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Sumptuous summer skin

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With a heat wave predicted for the UK next week and many of us jetting off for our weeks in the sun, here are my top 5 skincare tips for glorious summer skin.

  1. Skin Care Shake Up.

When summer finally hits, you know it’s time to ditch the north lace puffa and don those cute little cut-offs. The same applies to your skin care regimen.

Switch that thick moisturiser for a lighter lotion or serum that contains antioxidants, to help to neutralise free radicals from sun exposure. Use a foaming cleanser containing salicylic or glycolic acid to help cleanse sunscreen residue and general debris from the increased sweating. Buy a Facial Mist (something I’ve become addicted too recently) and use to counteract the drying effects of saltwater, chlorine when you’re poolside.

We recommend: Moist Hydration Mist by Glo Minerals

Glo Minerals - Skin Care Shake up

  1. Exfoliate!!

With great exfoliation comes great skin. Exfoliation is a year round commitment during the summer, when your skin is constantly layered in a combination of sunscreen, skin care products, self-tanner and oil buildup this becomes even more of a priority.  Plus your skin may tolerate more active ingredients during the summer because it will be less dry and sensitive. Bonus!

Never has my skin looked (or felt) better than after a professional Harley Street Formulations chemical peel! Trust me for that no make up makeup look we’re all craving – this is the key thing to invest in. Now don’t forget the rest of your body! Use a dry brush from toes to neck to buff skin, and follow with a cool shower, not hot gently cleanse with a massage glove. Now it’s times to strutt your stuff your goddess!

Harley Street Formulations: Peel to Reveal

Harley Street Formulation

  1. Sunscreen ever single day. Forever.

Sunscreen, every day. Summer – every day! Spring. – every day. Winter – every day, you get the idea!

However summer means less clothes, more friends and longer days so it’s important to up your sunscreen game. Your face is an obvious target, but don’t forget spots around your face like ears, always wear the highest factor you can. You only get one skin – take care of it!

  1. Backne?

Just as you pick out that cute little Cami…BAM backne! Fear no more backne babes. You’ve already mastered the exfoliation (step 2) so just treat with products that have salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, (check labels). Let the backne breathe loose fabrics or dare to bear, this will help prevent irritation. Finally, step away from abrasive and drying soaps. Be gentle and, love the skin you’re in.

  1. You are what you eat, after all.

Hydration!!!! And no, pina coladas don’t count. Stay topped-up by drinking clear fluids throughout the day, keep bottles of water with you wherever you go. Eat fruits and veg high in water contents as well as  vitamins A, C and E, which act as antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties.

Go forth and glow my gorgeous skinned ladies…

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