Skincare

A summer skincare routine with Ameliorate

A summer skincare routine with Ameliorate

It’s the middle of the school summer holidays in England and for many that offers glimpses of an ideal life lounging by the sea or the pool. For those in Scotland, sadly the holidays are ending and the kids are going back to school – but while the sun is still shining, let’s look on the bright side!

This blog is for those of us who (even if we’re being a little blinkered of time rolling on) want perfect summer skin, perfect sandal-happy feet, perfectly moisturised tans! It’s not complicated – our 3 step body-care system – Cleanse, Exfoliate, Transform – will give you perfect skin in no time and with our Intensive Foot Treatment you’ll get beautiful toes!

So… exfoliate with either the Mitt or the Exfoliant – both used on dry skin and do leave the exfoliant on a few minutes for the Lactic Acid to start working.  Then cleanse with our Nourishing Body Wash – ph-balanced, non-drying and will leave skin moisturised for up to 8 hours.  Then transform with our Body Lotion and allow the increased dose of Lactic Acid to smooth and soften while all the ingredients will moisturise for up to 24 hours.

Use the Intensive Foot Treatment every day for at least a week pre-holiday alongside our exfoliant or mitt for really tough bits to get your feet perfectly moisturised and hard-skin-free.

Skin is Summer ready!

Key note –  use Sun Screen:  This is not just your normal, use sunscreen comment, but all products with Lactic Acid remove the top layer of dead skin cells leaving skin beautifully soft and smooth but also without their usual natural sun protection – we recommend Factor 30 – you know your skin better than us, if you’re very pale, you might want to up it to Factor 50. If you’re lucky enough to be going on a summer sun holiday, then follow these basics.

Our 3 Steps to Smooth Skin kit will give you 3 perfect holiday-sized tubes.

You might want to use the Exfoliant every few days, we recommend taking your Mitt too for easy pre-shower exfoliation.  After a day in the sun, always wash off the chlorine or sea water with our Nourishing Body Wash – tight sun-kissed skin will love you for it.  Then use Transforming Body Lotion.  As you know, the Lactic Acid encourages exfoliation, removing dead surface skin cells and stimulating the renewal of healthy new skin cells.  Before going to sleep when needed, rub in the Intensive Foot Treatment.

When you wake up your skin will be beautifully moisturised, softer and smoother. Have a refreshing Nourishing Body Wash shower and then cover yourself with a high factor sunscreen. To prolong your tan, keep using the Nourishing Body Wash and then choose between Transforming Body Lotion, Transforming Body Cream (for extra oil-rich nourishment) or Transforming Body Lotion with a Hint of Colour – this fabulous body lotion includes a gentle golden pigment that is wash off, so pop it on in the morning and even though your natural tan might be fading, no-one will be any the wiser!

Final sun-screen note: if it’s sunny and warm at home, still use Sun-Screen! Your skin still needs protection from the sun’s harmful rays.

When you wake up your skin will be beautifully moisturised, softer and smoother. Have a refreshing Nourishing Body Wash shower and then cover yourself with a high factor sunscreen.



Lucia Llano

Lucia Llano

Writer and expert