Get Ready for Summer with our 3 Beauty Essentials

The return of spring heralds a change in your beauty routine. Between essential rituals and practical advice, L'Occitane give you some tips to adopt immediately if you want to make the transition smoothly, and approach the summer in style!
By Mélissa Darré

Prepare Your Skin with Sweet Almond Oil

After protecting your body from the cold and winter chill, the time has come to anticipate your first days in the sun. Your best friend? The L'Occitane Almond Exfoliating & Smoothing Delicious Paste! By gently exfoliating dead cells from your skin, this delicious mixture of almond oil and butter, peppered with crushed almond shells and sugar crystals, enhances your skin by bringing it purity and shine. The promise of a perfect tan, from the very first rays!

Extra tip: to perfect your tan in advance, make sure to properly hydrate and enjoy a diet rich in beta-carotene. With their powerful antioxidant action, apricots, carrots, melons, tomatoes, peppers and many other fruits and vegetables promote beauty, as well as maintaining your tan day after day.

Essential Oils to Repair your Hair

Synonymous with prolonged exposure to sunlight and water, summer proves to be a particularly challenging period for your hair. The solution? Use (and abuse) the L'Occitane Aromachologie Repairing Mask! Ideal to prevent the damaging effects of heat, salt and chlorine, this regenerating cocktail, based on essential oils and amino acids of vegetable origin, deeply nourishes the capillary fiber. A real concentration of softness with an intoxicating aromatic fragrance for dream hair in a flash!

Extra tip: After applying your mask for 3 to 5 minutes on the tips, rinse with cold water combined with a dash of lemon juice or vinegar. Taking care to remove buildup will bring immediate radiance and incomparable brilliance to your hair.

Strengthen Your Nails with Shea Butter

Often mistreated due to stress, fatigue or vitamin deficiencies, your nails tend to weaken each day. In order to pamper them for the approaching summer, a detox cure is in order! Goodbye nail polish. Instead frequently apply L'Occitane Shea Butter Nail & Cuticle Nourishing Oil, which will rapidly restore their strength and resistance. By combining shea, almond and grape seed oils, this treatment proves itself to be the perfect elixir of youth for brittle, ridged, soft or split nails. Your guarantee for feeling beautiful, from head to toe!

Extra tip: to perfect your nail care routine, make sure to file them regularly, always in the same direction and preferably with a cardboard nail file, rather than cutting them. More respectful of their keratin content, this method confers strength and hardness.

Get Ready for Summer with our 3 Beauty Essentials
Get Ready for Summer with our 3 Beauty Essentials
Between essential rituals and practical advice, L'Occitane give you some tips to adopt immediately
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