As far as we know, it's been well-established that every body is a beach body. And with swimsuit labels finally extending stylistic variety to all shapes and sizes, we're looking at a pretty fun summer ahead. And while a bump here and there are perfectly normal, nothing goes better with an adorable swimsuit than your skin, at its best. Don't sleep on bodycare this summer – we're all about that luminous summer glow that look oh-so-fabulous under the sun.
Below, find the best at-home remedies and recommended treatments for the (body) skin concerns that may be preventing you from achieving your most deliciously supple summer look.
Cellulite, a common concern for many, is often caused by factors like genetics, hormonal changes, and a sedentary lifestyle. At home, regular dry brushing, massage, and targeted exercises can help improve circulation and reduce the appearance of cellulite. For a more intensive approach, professional treatments such as massage therapy or non-invasive procedures like radiofrequency can provide smoother-looking skin.
Ingrown hairs can be pesky, especially after hair removal. Exfoliating regularly with gentle scrubs. Our favourite is the Smoothing Body Sand Scrub, which helps prevent ingrown hairs by removing dead skin cells on the skin's surface, that typically trap hairs and cause them to be ingrown. Avoiding tight clothing and practice proper hair removal techniques to minimise the risk of getting ingrown hairs.
Dry skin can leave your body feeling rough and flaky. Combat dryness by incorporating hydrating products into your routine, such as Sand & Sky's Wonder Body Lotion, which intensely hydrates and replenishes the skin with a 2-type hyaluronic acid complex and soothes with fermented sea kelp. Additionally, drinking plenty of water and avoiding hot showers can help maintain skin hydration.
Uneven Skin Tone
Uneven skin tone can be caused by factors such as sun exposure, hormones, and aging. Regularly exfoliating and applying products with brightening ingredients like vitamin C or niacinamide can help even out skin tone over time. If you're looking for professional options, consider laser treatments or chemical peels that target pigmentation irregularities.
Protecting your skin from the sun's harmful rays is crucial. Always wear broad-spectrum sunscreen, reapply it every two hours, and seek shade during peak sun hours. After sun exposure, promptly and generously hydrate your skin to replenish lost moisture. Our best bet for an instant hit of hydration is Wonder Body Lotion, which has a soothing effect to calm red or irritated after-sun skin. We love its lightweight formula which melts effortlessly into the skin, leaving zero sticky or greasy feel – super important for throwing those clothes back on after a day at the beach!