Now that Summer is fast approaching I've been desperately trying to get my skin and body beach-ready (even though I have no immediate plans to visit a beach). I think every girl feels better when they can get their legs out or slap on a bit of tinted moisturiser without having to worry about dry skin or unsightly stubble. Even in super hot weather, I'm always the last person to wear a short dress or an open top but when I've spent a little more timing prepping myself I actually really enjoy it so today I thought I would share three simple steps to achieving beautiful, healthy skin!
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Give Yourself A Facial
My skin gets really congested in the warmer months so weekly facials are a must for me. I start by double cleansing to thoroughly remove makeup and SPF and then I like to use an exfoliating mask to slough away any dry, flaky skin. The Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask is my absolute fave for this! I'm also obsessed with using steam and this Panasonic Facial Steamer softens the skin which helps your serum and moisturiser penetrate better and also primes the skin for makeup which is great for any special occasions you may have coming up! I highly recommend trying one for yourself! 

Faux Glow
Every now and then I like to use some sort of tanning product to make myself look and feel a bit healthier and I recently discovered the Isle Of Paradise Self Tanning Water* and Self Tanning Drops in Medium* - they're basically J-Lo skin in a bottle! The night before I want to fake tan I will exfoliate my entire body and shave my legs then I liberally apply the Self Tanning Water* starting from my feet working up to my neck, blending with a mitt as I go. The Self Tanning Drops* are great for matching your face to your body or just giving your skin a gorgeous hint of colour. I like to mix two drops with the Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream and apply it with a Real Techniques Expert Face Brush for a flawless finish. If you're feeling extra fancy you can apply a rich body cream/oil to really emphasize the glow. I'm currently loving the Neutrogena Norweigan Formula Deep Moisture Body Lotion because it's super light, absorbs instantly and keeps me soft and hydrated throughout the day!

An At-Home Mani Pedi
I've mentioned before that I often wear acrylic nails as my natural ones are a bit shorter than I'd like but I still think that giving your hands and feet a bit of TLC and a fresh lick of paint is a great way to feel Summer ready. I always opt for nude shades but there's nothing like a pop of red against sunkissed skin. I also like to do a bit of maintenance by tidying up my cuticles, filing and reshaping my nails and exfoliating my feet. I also like to use the L'Occitaine Almond Hand Cream and Soap & Glory Heel Genius for a silky soft finish!

How do you prep your skin for Summer?


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