Now if you are from England then you know we haven’t had a summer this year. It’s mainly rained and been very depressing, but us Brits love to make the most of one day of sun and we never really have much warning! So this is just a guide for if you want to take on the shirt and shorts trend on how to get perfect pins instantly.
Okay, so hopefully you know you are going somewhere nice and the weather will be good the night before so here are the steps to follow for perfect pins:
1.) De-fuzz, this can be by any method you prefer, I personally like to use hair removal cream as shaving brings me out in a rash.
2.) Exfoliate, if you are going to use a fake tan afterwards don’t use a scrub with oil in and remember to do your feet!
3.) Fake tan, whether you like a dark tan or something light such as ‘Dove Summer Glow’ apply this the night before, a tan for your legs looks great even if you are darker skinned as it evens the complexion.
So now your legs will be looking pretty gorgeous the next day and most people would stop there, but if you are going somewhere really special and want your legs to be a real feature then you need to do these two steps:
4.) Apply body make up such as ‘MAC Face and Body Foundation’ this will even out any redder parts, bruises or blemishes and give you a flawless look like Caroline Flack who has reportedly sworn by the stuff.
5.) To finish if you were really wanting your legs to make an impact then use a body highlighter of shimmer just down the centre of your legs in a strip this makes your legs look thinner and also gives them a healthy sheen.
So you may have wanted to stop after number three or perhaps you are looking for a more flawless look, either way I can assure you people will be looking at those pins!!
A lot of people have different routines for their body and some people are lucky enough to have hydrated skin so as not to have to do anything. I thought I would share with you what I do on a daily and weekly basis to make sure my skin is prepared for summer.
I usually have a bath once a week at the weekend where I have a full exfoliation of my body. I don’t really like body scrubs as I feel they are quite harsh to my skin. I usually use a muslin cloth in the bath with a great moisturising shower cream my favourite is the Johnsons Extra Rich Bodywash because the smell is absolutely amazing. I find this is enough for me to exfoliate my skin rather than using a body scrub which gets all over the bath. Post bath I add a thin layer of moisturiser all over. Usually I use my Jergens Cocoa Butter and I apply such a thin layer it wont affect my fake tan. I then go on to apply Xen Tan Dark Lotion to my entire body and I use a mitt to apply it. This tan is great as it lasts around 7-10 days so I only have to smell like mouldy biscuits once a week! Hurrah!
Usually I have one day a week where I really pamper myself which usually for me a friday night as I tend to go out on the saturday so I always feel great the next day. After I apply my fake tan I usually oil my hair with coconut oil as you can see in my earlier post.
On a daily basis I will shower every day and use the same shower cream in the shower and when I come out I usually use a moisturiser all over my body such as the Jergens one. Though sometimes I may use the Dove Summer Glow if I am feeling pale and didn’t use my usual fake tan at the weekend.
In terms of my face cleansing routine this changes all the time as I have really oily skin and struggle to find a routine that my skin doesnt get use to and start to dislike. Currently I am into face oils and have been trying Grapeseed oil as a moisturiser. Its great if you are prone to breakouts and it also absorbs really easily in to the skin. I personally find due to me being prone to red skin using a face oil with a gentle cleanser is much more effective for me at giving me a radiant glow and not aggravating my sensitive skin.
For cleanser and toner I am currently using the Clarins One-Step Facial Cleanser which I absolutely love, it makes my skin feel so hydrated but not greasy and goes great with a light layer of the grapeseed oil.
I am thinking of purchasing the Clarisonic Mia after hearing such great reviews on Youtube but im not too sure yet. So that could be making it into my routine soon.
Posted in body skincare, fake tan, skincare
Tagged beauty, body scrubs, Clarins one-step facial cleanser, Clarisonic Mia, cocoa butter, Coconut Oil, Dove summer glow, exfoliation, grapeseed oil, Jergens cocoa butter, johnsons bodywash, muslim cloth, Xen Tan Dark Lotion