5 Must Have Summer Products to get you Bikini Body Ready

by Liz W

Summer Beauty Products

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You know summer is around the corner when your gym suddenly seems to have twice the amount of devoted patrons, and an empty pedicure chair at the nail salon is an extremely rare find. When the thermometers and hemlines suddenly shoot up, it is easy to get carried away with dreams of an insta-tan, flat abs, and mini-dresses, but it is best to take a breath and make the transition into summer slowly and safely. A few weeks with the right beauty routine, and you will be tastefully bronzed, gorgeously groomed, and bikini body ready, (not sun burned and starving).

Here are 5 must have summer products to keep you tan, primped, and protected from head to toe:
1. The very first step in your getting beach-ready beauty routine, is to take care of that unsightly shade of pearly white your legs and tummy may have donned themselves with over the winter months. For the price of one spray tan you can get a really good sunless tanner that will last you all season. For amazingly streak-free and deep color, Sun Labs Ultra Dark Tanning lotion is the best. It goes on smoothly, and will leave you so tan people will be asking when you got back from the tropics.

2. Face your fear of daisy dukes head on, and tighten your thighs with Cameron Diaz’s short shorts work out and dimple-erasing cellulite cream like Mama Mio Emergency Repair Kit. For extra definition and skin smoothing effect, Paul and Joe’s Sheer Leg Powder will give your legs a subtle shimmer, making them look softer and more toned by catching more light and giving even those soft muscles definition.

Flat abs

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SPF for Hair

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3. Care for your hands and feet by indulging in a monthly mani-pedi if you can; or just keep them scrubbed and polished at home with a pumice stone and a steady hand. If you have dry feet, peeling cuticles, or just want an instant pedicure-pick-me-up, Decleor’s Aromessence Ongles – Strengthening Concentrate for Nails is what all the stars use to keep their hands and feet moisturized, and fingers and toes looking freshly lacquered for weeks.

4. Avoid premature aging and uncomfortable sunburns with a mineral SPF. Colorscience has a limited edition kit with everything you need for sun care on-the-go. Fabulouse 4 by Colorscience contains 6 mineral products with SPF 30 sun protection.

5. Don’t stop at your skin when it comes to blocking those strong summer rays. One week of extreme sun exposure (like a beach vacation for example) is just about as damaging to your hair as a whole year of blow drying! To keep your hair shiny and lustrous, get an SPF conditioner that you can spray in your hair daily, or just for beach days. Beachcomber Leave in Conditioner by Frederic Fekkai is full of nourishing marine botanicals and other ingredients that detangle, strengthen, and protect your hair all summer long.

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