Whether you’re planning on venturing to warmer climates, or hoping to make the most of the British summer ahead, now is the perfect time to put your winter wardrobe to bed, dust off your sunhat, and unleash your inner beach body goddess. If you’re looking for some inspiration to kick things off, here are our top tips for getting summer ready.
Slap on the sun cream
In the words of Baz Luhrmann ‘WEAR SUNSCREEN’ – even on cloudy days – as harmful UV rays can still penetrate through the clouds and damage the skin. We would advise choosing a product that combines a moisturiser with an SPF – Image Skincare’s PREVENTION + Daily Hydrating Moisturiser for example. This skin saviour provides long-lasting and deep moisturisation for dehydrated skin. It’s also blended with antioxidants and green tea for ultra nourishment. If you would prefer to dust your way to full SPF30 protection however, then ‘Brush on Block’ is just the ticket. It provides fast, effective and on-the-go UV protection. Think: no more sticky hands, shiny faces, or smudged make-up!
Exfoliate a couple of times per week to resurface, rejuvenate, and revitalise the skin. Ensure that you pay careful attention to your elbows, knees, ankles and feet. To lighten and brighten your face, we would suggest using ZO Skin Health’s Exfoliating Polish or Image Skincare’s Ageless Totally Resurfacing Masque. Trust us, this will leave your skin sparkling.
All about aqua
Now the warm weather is well and truly upon us, it’s vital that you properly hydrate your body with plenty of fluids. Water not only flushes the toxins out of the body, but it also promotes vitality, radiance, and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. For ultra hydration, you can quench your thirst with Rejuvenated’s H30 Hydration. The iconic electrolytes enhance water absorption, which increase your energy levels and nourish your skin from within.
Like it or lump it, cellulite affects over 90% of women! But with the help of a few simple tricks, we can all look like those beach babes on the cover of Women’s Health.
Firstly, never underestimate the power of dry brushing. Invest in a natural bristle brush, and begin brushing your body every morning and evening in an upward circular motion. This will stimulate circulation and flush the body of those pesky toxins.
Alongside this, make a humble bag of Epsom salts your best friend. Add a cupful to your bath 2-3 times per week, and watch your body transform. You only have to look at Elle McPherson (who LOVES these sensational salts) to convince you of their magical powers.
And finally, if you’re holidaying soon, then you might want to think about squeezing in some 3D lipo sessions. 3D lipo blasts fat cells, smoothes cellulite, and shrinks wobbly bits…permanently! No wonder celebs Amy Childs, Chloe Goodman, and Coleen Rooney are such avid fans of the fat-freezing treatment!
Ditch the razor
Did you know the average woman approximately 173,000 minutes shaving and waxing in her lifetime? Not to mention the daily grind of ingrown hairs and shaving stumble? WHAT. A. DRAG! In a quest to save your valuable time and money, ditch the razor and think ‘virtually pain-free’ laser hair removal – your one-way ticket to a fuzz-free, fuss-free summer.
Taking a walk a day is very similar to the ‘apple’ proverb: it’s likely to keep the doctor away. Better still, a morning or evening stroll is a good excuse to soak up some rays, tone your legs and glutes, and get the heart pumping. So, instead of driving to work, forget the car and breathe in that sweet morning air….arghh, that’s better.
Eat the rainbow
Now is the perfect time to spruce up your diet with colour, flavours, and lots of healthy food. Colours are a great indication of the nutrients and minerals present in the food we eat. So, upping your fruit and vegetables intake will leave you glowing from the inside out. To reap their exceptional health benefits, aim for 5-10 portions per day. If you would like more advice on how to revamp your diet, book a free consultation with our expert nutritional therapist, Rosie Letts.