Here's how to glow before you go.
When you've planned a getaway to an exotic location, preparation isn't just about packing your suitcase.
Something everybody (including me sometimes) forgets is that you need to pay special attention to your skin to have it primed and prepped for a bikini – especially if you're escaping winter at home.
When it comes to skincare, I like to stick to one brand or "system" at a time so I'm not confusing my skin. At the moment I'm all about Grown Alchemist's beautiful botanical body range.
1. BUFF & POLISH.
Exfoliating is essential if you want an even skin tone all over.
Apply it all over your body and use a circular motion to buff away dead skin cells. This one by Grown Alchemist has aragonite and conchiolin proteins from pearl which makes my skin look instantly fresh and rejuvenated. Oh, and they have 25% off their whole range online right now here.
2. TREAT & NOURISH.
You probably use a serum on your face, but have you ever tried using a body serum?
This is like a huge drink of water for your skin.
Apply it all over, massaging it into the skin as you go.
Pay special attention to dryer areas like the elbows, ankles and knees. These are the biggest tell-tale areas of dry, undernourished skin.
A rich body moisturiser leaves the skin looking and feeling super soft and supple.
Apply a generous amount where needed. More is more.
I find my legs are the driest so I focus on them. Vacations and bikinis call for hydrated, shiny pins.
DONE! Margaritas are calling.