When the weather is fine, it’s time to glow girl! Summer time means strappy tops and floaty summer dresses. It means shorts and skirts and lots of gorgeous skin on display. So, a little extra attention for the body is required so that you can enjoy smooth, lustrous, gorgeous skin!
So, the general idea is to exfoliate, moisturize and get a little sunshine color going! And here’s how to do all of those, beautifully!
A good all-over exfoliation is vital – it gets rid of dead skin cells, helps your skin’s natural renewal cycle along and leaves your skin fresh and prepared for moisturization and any other skin care products, like a glowing fake tan. It also means that if you do get a natural tan from the sun (carefully, of course), it will last longer. Moreover, it helps to avoid ingrown hairs from shaving and other depilation methods!
When choosing an exfoliator, it’s best to find one with fine beads which do the exfoliating, polishing job without actually damaging the skin or causing sensitivity. I suggest treating yourself to the gorgeous Clarins Smoothing Body Scrub For a New Skin. It eliminates dull appearance and provides skin with all it needs to be beautiful. From the first application, the skin is incredibly smooth and younger-looking. It perfectly prepares the skin for body care products applied afterwards, enhancing their absorption and effectiveness.
The next step is to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! It depends on your body’s natural level of moisture and your preference as to whether you prefer a more fluid lotion moisturizer or a thicker cream, or even a lovely oil. I prefer an oil for daytime and then treating my body to a thicker cream at night. For a real elixir of oil treatment, why not try the delectable Elemis [email protected] Japanese Camellia Body Oil Blend Nourishing Body Oil. Rich in plant collagen, vitamin E, sweet almond oil and camellia oil, this aromatherapy oil is absorbed easily to keep skin moisturized and supple and it helps prevent stretch marks. What’s more, you can use it to give moisture to nails, hair, scalp. Bonus!
A real tan is divine but we all know that you need to be super careful not to damage your skin while getting it! Make sure you wear an SPF at all times, it’s not worth damaging your skin for life!
Or you could apply a lovely, glowing fake tan for super results! After exfoliating and moisturising, I like to apply a gradual, every day build up fake tan cream, like Avène Autobronzant Hydratant Moisturizing Self-Tanning Silky Gel (For Sensitive Skin). It’s a non-greasy, hydrating self-tanner that gives the body a healthy golden tan in just 1 hour without the damaging effects of the sun. Rich in Thermal Water of Avène, this gel contains soothing and anti-irritating properties that allows a high tolerance for the sensitive skins. Suitable for the face and the body.
And, that my Summer Goddesses, will see you through the Summer! When I see gorgeous, glowing, sun-kissed limbs, I’ll know you are a COSME-DE girl and come over to say Hi!