With the festive party season round the corner and social calendars filling up, as important as finding that perfect outfit is prepping your skin for the season ahead.
After a winter of hiding beneath layers of clothes and fighting the environment, our skin is often dry and flaky. Deal to it with an all over body scrub.
Be Kind Body Co Coffee and Coconut scrub from Oh Natural is both invigorating and smoothing, or Weleda’s Birch and Pomegranate ranges are great options for smoothing and toning skin. They also contain natural ingredients to help rid the body of toxins.
For a spa-like scrub in your own shower, try Katherine Daniels Gentle Oil & Salt Exfoliator, which is a divine smelling cocktail of sea salts from around the world with essential oils which eliminate dead skin and leave the body feeling silky smooth.
Choose a different scrub for the more delicate skin of the face. I love Plantae Brightening Camellia Face Polish which is gentle and helps restore skin’s natural luminosity.
Once exfoliated, you can apply self tan to complete your party look.
If very pale, go for a gradual tan, but there are great options for all skin tones.
Bondi Sands is my go to for self tanning the body, and has a range of shades. I also love Eco Face Tan Water which is light, hydrating and builds to a natural looking glow.
Once tanned, all you need is some bronzer, contour and highlighter, and you are ready to shimmer on into the party.
Plantae Brightening Camellia face polish, $49.90 and bareMinerals Twilight Radiance highlighter palette, RRP $62 from mecca.co.nz.
Eco face tan water, $44.95, Oh Natural.
Weleda Pomegranate firming eye cream, 10ml, $45.90, regenerating body oil, 100ml, $38.90, and regenerating body lotion, 200ml, $29.90.
Bondi Sands reusable self-tan mitt, RRP $13.99, Gradual Tanning milk, 375ml, $22.99, Ultra Dark foam, $29.99, and back applicator, $19.99.
Katherine Daniels exfoliator, 200ml, $65, and Natural Instinct facial scrub, 125ml, $10.99.
Be Kind Body Co. Coffee & Coconut body scrub, RRP $27.50, and Eco Minerals bronzer, Oh Natural. Right: Rudolph A Hint of Summer selftanning drops, $101.
Ethique Bombshell tanning bar, RRP $45, ohnatural.co.nz.