Sunday Times: You may be hibernating, but now is the best time to get your skin ready for summer. Yes, really. Here’s how
We are shrouded in tights and swaddled in knitwear, but actually there’s no better time to start prepping for when the sun shines again. We’re not talking military gym regimes and diets that consist exclusively of liquids — because, really, is anyone doing that now? — this is about the tweakments to help you feel good in your skin when you’re back by the pool.
“Whatever the season, country, gender or ethnicity, the current No 1 concern is skin complexion,” says the LA-based celebrity dermatologist Dr Harold Lancer. Accordingly, UK sales of hand, body and footcare products are on the rise, with Mintel predicting sales going up by 13%, from £549m in 2017 to £621m in 2022. What’s more, body treatments by dermatologists or at skin clinics are becoming as much a part of beauty maintenance as a cut and colour. With that in mind, here’s our guide to the treatments you need, and when to have them, to be ready for summer.
For water retention in the legs
Endospheres therapy (from £90; endospheres.com) is carried out with a handheld lymphatic-drainage device that rotates over the treatment area delivering “compressive microvibrations” to painlessly kick-start microcirculation to help reduce water retention and the appearance of cellulite.
When to start
December For best results have a course of 12 treatments.