NZ Woman's Weekly

Beauty news: Summer essentials

If you’re thinking about beachwear, then it’s time to treat your body to some serious buffing and smoothing to banish rough skin, battle cellulite, and make this the year you don’t feel you have to skulk beneath your sarong!

A good scrub

Exfoliating helps tackle rough patches on elbows and knees and ensures a more even application of self-tan. Products also enriched with ingredients to hydrate and condition skin include: The Body Shop Olive Body Scrub $34.75 or Pure Fiji Coconut Sugar Rub $66  – with a natural blend of raw sugar cane and nut oils.

A moisturising sunscreen

Switching to a body moisturiser with an SPF makes sound sense in summertime. Nivea SunLight Feel Lotion SPF30 $16.29 is formulated to feel like a body moisturiser, without compromising on UV protection.

A self-tan

Choose a fake bake with a hint of bronze, so you can see where you’re applying. Plus, it’ll give you an instant glow. Try Sunsense Self TanningSystem $19.90.

A rescue remedy

Just in case the worst does happen and you get sunburnt, try Clinique After Sun Rescue Balm $43 or Reef After Sun Repair Gel $13.99.

About Nicky Pellegrino

Nicky Pellegrino has been a journalist for over 20 years, both here and in the UK, and is a former editor of New Zealand Woman's Weekly. These days, as well as working on the magazine's beauty pages, she writes popular novels like Recipe For LIfe, The Italian Wedding and The Villa Girls. For more about Nicky check out her website

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