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BEAUTY BLITZ

It’s time to get set for your most body-confident summer yet – our quick fixes reveal everything you need to know to feel great from head to toe, writes beauty editor Emma Robertson

THE FOOLPROOF FAKE TAN

A flawless self-tan can be the most comprehensive fix to early-summer beauty woes. As well as softening the appearance of stretch marks, spider veins and cellulite, a sunless tan cheats the illusion of slimmer, more toned limbs. For a professional finish, smooth skin with a body scrub before you get down to the business of bronzing

 

SCRUB UP NICELY
For even results, exfoliate. Avoid oil-based formulas (they create a barrier between skin and your tanning product) and opt for a gritty gel-based product like Cowshed Grumpy Cow Shower Scrub

BRONZED GODDESS
Before you tan, moisturise dry zones to prevent dark patches, then choose your favourite faux-glow formula – spray, mousse, gel or cream. One with a guide colour, like the St Tropez Express Bronzing Mousse, is safest if you’re nervous about streaks

Get the glow factor with Roger & Gallet’s Bois
d'Orange Gold Shimmer Body Cream
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FINISHING TOUCH
Moisturise daily to extend your tan’s lifespan. We like the gleam in Roger & Gallet’s Bois D’Orange Body Cream, which gives a glamorous gold shimmer to sun-kissed skin

THE GLOSSY POSSE

Heat and humidity can turn the sleekest of locks into a frizzy fright in seconds. The secret is to keep hair hydrated – it will absorb less moisture from the air and reflect more light, leaving you with enviably luminous tresses. Start now with a weekly moisturising treatment, then look to the latest frizz-fighting styling sprays to smooth your hair without weighing it down

TRESSED TO IMPRESS
Philip Kingsley’s award-winning Elasticizer pre-shampoo conditioning treatment delivers a rush of moisture to where hair needs it most for smooth and supple locks

BEAT THE HEAT
Blasting hair with a dryer saps moisture levels. Let it 90 per cent air dry first, or try the M&S Hair Turban, made from a super-absorbent material to speed up the process naturally

Combat humidity for smooth summer locks with Living Proof No Frizz Weightless Styling Spray
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CROWNING GLORY
Proven to block humidity 70 per cent better than silicones and oils, Living Proof’s No Frizz Weightless Styling Spray is a must for smooth summer styles. Spritz over damp hair before styling

THE PERFECT PEDICURE

Have months of neglect taken their toll on your soles? Try dry buffing with a fine foot file, which gives extra grip to help slough off hard skin. A modern moisturiser enhanced with gentle exfoliating acids keeps feet one step ahead of scaliness, too. Polish off the look with a long-lasting nail varnish – surprisingly flattering, bright orange is this season’s hottest hue

 

GOOD FOR THE SOLE
Take steps towards silky-soft feet with Bliss Foot Patrol. Used regularly, this cream keeps dry skin at bay with exfoliating alpha hydroxyl and salicylic acids, while peppermint gives tired feet and legs an energy boost

Photography: Mary Rozzi / Styling: Alice Bluer / Make-up: Kolbrun at Frank / Hair: Dayruci at One Represents / Nails: Emma Welsh at August / Model: Cindy at Established

IN THE BUFF
Slough off dry skin fast with M&S Collection’s Miracle Foot File – always file from the outer edge of the foot inwards for a smooth finish

Go for bold with Leighton Denny’s Welcome to the Funfair Nail Polish in Helter Skelter
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ON THE NAIL

Bright, sexy and sporty, Leighton Denny’s Welcome to the Funfair nail colour in Helter Skelter hits the perfect pedicure tone for summer