Valentine's Day Sexy Skin

Whether you are in a new relationship or have been married for 50 years, your loved one will always notice when your skin is feeling different. This Valentine’s Day, why not surprise them by dedicating the next week to getting your skin into tip-top shape. It won’t just impress them, it will make you feel good too.

Sexy, smooth skin is vital if you are going to don some cute lingerie. Silk, satin and chiffon are designed to skim the body so make sure you take our steps below to ensure there will be no clinging fabric to ruin your fun. 

Hair Removal

To commence any skin beautifying regime you need to get rid of body hair. Of course, if women had their say we would turn body hair into an attractive quality so we would never have to shave again but unfortunately that is not possible (yet!). If you wax try to get it done 2 days before so that any redness has time to settle. If you shave or cream you can leave it up until the evening before because unlike waxing the cuticles aren’t left open and therefore the skin calms down much quicker.

Product Recommendation: Veet Suprem’Essence In-shower Hair Removal Cream

Australia $10.99 from supermarkets and pharmacies

USA $11.49 from Walgreens

UK £7.29 from Boots

Veet Suprem’Essence In-shower Hair Removal Cream

Veet Suprem’Essence In-shower Hair Removal Cream

Bikini Grooming

Just like the rest of the body, grooming our bikini area is essential for smooth skin. With an electric trimmer you can choose to tidy up the edges or create for a playful design.

Product Recommendation: Schick Quattro for Women TrimStyle

Australia $14.99 from Priceline, supermarkets and variety stores

USA $12.99 from ULTA and Walgreens

UK £10.99 from Boots

Schick Quattro For Women Trim Style

Schick Quattro For Women Trim Style

Exfoliate

Hair removal can be very drying for the skin and while some of the dead cells come off during the process, a lot more are loosened and need a hand to fall away. Exfoliate with a gentle scrub to reveal fresh skin lying beneath the dead surface.

Product Recommendation: Soap & Glory Pulp-Friction Foamy Fruity Body Scrub

Australia $19.95 from Kit Cosmetics and Mecca Cosmetica online

USA $20 at Sephora

UK £8 from Boots

Soap & Glory Pulp-Friction Foamy Fruity Body Scrub

Soap & Glory Pulp-Friction Foamy Fruity Body Scrub

Slather Up

Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise. You cannot achieve smooth skin without it. Hydration is the difference between smooth skin and rough skin. Internal hydration is very important but water can only go so far for hydrating your skin. When it comes to our largest organ (yes, skin is our largest organ!) you need to hydrate from inside and outside.

Product Recommendation: LUSH Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner

Australia $29.95 from Lush Cosmetics

USA $34.95 from Lush Cosmetics

UK £15.95 from Lush Cosmetics

LUSH Ro's Argan Body Conditioner

LUSH Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner

Oiliness is Goodness

We established that hydration is everything when it comes to smooth skin but I do have a little secret to share. If you want that silky, velvety feel the way to achieve it is with constant use of body oil. Each night I slather myself with oil and by morning my skin feels like a delicate, fluffy cloud. Apply the oil all over – from your jaw line right down to the tips of your toes.

Product Recommendation: Bio-Oil

Australia $14.95 from Priceline, Big W, Coles, Woolworths, Target, Kmart and pharmacies

USA $10.99 from Beauty EncounterDrugstore.comTargetWalgreensULTA and Folica

UK £9 from Cult Beauty

Bio-Oil

Bio-Oil

Perfect Pout

Last but very not least, you need to prep your pucker. For at least 1 week prior (starting today!) you should pile on the lip balm at every possible opportunity. Choose a nourishing balm that is free from dyes and fragrances to avoid any risk of irritation. Apply a thick coat before bed so your lips have a few hours of uninterrupted hydration.

Product Recommendation: Nuxe Rêve de Miel Lip Balm

Australia $19.95 from Adore Beauty and selected pharmacies

USA $19 from Bloomingdale’sBeauty BridgeWalgreensUrban Outfitters and Beauty.com

UK £10 from Look Fantastic

Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm

Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm

What do you do to get smooth skin? Let me know by commenting below!

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