Give Your Skin The Love It Needs Whilst Having Fun In The Sun
As summer is quickly approaching, the most important thing you can continue to do is look after your skin.
Ensure that you have an excellent cleansing routine, whether it’s a separate cleanser and toner, or a 2-in-one that does both! Cleansing is the first important step, as it helps to cleanse the pores, and gets rid of any make-up, dirt and pollution lying within the skin. Having a fresh, clean base will allow your daily moisturiser and sun lotions to penetrate deeper into the skin, protecting the layers underneath as well as the layers on the surface.
Another vital step is to exfoliate the skin once a week. By doing this, you’re getting rid of any dead skin cells that are sat on the surface, and allowing the lotions to start protecting the deeper layers before they’re even out! A good one to use is the Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel, as this is extremely gentle on the skin, and smells so fruity and gorgeous! It’s definitely my summer favourite! For my body exfoliation, I like to use the Elemis Frangipani Salt Glow, as this has the glorious smell of the Frangipani Oil and also leaves the skin with a gorgeous healthy glow (I even use it on my feet).
Finding the perfect moisturiser is ever so important, as this is the final layer going onto the skin before make-up, before you leave the house, and before you start your day. I like to use a moisturiser with an SPF in, as I feel like my skin is getting the best of both worlds! It has the properties of a daily moisturiser (hydrating, anti-ageing, plumping) yet also has the sun protection within! For my body, I like to use Clarins Sun Care Milk SPF30, as it’s very light on the skin. Don’t be fooled though, it offers an excellent protective barrier. It soaks in quickly so are very convenient if you’re in a rush and have a busy day ahead!
At the end of the day once I’m at home and doing my evening routine, I always like to apply an after sun to my body & face. I use the Clarins After Sun Ultra-Soothing Gel for my body as it’s extremely cooling and rehydrating for the skin. I also love this product as it helps to prolong my summer tan! For my face, I use the Clarins After Sun Replenishing for Face & Décolleté. This product comes as a stick, so it’s extremely easy to use and apply, but is also very convenient to carry around.