Summer’s fast approaching, bellas, which means Christmas holidays, beach trips, and a whole lot more flesh on display! If the idea of unveiling your post-winter bod sends chills down your spine, these are the prods you need to transform your pasty self, from top to toe.
Shiny, frizz-free hair
Humidity on the up means it’s time to call in the frizz-fighting big guns. And there’s nobody better at unruly mane wrangling than John Frieda® Haircare. From the cult Frizz Ease range, the Extra Strength 6 Effects™ + Serum is our not-so-secret weapon.
Applied to soaking wet hair before styling, this multi-purpose thermal protectant kicks chronic frizz’s butt and repels humidity on even the stickiest days. It’s super hydrating, shine enhancing, and quickly shows unmanageable hair who’s boss.
Clear, bright skin
We love a barely-there makeup look during the warmer months, but a lighter touch calls for a perfect complexion. To soak up excess oil and purge the skin of toxins, a charcoal mask is our go-to. The Derma E Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask gets bonus points as it not only draws out bacteria, dirt and oil with natural clay and activated charcoal, it exfoliates the surface of the skin with apricot seed powder for a soft, smooth and healthy complexion. Marine algae also protects against pollution. Is there anything this mask cannot do?
Smooth, supple limbs
Nobody likes a dry, scaly, winter bod, so give your lacklustre skin the boot with a body scrub. Frank body’s iconic Coffee Scrub is a classic, but we love the tropical vibes of their Coconut Coffee Scrub even more. It’s made with ground Robusta coffee beans to perk up your skin and stimulate circulation, rejuvenating grapeseed oil, hydrating coconut oil, and skin-polishing jojoba beads. When you step out of the shower you’ll be smoother than Clooney, guaranteed.
Too much Netflix and Cadbury’s June through August might have you looking a little bent out of shape. To boost your resting metabolism and get fitter and faster (and help wiggle back into that bikini), try the BodyBoss Method. We did, and this is what happened. The program is 12 weeks, so you’ll be finished at the start of summer.
Silky smooth, hair-free legs
Sure, shaving’s a pain in the butt (and the leg if you have an incident with a blunt razor), but you can learn to be a pro with a little practice. Here are six simple shaving hacks we swear by. As for the razor we swear by? For its super-close shave and moisturising effects, Schick’s Hydro Silk Razor gets our vote. Time to shed that winter coat, ladies!
Regular exfoliation with a pedi-paddle or pumice stone is a must to get those tootsies sandal-ready. If you’re saving your pennies and want to bypass the salon in favour of a home pedicure, start with a good quality polish. Aussie-made, cruelty-free and vegan, breathable, and free of all manner of common nasties, the Kester Black range can’t be beat. Most importantly, it comes in the prettiest range of colours.