and truly, we cannot get enough of it.

  1. Heretic
    Dirty Peach
    goop, $125SHOP NOW

7. Moisturize Like You Mean It

Used regularly, this rich body cream leaves your skin smooth, fresh, plumped, glowy, and, of course, deeply hydrated. Extra credit: an ultramoisturizing hand cream with SPF that sinks in like a dream and a foot cream that’s just heaven.

  1. goop Beauty
    Nourishing Repair Body Butter
    goop, $65SHOP NOW
  2. Unsun
    Hand Cream SPF 15
    goop, $27SHOP NOW
  3. Lavido
    Thera Intensive Foot Cream
    goop, $28SHOP NOW