There’s no denying it now: summer is definitely on its way. We’ve already started to see the odd few people braving it in dresses and shorts and it won’t be long before summer fever hits us all.
Getting ready for the sun isn’t just a matter of splashing out on a new wardrobe. You also need to think about getting your skin, legs and feet ready – after all they’ve been stuck under trousers or tights for months! So now’s the time to start booking in essential beauty treatments to get you ready to bare some skin:
If you can’t do it, fake it! Tai Hair & Beauty in Brighton & Hove has developed its own organic tan solution. The award-winning Urban Organics is free of parabens and petrochemicals and leaves no patches or streaks. A full body tan costs just £25 or £10 for members.
Chances are your feet haven’t seen the light of day for a long time. So treat them to a bit of pampering before they are unleashed upon the world. Perhaps a foot massage with essential oils will do the trick to get them soft, supple and ready for flip flops or sandals. It’s also a good idea to treat yourself to a professional pedicure to get your toenails looking ship-shape and ready to be shown off.
There are a number of different ways to get rid of excess hair on areas such as the underarms, legs and bikini area. Many women shave which gives a temporary result because it doesn’t remove hair at the root. If hair is coarse, shaving can cause ingrown hair.
Waxing will give you hair-free skin for longer than shaving, but as it removes the entire hair from the root, the follicle is open to infection. This means it’s important to use an antibacterial lotion afterwards. If you want permanent hair reduction, find out about laser hair removal here.
It’s estimated that about 85% percent of women have cellulite – no matter their weight. It’s said to be caused by slowing circulation under the skin which swells fat cells. The elastic collagen bands are overstretched which allows fat to appear between the bands and push on the underside of skin. Pretty huh?
Unfortunately there’s no cure, but there are treatments that temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite. If you’re looking for a cream to use at home, choose one which contains caffeine and use it in conjunction with another than contains retinol. The caffeine encourages circulation and tightens the skin while retinol repairs the structure of cells over time. Dermatologists say you should layer the two on top of each other nightly for best results.
By adding a body scrub solution to your daily skin care routine, you will buff away old skin, which will leave your skin feeling super soft and fully revitalised. A scrub will also stimulate circulation, which helps to chase away cellulite! Win win.
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This article was written by Amy Rutter, who is based in Brighton & Hove UK. Amy has five years’ experience writing for national women’s magazines and blogs.