Um, it’s hot. I’m sure you’re aware but just in case you hadn’t noticed… the UK is not equipped for such seemingly never-ending heat. So there’s plenty of steps to take to avoid lying in a melted puddle on the floor. I’m talking minimal clothes, sitting in front of a fan, going swimming, lots of ice lollies and then some deliciously Refreshing Shower Gels For Summer. Add in some icy cold water and you’ll properly cool down.
Tropic Wild Mint, Lime and Pineapple Body Wash
I mentioned how delicious the Tropic hair care range smells before, and I can happily report that this body wash smells just as delicious. Think refreshing and definitely tropical. The formula is fabulous for dry skin as it’s so creamy and nourishing in texture, and it lathers nicely; natural cleansers derived from soapberries and coconuts mean it’s not too soapy and stripping on dry skin. It’s so refreshing on the skin thanks to the bamboo water in it – it works alongside the zingy scent to really leave you refreshed.
L’occitane Verbena Icy Shower Gel
This is a shower gel that you can use dry before you get in the shower… I know, counter intuitive to apply shower gel pre-shower but trust me on this. This is like a big shot of icy freshness for when you’re feeling flushed; spectacular for leaving skin refreshed. It has verbena which smells so invigorating and then menthol so it makes skin feel cooled and tingly in seconds. Remember the minty original source shower gel? The same principle, but this is a far more luxe bathroom addition. This used alongside a cold shower is the best.
Korres Ginger Lime
If citrus scents are your thing, then this is the one for you. A sharp hit of lime that’s so zingy it sort of forces you to wake up, combined with the spicy ginger. If you need to have an early morning shower to get you ready for the day, then this would be my pick. The formula contains wheat proteins to maintain skin’s moisture, too. I’d say that this is probably one of the most ‘gender neutral’ scents that I know boyfriends/husbands would happily steal. Mine definitely has.
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