We get a little relaxed with our beauty regime during winter. Stockings replace our razors, beanies replace our hair treatments and boots replace our pedicures. But there are two treatments that not only make sense to do now, they'll make your life easier when summer hits (making time for the more important things, like cocktails on the beach).
1. Laser hair removal
Hate shaving every few days during summer, but love smooth legs? Use the next couple of months as your prime excuse for laser hair removal.
Why? Laser hair removal requires a course of six to 10 treatments (depending on your skin and hair type) over a number of weeks, so it can catch your hair throughout its growth cycle and you have to avoid the sun for at least two weeks before and up to four weeks after each treatment. Plus you'll need to avoid waxing.
Try: Philips Lumea Precision IPL, £359.99. It applies gentle pulses of light to the hair root, which makes your hair shed naturally, while inhibiting new hair growth.
2. Skin rejuvenation
Peels are a big no no during summer. The process reveals brand new skin far too sensitive to be out in the sun, making winter the perfect time to complete this treatment.
The Philips VisaCare Microdermabrasion, £189, works with a system of vacuum lifting and peeling DualAction that gently stimulates microcirculation to massage the deeper layers. Blood flow is increased, so that oxygen and nutrients to flow to the surface, while the scrub bar stimulates cell renewal process, removing part of the stratum corneum (outer skin layer), which strengthens the epidermis (the second layer of the skin) so that reveals the skin which is smoother to the touch and looks bright.
Don't just take our word for it. Our #BeautyHeroes have all the info on what you want to know about skin, hair and body DIY treatments. Plus, you can get all of the information you need from the new Lumea mobile app. It tracks treatments, plans sessions, reminds you when these are due and has a plethora of information on everything from setting advice and tutorial videos to user manuals. Easy.