Prepping The Skin For Summer – Exfoliating, Moisturising, Hair Removal, Tanning

Prepping The Skin For Summer – Exfoliating, Moisturising, Hair Removal, Tanning - Lusso Tan

How to Prep Your Skin for the Summer

It's no secret that the sunny summer weather can be harsh on your skin. And with the days starting to warm up, it's time to prepare your skin for the summer months ahead. To prevent any unwelcome surprises, you'll want to get a head start on your preparation!

Why You Should Prep Your Skin for Summer

Warm temperatures and UV rays are the main reasons for sun damage and dry skin, as well as premature aging. At the same time, your skin is more prone to develop fine lines and wrinkles, so it's crucial to keep it well moisturized.

Plus over application around the ankles and feet paired with a week of strappy sandals or frequent sea dips without exfoliating and appropriate moisturising can easily equal a sunless tanning nitemare.


Exfoliating means taking care of your skin from the inside out, by removing dead skin cells from the surface and clearing your pores, which makes the upper layers of skin healthier. It also gives you a smoother and more even complexion, so that you avoid dry patches that are visible when you wear tan or makeup. 

The Tan-Be-Gone Shower Bar combines essential oils, coarse sugar grains and hydrating plant-based ingredients to leave your skin velvety smooth in record timing. Pair with the Lusso Tan Exfoliating Mitt- the perfect prep for the sunless-tanning to come.



The second step toward your summer skin-care routine is to nourish your skin from the inside. Make sure it's hydrated and well-fed so that it doesn't dry out when working out or spending time outdoors, and so that you can get a better complexion.

The Lusso Moisturising Body Lotions are are perfect for all skin types (especially those with sensitive skin) and they don't leave you with a greasy feeling on the face or body. They're oil free so as not to disrupt your faux glow, and will nourish and replenish the skin even after the trips to the beach, outdoor brunching and endless hot showers. 


Hair Removal


In addition to removing hair, shaving, waxing etc also helps remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. This makes it much harder for dead skin to build up over time and cause breakouts. It’s a great way to incorporate regular exfoliation into your beauty routine!

Another benefit is that it can make your skincare products work better. The exfoliating effect allows products to dive deep into your skin to deliver vitamins, antioxidants, and other beneficial ingredients.


Up to 90% of how your skin ages is within your control – and it’s directly linked to sun exposure! Which is why you should choose a sunless tan always.

if you want to get the best results, you can check out Lusso Tan's Three-Step Ritual—it walks you through the most effective way to get a natural-looking Hollywood tan while helping you avoid an uneven skin tone.

Our Summer Meadow Tanning Balm applies just like your favourite moisturiser and melts into the skin like no formula on the market guaranteeing a plumper, smoother and more radiant glow with every pump. (Be sure to pick up our Sunless Tanning Brush to coat the tops of the hands).



Treat Your Skin

It's important to keep in mind that summer weather is rough on your skin. The sun and warm weather can compromise the natural moisture of your skin, which can lead to dryness, itching, excessive dry patches and may even cause rashes. To avoid any unwanted surprises this season, take a moment to take care of your skin now!

Here are some ways you can treat your skin and save it from the stress of summer heat:

  • Get a facial - a facial massage can tone your skin and make sure your face is in tip-top shape for your next photo op.
  • SPF is your friend - SPF is your best friend this summer. Not only does it protect your skin from the sun, but it also protects your skin from developing fine lines and wrinkles! Apply it generously to your face and body every morning and evening.
  • Apply a retinoid - Retinoids are great at reducing fine lines and wrinkles. You can apply a retinoid exfoliating scrub after cleansing your face every morning and evening.
  • Mega hot showers dry your skin out so watch your water temperature.



The Takeaway

Preparing your skin for summer is absolutely essential. The sun and the warm weather can cause serious damage to your skin, which is why it's important to take a few measures so that you can avoid sunburns and skin allergies. Preparing your skin now will help you look and feel great when the hot weather hits later in the summer!



Written by Katie Pierce

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