Stuck between spring and summer? Here's how to cure your skin woes
So it’s not quite hot enough for bikini season yet but we have slowly been reaching for our maxi dresses! We have put together our top tips for getting summer ready, including prepping for your nails, skin, hair and even perfume – let’s get started!
With hotter weather approaching, it is all about preparing your skin, and using products that prevent against sun damage should definitely be a part of your routine. Whether you use a moisturiser that has SPF protection included in the formula or just sun protection, it is always best to be ready for the sunshine!
Take time from work, chores and everyday life and spend 15 minutes with a face mask on! You will be surprised how beneficial this will work for your skin, the Casmara face mask range has a selection of different formulas that cater for each skin type, algae is a key ingredient throughout the range which is perfect for cooling your skin in warmer weather. The next step for TLC is using a body scrub that contains refreshing ingredients, Grace Cole have a new scrub which contains Tea Tree and Witch Hazel, this little gem is perfect for reviving skin! This will have your skin ready for when sun finally arrives!
If you don’t feel confident enough to skip your liquid foundation, start improving the quality of your skin and eventually you will feel ready to bare all – we love Beauty Lab’s Smart Defence Daily Moisturiser – providing 24 hours of hydration for your skin (hello, perfect for when the sun comes out!) and it is also infused with collagen stimulating peptides. This moisturiser is perfect for all skin types and will give your skin essential vitamins and minerals. For a travel sized, multipurpose moisturiser reach for the Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré – you can use this little gem as a primer, make-up remover and everyday moisturiser, who says skin care needs to be complicated?!
Sadly we can’t all be blessed with long lashes but we are loving the new mascara from Silk Oil of Morroco – the two step system creates intense length and volume no matter how short your natural lashes are and the waterproof formula is always a plus – say goodbye to smudged mascara!
For your nails, we have two wonder products will tackle your toes and finger nails, BruzZ is the new superhero for nail cleaning, the bristles tackle any dirt and bacteria from underneath your nails, leaving them ready for nail polish! Before you reach for your nail polish though, give your nails a few coats of the Nail HQ Strengthener treatment – trust us, your nails will love you! The treatment is infused with protein which will stop your nails from breaking every five minutes, hallelujah! Don’t forget to pamper your hands, we are loving the new anatomicals Be Good With Your Hands in Bed Night time Hand Cream, this works overnight to leave your hands incredibly soft and smooth.
If you are tired of trying to create long lashes, reach for the falsies! Quick and easy to apply, the Invogue lash range are perfect for completing your look.
Hair will need extra care in warmer weather, especially if you are best friends with your hair straighteners – your locks will be getting exposed to a lot of heat so you need to make sure you are protecting your hair. Argan Secret Perfect Ends is ideal for damaged hair, particularly split ends! The brush you use can also have a big impact on your hair condition, brush bristles can tear and rip your hair shafts so look for brushes designed with hair loving technology! Wet Brush have Intelliflex Bristles® that gently brush your hair without any hair loss or ripping. If you feel like your hair needs more oomph, try the new hair thickening sprays from Bouffe – they create instant volume and can also colour your roots, simply spray under your roots!
Finally, spritz on the new CK One Summer unisex fragrance (your brother, dad and boyfriend can steal this too I’m afraid and voila! You are officially prepped for the summer – now all we need is a few cocktails and a pool…