Help your skin glow this summer

Whether you're heading off to the Med for a break or planning to spend the summer months at home, it's time to banish dull, tired skin and get ready for the sun.

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Dry body brushing before a shower will exfoliate and stimulate circulation. Scrub up with the Body Shop Long-Handled Cactus Brush, £10, for softer and smoother skin. Then use Body Shop Shea Body Scrub, £12.50, to lift away dead skin cells.

Reveal glowing skin with Argan+ Skin Renewal Body Scrub, £7.99. Rich in nutrients and vitamins, the creamy and luxurious scrub contains crushed olive stones and pumice, to remove dead skin cells and impurities.

Bring in the sunshine with a burst of uplifting citrus scent. Highlights of the Rituals Laughing Buddha Body Care Collection are Fortune Oil, £8, to cleanse and hydrate skin; Good Luck Scrub, £14.50, to leave skin glowing and silky smooth; and Touch of Happiness body cream, £15, with antioxidants and vitamin E.

After showering, smooth on Aromatherapy Associates Roland Mouret Final Finish Body Serum, £48, a hydrating serum which absorbs easily and is infused with natural light reflecting particles, leaving skin with a subtle glow.

Tackle areas prone to dimples and uneven skin tone with the award-winning Balance Me Super Toning Body Oil, £20. The blend of bergamot, geranium, juniper and lavender not only smells fresh and uplifting, it works with added jojoba, macadamia and sweet almond to tone and smoothe skin. Used after a shower, the light formulation sinks in quickly.

Alongside regular exercise and a balanced diet, tackle cellulite with Dr Ceuticals Beach Perfect Body Firmer, £19.99. Swap your usual moisturiser for this toning treatment to promote elasticity and firmness. Active ingredients are Q10 to support cell renewal, vitamin B3 to keep the skin hydrated, caffeine to stimulate cell renewal and seaweed extract to repair skin.

Target stubborn areas with Soap & Glory Sit Tight Saddle Bags+, £16.50. The roller massager offers a multi-prong attack to perky lumps and bumps, delivering antioxidant rich fruit polyphenols and natural oils.

Get toes pedicure ready with the Feel Good Formulas Foot Exfoliant Bar from Arran Aromatics in mint and coriander, £4.25.

Exfoliating and deoderising, you're all set for sandals. Prep skin with Feel Good Formulas Seaweed and Minerals Salt Scrub, £12.75, packed with natural ingredients.

Get an instant glow with He-Shi Rapid 1-hour Liquid Tan, £22.50. Apply to clean, dry skin after exfoliating, then leave on for an hour for a golden finish or two hours for a darker colour before showering off. Colour should last for a week.

For a perfect dewy finish to skin, smoothe on He-Shi Sublime Dry Oil, £20.

Even if the sun isn't out, bring on a taste of summer with a spritz of Prada Candy Florale, £34.65, a lighter version of the best-selling scent.


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