Summer Skin Savers
The holiday season is fast approaching so it’s time to prepare your essential summer kit. Laura Unter reveals her top skin savers.
1. Elizabeth Arden - 8 Hour Cream Skin Protectant
This legendary product with a balmy texture is a skin saviour! It's perfect for soothing dry, tight and sunburnt skin... anywhere!
2. The Body Shop - Aqua Eye Mask
Soothing, cooling and refreshing, keep this gel filled eye mask in the fridge prior to use. It will help de-puff and calm the eye area leaving you fresh faced and revitalised.
3. EVIAN - Facial Spray
For a much needed break from the heat, spritz with Evian's rehydrating facial spray. It helps the skin regain its water balance which is key to maintaining a supple and healthy complexion. You can also use it to fix your makeup for extra staying power.
4. Aveda - After Sun Hair and Body Cleanser
Chlorine, saltwater, sun cream and sweat can sit on the skin and in the hair which will clog, dry out and damage it. Aveda's all in one hair and body wash gently detoxifies and removes anything nasty whilst restoring the hair's moisture balance. Its uplifting tropical aroma gives you that real holiday feeling and because it's 2 in 1 it's a great space saver when you're packing.
5. Origins - Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask
Replenish the skin's moisture overnight with this deeply hydrating mask, just pop it on before bed and let it work its magic. Massage on to clean skin and tissue off the excess.
6. Liz Earle - Sun Shade, Botanical Aftersun Gel
Another one to keep in the fridge for instant sunburn relief, the fast absorbing gel formula calms and nourishes over-exposed, sunburnt skin. Soothing lavender, organic aloe vera and cucumber gives a refreshing and relaxing scent to ease away any worries of return from your hols a fetching shade of lobster red!
7. Clarins - Sun Wrinkle Control Cream For Face
We all know that sun damage causes premature ageing and we will do anything we can to prevent wrinkles from appearing. Protecting your face from the sun is important, not just for the signs of ageing but for more serious conditions such as skin cancer. A high factor is a must when exposing your face to intense sunlight and dermatologists recommend at least factor 30 for your face. Clarins Sun Wrinkle Control Cream provides heat resistant UVB and UVA filters to defend against dehydration and premature skin ageing.
8. The Sanctuary - Salt Scrub
Renew dry and dull skin with a full body scrub, it may be the last thing you think of doing whilst trying to build a tan, but you don't want those hours invested in slapping on the SPF and basking in the rays to be for nothing! Buffing your bod with a good scrub will help to extend your tan and keep your skin glowing. I love The Sanctuary Salt Scrub for its gorgeous smelling oil base of coconut, jojoba and sweet almond which seriously moisturises my skin leaving it silky and soft. It's also great as a pre-shaving scrub for ultra-smooth legs.