SPF

When preparing for summer, SPF seems to slip down the to-do list for most people. If this sounds like you, consider this statement from the Skin Cancer Foundation: “More than 90 percent of the visible skin changes associated with aging are caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays.” SPF will protect us from the harmful, cancer-causing UV radiation. It can block UV in two ways: inorganic particles act by reflecting or scattering the light away from us and organic compounds absorb the UV and release it as heat. With all this in mind, sunscreen is the most important armor you can have this summer. Read more here.

Hair removal

It’s that time of year again for the Beauty Geeks to jump into the world of hair maintenance, and to take a look at the many methods and machines we use to keep our unruly body hair in check! As most of us invest a lot of time, energy and money into achieving smooth hairless bodies, we have complied a list of all the hair removal methods, and a whole host of tips and tricks for each, to make the hair removal process this summer, as painless a possible. Read more here.

Reducing Cellulite

With summer holiday’s fast approaching and British weather finally perking up, it’s time to start donning those bikini’s. But for any self-conscious cellulite sufferers out there, this may be easier said than done! Fear not though, if you suffer from cellulite you are most certainly not alone! 85% of women will develop cellulite at some point in their life. So what causes cellulite and why is it more prevalent in us ladies? This common body complaint is recognized by the bumpy, puckered appearance it gives to the skin, but contrary to what you may think, it is not caused by excess fat, but by fat pushing up towards the surface of the skin. Unfortunately there is no miracle cure for this cosmetic concern, and believe us, we wish there was! However, it’s not all bad news. There are some simple steps you can take to improve the appearance of cellulite – like using a soft bristled brush and massaging the affected areas in circular motions! Read more here.

(Tan)talising

Summer has arrived (you may not have noticed if you live in Britain) so there has been the annual surge in fake tan sales. Why? After months of hiding beneath mountains of layers, we’re finally starting to show some skin and we’d like that skin to look healthy and tanned so it’s much better to FAKE it than BAKE it.

Some of you BBTG regulars may already know that DHA (Dihydroxyacetone) is the active ingredient in many of the self-tanning lotions we use today. It interacts with amino acids on our skins surface to form a brown coloured complex…voila, tan! The amount of DHA in the product directly corresponds to how dark the skin will go, which is how tanning products can be tailored to the desired skin tone outcome. Read more here.

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