Monday, 28 November 2016
How to have Perfect Polished Pins all Winter–the Best Body Scrubs + Bronzing Moisturisers
The best look for your legs with a little black dress is undoubtedly toned, perfectly polished, gleaming and with a slight glow. So not pasty white, in other words.
Please don’t sigh and reach for the opaques or the natural tan tights. This , frankly, is quick and easy but you have, as with all things worth doing, to do the prep. And it’ll serve you all year round. Toned obviously depends on how much walking or running you do, or how much time you spend at the gym. Gleaming, polished and glowing is also totally up to you.
You can of course bustle off to the salon to be waxed, moisturised and fake tanned, but it is so much easier to do at home let alone so much less expensive. These are my favourite scrubs and moisturisers with or without a little bronze. Don’t bother with the bronze makeup – I never think that looks real, but if you start early enough with a moisturising gradual tanner you’ll never look back.
My all time favourite is Shiseido Daily Bronze which I use all the year round, I love it for texture and lack of scent. Elemis Total Glow Bronzing Body Lotion has a bit more of a tanning effect so use it when you want faster results, as a moisturiser it’s also excellent and won’t leave you streaky or with a residual scent.
If you exfoliate your legs in the shower or bath it needs only take a minute or so, then you can either moisturise and tan at the same time, or just use a body moisturiser. My favourites here are Clarins Moisture Rich Body Lotion and Kiehls Orange Flower and Lychee Body Lotion.
If you can, use a body exfoliator or scrub a couple of times a week, then moisturise. And during the colder months when the climate combined with being indoors so much more of the time can dry out your skin, use a moisturiser at least once a day, twice if possible.
All of these are lightweight moisturisers which sink beautifully into your skin.
Leaving you gleaming, glowing, polished and very slightly bronzed. So chuck the leg-wear and show off your pins this party season.