Summer is here, and that means legs are constantly on show. To help get my limbs looking their very best, I’ve been using three brilliant, budget friendly products from the Dove DermaSpa range.
Sun kissed Legs
Dove DermaSpa Summer Revived Self-Tanning Body Lotion Fair to Medium (R99.99)
I prefer a gradual tanning lotion over a regular self-tanner because, honestly, I find it less stressful to use than a regular self-tanner ( that promises to make me three shades darker come morning – along with streaks, orange ankles and knees and colour transfer on my bed sheets!). The DermaSpa Summer Revived Self-Tanning Body Lotion blends natural tanners with deeply moisturising Cell-Moisturisers (made using natural seed oils) that leaves the skin both glowing and moisturised.
Think of this as a luxurious body lotion and self-tanner rolled into one. It’s best to apply this after exfoliating the legs (I like using a body brush, but you could also use some brown sugar mixed with a few drops of your favourite essential oil). The reason exfoliation prior to any self-tanner application is key is because you need to eliminate any dead skin cells. Not doing so can result in a patchy tan. Also, shaving the legs also has an exfoliating action. To use, simply massage the product apply over clean, dry skin as you would a regular moisturiser. Make sure you wash hands thoroughly after use to avoid any orange stains on the palms and between the fingers. And DO NOT forget to apply a separate sunscreen if you’re spending time outdoors.
A Firm Favourite
Dove DermaSpa Uplifted + Body Roll-On (R129.99)
I tried this massaging body roll-on last year and really found it to be quite effective in improving elasticity and firmness. I think the trick to firming any wobbly bits is massage – this will improve both tone and texture.
This spa inspired application technique doubles as a self-massage tool with a trio of massaging rollerballs designed for challenging areas, giving your skin its spring back.
While you massage problem areas, a toning gel containing Cell-Moisturisers – key moisturising actives compressed from seed oils – works at the heart of the skin cells to leave them plump and full of moisture.
Using the Dove DermaSpa Uplifted + Body Roll-On is easy: simply twist the head into the ‘on’ position then, holding the product firmly, press the rollerballs against the skin to release the silky satin gel and massage in a circular motion. The gel is quickly absorbed, and I just adore the cooling sensation it imparts, coupled with the fresh scent of water lilies and cucumber.
Get A Glow
Dove DermaSpa Goodness Silky Body Oil (R134.99)
If you want to up the ante on your leg game, be sure to coat them with a body oil. The Dove DermaSpa Goodness Silky Body oil leaves the skin velvety soft, even looking and beautifully radiant. Again, the key ingredient is Cell Moisturisers from compressed natural seed oils. These have been blended with Omega oils to create an indulgent spa-like formula that leaves the skin with a wonderfully silky sheen. To apply, warm this silky body oil in your hands, and massage it in working from the ankles to the waist. I love how this oil – while super nourishing – doesn’t leave an oily film. Rather, it imparts the most beautiful sheen onto any areas of the body it’s been applied to. The scent of the product is fabulous too and contains indulgent notes of creamy vanilla, succulent coconut and musk.
Last but not least, if you want toned, taut legs throughout summer and beyond, you need to introduce leg focused exercises into your regular workouts. I’ve been working out at The Movement Collective in Claremont, Cape Town for the past three months now, doing exercises like lunges, squats, single and side leg planks to get my legs looking svelte and sexy. I’ve also made it my mission to avoid too much salt and processed food and rather opt for food that will support my svelte new legs. I make sure to incorporate foods like onions, asparagus, leafy greens, beets and garlic into my meals as they help to reduce fluid retention.
I have one Dove DermaSpa hamper up for grabs containing the following products:
1 x Dove DermaSpa Goodness Silky Body Oil
1 x DermaSpa Uplifted + Body Roll-On
1 x DermaSpa Summer Revived Self-Tanning Body Lotion Fair to Medium
To stand a chance of winning this hamper, leave a comment below this blog post telling me which key ingredient all three products contain.
Please ensure you include your email address (Only I can see it) so I can contact you, should you be the winner.
The winner will be announced on In My Bag’s Facebook page (FOLLOW HERE) on Thursday 22 November.
*This blog post is sponsored by Dove DermaSpa*