Summer Skincare: Home And Away
As we hit the warmer months it’s time to start re-thinking your skincare regime. Whether you’re staying at home or jet-setting, your skin always feels the effects as the temperature rises, so discover our top tips for achieving summer-skin perfection both at home and away.
Cleanse & exfoliate: Whether you are enjoying a staycation this year or indulging in sunnier climes, make sure you keep your skin smooth, clean and soft by cleansing and exfoliating. The exclusive Clarisonic Radiance Full Kit covers all bases, creating a radiant, youthful-looking complexion that is the perfect base for achieving a light tan. It also removes all extra oils on your skin created by heat and sunscreen.
Firm up: Make the most of being outside over summer and take up a new sport; running, swimming or tennis will help you firm up but if you’re jetting off for a last-minute break and are looking for a quick fix for those stubborn areas, we swear by Rodial Super Fit Size Zero™ for contouring the silhouette and Sisley Cellulinov for an intensive treatment to combat cellulite.
Hydrate: Sunshine can be tough on your skin wherever you are, so make sure to treat your skin with extra care over the summer. Crème de la Mer The Face And Body Gradual Tan provides rich moisturisation while subtly building up a radiant glow, perfect for both staying at home and prepping for exotic shores alike.
SPF: If you pack only one thing for your holiday, make sure that it is a high factor SPF sunscreen. Sun-worshippers can soak up rays with a SPF body oil such as Decléor Summer Oil SPF 30, while those with more sensitive skin should opt for richer coverage, such as Guerlain Terracotta Sun Blondes Sun Moisturiser Tan Booster SPF 30. Choose a different formula for your face as body sunscreens can clog up pores and cause breakouts – we love Clinique SPF 40 Face Cream as it is gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin but still provides expert high-level protection.
After sun: Protection should always be your first line of defence when it comes to summer skincare, but harmful rays can still peep through high factor SPF suncreens which is why it’s super-important to apply after sun post-sun exposure. When you first come in from sunbathing, spritz yourself from top-to-toe with La Prairie Soothing After Sun Mist Face & Body and allow your skin to soak up its wonderful, cooling effects. After showering, pamper your sun-kissed body with Sisley Restorative Fluid Body Cream to cool and calm any irritation, and soothe skin with the deep hydration of Sensai’s Silky Bronze Soothing After Sun Repair Mask Silky Bronze Soothing After Sun Repair Mask.
BACK AT HOME
Prolong the bronze: Once back in reality, there is nothing worse than a fast-fading tan. Stay bronzed for as long as possible by continuing to use after sun and treat yourself to a hydrating facial mask such as SK-II Cellumination Mask-In Lotion to boost your skin’s luminosity. Meanwhile, work your natural holiday glow for as long as you can with a summer-perfect bronzer – we love holding on to that holiday feeling with the By Terry Blazing Sun Bronzing Compact.
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Look to our Holiday Beauty Must-Haves for more summer beauty top tips.