Summer is on the way, meaning it’s a chance to get outside more and have fun! But as your summer wardrobe is always going to show a little more skin, it can be a cause for concern if your skin isn’t quite up to scratch. So before busting out the short- shorts and tank tops, here’s how you can get yourself looking your best.
Of course, hair removal is a personal choice. If you decide not to remove your body hair then that’s up to you, but if you prefer to be smooth then this is something to tackle before getting your shorts and dresses on. Shaving is a great quick and pain- free option, but it does mean you’ll probably have to shave every day to every few days to stay very smooth. Waxing and epilating are effective options, and although painful they remove the hair from the root. Results can last for a number of weeks so ideal if you’re going on holiday or just don’t want to mess around with shaving. If you’re serious about removing body hair, laser hair removal can get rid of it entirely. This can be expensive but is a fantastic permanent option, especially useful if you’re very conscious of your body hair and don’t want to have to worry about it again.
Rashes, Moles and Skin Tags
Rashes, moles and skin tags are usually harmless and are more of a cosmetic issue. Although it goes without saying that you should get checked out by a doctor, they will be able to recommend treatment and removal too. Rashes usually require a cream or a simple lifestyle change, and moles can either be monitored or removed if they look problematic or you’re insecure about the way you look. You can usually remove skin tags safely at home, but do ask your GP if you’re not sure. All of these little details will have you looking good and get rid of any insecurities.
Moisturising and Tan
Finally, keeping your legs moisturised will have them at their best. Not only is dry skin uncomfortable but it doesn’t look great too. If you’re naturally quite pale, you might find popping on a bit of fake tan makes you look a little healthier and feel more confident- but it’s all about your personal preference. If you prefer to embrace your paleness, do that! If you are going to fake tan, spend time exfoliating and moisturizing your legs first for the best base. Use a tan that’s designed for your skin tone, for example if you’re fair then use tan for fair skin to avoid it looking streaky, orange and unnatural on you. Gradual tan can be effective, you can build it up over a few days for a nice, natural finish. Just don’t forget to use a tanning mitt to avoid fake tan hands- they’re near impossible to clean!
Are you ready for summer? Do you have your summer wardrobe ready, and your skin up to scratch?