Four weeks to summer: a summertime smooth skin routine
Summer will see your wardrobe choices shift from big knitted jumpers and jeans to shorts, skirts and – for the daring – crop tops. No matter what your fashion style’s like, as it warms up you’re likely to have a bit more skin on show, which is why it’s so important to establish a routine that’s going to leave your skin soft, smooth and summer ready.
SMOOTH SKIN ROUTINE #1 Hair removal
You can’t have smooth skin if there’s a layer of fuzz over the top. And when you’re wearing skirts and dresses almost every day, the last thing you want is a short-term solution like shaving. Adding a monthly wax to your beauty routine is an easy, long-lasting way to make sure you’re hair-free all summer long. Veet Natural Inspirations is a new range of hair removal products featuring Wax Strips and Sugar Wax, which both contain natural ingredients like argan oil and aloe vera*, to leave the skin feeling super smooth and soft. For those who prefer a painless option, there’s also the Veet Natural Inspirations Hair Removal Cream.
SMOOTH SKIN ROUTINE #2 Exfoliating
Exfoliating your skin every 2-3 days will not only remove any rough and dead skin cells, but it will also prevent ingrown hairs from occurring after hair removal. As a bonus, gently buffing your skin every few days helps to improve blood circulation and boost cell renewal – both of which lead to silky, smooth skin.
SMOOTH SKIN ROUTINE #3 Moisturising
Moisturising is essential when it comes to achieving smooth skin. For the best results, apply a fast absorbing lotion to your entire body, every day. I’m talking arms, legs, stomach, butt – EVERYWHERE! This will keep your skin hydrated and banish that dry, scaly feeling forever. In summer, skin can be more dehydrated than usual, so it’s especially important to follow this step in the warmer months. For extra beauty points, go for products containing aloe vera – they work to lock in moisture and soothe the skin.
BONUS SMOOTH SKIN TRICK:
Use a clear spray sunscreen as your sun protection. It will coat your skin with a nice sheen, giving the appearance of smoother, silkier skin. Oh, and say hello to longer looking legs!
*contains 0.1% w/w natural extract
Are any of the above steps part of your regular skin routine? What are your tricks for smoother skin?