Fresh-faced and fabulous in just a few simple steps
Just a few months ago it was all about the matte look. But who wants to have matte skin in the summer? Why not embrace your radiance instead, and go for a fresh-faced and glowing look to let your natural beauty shine through!
After slathering on the moisturiser over the colder months, skin can often do with a freshen up. If you really want a treat then give Dr Ravi Jain’s HydraFacial a go. Dr Jain, the founder of the multi-award winning Riverbanks Wellness Clinic, told Cover Media: “The HydraFacial can be used as a superior skin maintenance treatment offering the best of lymphatic drainage. It leaves the skin feeling hydrated due to the simultaneous infusion of vitamin serum directly to the skin during the treatment. The skin glows immediately and feels tight, toned and super clean.”
If you don’t have a regular skincare regime, now is a good time to introduce one. It’s important to look after your complexion to avoid dryness or breakouts, so make sure you cleanse, tone and moisturise morning and evening, and exfoliate once a week.
For a skin boost in the middle of the day, a spritz is a fantastic way to pep up your complexion and ensure it stays looking fresh and dewy. Skincare expert Linda Meredith, who counts Kate Moss, Gwyneth Paltrow and Sienna Miller among her clients, has a Hydrating Mist which contains Hyaluronic acid.
This multitasker works just as well during a long-haul flight and for a quick freshen up in the middle of a busy work day. It also has the added benefit of not messing up your make-up.
Caudalie’s Limited Edition Vinosource Grape Water has become a cult classic, and it’s not hard to see why. It comes in the perfect handbag size and can be spritzed on the face and all over the body too. It also smells divine – what’s not to love?
Moisturiser is one of the most important products to invest in if you want glowing skin this summer. Origins have an incredible product called GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer, which jumpstarts hydration levels thanks to ingredients such as Panax Ginseng and Coffee Bean – perfect if you’re in need of a perk up! If you suffer from particularly dry skin then go for a serum before your moisturiser – VOYA’s Balancing Act is a good choice and targets shiny areas to ensure your skin remains hydrated without looking slick and shiny. It contains active Himanthalia Elongata seaweed proteins helping to rebalance the skin’s natural oil levels, while soothing dry patches with nourishing rosehip fruit.
All in ones
The popularity of all in one creams shows no sign of waning. Dead Sea Spa Magik’s CC cream is an amazing find, as it contains a host of Dead Sea muds and minerals and has a gentle sunkissed tint meaning you can wear it without foundation. Or give Bare Republic’s Natural Mineral Sunscreen Tinted Face a go. As well as containing SPF 30, vital for the summer months, it also has a slight tint, meaning that once again you can get away without using foundation. If you do prefer a bit more coverage and want to use a foundation, make sure you don’t go for one that negates all the work you’ve done to achieve your glowing look.