Just like Nelly said, it's gettin' hot in herrrre.
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Don’t get me wrong, I adore warm weather. But when you’re trying to go about your normal day (with an added face mask), with your normal everyday face of makeup on, it’s less than desirable. Ideally, we could all just sit out and enjoy the sun when it does make its appearance, but then life gets in the way.
So rather than trying to plough through with our usual beauty routines, there are a few products that make living through warmer weather a lot easier.
Whatever you’re trying to do in this weather, a bit of refreshment goes a long way. Here’s where this holy grail product comes in, Avène’s Thermal Spring Water. This wonder spray can be used to hydrate and soothe the skin at any stage during the day, with or without makeup on. Plus, it can also be used over the hair to calm frizz or sprayed directly onto sensitive, delicate skin prone to redness and itching sensations to soothe the face and body. Honestly, it’s sublime and it’s less than a tenner too, so you really can’t go wrong. Shop it here.
Specially formulated for oily and blemish-prone skin, this tinted SPF is all about their three-in-one action. The ultra-light cream protects against the harmful effects of the sun, provides an immediate and long-lasting anti-shine effect and enhances the skin’s complexion. The fluid texture, which will not aggravate problem skin or blemishes, is easily applied to the skin without leaving a greasy or sticky finish and results in a beautiful matte finish. Thanks to added reflective pigments, skin appears glowing and even.
Of course, you should be wearing SPF every single day, but this is the ideal product to protect your skin during warm days when you’d rather skip the foundation. They also have the brand new Very High Protection Anti-Aging SPF50+ Tinted, both available in non-tinted formulas too. Shop here.
We’re all about the refreshing products right now, cue, Yonka lotions. Yonka is known for their results-driven, yet refreshing and luxurious products, and their lotions are the cream of the crop. The alcohol-free lotions refreshes, tones and sanitises the skin. While the energising effects of the essential oils can be felt throughout the whole body. Leaving you with fresh and purified skin, and a radiant complexion. Amazing for re-balancing and preparing the skin for everyday beauty products. Shop here.
If you’re looking for an SPF that also comes with a boost of hydration, then look no further. This new NUXE SPF 50 for your face protects the skin from the sun’s rays and prevents cellular photo-ageing. As well as this, it’s enriched with a Water Hyacinth extract, this paired with a water-resistant formula strengthens the skin barrier to protect from dehydration and enhance tanning. Ideal for normal to combination skin, the light non-sticky texture won’t clog pores or dry out your skin. Shop here.
If you feel like you want something more foundation-esque, rather than just an SPF, this one is for you. While this gorge pick is packed with the benefits of a tinted moisturiser, it still gives that stunning finish that a fabulous foundation does. It’s hydrating, anti-ageing, and has an SPF 50, all while providing flawless-looking coverage that won’t crease or crack. On top of that, the formula is packed with collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and vitamins. Add it straight to the top of your wishlist, stat. Shop here.
Fancy tanning the safe way? Of course you do, cue Bare by Vogue. While I fully believe their mousse tan is the way to go, the sun can often catch us off guard. So, with that in mind, if you want to tan in a hurry then the instant formula is going to be your best friend.
Bare by Vogue’s instant tan is enriched with Super Peptides to help to smooth, plump, firm and improve skins elasticity, all whilst creating a flawless ready to wear colour. Plus, its lightweight formula is water & transfer-resistant, with up to a 24-hour wear. On top of that, it blurs out any perfections in the skin, so you’re sure to love it, whatever your skin tone. You literally can’t fault it. Shop here.
Who doesn’t love a bit of a glow? Especially when the sun is shining, making your glow even more fabulous. Charlotte Tilbury’s Beauty Light Wand is a firm favourite among beauty fanatics, and for a very good reason too. The highlighter blush formula adds a touch of colour to your cheeks and plays with the light beautifully for a soft-focus beauty glow. Its rich, velvety texture leaves your skin appearing more hydrated, radiant and smooth. Much like the rest of Charlotte’s products, it’s an absolute stunner.
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