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Top tips to look and feel your best this summer

When the sun’s out and shining, that’s the time to match it with your own energy. As summer comes to the UK, it’s the perfect opportunity to refresh your beauty and lifestyle routines. Whether you’re hitting the beach, attending festivals or enjoying a garden party, these tips will help you shine this season.

A summer-ready skincare routine

Summer can be generous to your skin as long as you make sure to look after it; with the UK experiencing a rise in cases of melanoma skin cancer, it’s vital to bear this in mind. The key is to protect your skin from UV rays while keeping it hydrated.

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Sunscreen with at least SPF 30 is essential; opt for lightweight, non-comedogenic formulas that won’t clog pores. Consider using products with antioxidants like Vitamin C to combat free radicals from sun exposure. Don’t forget to exfoliate regularly to remove dead skin cells and enhance your glow, while hair removal products can help you achieve a smooth look. Products featuring hyaluronic acid can help maintain hydration without the heavy feel of winter creams.

Dress for comfort and confidence

In summer, you’ll get the most out of loose, breathable fabrics like linen and cotton. These materials allow for better air circulation, keeping you cool. Maxi dresses, wide-leg trousers and oversized shirts are both stylish and practical. Incorporate vibrant colours and playful prints to match the season’s lively energy and don’t forget your accessories; a wide-brimmed hat and chic sunglasses can elevate your look while providing additional sun protection.

Don’t forget to hydrate


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Staying hydrated is always important, but it takes more effort during the warmer months. Drinking plenty of water helps maintain skin elasticity and overall health. Aim for at least eight glasses a day and increase your intake if you’re spending a lot of time outdoors. Infuse your water with slices of cucumber, lemon or mint for a refreshing twist – and you can also turn to water-rich foods like watermelon, cucumber and strawberries to assist.

Embrace a natural makeup look

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Summer is the time for a light and fresh approach to makeup. Swap heavy foundations for lightweight skin tints or BB creams that even out your complexion without masking it. Highlight your natural features with soft, peachy blushes and opt for sheer lip tints or balms to keep your lips moisturised and naturally tinted. For the eyes, a touch of mascara and a swipe of neutral eyeshadow will do the trick. This minimalistic approach not only feels light but also lets your natural beauty shine through​.

Harness the power of self-care

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Self-care is more than just a trend; it’s a necessity. Make time for activities that relax and rejuvenate you. Whether it’s a soothing bath with essential oils, a yoga session in the park or simply reading a book in your garden, taking care of your mental well-being will reflect in your physical appearance. Incorporate regular exercise into your routine to boost your mood and keep your body fit. Remember, feeling good on the inside radiates on the outside​.

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