As Brits, we’ve probably spent the last eight months of winter hiding behind big comfy jumpers and jeans, enduring those dark evenings cuddled up on the sofa with snacks. The prospect of suddenly stripping off on the beach for all to see is pretty horrific.
This is why we need time to prepare. Luckily, this month has been dubbed ‘Monsoon May’, so use this as your last chance to prepare before the hot weather comes in summer (here’s hoping). We suggest setting aside an evening every week to pamper yourself properly.
Run a steaming bath full of fragrant bath oils, light some candles and relax for a few minutes before getting down to the admin. Being ‘bikini ready’ means no stubbly legs and no embarrassing stray hairs, so after exfoliating with a mitt, have a thorough shave and finish off with some thick, moisturising shower cream. Exfoliating can help boost circulation and reduce cellulite, so you shouldn’t have to worry too much about parading around in those bikini bottoms.
Once you’ve dried off, moisturise thoroughly then apply a gradually building fake tan all over. Make sure you are completely dry though, as wet patches can lead to streaking. If you start applying the cream now, by June you should have a bronzed, glowing, evenly coloured tan that will help hide any lumps, bumps, blemishes and wobbly bits.
But to achieve beautiful, shimmering, sun-kissed skin, you’ll need something more than fake tan. This is where Naked Rose With No Clothes Shimmering Body Cream comes in. This cool, delicious, rose-scented shimmer cream is made from cold pressed Turkish Damask roses and will leave your skin looking fresh, youthful and beach-ready. Pearlescent particles work to add a subtle rosy shimmer to make your skin glimmer in the sunlight.
This product is available at large Boots stores across the UK and comes at a very decent £9.99 per tub.
See you on the beach!