Here are our top 10 tips for the Summer to keep your skin hydrated, happy and healthy - not burnt, sore and peeling!
- Sun Protection
We know it's an obvious one, but SUNSCREEN! SUNSCREEN! SUNSCREEN! We've got you covered (literally!) with our favourites from Ultraceuticals. See our Ultraceuticals article for more info, to help you choose the best sunscreen for you!
- Lip Care
The sun's rays are particularly drying to our delicate lip tissue. Keep your lips hydrated and protected with our Dr Spiller Aloe Vera Lip Balm with SPF 15.
- Face Mist to Cool Off
With the Summer heat upon us, our skin is more prone to becoming dehydrated. Keep your Dr Spiller toner in the fridge and use it with a spray pump to rehydrate and restore your acid mantle (protective barrier) throughout the day, and for a lovely refreshing spritz!
- Sip some Red Wine
White wine is refreshing in the summer, but red wine is healing. Resveratol, a naturally occurring phenol found in the skin of red grapes can decrease redness from acute sunburns. It has an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect. Cheers to that!
- Stock up on Summer fruits
Berries and melons are in abundance at this time of year, and are a fantastic way to keep your skin healthy and glowing! Feast on berries for their antioxidant properties, and melons for their water contect to stay hydrated and keep your skin clear.
- Bright Eyes
Whilst we protect our eyes at this time of year by wearing our sunnies, the delicate skin around our eyes needs a little extra lovin' to avoid that squinty, crepey look. We love our Dr Spiller Eye Contour Gel with ATP at this time of year. The gel is nice and light weight, and the ATP treats dark circles (no one need know you had a late night enjoying day light savings!). Keep this one in the fridge too, for instant refreshment.
- Fake your Tan
Yep, some of us do enjoy lying out in the sun like a lizard, but don't sacrifice your skin just for a tan! Come in to see us for a spray tan, or grab some of our Tuscan Tan products to be a bronzed babe.
Body scrubs are a must at this time of year, with all our skin on show. Keep your skin fresh and glowing by exfoliating 2-3 times per week. Be careful if you've just been burnt though! Protect your skin with soothing aloe vera until the redness has gone, and then start to control peeling skin with a gentle scrub. We love our Baxter coffee scrub - it's perfect for polishing the skin, and contains cocunut oil to nourish and hydrate the skin!
- Body Oil
Body oils are a fantastic Summer option to keep your skin hydrated, and to combat the drying effects from the sun. Plus they're light weight and absorb quickly into the skin. We love La'Bang Body Oils full of natural, organic goodness!
- Mask it
Our Sanvita Face Mask is perfect at this time of year. Packed full of antioxidants, this moisturising mask is an instant ‘pick me up’ with ingredients to soothe, smooth, visibly repair and even out sensitised complexions prone to irritation and redness.
Love, the Sharkra team
Submitted by Chiara Sianski on Wed, 18/01/2017 - 11:23