11 Speedy Summer Grooming Hacks
Follow our guide and you’ll feel confident, groomed and radiant.
Drunk ElephantSugared Koffie Almond Milk Scrub, £ 32,00
Scrub Up Nicely
The fastest way to achieve smooth and silky skin for summer is by massaging a grainy scrub in circular motions from neck to toes. Drunk Elephant’s debut body scrub has earned a regular slot in our summer body routine thanks to its just-gritty-enough texture, beneficial ingredients, and light almond scent.
FreshHesperides Grapefruit Bath & Shower Gel, £ 22,00
Summer showers need to be refreshing and invigorating, and that’s where zingy grapefruit comes into its own. Quickly washing away sweat and dirt, this reviving shower gel banishes that sluggish feeling; making it ideal for the morning or before a night out (remember those?!).
CaudalieVinofresh Natural Stick Deodorant, £ 14,00
Keep calm and stay dry no matter how high the mercury soars. We cannot fault Caudalie’s offering with its unisex eucalyptus fragrance, healthy skin prebiotic formula and odour neutralising ability.
Sol de JaneiroBom Dia Bright Cream, £ 21,00
Master Of Moisture
Is there anything more satisfying than opening a new tub of thick, rich body cream? Yes! Finding this perfect formula inside — enriched with exfoliating fruit AHAs it keeps bumps at bay while vitamin C works to brighten skin and cupuaçu butter hydrates, for your healthiest ever summer skin.
Amanda HarringtonBody Illuminating Bronzing Mousse, £ 15,20
Dubbed the Michelangelo of tanning by Vogue, Amanda Harrington is the woman to turn to when you need the confidence boost of a flawless tan. We love the natural-looking glow this hydrating mousse formula provides, and it comes complete with gloves which won’t soak up product but will ensure an even application.
LancasterGolden Tan Maximiser After Sun Oil, £ 24,00
Keep that post-holiday (or maybe post-park this year) glow for longer with Lancaster’s unique After Sun Oil. The silky blend has a gorgeous golden tone, and it works to hydrate and soothe sun-parched skin. Our tip – highlight collarbones, shoulders, and shins before a night out for shimmer and a beautiful fragrance.
DiptyqueCitronnelle Body Spray Limited Edition, £ 45,00
This ingenious Body Spray from fragrance aficionados Diptyque is the most luxurious way to keep mosquitos at bay. The citronelle and geranium essential oil scent is warm and delicious to humans, while apparently awful for mosquitos. Great news if you don’t want red bumps ruining your perfectly prepped skin.
CoolaPina Colada SPF30 Sunscreen Spray, £ 27,00
We’re always on the hunt for a fabulous sunscreen that feels lightweight yet gives excellent protection. Coola’s mist ticks all the boxes and it is so easy to apply, you can even turn the bottle upside-down. Plus, the summer scent instantly transports us to poolside cocktails in far flung lands.
Charlotte TilburySupermodel Body Highlighter, £ 46,00
When both Kim Kardashian West and Holly Willoughby are fans, you know it’s a product worth checking out. Supermodel Body Highlighter AKA confidence in a bottle, gives limbs that sculpted, glossy glow in seconds, plus active ingredients including vitamin C and hyaluronic acid work to hydrate and brighten over time.
Margaret Dabbs LondonPure Natural Foot Scrub, £ 15,40
Bare Your Sole
Margaret Dabbs has long been the beauty insider’s secret weapon when it comes to sweet feet, so when sandals come a calling, there can be only one answer – this incredible foot scrub. The luxurious formula sloughs off dead skin, refreshes tired feet and provides lasting hydration.
NailberryCherry Cherie Oxygenated Nail Lacquer, £ 16,00
The best summer nails are nothing if not colourful, and after the year we’ve just experienced, it’s time to go big and bright; enter Nailberry’s gorgeous new shades. We’ve got a serious crush on the spiced orange red or try the two pink shades together in a bold twist on a classic French mani.