Slipping into a bikini after a winter of onesies can be pretty nerve-wracking and along with lovely sunshine, summer brings a whole new batch of beauty bothers. The question is – are you prepared?? All it takes is a little TLC in the skin department to get you feeling beach beautiful and don’t worry – I am here to help! Most people’s budgets don’t stretch to expensive body blitzing treatments (I know mine certainly doesn’t!) so I’ve spent some time seeking out those extra special do-it-all products that will give us a boost we need without breaking the bank.
The theme of everyday essentials is an ever changing one that creates problems, questions and dilemmas on a day to day basis – regardless of who you ask whether it be an industry expert or your fellow colleagues about what they MUST carry in their handbag, everyone will give a different response. So whilst I am offering you my opinion on the topic, it isn’t gospel. I do like to think though that if you follow this guide roughly then you won’t be hurrying back with any complaints – perhaps just a big hug instead.
So here is my 5 Step Summer Survival Guide for soft, beautiful skin :
1. Scrub Up
Skin will only glow once you have removed the dead cells from its surface. If these aren’t scrubbed away regularly, it can look dry and dull. Dead skin cells also clog pores, forcing your moisturiser to sit on the surface of the skin rather than properly absorbing.
2. Dab dry
Make sure you have dried off properly after showering before moisturising (gentle dabs are better than rough drying). Any moisture on the skin will dilute all those skin-loving ingredients in your body product, and your body deserves the full hit!
3. Orange-Peel Fear
Most women have at least a hint of cellulite; unfair but true. Lifestyle has a big effect on this, so stay hydrated, eat plenty of fresh foods and try to exercise – even if it’s just a brisk walk to get your circulation going. Body brushes are also thought to improve skin texture, followed by a good moisturiser massaged into the problem area.
4. Be skin specific
5. Hydration, Hydration, Hydration
It is super important when spending time out in the sun to keep your skin hydrated – this is especially important after spending time frolicking in the sea or having applied several layers of sun cream – make sure you shower and then once dry use a good moisturiser to replenish those lacking nutrients – and don’t be afraid of the shade from time to time – the lobster look just isn’t cool.
There you have it – I recently went on holiday for 10 days and followed very little of my own advice and as a result I came back with a lovely tan but also rather burnt and my skin shows it – I’m definitely going to make more of an effort in the scrubbing department as this is something I rarely take the time to do – in fact I’m just going to take more time on my shower and skincare routine on the whole! After all, it is in the name of research, right?
Have a lovely week, I have a very exciting post lined up for you for next week, until then take care, enjoy the sunshine (whilst it lasts) and stay safe!
Lots of love and not too tight hugs