I've found the nicest remedy for the grossness that is August in New York, in the form of the SubLime Organic Coconut Lime Scrub* and the RefershMint Organic Body Oil*, both from the Organic Bath Co. At the end of the day, I scrubscrubscrub with the soothing, moisturizing dirt-removing scrub. Then just out of the shower I apply the body oil on wet skin. The peppermint is so cooling and the smell so fresh. I feel born anew!
I know body oils can get a little pricey. Most of us are not used to spending that much on body care. Why not try finding a nice unscented moisturizing cream, and adding a few drops of peppermint? I really like this one from Acure. Or a simple bottle of jojoba oil.
*These products were given to me as a registration gift from The Well Summit, coming to Boston in November. I'll be there! Anyone else?