Face & Body Care
From Head-to-Toe, Your ultimate guide to get summer ready skin
Warmer weather is finally among us and summer is here!! Yay! You’re probably already planning your summer wardrobe of swimsuits, sundresses, and sandals. So, it’s time to think about preparing the skin for some long-awaited sunshine and summer holidays.
We’re declaring June our summer skin boot camp, get ready for beautifully smooth, glowing skin from head-to-toe….
Cleanse morning & night…
Mix up your cleansing routine to combat the hot summery days and muggy nights. All that sticky humidity can leave your face feeling greasy. Help sweep away dirt, oils, and impurities, from the surface of your skin morning and night. Use the gentle Sage & Lemon Gel Cleanser – it’s perfect for this time of year.
If you’re a double cleanser, use the Collagen 3-in-1 Cleanser for the first cleanse, to remove make-up & SPF, follow with the Sage & Lemon Gel Cleanser to remove those oils and impurities for refreshed, oil-free skin.
Try a water-based moisturiser…
We all know there’s a fine line between skin that’s subtly glowing and skin that’s a shiny, sweaty mess. But, don’t be tempted to skip moisturiser altogether. Instead, use one of our water-based moisturising gels morning and evening to deliver just the right amount of hydration.
All SBC Skincare Gels are water-based with a matte finish, a few of our favourites for summer include the soothing Aloe Vera Skincare Gel, brightening Vitamin C Skincare Gel, or the anti-ageing Collagen Skincare Gel. The lighter formula will provide hydration whilst avoiding overloading summer skin with excess oil as the weather warms up.
Apply onto dry, cleansed skin – you can even finish with a skin-quenching spray of our Aloe Vera Spritz for an extra veil of soothing moisture.
Harsh scrubs can often leave your skin feeling more sensitive. Instead, exfoliate and buff your way to radiantly soft skin with the gentle Collagen Body Polish which contains pumice, or if you prefer a more fresh and fruity fragrance for summer the Grapefruit & Ginger Exfoliating Body Wash, with jojoba beads, is also an ideal daily polish.
Perfect your pins…
Let’s get one thing clear from the off – there is no magic cure for cellulite. But all is not lost. SBC have a couple of formulations to reduce its appearance, and quite significantly at that.
The Body Firming & Sculpt collection is formulated for those wishing to target problem areas and improve the appearance of the skin’s surface. Aimed at re-shaping and re-contouring the body provides exceptional visible results. Give the Body Sculpt Every Day Body Gel a go, it is infused with stimulating coffee, red algae and marine lotus extracts for a more tightening, smoother and even-looking skin.
Stick at using it every day, combined with exercise, drinking enough water and eating a balanced diet – you’ll be able to notice a marked difference in a matter of weeks.
Try something new…
One of the joys of summer is the fresh and fruity fragrances that transport us straight to the Caribbean. Feeling tropical? Get in on the Coconut action with SBC’s new Coconut & Plumeria Collection. Hydrate and nourish skin in the shower with the luxurious Shower Melt. Then enhance the look of your sun-kissed skin with the new Shimmer Skincare Gel, it leaves your skin beautiful glowing and hydrated – perfect for those summer nights.
Pamper those fabulous feet so they’re set for sandal season with a DIY pedicure. Our Rosemary & Eucalyptus Foot Collection is perfect for the at-home pedi, start with the Foot Salts, to cleanse and ease heaviness. Follow with the Foot Scrub to remove dead skin, after massaging the scrub onto the feet, leave the scrub on your feet for 5 minutes to let the salicylic acid work its magic.
Then lather on Foot Cream, enriched with shea butter, propolis and pine oil. Gently massage in upward strokes, focusing on your heels and any rough patches to leave your feet seriously ready for sandals in no time. Paint those toenails a bright and beautiful colour, then you are good to go.
- PROTECT SKIN
Be skin safe…
Now that your skin is glowing from top-to-toe, it is important you protect it!!
Being exposed to UV rays without the right protection increases the risk of sunburn and skin cancer, no matter your skin type or colour. Apply at least SPF30, 30 minutes before going outside. In all cases, you should reapply a sunscreen every 2 – 3 hours to ensure it continues to work effectively.
In addition to wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen, limit your time in the sun, especially during peak hours between 10 am and 2 pm, and wear a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.
Suffering from sunburn? Drink lots of water, take a cool shower or make a cool compress and avoid harsh soap and perfume. Aloe Vera is a natural skin soother and works wonders on skin that’s been exposed to the sun all day. Keep your skin soothed and calm with our gentle Aloe Vera Collection, it really is the summer holiday must-have!!
Gently cleanse skin with the Aloe Vera Bath & Shower Gel in a cool shower to calm and cool the skin. Then apply Aloe Vera Skincare Gel to soothe sunburned skin, try popping your Aloe Vera Skincare Gel in the fridge before application for the ultimate cooling relief.
Enjoy your summer!!
Love the SBC Team x