Summer is on the horizon and before long we’ll be sporting our shorts, skirts and bikinis once again - rejoice! Or not? If the idea of bearing your pale, winter-dried skin is already filling you with dread then stay calm because NUXE totally have you covered. From shedding your dry skin to hiding that pesky cellulite we have all the tips to get your skin in top condition before those hot summer days hit so, follow our prep guide and you’ll be wearing that skimpy dress with pride.
#Tip 1 - Blast away bumpy cellulite
For the majority of us that suffer with those unsightly bumps across our bum, legs and arms, getting back into that bikini can be the stuff of nightmares. Nip that dread in the bud by applying a daily anti-cellulite treatment to help firm and even the skin. The NUXE-Body Contouring Oil has been specially formulated to minimise the appearance of cellulite and dimples. Enriched with essential oils, it unlocks bloated tissue and activates the release of fat. Apply by vigorously massaging into any affected areas - this will help to stimulate circulation to prevent further cellulite build up. You can also try using grasp-pressing motions as you apply to release uneven fat.
#Tip 2 - Shed your dull winter skin
After covering ourselves up for the cold winter months, our skin is probably looking dry, scaly and all a bit grim. Achieve gorgeously smooth, healthy looking limbs by using an exfoliating scrub at least a couple of times a week. Our Reve de Miel Nourishing Exfoliating Scrub is the perfect exfoliating treatment for dryer skin. Containing sugar crystals and brown rice it buffs away dead cells whilst it’s hydrating ingredients of honey, shea butter and precious oils leave the skin super soft. Apply in circular motions to damp skin, giving particular attention to areas more prone to dryness such as the elbows and knees. This give you the perfect canvas for achieving a beautifully, deep and long-lasting tan too.
#Tip 3 - Get your glow back
Your face is also bound to be looking a little lacklustre after weeks without proper Vitamin D exposure, so breathe life back into complexion by using a gentle exfoliating gel on a weekly basis. This will help to stimulate healthy cell renewal and reveal that much-needed summer glow. It’s also a great way to give your skin a thorough cleanse deep into the pores to reduce breakouts over the summer months. For combination to oily skin types, try the Aquabella Micro-Exfoliating Purifying Gel which evens irregularities, refines the pores and leaves the skin luminous. Or for sensitive or dry skin, opt for the Facial Exfoliating Gel with Rose Petals which gently eliminates dead skin cells, cleanses deeply whilst keeping the skin soft. Simply apply to damp skin after cleansing and massage into the skin before rinsing with warm water.
#Tip 4 - Get silky soft arms and legs
Alongside exfoliating, it’s important to maintain the skin’s moisture - both to keep it healthy and to achieve beautiful soft, silky skin that you won’t be scared to show off. Use a daily body moisturiser such as the NUXE Body Moisturising Lotion which uses orange and almond blossom petals to provide 24-hour hydration and reveal comfortable, supple skin. You can also use our best selling dry oil - Huile Prodigieuse to give further nourishment to dry areas and a beautiful summery sheen to the arms and legs.
#Tip 5 - Top up the tan
It’ll take weeks if not months to build up a deeper, natural summer tan so get a heads-start with a tan enhancing SPF. Try the NUXE Tanning Oil SPF10 which contains nourishing oils and shea butter to enhance the development of your tan. It also gives low protection from harmful UVB and UVA rays but of course as the sun gets stronger opt for a higher SPF tanning oil or one of our NUXE sun lotions.
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