Get your body ready for the beach
PUBLISHED: 09:00 04 June 2012
If you were caught out by the heatwave in Norwich two weeks ago then this bank holiday's cooler weather will give you the chance to get your body in tip top condition for summer. By EMMA HARROWING.
You may have got so used to the wind and rain that you haven’t given much thought to summer. So the heatwave over a week ago may have thrown you into a panic about revealing the parts of your body that have been hidden away under jumpers and jeans.
With the weather forecast predicting cooler temperatures for the Jubilee weekend you have a little reprieve to get your body looking great for summer.
There are many beauty products in the shops in Norwich that can help you quickly and easily transform your winter-worn torso into a shimmering summer-kissed beach body. Here’s the Life Matters guide to a quick-fix summer beauty makeover.
Remove dry skin and leave your body smooth and revitalised from top-to-toe with a good body scrub. Life Matters loves the new Spa Fit smoothing and refining body scrub from The Body Shop. Use once a week for smooth summer skin.
Get an instant and natural looking glow by having a spray tan. Life Matters has tried out the spray tan in The Retreat in Jarrold and we highly recommend it if you want a natural glow which looks like you have been on holiday for a week. Jarrold also sells He-Shi tanning treatments over the counter so you can get a summer glow at home.
Moisturise your body with a good moisturiser paying attention to dry areas such as your elbows and knees. Life Matters loves a good body butter for summer as the product leaves a dewy look to your skin and they smell like summer in a jar! Try the Fairtrade Mago Body Butter, £7.50 from M&S.
Keep your skin looking fresh throughout the day with a face mist that can be sprayed over make-up to prevent your skin looking too shiny in the heat. Life Matters loves Philosophy’s Hope Springs Eternal hydrating mist £17.50 from John Lewis.
Wake up tired looking skin by giving it a boost of caffeine! Coffee beans are said to give skin a boost and help eliminate wrinkles. Try the Priori Coffeeberry natural daily protection facial moisturiser with SPF 25, available from U and Your Skin Lounge on Bridewell Alley.
Nothing puts you in the summer mood than a light and floral fragrance. There are many new fresh fragrances in the shops but Life Matters loves the classic Marc Jacobs Daisy EDT from £45 in Jarrold.
After a day at the beach your hair can look a bit bedraggled so it’s worth using hair products to keep your hair looking fresh and moisturised. Life Matters loves the fresh smelling fragrance of Mop Pear Detangler £11.50 from John Lewis. It’s perfect for getting rid of knotty beachy hair.