Winter is my absolute favourite style season of the year. I adore the luxe textures and snuggly layers. Scarves, boots and hats. Cashmere, velvet and leather. Just gorgeously rich and warm.
Part of the reason I love winter is because I live in Sydney. It gets cold enough to make boots, scarves and coats a viable option, but not so cold that we have to deal with snow and freezing temperatures.
The flipside to living in Sydney is the hot humid summers. According to the long range forecast, it is going to be a warm and very wet spring, followed by a super hot summer. That means lots of dare to bare outfits – strapless maxis, cotton full mini skirts, tank tops, shorts and strappy shoes. The sort of style that demands gorgeously smooth skin.
It’s easy to let your skincare slide during winter. All that extra heating and cold weather can dry out your skin, plus if you’re cold after your morning shower or evening bath, it is hard to convince yourself to take that five extra minutes to moisturise!
My guide to getting Summer Ready Skin
Summer Ready Skin | daily routine
I’ve been keeping up my skincare over the cooler months by using a Riffi body mitt* in the shower every day. Once I’ve patted my skin dry, I spray on some dry body oil and smooth it into my skin. It’s a quick and easy way to keep skin moisture levels boosted.
Summer Ready Skin | weekly routine
Once a week, I step it up a notch by adding an exfoliating cream or body scrub to my shower routine, concentrating on the hardworking patches of skin that tend towards dryness. My elbows, knees, ankles and upper arms need the extra love. I layer a rich body moisturiser over my dry body oil for a skin loving moisture boost.
Summer Ready Skin | my favourite skincare combos
I just love beauty products. I adore playing with new brands and trialling the latest and greatest from some of my favourite more established brands.
I’ve been lucky to receive some body care products recently. Some of which I’ve recently been introduced to and some I’ve used for years.
I was delighted to be offered the opportunity to trial Pevonia products. Click to read my thoughts on Pevonia Dry Oil Body Moisturizer. It is my go to daily treat for my skin, year around.
I took the Pevonia Silky Skin Body Scrub on holiday with me recently, so I could treat my skin and step up my body care routine. Divinely scented, easy to use and a luxe experience, resulting in smooth and soft skin.
I’ve purchased both of these products in the past. They are luxurious, in terms of their packaging, scent and quality, and the results are fabulous.
Babescrub are a boutique Australian beauty company – born, designed and made in Australia. I love to mix up my skincare, and I just adore supporting a fabulous new Australian company. My favourite products in their range are the Himalayan Pink Salt Body Scrub and the Punk Rose Body Souffle.
The scents are sublime and the results on my skin are just gorgeous, leaving me with silky smooth and soft skin.
I was recently introduced to BioElixia at a fabulous PR event. I haven’t had long to trial the products but I am very impressed with the range.
BioElixia Exfoliating Body Polish is uber effective, leaving my skin smooth and polished.
BioElixia Firming Toning Body Lotion sinks easily into the skin and over time, works to visibly firm the skin. I’ve been layering this over my Pevonia Dry Body Oil Moisturizer for an extra moisture boost.
BioElixia employs TPM, dermal delivery technology, so the skincare is absorbed into the skin beautifully.
Do you maintain your skincare routine throughout the year, or do you madly step it up during the lead up to summer? Have you tried BioElixia, Pevonia or Babescrub skincare products?
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