Summer finally arrived! Hooray!
The heat, although lovely, can leave us feeling hot, sticky, dehydrated and more tired than usual.
Today I’m sharing my current favourite products that are a winner for helping you feel more refreshed or will help you in some way during the summer months.
My number one handbag essential at the moment – NCN Orange Blossom Hydrating Mist. This mist is a must! Skin balancing, toning and hydrating, it soothes and refreshes the skin leaving it looking juicy and dewy. The mist can be spritzed on the face after cleansing and before any serums, cream or oils. It balances the skin and helps to lock in moisture when applied this way.
Carried in your handbag, it’s a great ‘pick me up’ throughout the day to help you feel cool and to freshen your skin and the look of makeup. Simply spritz and then lightly pat into the skin for a dewy looking complexion. This mist is more than simple water …. Orange Blossom contains natural skin firming vitamins A and C that nourish and protect the skin from free radical damage.
Actually joint number one handbag essential – H3O Hydration Sachets by Rejuvenated – I’m so glad that these now come in handy sachets that can be popped into your handbag when out. Water is obviously essential for hydration and we should be aiming to drink as much as possible ….. but just like the Orange Blossom Hydrating Mist – these are more than water … they’re the magical boost that gives you a sparkle from the inside out. Containing Ionic Minerals and a beauty complex of Resveratrol & Hyaluronic Acid, as well as vitamins, blackberry and elderflower. This drink hydrates you at the cellular level, giving you more energy, radiant skin that glows and a little spring in your step. Simply add a sachet to your water and stir for a refreshing, light berry tasting drink. I’m actually sipping on one right now as I write this. They are also perfect for travel, during holidays, and just so you know …. if you’ve had a drink or two these really help to combat the effects of a hangover and rehydrate the body.
You know the heat turned up when your Coconut oil all turns to liquid! I seriously love coconut oil. I cook with it. I add it to smoothies. I use it to whiten my teeth. I use it as a body moisturiser and hair treatment. My top tip is keep one jar in your kitchen and one in your bathroom. Apply it post shower or bath all over your body for skin that feels like silk, and apply it to hair once or twice a week – if possible sleep with it in overnight to really give it a chance to work on nourishing your hair.
Not so much a product to help you feel refreshed, but an absolute daily essential – Don’t forget your SPF Cream. I’d always suggest carrying one in your bag too at this time of year. We sell Ultrasun, although we are currently sourcing other brands too, to give you more options. I’m also a big lover of Heliocare 360 and alternate between that and Ultrasun Anti-pigmentation. I have both on the go at the moment.
NCN Vitamin C+ Serum – This serum packs a powerful antioxidant punch to help protect your skin from damaging free radicals that can prematurely age the skin. Layered underneath your SPF Cream it will help to boost the efficacy of your SPF by providing an extra boost of antioxidants. It also brightens the skin, evens out the skin tone by fading away dark patches, firms the skin and helps to reduce wrinkles by boosting collagen.
Heavy makeup can just slide off your face in hot weather – I’m not a foundation wearer anymore and haven’t been for some time. I prefer a BB Cream as I find it more skin flattering, lighter and it just works better for me personally. I was devastated to learn that the Ginvera BB Cream I’d always raved about had been discontinued. However, I recently tried the Bio-Essence BB Creams. These are made by the same company and contain lots of skin beneficial ingredients. I have been wowed! Seriously wowed! They cover any redness or skin imperfections perfectly, even out the tone of your skin and generally just enhance your skin to make it look like your skin but better – not a mask. I love them so much that these will soon be available to purchase from Treat the Skin You’re in.
Lastly, my favourite refreshing summer drink that has a whole host of skin benefits – a cooling watermelon. coconut and mint slush. If you have a Ninja, Nutribullet, Vitamix or something of that sort. Blend together watermelon, coconut water, fresh mint and ice for a refreshing delight that you’ll be addicted to!