Whatever that means to you, prepare to soak up summer

Getting prepped for (potentially) warmer months can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming – especially when we’re told what we should be doing, when and how often. With some useful tips (that you can choose to take on board or not) and essential products, we’ll help you get top-to-toe ready for summer.

Give your hair some TLC

It’s not just the sun that can damage your hair, but seawater and chlorine can also wreak havoc on your locks. So, get your hair ready for the summer by giving it some extra hydration – do this by looking out for ingredients like coconut and argan oil in your conditioner. Build up its strength with a hair treatment mask or get your hair cut to get rid of any split ends before the heat dries them out further!

Try a leave-in heat spray too that’s designed to help protect your hair from sea water or the sun.

Bleach London Reincarnation Mask 200ml

Put some life back in your hair with this repairing and hydrating hair mask – perfect for sun-damaged strands.

Test out lighter make-up

Think BB cream, CC cream or tinted moisturiser for the warmer months as they offer light-to-medium coverage and are much lighter than foundations – meaning they shouldn’t run off your face in the heat! It’s nice to give your skin a bit of a breather, too. If you’re not sure which to use, check out our guide on the difference between BB and CC cream.

No7 Beautiful Skin BB Cream for Normal/Dry skin

With winter layers no longer needed, it’s time to reveal your outer beauty with the help of this 3-in-1 formula. It enhances skin tone and disguises imperfections, too!

Dare to bare your legs

When the sun’s out it’s time to crack open your summer wardrobe, which probably includes shorts, skirts and dresses. It’s up to you whether you shave your legs, and if you do how often you choose to. So, if you do want to get the razor out, make sure to exfoliate your legs (they’ve probably been hidden for months so could be dry) to get rid of any dry skin and once shaved moisturise, moisturise, moisturise. If you’re not into shaving your legs but you feel they’re dry, just do the same as above without the shaving part!

Sanctuary Spa Ultimate Salt Scrub 650g

The ultimate indulgent body scrub. Formulated with a sumptuous blend of dead sea salts and nourishing oils, limbs are left feeling gorgeously polished.

CeraVe Moisturising Lotion 473ml

Be sure to follow your scrub with a moisturising lotion. And what better than one that protects the skin’s natural barrier with three essential ceramides?

For sandal-ready feet

After months of being hidden in socks and shoes, are your feet dry and heels scaly? You’re not alone. A little at-home TLC can help revive them for the big reveal in about a week. Start by whizzing the Scholl Velvet Smooth Electronic Foot Care System over your feet to remove any hard, dead skin and moisturise. Look out for hydrating ingredients such as urea which helps reduce dry skin cells.Top tip: after applying, wear socks to bed so your feet really soak up that moisture. Find out more about how to get your feet ready for summer.

Scholl Blue Electric Foot File with Exfoliating Refill

Luckily, we have the answer to silky and smooth feet. This electronic foot care system includes a brush for gentle exfoliation and a regular coarse roller head for removing pesky hard skin.

Finally, get that all-over glow

Are you ready to rock your favourite summer outfit? You will be after these top tips:

• Make sure to moisturise everyday – this may seem like a lot if you’re not used to it, but trust us it’ll pay off and it’ll soon just be part of your daily routine

• Invest in a body brush – skincare pros recommend body brushing for glowing skin. Do it on dry skin before you shower and brush in a circular motion for three minutes and make sure to moisturise once you’re out

• Try adding some mild bath oil to a warm (not hot) bath twice a week to help dial up your skin’s radiance

• Hydrate from within by drinking plenty of water as this can help to give your skin a detox. Read more on how to help look after your skin

• Make sure to apply SPF daily, not only for the health of your skin but we all know sunburn doesn’t get you that gorgeous healthy glow

So, come on summer, we’re ready for you!