Life’s A Beach

It’s almost that time of year again, where we head off to a hot location and enjoy a week or two basking in the sun. Before you jet away, invest in our top beach- body beauty essentials…
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Cellulite creams:

Scared of hitting the beach with those wobbly bits and dreaded orange peel? Grab one of these cellulite blasters for super smooth skin.

1. Nip and Fab Cellulite Fix

Melting quickly into skin, Cellulite Fix has a gel texture that absorbs so quickly it doesn’t even need to be massaged in. Its combo of natural caffeine and Indian forskolin helps to burn fat cells and improve tissue firmness. £18.25 www.boots.com

2. Sanctuary Spa Sculpting Anti-Cellulite Treatment

A refreshing body gel that contains powerful actives to help smooth and refine the body. Massage daily into skin to reduce cellulite and firm your skin. £13.53 www.boots.com

3. Clarins Body Lift Cellulite Control

Newly formulated with advanced technology for 2013, this acts at all eight stages of the formulation of adipose tissue (a type of body fat). It instantly performs, helping to decrease cellulite and tone the skin. £36 www.clarins.com

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Exoliators

Wave goodbye to dry patches and prep your skin with these excellent exfoliators for a smooth, even tan…

4. Neal’s Yard Remedies Seaweed Salt Scrub

Detoxify skin with a blend of black pepper, grapefruit and ginger essential oils to freshen, tone and stimulate the skin. Massage in a circular motion for soft and polished results. £17.50; www.nealsyardremedies.com

5. Elemis Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow

Due to be released in July, Elemis’ skin conditioning scrub has a delicious scent of frangipani and monoi to truly get you in the holiday mood. Skin will be left feeling wonderfully smooth with a radiant glow. £38.50; www.elemis.com

6. Clinique’s Sparkle Skin Body Exfoliating Cream

Super creamy, this rich product combines rounded exfoliating beads and salicylic acid to refine and improve skin by brushing away flakes and dullness. £20; www.clinique.co.uk

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Tinted moisturisers

The perfect way to keep your skin looking flawless without it melting away in the sun; tinted moisturisers will give you a fresh and natural finish.

7. Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint

Rich enough to cover any imperfections but light enough to wear in the sweltering heat; you’ll be left with a dewy complexion and even a mineral UV protection of SPF15. £21; www.lizearle.com

8. NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser

Containing a blend of wonder products that will hydrate and even the skin tone, this oil-free product has an SPF30 and delivers gorgeously glowing, clear skin. £27; www.narscosmetics.co.uk

9. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser SPF20

A firm beauty junkie favourite, Laura Mercier’s staple product will enhance skin, keep it well moisturised and protect from the sun. Simply apply to the face for a healthy natural finish. £33; www.johnlewis.com

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Waterproof Mascaras

Get lashed with these fluttery enhancing mascaras that stay put even when coming in to contact with water.

10. MAC Splashproof Lash

Long-wearing and lash-thickening, Spalshproof promises not to flake or clump and its water resistance will keep your lashes looking glam on the beach. £14; www.maccosmetics.co.uk

11. YSL Luxurious Mascara Waterproof

This iconic mascara has been assigned a new specifically designed brush to work with this 24 hour formula, meaning you can still have lush lashes after jumping in the pool. £23.50; www.yslbeauty.co.uk

12. The Body Shop Big & Curvy Waterproof Mascara

Keep your lashes looking perfect all day with this advanced brush that thickens and curves lashes, while ensuring they stay water and smudge proof. £10; www.thebodyshop.co.uk

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Sunscreen

Before you step out in to the inviting sun, make sure your skin is protected with these super powerful sunscreens.

13. Sisley Facial Broad Spectrum Facial Sunscreen SPF 50 +

Formulated with hydrating shea butter and vitamin F, this high factor sunscreen will protect your face from harmful UV rays, as well as preventing ageing and strengthening the skins’ natural defences. £103; www.johnlewis.com

14. Piz Buin Wet Skin

The UK’s first ever sun protection that can work on either wet or dry skin. Its’ ground-breaking technology means you can ensure that your skin is protected as soon as you step out of the water, just simply spray on! £17.99; www.superdrug.com

15. REN Photoactive Skin Veil SPF15

Protecting against UVA and UVB radiation, Photoactive easily absorbs in to the skin and avoids the annoying whitening effect that you get from many sunscreens. It also takes the positive sunlight aspects to keep skin looking youthful. £26; www.renskincare.com

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After Sun

Maintain your tan and soothe and hydrate skin after a day in the sun with these delicious after sun products.

16. The Organic Pharmacy After Sun

This nourishing formula of apricot, shea butter, marigold and rose hip will nourish and heal your skin after stepping out of the sun. It also contains orange extract which help to enhance and prolong that tan you worked so hard on getting. £31.95; www.theorganicpharmacy.com

17. Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Decadent Moisture Tan Enhancer

Lather a luxuriously rich cream over skin for a replenished and smooth feel after a day in the sun. Estée Lauder’s fab formula will condition skin and help to maintain your holiday tan. £22; www.esteelauder.co.uk

18. Clinique After Sun Rescue

Enriched with soothing aloe vera, Clinique’s super-moisturising formulation helps to repair sun-exposed skin and prevents the formation of visible-damage. Plus, it even reduces peeling. £18.50; www.clinique.co.uk

Feature: Kathryn Lewsey

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