I’m living in hope that we get some sunshine soon, so in this months newsletter I thought I would put together a guide into the best treatments and skin preps before summer and hitting the beach!
They say you make your summer body in winter but if you’ve overindulged, eaten your way through the dark winter months, pushed the body cream to the back of the bathroom cabinet and your body brush hasn’t seen the light of day then you’ve come to the right place!
Sort your feet out
The area that tends to be most neglected. Try and give yourself a good 2-3 months to get your feet looking their best. Use a foot rasp to buff away hard skin and callouses, moisturise your feet daily and book yourself in for a pedicure for a perfect paint job… it last ages too!
Pedicure with Shellac
Try the following Neal’s Yard products to put your best foot forward…
Pumice Foot Scrub (£15.00) – Exfoliating pumice and peach seed which smooths and refreshes feet.
Buff your skin
It’s time to get the body brush out and step up your skin buffing routine. Add an exfoliator or bath mitt whilst showering two to three times a week and body brush your whole body (upward strokes) daily. Not only will this buff away dead skin cells and leave your skin super soft its also fantastic for increasing circulation and improving cellulite!
Here’s a couple of products that will get your skin feeling silky smooth.
Seaweed Salt Scrub (£18.50) – Contains mineral fish seaweed, black pepper, grapefruit and ginger. Great for detoxifying, toning and smoothing the skin.
Firming Body Cream (£30.00) – Refines and smoothes the silhouette and reduces dimpled skin.
The least glamorous and probably the most painful part of getting your body summer ready but its well worth it. Not only does waxing remove hair from the root providing longer lasting results than shaving and depilatory creams, it also removes dead skin cells leaving your skin silky smooth.
Ensure waxing is done at least 48 hours prior to going on holiday.
To view prices for my standard and advanced waxing treatments visit the website.
Get a manicure
There is nothing glamorous about ragged nails, overgrown cuticles and chipped nail polish so come on ladies (and gentlemen) get your nails done! Add a little nail art or glitter for that extra special holiday nails.
Manicure with Shellac
Keep your hands lovely and soft with this range of hand creams from Neal’s Yard.
Wild Rose Hand Cream (£10.00) – A beautifully scented, softening Wild Rose Hand Cream is a firm favourite.
Melissa Hand Cream (£13.50) – A rich and protective cream to nourish and enrich the hands and nails.