4 Ways To Enhance Summer Skin

4 Ways To Enhance Summer Skin

Did you know 57% of British women consider a tan the most vital part of their summer beauty look, more so than hair colour, manis, pedis and make-up? If you’re one of the thousands of women who invests time and money in a warm-weather glow, keep scrolling to discover the beauty heroes primed to boost, enhance and protect your bronzed limbs. From fake tan-friendly scrubs to after sun treatments, these are the products to keep on your radar…


We all know there’s no such thing as a safe tan, so don’t be afraid to fake it this summer. Vita Liberata’s Body Blur is one of the best instant tans we’ve come across and is now available in even more shades, meaning finding your perfect hue has never been so easy. Looking to boost a fading holiday glow? Add a few drops of Clarins’ Golden Glow Booster to your regular moisturiser or after-sun – it’ll impart a seriously natural-looking tan and is genuinely foolproof. Use every other day to maintain your colour or every day if you’re looking to go a little deeper.

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Whether you’re spending the summer at home or away, too much sun and chlorine can leave your skin feeling dry and lacklustre. While it may seem counterintuitive to scrub your tan away, regular exfoliation can lead to a more even skin tone and help to boost its clarity, too. Elemis’ Lime and Salt Ginger Glow has long been an SL favourite – brimming with bergamot, coconut and sweet almond oils, it’ll nourish and invigorate. This Works’ offering, packed full of pink Himalayan salt and essential oils, also comes highly recommended.


For sultry summer evenings, an illuminating dry oil not only allows you to skip sticky body lotion but also flatters limbs and soothes sun-parched patches. A bronze-enhancing oil such as NUXE’s Huile Prodigieuse will be your new go-to – the stuff of beauty legend, it’s available in a clear or shimmer formula and the smell will instantly whisk you away to sunnier climes whether you’re abroad or not. Prefer to steer clear of oils in the warmer months? Try Benefit’s Hoola Boddess Cream – scented with notes of beachy citrus and sandalwood and boasting a soft-focus sheen, it’ll leave limbs soft and smooth.


If you’ve been a slave to fake tan since the first day of summer, it’s likely your skin will be feeling less than supple (DHA, the main ingredient in fake tan, is notorious for drying out the skin). Our top tip? Stock up on REN’s game-changing new AHA Body Serum, which is enriched with probiotics and lactic acid to gently resurface and re-energise your skin’s natural radiance, while xylitol will infuse the skin with plumping moisture. Follow up with Murad’s results-driven Collagen Support Body Cream, an award-winning formula that boosts the skin’s moisture content for up to an impressive 24 hours.

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