Since we’re already in the midst of summer weather, it’s time to shed the winter skin in favour of less layers and more sun. Below are our top 5 tips to pamper yourself and prep your skin for the beach, pool and anything in between.

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Exfoliate

Exfoliating is an essential part of any skincare routine since it helps to decrease the build-up of dry skin. There are a few different ways to exfoliate with masks, shower gels and scrubs to effectively give you instant results.

Skincare: 5 Ways To Prep Your Skin For Summer

Coast To Coast Australia Refreshing Body Exfoliant Sea Kelp & Bamboo, $24.95

Dry body brushing

Not only is this essential in taking away some of those extra layers of dead skin, it also boosts the appearance of circulation – meaning that your skin will actually look better and the appearance of cellulite will diminish. Your skin will feel so soft and smooth for summer!

Skincare: 5 Ways To Prep Your Skin For Summer

Manicare Cellulite Bristle Brush, $14.99

Moisturise

It’s important to moisturise every single day regardless of the weather, but especially if your skin will be exposed to sun, chlorine and salt water. Use a lightweight formula all over the body and focus on dry areas such as elbows, knees and feet to boost hydration.

Skincare: 5 Ways To Prep Your Skin For Summer

Coast To Coast Australia Nourishing Body Balm Desert Lime & Sweet Orange, $24.95

Hair removal

Everybody wants smooth, hair-less legs before summer rolls around and it’s important to get started a few weeks earlier. If you’re going to wax, use a hot formula on arms, legs and the sensitive bikini area since it removes hair directly from the follicle.

The pain might feel a little intense at first, but it does last for up to four weeks! If your skin does have a reaction to the wax, use a tea tree oil to smooth out those bumps before heading to the beach.

Skincare: 5 Ways To Prep Your Skin For Summer

Andrea Brazilian Hard Wax, $14.99

Fake tan

Who doesn’t want to fake that beautiful summer glow? Use a body shimmer on your arms, legs, stomach and decolletage to help your body looked toned and tan! But don’t forget to apply a generous amount of SPF since shimmers have little to no sun protection.

Skincare: 5 Ways To Prep Your Skin For Summer

Red Earth Secret Potion Illuminating Skin Fluid, $39

What are some of your summer skincare secrets?

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