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Embrace your summer wardrobe with a smile, with the help of Boots UK

06 May 2016
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Spring is in the air and you’ve left work in the daylight for the first time in months. Strappy tops and shorts begin to emerge from the backs of wardrobes for the start of the great British Summer!

If you’re feeling like your body is a bit late to the party- you’re not alone. Feeling summer wardrobe confident (from that first ‘tightless’ day, to wearing those short shorts for the first time), can feel a little daunting. So Boots UK is here to make sure you feel as comfortable as possible in your own skin.

From de fuzzing your legs like a pro, getting the perfect streak-free fake tan, and de-bloating solutions, you’ll be feeling fabulous in no time.

For silky smooth skin, there are lots of options on the market and it’s all down to personal preference. For all hair removal, start with a good exfoliation to remove any dead skin cells. Try the Champneys Detox Seaweed & Sea Salt Scrub (£12). The seaweed and sea salt scrub is enriched with naturally derived sea miners that lift surface impurities and provide a deep scrub, leaving skin feeling refreshed and revitalised.

If you have sensitive skin, then opt for a hair removal product specifically designed for your skin type. The Boots Smooth Care Hair Removal Cream for sensitive skin (£3.79) works gently but effectively to reveal silky smooth skin. Best of all? The cream is formulated with Shea Butter and removes hair in as little as 5 minutes.

If you’re looking for a speedier solution, Boots Smooth Care Triple Blade Disposable Razor 4 pack (£2.99) uses a clever lubricating strip to keep skin moisturised, and the longer handles and pivoting head mean you can get to harder to reach places, leaving skin feeling soft and smooth.

“Jules Heptonstall, Tanning Expert at St.Tropez says “Having a tan is like having an injection of confidence! Limbs look leaner and a sun kissed glow makes everyone look healthier. Tanning can be daunting for novices, but there is no need to be reluctant with the NEW St.Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower Golden Glow Medium (£14.50) available from the 11th May. Streak-free and easy to apply, it’s ideal for first time tanners, or anyone looking for a low maintenance golden glow. When the shower is off, generously apply the product in circular motions with your hands to wet skin to create even coverage. Then wash your hands and wait for three minutes before rinsing away with warm water. The tan will then start to develop.”

Once your legs are feeling smooth and looking a little less like they could glow in the dark, moisturisation is the key to keeping them in tip top condition. At Boots UK, you’re spoilt for choice. Soap and Glory The Righteous Butter 300ml (£10) is indulgently creamy and will leave your skin feeling velvety smooth. Shea butter helps to lock hydration into your skin for longer, whilst Aloe Vera pumps up the moisture even further for that ultimate glow.

If time isn’t on your side and you’re looking for speedy solution, Botanics Instant Moisture Mist 150ml (£4.29) will be right up your street. With active plant extracts such as hibiscus, the lightweight formulation absorbs into skin easily.

If you’re looking to change up your diet in preparation for Summer, Boots Slender Shake range can help. The meal replacement milkshakes are a delicious and easy way to help control your diet and manage your weight. The range comes in a variety of flavours such as Boots Slender Shake Strawberry flavour (10 servings) £5.49 which contains just 200 calories per serving. Not only are the shakes tasty, they are high in protein, a source of fibre, and free from artificial flavours and colours.

About Boots UK

Boots UK (, the UK’s leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer, is part of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise.  With 2,510* stores in the UK, Boots UK is committed to providing exceptional customer and patient care, be the first choice for pharmacy and healthcare and offer innovative 'only at Boots' exclusive products such as the UK’s leading skincare brand No7, all delivered with the great value customers love. Created over 165 years ago, the Boots brand is still at the heart of the communities it serves.

*As at 31 August 2015 excluding equity method investments


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Boots is the UK’s leading health and beauty retailer with over 52,000 team members and around 1,900 stores, ranging from local community pharmacies to large destination health and beauty stores.*

Boots serves its customers and patients for life as the leading provider of healthcare on the high street and the UK’s number one beauty destination. It offers an unrivalled depth and breadth of products, which incorporates its extensive own brand range and innovative portfolio of brands, including No7, the UK’s No1 skincare brand, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle Beauty and Sleek MakeUP.

2024 marks Boots’ 175th anniversary year. Founder John Boot opened a herbalist store in Nottingham in 1849 to offer an affordable alternative to traditional medicines. His son Jesse expanded the business to become a modern retailer and the biggest chemist in Britain. Throughout its history, Boots has listened, learned and innovated, and it continues to challenge itself to improve its products and services every day.

Boots is part of Walgreens Boots Alliance, which is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail.  More company information is available on

*Figures accurate as of 31 May 2024