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Getting your body prepared and ready for the summer sun
After months of hibernation hidden under layers of warm clothes, it’s time to reawaken our skin and get it glowing and ready for the summer sun.

In the first of 3 features we’ll take a look at 5 of the best tips and products to prepare your skin for the holiday season.
  1. Always start with a good exfoliator to remove dead skin and get your body glowing.
  2. A spot of self-tan will give you the confidence to bare your legs and arms – don’t worry, the newer creams and mousses are easier to apply and less streaky and smelly.
  3. Try an epilator instead of shaving and waxing to remove unwanted hair and keep you smoother for longer
  4. Feet may need a little attention to get them sandal ready – we’d recommend a foot spa and scrubs to soften heels and a lovely peppermint foot cream to keep them fresh and cool.  
  5. Look after your face in the sun. A gentle facial exfoliator will reveal your natural glow and then use a moisturiser with SPF.
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Clinique body exfoliator
Clinique sparkle skin body exfoliator
Body exfoliating creams like this one from Clinique will gently remove dead skin cells to reveal new glowing skin and improve circulation.  Massage in paying particular attention to legs and upper arms for soft, smooth skin. This is a travel size bottle which should last for a few weeks - long enough to get you ready for the beach.

Price £6.99 for 75ml
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Fake Bake self tan
Fake Bake self tan
Everyone wants a tan but we all know the dangers. Get that healthy, bronzed look safely with a self-tan. To make sure you get an even result, moisturise your skin well before and use a mitt to apply the mousse or cream.

Price £15.49
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Philips Satinelle epilator
Philips Satinelle epilator
Epilators give long lasting smoothness, removing hairs as short as 0.5mm from the root without pulling the skin. Get hair-free skin for up to 4 weeks.

Price £29.98
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Pedicure Foot Spa
Pedicure Foot Spa
Get your feet flip-flop ready with Scholl’s Pink Pedicure Foot Spa. This treatment comprises 3 functions for total foot relaxation - vibration to invigorate, bubbles for a soothing massage and maintained heat for complete comfort. And that’s not all. There are also 3 attachments for complete foot pampering – a relaxing acupressure roller to relieve sore feet, invigorating massage rollers to refresh tired feel and a rejuvenating pumice stone to exfoliate.

Price £24.45
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SBC face polish
SBC face polish
This exfoliating gel from SBC contains jojoba wax beads and elderflower extract to gently soften, cleanse and ease away surface dead skin cells leaving the skin feeling smooth and soft. The rich blend specially selected ingredients creates a surface anti-oxidant, toning and firming effect, making this the perfect facial skin smoother. Suitable for all skins.

Price £11.95
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