By Holly Bartter
It’s the season for baring skin, be it in your bikini or that killer dress you’ve been saving for warmer weather, though summer can also wreak havoc with your skin and hair. From salty dips at the beach to the intense rays, if you’re looking to hit the sand running then it’s essential to prep your body with products designed to nourish, soothe and smooth.
An invigorating body scrub is the perfect way to buff your skin into shape, leaving it in mint condition for any fake tan or bronzing products you might apply. Additionally, a body scrub makes for a much smoother shave, exfoliating away dry skin in just a matter of minutes.
Guilty Pleasure Body ticks all of our body-prep boxes with their coffee-loaded products that smell and feel amazing on skin (trust us, you won’t want to get out of the shower!). Their signature Coffee Body Scrub comes in Cacao for the indulgent chocoholic, Coconut and Lime for the beach babe, and Peppermint for anyone looking to add some zest to their skin.
Body scrubs are best used on damp skin – so step out of the shower stream while you apply. Massage the product in small, circular motions and leave on for 5-10 minutes to soak up all the skin-beneficial ingredients. Guilty Pleasure Body boosts their scrubs with organic base oils, brown sugar and Vitamins A, B and E – and best of all they are completely natural and vegan friendly.
Now that your skin is in perfect form, preparing your hair for the long summer days (and nights) is essential. To soothe your locks and supercharge them with moisture, applying a hair mask like Guilty Pleasure Hydrating Hair Care is key. With a rich blend of coconut, argan and coffee seed extract oils, it’s a nourishing treat for split ends, dry patches or sun-bleached strands.
Use a wide-toothed comb to smooth the product evenly through your hair and make sure it’s completely saturated from root to tip. You can leave the treatment on for 30 minutes or overnight for silky hair after your morning rinse.
As if we didn’t already love our coffee enough, thanks to Guilty Pleasure Body we can now luxuriate in the espresso aroma while we get summer ready – talk about multi-tasking!
How are you achieving silky-smooth limbs and locks this summer? Let us know in the comments! x