We don’t believe in promoting a ‘bikini-ready body’ (or skin) here at Bees Brilliance because every body is bikini ready! But we do have our top 3 essential preparation tips and tricks for preparing for the Summer Holidays. Enjoy and if you have any tips to share, feel free to comment below – share that skincare wisdom!
1. Exfoliate once a week
“Proper exfoliation leaves the skin refreshed, invigorated, smooth and soft. The aim is radiant, glowing skin. Not blistered, red, dehydrated and sore skin.” – Caroline Hyrons.
Depending on your method of exfoliation, we recommend limiting scrubs to once or twice a week, flannels can be used daily, as can a Clarisonic. However, if you are noticing over-sensitivity, redness, tightness, flakiness or any other uncomfortable symptoms, you should stop exfoliating straight away. Remember to be all over your SPF even more so during this time of healing and then begin to add in light exfoliation methods, one at a time over the next few weeks.
A scrub like our Manuka Honey Exfoliating Scrub, is perfect for an ultra-gentle natural micro-fine exfoliating treatment. It will delicately help polish away dry skin and smooth skin texture and is suitable for all skin types. Plus no micro-beads to be found so you know you’re not polluting the oceans with dangerous micro-plastics too. We also have a promotion currently running in Life Pharmacies: purchase any exfoliating cleanser and get one free!
2. SPF every single day
By far one of the most important things you can do for your skin is to apply (and reapply later on) a high-factor sunblock. We recommend getting an oil-free one for your face if you tend to break-out on the face (I love the Neutrogena one that you can find in most pharmacies and supermarkets). You might have seen in the news that a bunch of the sunblocks in New Zealand have been found to have a much lower SPF factor than advertised.
- Cetaphil Suntivity Oily Skin Ultra-light Lotion SPF50+
- Daylong Suntivity Liposomal Sunscreen Lotion SPF50+
- Smart365 Sun Sunscreen Lotion SPF50+
- Invisible Zinc Face + Body Sunscreen SPF50
- Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen SPF50
- Surf Life Saving Sunscreen Lotion SPF50
- Le Tan Coconut Oil Sunscreen SPF30+
- Soleo Organics All Natural Sunscreen SPF30+
- Skinnies Sungel SPF30
3. Continue to Moisturise even if you’re Sweaty
Yes, your skin will maybe produce more oil, might break-out and will get all shiny earlier in the day but don’t put down that moisturiser! Well.. maybe put down your richer, Winter moisturiser and opt for a more lightweight version for the warmer seasons. Our Instant Hyra Firming Shot is a great option, it’s a hydrating and cooling cream that instantly firms, lifts and plumps for hydrated and nourished skin.