Sunday 23 April 2017

scrub up well

Off on holidays next month? Start the countdown right now. After all, it's not as if we get that much opportunity to wear our skimpiest summer gear so we want to enjoy every precious minute of it and not be all self-conscious.

Our skin cells are renewed every 28 days so there's just enough time to target any nasty cellulite. Start your new regime by body-brushing for a few minutes before showering, using upward strokes towards the heart. Then massage in a targeted cream and you'll be ready to rock those sundresses and shorts.

You'll want to make sure that you have enough room for your new favourite outfits, so it's all about packing light.

The Ultimate All in One Cleanser (left, €4.68 for 60ml, from girlstravelclub.co.uk) does just about everything you could want. The paraben-free formula can act as a hand wash, bubble bath, shampoo, shower gel, facial wash or even as a travel laundry soap to wash your smalls in the sink!

If that's a bit too minimalist and you prefer your cleanser, toner and moisturiser to come in separate cute containers, then there's always Kerstin Florian's Clarifying Starter Kit for combination, oily and acne-prone skin (€70, tel: 01 4610645 for stockists nationwide). This is a very useful mix and it's unisex too.

Flying, chlorine and air-conditioning can take a toll on our tresses, so keep in tip-top condition with Charles Worthington's Mini Dream Hair Kit (€15, from Boots), which contains shampoo, conditioner, an intensive treatment and hairspray.

Irish Independent

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