Looking for some summer skincare solutions? We’ve got the tips and products to help get your skin in top condition and you feeling body confident.
GET IN A LATHER
Give your mood a makeover with a vibrant, zingy and refreshing shower mousse – which can do so much more than just help you wash. If you’re planning on shaving your legs, look for mousses which tick the shower and shave boxes. The instant mousse saves on precious shower time, the fragrance will leave your skin softly scented plus the foamy lather will help make shaving quick, easy and nick-free. Shower mousses can even help make your summer fragrance last longer. Start off with shower mousse, rinse off, then layer on a scented lotion. You’ll stay lightly fragranced the whole day through.
BUFF YOUR SKIN BEAUTIFUL
An exfoliator full of scrubbing grains is great for getting rid of dead skin on elbows, heels and knees. Skin renews overnight, so exfoliate first thing in the morning to reveal the healthylooking glow below. Exfoliating also makes your skin more absorbent, allowing your moisturiser to penetrate more deeply. Getting into a regular scrubbing and moisturising routine will leave your skin looking fresh and radiant.
ADD A LITTLE OIL TO YOUR SKIN
A shower oil gives your skin all the rich nourishment it needs, without leaving any greasiness behind. Did you know it’s a moisturising multitasker? So, if you’re too short on time to apply your moisturiser post-shower, the shower oil will leave your skin feeling soft and supple. It’s way too good to save for the shower alone, so drizzle into a warm bath for a pick-me-up treat.
GLOW WITH THE FLOW
Find your way to luminous, dewy skin with a simple slick of shimmering body oil. Highlighting shin bones and applying it to the tops of your knees is a clever way to contour and create a lengthening effect for your legs. Collarbones and shoulders (if they’re on show) will also benefit from a touch of shimmer because the sheen will catch the light and your skin will glow!
Not only can body oil make you look radiant, it also locks moisture into your skin for hours – up to twice as long as some lotions. Take the time to massage the oil into your skin and you won’t be left feeling greasy.
ADD THE FINISHING TOUCHES
With your washing and bathing basics covered, why not add a little extra TLC to your routine? A few drops of energising essential oil (think grapefruit, eucalyptus and mint) dropped into the bath while the water is warm can transform your bathroom into a scented haven.
Finishing up your shower with a blast of cold water (which is known to energise and temporarily tighten your skin) is the ultimate morning wake-up call. Dry body brushing before bathing, or taking a few more moments to massage your body cream into your skin (using upward motions) can help boost circulation and brighten up your skin.