Summer = an endless blur of BBQs, poolside tanning and lazy beach days. Throw in a healthy mix of festival fun and you’ve stacked up a hell of a lot of hours spent al fresco. And with your killer warm-weather outfits on heavy rotation, it’s important to show your skin some love, too. From soothing aloe vera gel to biodegradable glitter, we bring you a summer line-up like no other: the ultimate survival kit for your skin.
SUMMER SKIN SURVIVAL KIT
By Navreen Mangat, 18 January 2019
Wake up. Coffee. Shower. Apply this. The cream forms a protective barrier for eight hours against nasty UV rays with SPF30 but doesn’t leave a trace, making it the ideal makeup base. Boasting a whole mix of skin-loving ingredients like mongongo oil and vitamin E, it helps to repair damaged skin, too. In other words, it’s a great all-rounder.
If you fancy giving your tan a friendly nudge in the radiant direction, try Tan-Luxe’s multi-purpose stick. This one really does the most: enriches and adds dimension to your tan, highlights skin and deeply moisturises (thanks to raspberry seed oil and shea butter). Glowing tan, incoming.
OK, so if you might have caught a little too much sun, there’s one thing you’ll want – and it’s aloe vera in the form of this gel from Holika Holika. Suitable for slathering all over the face and body, it’ll soothe and cool any burnt or peeling skin, as well as deliver a hit of moisture. It’s also non-greasy and non-sticky, we approve.
Could we really bring you a summer kit without dropping a glitter pot in here? This one from In Your Dreams is biodegradable, too, so it’s made from plant-derived materials. This gold and silver combo means it’ll really set off your festival getup, whether you throw it on your face, body or hair. Top tip: apply on top of your favourite lipstick for a dazzling, two-tone effect.
Balmy evening soirée on the agenda? This is the product you’ll want to reach for. Nip + Fab Liquid Blush is particularly perfect if you want to ditch the matte foundation and opt for a subtle glowy finish instead. This shade, Sunset Glow, provides just the right amount of shimmer with gold flecks catching the light in a dusky rose shade. We like.