Had one two many sleepless night's this summer? It's time to beat the heat and get smart with your summer skincare, helping you to keep cool and enjoy the warm weather ahead. Here's our hot weather hacks, putting your favourite skincare and body care products to work.
1. Stay hydrated
Keeping our bodies hydrated is even more important during the warmer months when dehydration can easily set in. We should all be aiming to drink 6-8 glasses of fluid a day, which can include any low sugar, low caffiene drinks. Why not pimp your water bottle and add some fresh mint leaves, sliced cucumber and lemon slices? If your skin is feeling parched no matter how much you drink, try incorportating a hydrating serum into your skincare routine. We love using the Hyaluronic Booster Serum to flood the skin with moisture, whatever the weather.
2. Spritz your skin
Facial mists are a summer must-have, helping to cool the surface of the skin while depositing hydrating ingredients to keep skin plump. Our Antioxidant Hydration Mist uses antioxidant-rich rose damask and skin quenching glycerin to lock moistuire into the skin and protect against environmental damage. For the ultimate cooling spritz, keep your facial mist in the fridge!
3. Hot, swollen feet?
Treat yourself to a DIY leg and foot massage. Begin by soaking feet in cool water and exfoliating with a body scrub before massaging with a lightweight body cream (straight from the fridge is best!). We love using the Grapefruit & Mandarin Hand & Body Cream, which contains soothing Aloe Vera, perfect for the warm weather. To help reduce puffiness and fluid retention in the feet and ankles, massage the skin in an upward motion and continue toward the ankle area. End the massage by gently pushing the toes upward with your fingers.
4. Create a summer sanctury
Sometimes, nothing beats cooling off in the shower. Set the temperature to tepid to avoid filling the bathroom with steam, and enjoy using your favourite products to create your very own at-home sanctury. During the warmer weather, we like to use the Zest Sugar Body Polish and Zest Bath & Body Oil. With an uplifting blend of sweet orange, rosemary and marjoram, this dynamic duo helps to energise the body and mind, helping you beat those summer fatigue feelings.
5. Soothe skin with a sheet mask
Sheet masks are perfect for the warm weather, helping to instantly cool the skin and repair damage caused by sun exposure (don't forget your SPF!). Store your Nutrition Infusion Sheet Mask in the fridge and apply to clean, dry skin. Sit back and relax for 10-15 minutes before removing the sheet and massaging the cooling serum into the face, neck and decollete.