Slough away dead winter skin with Liz Earle’s Energising body scrub (£12.50). The divine-smelling exfoliator is made with ground olive stones and gentle enough to use every day. For a bright and blackhead-free complexion, try Cell Renew dermabrasion peel by dermatologist Dr. Nick Lowe (£10.72). Smooth skin is, after all, essential for an even tan.
Origins Starting Over (£34) — an oil-free moisturiser that uses plant ingredients — will keep your skin hydrated without feeling heavy. Skin Deep dry leg oil (£35) by London-based This Works is the perfect post-sun and -sea treatment for stubborn, dry skin, while Prtty Peaushun Skin Tight body lotion (£38) will lift, firm and give your body a radiant glow. And don’t forget your lips — Love & Toast balm (£12) with vitamin E and shea butter will keep them super soft.
Xen-Tan Transform gradual tanner (£14.95) is the safest way to get an all-over body tan. Prefer the real thing? Make sure you’re well protected with Sisley’s SPF 30 fluid body sun cream (£76) and take Oenobiol Solaire capsules (£33) to prepare skin for sun exposure. Bronze Expert by Terry (£29) and Soap & Glory Solar Powder multishade bronzer (£12) are easy ways to achieve a sun-kissed look. Apply with a dome-shaped Nars goat hair brush (£55) for natural and even coverage.
Bareminerals makeup (£17) will cover blemishes and still allow skin to breath — perfect for sweltering summer days. Or for problem skin, Lycogel (£49.50) will conceal and treat and includes SPF 30 to prevent scarring.
Banish chlorine and salt from your locks with Bumble and Bumble seaweed shampoo (£13.50) and tame messy beach hair with a Tangle Teezer brush (£9.99). And, of course, enjoy the sand between your toes.
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