Top 10 tips to get your body ready for summer
It’s a great time of year when summer starts creeping up on London, defrosting the winter chill and putting a skip in people’s step. But after the initial joy of the spring sunshine, an air of dread can start to rise in your mind with the thought of baring your flesh after a long, neglectful winter.
Don’t worry though – the skincare professionals at London skin and wellness clinic, Nuriss, are here to help, with our top 10 tips and tricks on getting your body ready for the beach…
Let’s start with the basics – exfoliation. Your skin is probably dry and pale, possibly exhibiting areas of spots or rashes from being covered up and unable to breathe all winter. And if we’re being totally honest, your legs and bikini are probably a bit hairy as well! The first thing to do for your summer body makeover is to get rid of all the dead skin cells and make room for fresh ones to surface and enjoy the special attention you have in store over the next few weeks. Start with a good exfoliation with a microdermabrasion body scrub, or use your favourite body wash with a loofa or buff puff. After that, you can exfoliate twice a week to keep the healthy skin cells surfacing.
Moisturise and wear sunscreen
Now it’s time to keep your skin healthy, soft and hydrated. The best way to do that is to apply a body moisturiser all over, morning and night, and the best time is right after a shower when your body is warm and your pores are open. There are a number of great body moisturisers available from supermarkets and pharmacies for different skin types. The best ones include mineral oils, glycerine, aloe, lanolin or petrolatum, which work to hydrate the skin.
Your face and neck need a different kind of moisturiser than the rest of your body. We suggest the Nuriss Vitamin Infusion Nourishing Day and Night Creams for all skin types, or, for people looking to give their skin a major anti-ageing and collagen boost, the Resveratrol Youth Activating Peptide Cream, which works to actively reduce wrinkles and signs of ageing. It’s also imperative in looking after your skin to use sunscreen every day, especially in summer. Nuriss’s SPF 30 water-resistant Moisturising Sunscreen Lotion hydrates the skin and protects against UV rays.
Look after waxed or shaved areas
Waxed and shaved areas can often cause rashes, pimples, bumps and ingrown hairs, especially if clothes are irritating the area. There are a few tricks to help avoid irritation from waxing and shaving. Firstly, if your skin is already irritated, it’s best not to wax or shave the area until it clears, because it will further aggravate it. Before waxing or shaving, make sure your skin is not cold and you don’t have goose bumps, because that might aggravate your skin. And finally, after waxing or shaving, make sure the area is completely dry, then massage in some coconut oil or tea tree oil, which will repair the delicate skin.
Try laser hair removal
To avoid all that hassle of waxing and shaving, Nuriss has a fantastic Soprano ICE Laser Hair Removal treatment at its central London clinic. It is the most advanced form of painless hair reduction on the market today and because it only uses light to remove the hair, your skin won’t be left irritated, so you can even book a treatment for your lunch break. The laser disables hairs that are in their active growth cycle, achieving long-lasting results, and in many cases, the hair will be permanently removed.
Have a professional skin peel
A professional skin peel is one of the best ways to rejuvenate your skin. The peels work by removing dead skin cells, resulting in younger looking, healthier and more radiant skin. Peels can help reduce visible signs of sun damage, fade hyperpigmentation, brighten the skin, reduce spots, rejuvenate tired looking skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Nuriss offers tailor-made skin peels and facial treatments to suit individual needs and skin types, ranging from acne treatments to sun damage peels and hyperpigmentation.
Paint your toenails
As well as skin, toenails can be very unattractive and in need of some love and attention at the end of winter. Beauty clinics and salons offer great pedicures, which are a nice treat to start the summer, or you can buy your own mini pedicure set from a supermarket or pharmacy to get your feet ready for flip flops. There are also some fantastic moisturising foot soaks you can buy from the supermarket, which help cure cracked ankles and flaky skin. While you’re trying to get your feet and toenails back in shape for the summer, you can disguise any discolouration with a bright, summery nail polish.
Get rid of excess flab
Sometimes exercise isn’t enough to shift the stubborn fat from our middles. Daily variations of sit-ups and abdomen exercises are very important if you’re trying to achieve a flat stomach, but if you need a bit of extra help, Nuriss’s body-reshaping and non-surgical contouring Fade-Away Tummy Toner with Vanquish is a brilliant solution. The treatment uses radiofrequency waves to melt away fat cells and reduce fatty deposits in problem areas, tightening loose skin and firming the body at the same time.
Get rid of stretch marks
Stretch marks are very common in both men and women, and appear after growth spurts, pregnancy or weight fluctuation. The abdomen, breasts, thighs and buttocks are particularly common areas for stretch marks to appear, but they can occur anywhere that the skin has been stretched. Nuriss’s Fade-Away treatments are an effective way to get rid of the scars, no matter what body type you are. Using a combination of micro-needling treatments with radiofrequency and ultrasonic treatments, the microcirculation process within the dermal layers are stimulated, boosting collagen growth and encouraging skin rejuvenation and healthier formation.
Rid your body of cellulite
Unfortunately, cellulite is not necessarily something that only appears when you are overweight or old. It can plague any body type and any age, and there are a number of causes. There are some things you can do to reduce the likelihood of cellulite appearing, including weight-bearing exercises that work your thighs and legs, and maintaining a healthy weight; however, they are not sure ways of avoiding the unattractive skin dimples. If you are conscious of your cellulite, Nuriss offers a non-surgical Fade-Away Treatment that removes stubborn fat from the area while simultaneously tightening loose skin and firming the body.
Professional thigh-trimming treatment
Like tummies, thighs are particularly troublesome areas, and many women are more self-conscious of their thighs than any other part of their bodies. Squats, lunges and certain fit ball exercises are great for toning thigh muscles, but again, you might need some extra help – especially this close to bikini season! Trim Those Thighs Therapy at Nuriss in London is a non-surgical procedure that melts away stubborn fat from the area safely, while tightening and toning the skin at the same time.
Get ready for summer with the help of Nuriss’s skincare professionals in the centre of London. There are a range of other treatments available for summer and special occasions, from perfect pout lip treatments and before the beach anti-wrinkle injections to fibroblast facials and laser facial therapy.