7 steps every body care routine should include
Easy ways to look your best from head to toe
Regular exfoliation removes debris from your skin, leaving it receptive to treatment creams. Try Café Skin Scrub with ground coffee beans to add zing. Added bonus: a dollar from every bag sold will be donated to Priceline’s Sisterhood Charity.
Dry body brush
For glowing skin, do this every morning. Use long, sweeping movements from your left ankle, up towards your heart. It stimulates lymphatic drainage and aids toxin removal. Try EcoTools Bamboo Bristle Bath Brush.
Shaving is a good option for those with lighter coloured hair. Try Gillette Venus Swirl, which gets into tricky areas easily thanks to its flexible ball handle. Darker, denser hair? Try at-home waxing. Nair Salon Divine Milk and Honey Roll-on Wax contains hydrating sugars and can be used on legs, bikini and underarms. For something more permanent, try the SmoothSkin Bare Long Term Hair Removal System. This IPL system has an ultra-fast speed and takes less than 10 minutes to complete one treatment. For delicate areas, use Veet Sensitive Precision Beauty Styler.
Firm and tone
Minimise stretch marks
Stretch marks are scars caused by trauma to the skin due to rapid expansion – normally during puberty or pregnancy. The trauma creates tears in the skin’s deeper collagen layers. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Spray Lotion For Stretch Marks uses a blend of cocoa butter, vitamin E, collagen and elastin in a spray for those hard-to-reach areas.
Get a faux glow
For a subtle glow that looks just like your skin, only more caramel, use The Base Gradual Tanning Lotion. If applied daily, it adapts to your natural skin tone. For a deeper tan, choose a shade a little darker than your natural tone. Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam is available in Light/Medium, Dark and Ultra Dark, so you can tailor your tan to suit your mood and your skin.
Chelsea is BEAUTYcrew’s Contributing Editor. She has a sweet spot for anything that claims to make skin glow and won’t leave the house without a slick of mascara. Chelsea has 10 years of experience as a beauty editor and her words can be found on BEAUTYcrew, Women’s Health, Daily Addict, The Joye and Primped.