5 Ways To Prep Your Skin For Summer

June 5, 2015

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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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


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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