When it comes to body positivity, there’s no one-size-fits-all routine that serves everyone. We all have different (so-called) ‘flaws’ and ‘imperfections’ that we’d sooner change about ourselves.
At least, that’s how we used to feel!
We’re doing away with toxic opinions, shattering the stigma around skin conditions and body hang-ups that do nothing but decrease our self-worth. This August, it’s all about celebrating and supporting our skin from top-to-toe – and we mean all shapes, sizes, flaws – EVERYTHING!
But naturally, our bodycare rituals have become a staple part in our routine, and why should a (necessary) wave of skin positivity ruin the regime we know, love and look forward to on the regular? So, without further ado, these are our favourite body positivity essentials to enhance (NOT change) your skin’s natural beauty.
Texture is a part of all of us, and we’re okay with that! But for the times when your skin needs an even platform (see – self-tan application)… talk to Frank Body. An invigorating blend of coffee grounds and skin-loving oils help to buff away dead skin cells while delivering a quick surge of hydration.
However you feel about your skin, extreme dryness can cause extreme discomfort. Keep your body nourished and replenished with Aveeno’s ultra-gentle lotion, enriched with a prebiotic triple oat complex to soothe, soften and moisturise for up to 24-hours.
AMELIORATE is the forever gentle brand that works to support your skin from top to toe. Designed to nourish and brighten your skin, this illuminating body lotion helps to carefully exfoliate dead skin cells while imparting a subtle glow. It even helps to seal in moisture, thanks to nourishing sweet almond oil.
No stranger to an active lifestyle? Then you probably know how hard it is to stay body confident when you’re chafing away. Resist rubbing and discomfort with mio Move Groove, an anti-friction balm to help moisturise and condition your skin – especially during physical activity!
In beauty, body confidence really begins with a reliable SPF. Protect your precious skin from burning with Biotherm Waterlover Sun Milk. This sunscreen helps to ward off UVA and UVB rays while supporting the natural moisture barrier with up to 24-hours of hydration. It’s suitable for face and body, and even arrives in an eco-conscious paper tube.
A real fan favourite, Sol de Janeiro’s iconic Bum Bum Cream is many beauty lovers’ ticket to skin confidence. The award-winning formula helps to firm and nourish the skin, packed with guaraná extract, cupuaçu butter, açaí oil, and coconut oil to lock in moisture. Skin is left looking plump and firm, thanks to body-loving fatty acids, antioxidants and polyphenols.
Fresh-faced beauty might seem like the way forward, but on those days where you just aren’t vibing with your redness, Dr. Jart’s Cicapair Treatment is a wonder product. Famed on TikTok for its colour-correcting benefits, this green-hued cream helps to disguise the look of redness for a calm, uniform complexion.
For those of us who take pride in pampering our skin, NuFACE’s Mini Toning Device could be for you. The portable device utilises microcurrent technology to help lift and sculpt your skin, acting as a non-invasive face lift. Bringing the salon home to you, the beauty tool helps to define facial contours across the jawline, cheeks and forehead.
Powered by vitamin C and E, this tinted serum helps to deliver a subtle, sun-kissed glow. The formula is perfect for prolonging your bronze, blending caramel and arnica to help smoothen surface texture and hydrate your skin. Sceptical about embracing your bare legs this summer? Why not try this lightweight serum to enhance (not hide) what you’re already working with!