Skincare

Get your body ready for warmer weather

With the promise of warmer weather, there’s a body of work to be done before you dare to bare

Keep up the hydration

Using a daily moisturiser is a must after a season of chilly air and artificial heat, and that includes your body.

Try: Goop Goopgenes Nourishing Repair Body Butter, $99, literally melts into your skin for a spa-like experience and hydration that continues for up to 72 hours. CeraVe Salicylic Acid Smoothing Cream, $19.99, was developed with dermatologists, and gently exfoliates and softens while helping to maintain the skin’s protective barrier. The non-greasy formula can be used on the face.

A clean slate

As with on your face, body-focused products work that much better when skin has had a fresh exfoliation.

Use Trilogy Exfoliating Body Balm, $39.99, for a clean slate that will still stay supple and hydrated, and it’s ocean-friendly too.

Extra leg work

Our legs are one of the first places to get seriously dry in winter, so grab a formula specifically designed for the job like This Works Perfect Legs Body Butter, $56, and transform your pins literally overnight.

Not just for the face

Adding a high-performance body serum to your post-shower routine is a great idea heading into the warmer months, and Nécessaire The Body Serum, $77, is a fragrance-free treatment formulated with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, niacinamide (vitamin B3) and ceramides – all often found in luxury skincare formulas.

Summer in a bottle

Sol de Janeiro’s limited-edition Tan Lines Perfume Mist, $34, is a fabulous scent for spring and then to sashay your way into summer. Inspired by the warm sand under your towel as you lay on the beach and show off your tan lines, it is a joyful mix of coconut, vanilla and white florals, and can even be sprayed on your hair.

Oh, glow on!

Rather than going for a full-on fake tan that might take you from fair maiden to bronzed goddess overnight, opt for a gradual tanner to ease your way into the warmer months.

Try: Isle of Paradise Hyglo Self-Tan Serum Body, $58, delivers skincare benefits with every drop. The gradual tanner-meets-serum absorbs within seconds and never feels tacky. Cult favourite Dove Summer Glow Body Lotion, $13, is a trusted dupe for some of the priciest products in the business. There are two shades to choose from depending on your skin tone and desired degree of faux glow.

Splurge!

From luxe New Zealand bodycare brand Tronque, Rich As Croesus Firming Butter, $130, will give your post-winter bod the intense, long- lasting moisture it deserves – with a soufflé of velvety shea, cacao and mango butters to protect and repair.

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