5 ways to prep your body for the warmer weather
Make a difference this season with these tips
With the temperature now hitting the mid to late thirties, we’ve finally swapped jackets and jeans for sleeveless tops and pretty floral dresses. You may have your wardrobe sorted, but what about your body, now that we’re in the midst of spring and it’s getting too hot to cover up? Follow these tips for getting your body prepped for the hot season ahead - from hair removal to tanning and improving the look and feel of your skin, we’ve got you covered.
You want: Moisturised and firmer-looking skin
You need: An all-in-one product for your body that’s quick and easy to apply and won’t leave you feeling greasy throughout the day.
Try: NIVEA 4 in 1 Firming Body Oil. Loaded with avocado, macadamia nut and cottonseed oil, this supercharged formula can hydrate skin, strengthen the skin’s barriers to prevent moisture loss, and smooth the skin’s surface - leaving it looking healthy and smooth. Plus, the addition of Co-Enzyme Q10 helps encourage cellular energy production, which contributes to the skin’s natural healing process.
You want: No more ingrowns
You need: A product formulated with salicylic acid. While physical exfoliation can remove the majority of dead skin cells, a deeper exfoliation with BHAs (beta hydroxy acids) works to also decongest the skin by unclogging the area without being too abrasive.
Try: Nad’s Ingrown Hairs Treatment Ingrow Solution
You want: Blemish-free skin
You need: Spider veins may be difficult to shift with topical products, but the look of them can be faded with a course of laser treatments. Laser treatments are minimally invasive and work by destroying the vessels underneath the skin, where they can disappear over time.
Try: Cynosure Cynergy MPX
You want: Hair-free legs and underarms
You need: A razor that gently removes unwanted hair without stripping the skin of moisture. Look for ones that are specially designed for women to use, as they’re usually equipped with an in-built shaving guard to help the blade glide over skin easily without irritating.
Try: Gillette Venus Swirl Razor
You want: A DIY pedicure that lasts
You need: A nail polish that dries to a gel finish. Using a gel polish will eliminate the need to go to a salon weekly, saving you a lot of money in the long run. Plus, you won’t even need to use a LED or UV light at home with the newer formulas that are now on offer; they’ll dry like a normal nail polish but last up to a week or two.
Try: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinot noir, she has a healthy obsession with fake tan smell, wispy false lashes and CND Shellac in the shade Romantique. Her words and styling can also be found in previous issues of SHOP Til You Drop, Cosmopolitan and Women’s Health.