10 of the best summer body beautifiers
Ahh summer. It really is the best time of the year, isn’t it? The days get longer and the skirts get shorter, but as glorious as these warmer months are, there’s no denying we have some work to do to shed our winter coats. We’ve spent months hiding our bodies from the sun, and as a result, they aren’t exactly in great shape. Thankfully, we’ve rounded up the best body beautifiers from here to Kathmandu that’ll have you rockin’ that bikini bod in no time!
#1 SOMETHING TO BUFF THE DEAD SKIN CELLS AWAY
We all know vibrant and glowing skin comes from being healthy, and that includes regularly exfoliating the dead skin cells that accumulate in dryer climates (winter, I’m looking at you). To get that radiance we all know and love, it’s important to remove those pesky dead cells and stimulate cell turnover with regular exfoliation.
I’m a huge fan of the Bobbi Brown Buffing Grains - just mix it with cleanser to create your own customised exfoliator. And while they’re primarily used for the face, buffing grains are also great for sensitive parts of the body. Oh, and did I mention the cute-as-pie packaging?
This little beauty is the BaByliss Homelight Connected IPL Hair Removal - an at-home laser hair removal system that’ll zap those unwanted leg hairs, so you can donne those summer dresses all season long. Fabulous pins? We think so.
Nothing screams summer more than the QVS Natural Sea Sponge - it’s literally hand-picked from the sea! It features ultra fine silk-like hairs, making it perfect to gently cleanse and exfoliate sensitive skin. The added bonus? It can also be used to apply and blend makeup.
#2 A NOURISHNG TREAT FOR YOUR SKIN
No matter what your skin type, you shouldn’t skip the moisturising step in your skin care routine. If you neglect to slather your bod with a big dollop of moisturiser, you may end up dealing with redness, flaking, and premature ageing. No, thanks! Beauties, take note: scaly skin does not a bikini body make! So with that in mind…
Clarins After Sun Moisturiser Ultra-Hydrating intensely rehydrates and nourishes parched skin, while extracts of cardamom help prolong colour and add radiance.
Jo Malone Body Cremé is one seriously luxurious treat for your skin. Think silk smooth texture combined with a heavenly fragrance, this creamy formula is designed to keep your skin soft morning, noon and night.
Kiehls’ Créme de Corps is the cream of the crop when it comes to deeply moisturising lotions. Ideal for dry and flaking summer skin, the antioxidant benefits and cocoa butter will soften, smooth and seriously hydrate. What’s not to love?!
#3 FAKE IT, BABY!
What’s summer without a good tan? Avoid baking yourself in the sun (you know why!) and opt for a self-tanner that’ll give you such glowing goodness, your friends will think you’ve done the dirty and whisked off to Bali for a few blissful days.
Who loves a bronzed glow? We do, that’s who! The Reef Beach Glow Foaming Mousse provides a streak-free and long lasting tan that has a tropical fragrance that lingers on the skin, so you can enjoy a summer holiday, 24/7.
Long-time lovers of the fake-bake will be well acquainted with Jbronze Dark Tanning Cream. Rich, streak-free and 100 percent beach babe status. Sun-kissed skin is yours for the taking.
Golden girls love ModelCo Instant Tan Self Tan Lotion because it’s equally parts nourishing and bronzing. Definitely a summer staple
Tanning aficionados will want to get their pretty paws on the Rimmel London Sun Shimmer Self Tan Mousse. Instantly bronzing, velvety texture blends smoothly into your skin and dries within minutes, without that typical sticky tan feeling.
What are your body beautifying tricks for looking gorgeous in summer?