The nights are staying lighter for longer and the temperatures are rising, with forecasts in the uk showing sun for the next week or so and hopefully we will have a lot more of it! Baring all with bare legs in dresses and shorts, teeny bikinis and swimsuits and arms all out, its time to get our skin smooth and ready for all these things! I’ve been wanting to write a blog post about this for a while but I wanted to wait until it seemed worth while and weather appropriate so I’ve decided to do it now! This is my 3 step guide on how to get silky smooth summer skin!
Step 1. A Hairy Subject
Yep that’s right I’m talking about shaving. I like to use the ‘Gillette Venus & Olay Razor‘ which comes with a shower holder, that is super handy so you don’t have to leave your razor in its own puddle of water on the side of the bath or shower, it can drip dry in its own little holder! The main thing I love about this razor are the moisture bars above and below the blades, these mean you don’t need to use shaving foam or soap to shave with, it does it all for you! It leaves you with a close smooth shave and has a creamy light scent. Now ladies, I know a lot of you will relate to me with my next shaving related problem, Ingrown hairs, razor bumps and rashes! Unfortunately I suffer with these things rather a lot especially under my arms and around the bikini area, they are incredibly sore and don’t exactly look nice either! I have been using ‘Tend Skin Refillable Roll-On In-Growing Hair Solution‘ to try to combat this problem and I think its working. This is a solution you can apply after shaving that helps to stop with the annoying above problem. The roller ball application makes it easy to apply and I prefer it to the bottle version which I applied with cotton pads, half the product soaks into the cotton pad anyway! I apply this after I shave for a day or two then as and when needed if I get any problems. I ran out of this for a little while and had to re purchase it after the problems started getting worse again!
Step 2. Scrub-a-dub-dub
The next step is using a body scrub. You can do this before you shave to get rid of dead skin cells, get a closer shave and prevent ingrown hairs, but regular use in-between shaves helps un trap hairs, clean away surface oils and dead skins cells! I tend to do it after shaving as I feel like the hair stops the scrub from working as well (It probably doesn’t though). So all in all its going to keep your skin looking and feeling good. I recommend the ‘Body Shop Raspberry Body Scrub‘ which I wrote a blog post about you can read HERE. I also love the ‘Soap & Glory™ Sugar Crush™ Body Scrub‘ it does a really good job and it smells so delicious like coca-cola, lime and sugar mmm!
Step 3. Butter Up
With all the sun, sea and skin on show its important to keep your skin well hydrated, which will help your skin stay soft. I love using Body Butters and the body shop do some great scented ones. Again I love the Body Shops’s ‘Raspberry Body Butter‘ which I also wrote about in the same post about the body scrub, so click the same link to have a read. I also love the ‘Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Buttercream‘ which has the same sweet scent as the Sugar Crush scrub! Another great thing I have been enjoying applying this summer is the ‘NUXE Huile Prodigieuse OR Multi-Usage Dry Oil – Golden Shimmer‘ which I also wrote a blog post about HERE so many self promos haha. This looks so lovely applied to the legs for a pretty golden sheen, it also looks lovely on the rest of the body in general and its super hydrating and not too greasy like some body oils!
What products do you use to keep your skin silky smooth?