beauty | summer skin

If you’re heading off on hols somewhere that’s much sunnier and hotter than London, it’s likely that more of your skin is going to be on show (unless you’ve been wearing shorts despite this odd summer weather we’ve been having). Prep your skin for the heat and for the tan with these little beauties…

Smoothing Body Exfoliant | Ameliorate

Nothing seems to exfoliate skin quite like Ameliorate. The bamboo granules (no nasty microbeads here) help smooth skin on the surface whilst the alpha hydroxy acid gets to work below the skin’s surface to keep it that way. You just massage it onto dry skin, let the magic happen and wash away to reveal noticeably softer skin. And it works a right treat on keratosis pilaris, those annoying bumps you get on the backs of your arms that nothing else seems to shift.

Brazilian Bum Bum Cream | Sol de Janeiro

It may be pronounced ‘boom boom’ but this cream does it exactly what it says on the tin by getting your backside Copacabana ready. As well as being packed with super hydrating cupuaçu butter, acai and coconut oil, it’s got guarana in it. Native to the Amazon, guarana is an especially strong form of caffeine, making it excellent for toning skin and minimising the appearance of cellulite.

Sun Milk SPF30 | Biosolis

Suncream is an absolute must during the summer but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be careful about what we put on our skin. Biosolis covers both. Containing natural mineral sunscreens and natural vegetable oils, the brand is certified organic (so it’s good for you and for the environment) and it protects skin from both UVA and UVB rays (so it’ll keep you from burning).

After Sun Gel | Susanne Kaufmann

If you have slightly overdone it in the sun, calm your skin down with an after-sun treatment. Susanne Kaufmann’s After Sun Gel is rich with aloe vera to cool and hydrate the skin as well as other anti-inflammatory goodies, plus it helps keep your tan looking tip-top for longer.

Luminizing Moisture Tint | Jouer Cosmetics

Wearing a full face of makeup in the heat is no fun at all but sometimes you do need a little something on your bare skin. That’s where Jouer Cosmetics’ amazing tinted moisturiser comes in…not only does it have a lightweight foundation blended into the moisturiser to help even out the skin tone but it has a luminiser for added dewiness and SPF 20 to protect your face too.