From making a body brush your new best friend to using a tan to trim you down, these three simple skincare tips are sure to boost your bikini confidence this summer.
Give your bikini body a boost and buff your way to baby-soft skin by exfoliating regularly – just once or twice a week will do the trick. It not only preps you for a prolonged tan by getting rid of dry skin cells, which can cause patchiness and peeling, but it also evens out the skin tone to leave you looking smoother.
Be sure to try the Ren ‘Moroccan Rose Otto Sugar Body Polish’, a gentle but powerful polisher made with cane sugar. Alternatively, pay a visit to your local spa before your holiday and treat yourself to a body scrub treatment, which deeply cleanses the skin to rid it of nasty toxins and impurities while soothing and softening.
Top tip: Sand makes for an amazing, completely natural super scrub, so get buffing next time you’re on the beach!
Ren ‘Moroccan Rose Otto Sugar Body Polish’
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A skincare secret of the stars (Jennifer Aniston, Kim Kardashian, and Miranda Kerr to name a few), dry body brushing is the best way to beat cellulite and prevent orange-peel skin. All you need are three minutes a day and a brush with natural bristles. Start at the soles of your feet and use upward strokes to work your way up the legs and thighs, finishing by brushing your bottom. Spend 90 seconds on each side and you’ll be well on your way to a dreamy derrière and luscious legs. It’s easy to do, regardless of where you are in the world, so make sure your brush is in your beauty bag at all times.
Try the Aromatherapy Associates ‘Polishing Body Brush’. It’s made from natural cactus sisal bristles to boost lymphatic drainage and break down fatty deposits, improving skin tone in no time.
Aromatherapy Associates ‘Polishing Body Brush’
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Get the Glow
A tan can trim you down, giving you that added boost of confidence before hitting the beach. Fake tans are fabulous for covering imperfections, smoothing out lumps and bumps, and creating a slimmer silhouette – all while giving you a gorgeous glow. They can also help shape and define muscles if you’re clever with the application. Focus on the sides of your stomach and the backs of your arms to make them appear more toned.
For a pre-beach boost (and to avoid being the palest person on the sand), the St Tropez spray tan at Sister’s Beauty Lounge is the perfect shade of bronze, reminiscent of a quick trip to the South of France. To keep that glow topped up on vacation, the James Read ‘Day Tan Body’ moisturizes from top to toe, while its gradual tanner subtly adds a sun-kissed touch to skin.
James Read ‘Day Tan Body’
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