We see lots of articles talking about how to lose weight from here and tone up there, and if that’s your thing then all power to you. However, here at Pure Beauty, we believe that every body is beach ready…once you’ve done a little bit of basic maintenance. Here’s a little guide to help you feel confident on the beach, no matter what your size or shape:
Many women don’t feel comfortable unless they’re well-groomed, and hair removal can be a vital part of that. Whether you shave, wax or epilate, you need to make sure that your skin is well looked after, before, during and after the hair removal process. Prep the pre-shave area with Decleor Triple Action Shave Perfector, use Dermalogica Invigorating Shave Gel to protect the skin during and soothe your post-shave areas with a little Decleor Post-Wax Cream – Sensitive Areas.
No one, and we mean no one, can look properly put together if they’ve got dry skin all over the place and at the beach, there’s nowhere for your dry areas to hide! Elbows, knees and feet are all going to let you down unless you slather them in moisturiser, and we recommend Dermalogica Body Hydrating Cream, which is quick-absorbing and will intensely moisturise your driest areas.
Here at Pure Beauty, we’re far more keen on a tan which comes from a bottle, rather than risking damage from the sun’s harmful rays, and we like to hit the beach looking a little glowing already. Using a gradual tanner like Decleor Gradual Glow Hydrating Body Milk for a few days before you go to the beach will allow you to gradually build a natural looking colour, and ensure you don’t look like a milk bottle in the middle of a whole load of highly tanned people!
The single most important thing to remember when getting ready for the beach is to protect your skin from the sun with a high-SPF sun cream. We recommend using a different product for your face as the rest of your body, because creams specifically for the face tend to be more lightweight and less greasy, allowing you to also wear your usual make-up if you want to. We recommend Decleor Daily Defence Fluid Shield SPF30 for your face as it has been specifically formulated to protect the delicate areas of the face and actively resist the signs of ageing, along with Decleor Ultra Protective Hydrating Milk SPF50 Body which has a high protection factor whilst being gentle enough for sensitive or mature skin types.
If you don’t want to wear a full face of make-up to the beach but also don’t like the idea of being totally bear-faced, a BB Cream is a good alternative to foundation. The lightweight formula adds radiance and light coverage to the skin and has the added bonus of added sun protection, boosting whichever separate SPF you choose.