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Summer Skin ‘Concerns’ and How to Tackle Them 

When it comes to being ‘summer-ready’, there’s no such thing as too much preparation. Sweat, BO, and thigh chafing – the sun can bring with it some skin concerns. Our timeline is filled with rooftop bars, barbecues, and picnics, but the unspoken truth is that we’re all just trying to get a little more comfortable, whether in a sweltering airport, sitting down after a walk on a park bench, or travelling to work on a sticky train carriage! 

After the past couple of years, it seems only right that nothing should get in the way of us having a great summer – BO and shaving rashes included. So, join us here at Mio as we get comfortable with the uncomfortable and read our trusty guide on how to deal with these sticky situations this summer!   

Whether you’re looking for a way to keep chub rub at bay, how to tackle ingrown hairs or tips on saying bye-bye to BO, here’s our guide to keep you cool this summer and avoid those summer skin concerns.

Body odour 

BO can make us feel self-conscious, but we all experience it at some point. However, for those of you that want to banish it this summer, try our Dive In Refreshing Body Wash, a refreshing whole body cleanser that removes sweat and impurities whilst leaving skin feeling super hydrated. There will be no more BO days using this body wash, as it helps to protect the skin and leave it feeling truly refreshed.  

Another summer staple is our new Pit Proof Natural Deodorant to keep your armpits soft and cared for. Formulated with moisture-controlling minerals, this nourishing balm creates a protective layer on your pits and helps control BO so that you feel good and stay fresh all day long. Find your happy pits with our new natural deodorant that actually works, small enough to fit in your hand luggage, or rucksack so if you’re going to a festival or on holiday this is an absolute essential! 

Chub rub 

When it comes to thigh chafing, the summer burn can make any occasion feel uncomfortable. Our Move Groove Anti-Friction Balm tackles this problem by providing a layer of protection on your thighs so that you can finally say goodbye to chafing. Our anti-chafe balm doesn’t just have to be used on your thighs to eliminate chub rub either, you can pop this on any area that may be affected by friction, including your armpits and boobs! 96% agreed skin felt protected from rubbing and friction* 

*Tested on 50 respondents in a 2 week independent consumer trial 

Ingrown hairs 

Especially in summer, we want our skin to be soft and smooth all-over, every day but we all know that this isn’t always the case!  

Razor bumps and ingrown hairs can put a dampener on your day, and there are plenty of causes of razor bumps, from a rusty blade to poor technique. Razor bumps can be caused by ingrown hairs and lead the skin to feel inflamed, itchy and irritated, and some ingrown hairs may be more stubborn than others so it’s important to ensure you’re being extra careful. 

To stop this ruining your summer fun, before shaving it’s best to exfoliate the area to open the pores and shed away tough skin that could end up trapping hairs, why not try our Heavenly Body Purifying Scrub, the perfect addition to our shaving routine. Follow by applying a thin layer of our moisturising Balance Act Intimate Cleanser packed full of shea butter and aloe vera to soothe and hydrate so that you can set a base for your razor to glide over and easily remove the hairs!  

After shaving, use our Bare All Soothing Cream, formulated with nourishing oils to help keep your skin calm and moisturised to prevent the pesky post-shave ingrown hairs. 

If you’re one to keep the body hair, why not try our Tame Game Conditioning Oil to keep your hairs feeling soft and nourished. 

Keeping cool 

Stay cool this summer with our Muscle Motivator Cooling Gel, hydrating skin relief for when you need it most – during those days that turn into evenings or those stuffy heatwave nights when your fan just isn’t cutting it! Our unique formulation includes menthol to cool and refresh the skin and seaweed extract for instant hydration. Rub our muscle motivator cooling gel over your muscles to cool and soothe your body down after a tiring day, coastal walk or a workout! 

Fake tan fails 

Last minute plans but no time to tan? Get an instant summer glow with our Glow Getters cult faves!  

Start your prep off with our Sun-Drenched Easy Glow Body Wash, helping to lock in hydration, leaving your skin noticeably illuminated whilst filling your shower with an energising aroma of citrus and orange blossom. Next up, use our Solar Powered sugar scrub in the shower to bring your skin back to life and get an instant radiant glow. Follow this with our Golden Hour Illuminating Body Moisturiser to really get your glow on, packed with illuminating pearlescent minerals for instant radiance and shimmer. Golden Hour leaves your skin hydrated and soft, giving your skin that extra boost of glimmer for those summer evenings! 

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Bethany Archer

Bethany Archer

Writer and expert