Smooth & Buffed: Summer Bodycare Tips
28 June 2019
From festival days to beach rays, here are our top products for ensuring that your summer body care routine leaves you feeling at ease – whatever the weather.
Self Tanning & Fake Tan – products to ensure an even and beautiful skin tone!
Albeauty carries a wide range of self tanning products, which can assist you in the quest to get that elusive sun-kissed glow from tip to toe whilst treating your skin to some sweet summer scents. Don’t forget to apply SPF in addition though – more on that below!
|Getting Silky Satin Smooth:||Indulging in Cocoa:|
|Gatineau Body Basics Tan Accelerating Lotion 400ml
Our Price: £28.45
|Beautifying the complexion with Pansy & Chestnut:||Soothing with Magnolia Essential Oil & Vanilla:|
|Sisley Self Tan Hydrating Facial Skincare 60ml
Our Price: £67.50
Want to fake a tan, but feeling a bit cautious? We understand. For years, there has been a great divide between those who can apply product to look like they’ve just spent the summer in the Bahamas sunning with cocktails on tap and those who have been, for want of a better word, tangoed. However, formulas have changed over the years and with the importance of SPF becoming more and more widely known, you never know, 2019 may just see you becoming a fan of the fake tan. Check out our product recommendations!
|The Flawless Faker||The Award Winner|
|St Tropez Gradual Everyday Tinted Body Lotion 200ml,
Our Price: £12.00
The Hydration Booster
|Elemis Sunwise Total Glow Bronzing Moisturiser for Face 50ml
Our Price: £19.95
|MineTan Hydrate Base Tans Coconut Foam with Coconut Water 200ml & Tanning Mitt
Our Price: £11.95
Top tip : Fake tan debutantes – make sure that you are well moisturised in advance to avoid a streaky look.
SPF (Sun Protection Factor):
We can’t stress this enough, whilst it’s important to ensure that your skin gets its daily dose of Vitamin D from outdoor exposure, applying products with Sun Protection Factor (SPF) is crucial for the protection of your skin against UV B rays. It is highly recommended that SPF is worn in summer with a minimum factor of 15 to ensure that your skin is protected – even on those overcast days.
Whether you embrace it, tolerate it or loathe it, controlling hair growth in the summer can be time-consuming and repetitive. If you’re fed up of choosing between a myriad of neon disposable razors, expensive salon trips or shaving subscriptions, then this section is for you. From epilation to Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), handheld devices can provide more permanent solutions to your hair removal issues. Consider it a Summer Beauty investment!
What is IPL?
IPL uses light pulses to tackle hair pigmentation, which targets hair follicles at the root, discouraging growth. It can take between 6-8 sessions to be completely hairfree, but it offers you less maintenance in the long term.
IPL can reduce the risk of ingrown hairs. Double check that IPL is suitable for your hair and skin type, as pigmentation and melanin can impact product use.
Epilation is the act of removing multiple hairs at once using an electrical device (referred to as an Epilator). The Braun range of epilators catches even the smallest of hairs, meaning that it is a good alternative to waxing, where you have to allow for hair growth in between sessions.
We recommend exfoliating first to reduce the risk of ingrown hairs. To allow for an easier and more comfortable epilation, you can use the devices in the shower or bath.
Have your feet had a winter of hibernation in socks and tights? Now is the time to air those toes and schedule in a bit of pampering – especially if you’re planning on donning your best summer footwear. Let’s face it, summer is when you are most likely to try out those super impractical but oh so fancy wedges or go on an impromptu hike (let’s hope not in conjunction but, hey, we’ve all been there), so it’s a good time to make sure your feet are adequately cared for.
For further summer beauty inspiration visit our Summer Beauty shop at www.allbeauty.com/summer
*Information correct at time of publishing