Now summer has finally arrived (hello heatwave!) I'm trying to change up my beauty routine to suit the weather. Marks and Spencer recently got in touch to share some of the amazing brands and summer beauty products they stock. I've purchased a few beauty products already from my local store as they stock brands that I struggle to find elsewhere on the high street and I like that the beauty section is bright, clean and well set out. When it comes down to my summer tips, theres a few things I do to get into hot weather mode!
Scrub, scrub, scrub!
I enjoy using a body scrub all year round but when I know that my skin is going to be more exposed then I concentrate on problem areas. Areas that are prone to dry skin need a good scrub. On my knees, elbows and even feet, I like to use a scrub, such as the Rituals Hamman Hot scrub*. This salt scrub is really rich meaning its ideal for really dry areas. It leaves my skin feeling really soft and super smooth after use.
Get a glow on!
Being as pale as a milk bottle means having a tan isn't the norm for me and when I do, its usually faux. However, that doesn't mean I dont enjoy glowing skin. Nuxe are one of my favourite brands and a great product from them is the Prodigieux Shower Oil*. This oil contains a golden shimmer and has a soft fragrance. It leaves my skin feeling like velvet and is just an all round lovely shower product.
OK, so I'm pretty lazy when it comes to working out - anyone else go through exercise fads? Luckily, theres a few products that can help. The Fat Girl Slim Arm Candy* is designed to provide a smoother and more toned appearance. I've only just started using this but the cream feels firming and I like the massage applicator.
Rock a bright lip!
Summer is the perfect time to wear bright lipstick. A bright lip is so easy to wear and I love that you can wear it with minimal eye makeup. The Diego Dalla Palma Matt Lipstick* in 198 is a beautiful pink/red that's not overly bright but still packs a punch. The consistency is creamy and leaves a matte finish without feeling drying!
After being exposed to the sun, its a good idea to use products that will help to moisturise the skin. The Ultrasun Overnight Summer Skin Recovery Mask* is a lightweight moisturiser enriched with hyaluronic acid. I've been using this in place of my moisturiser and it feels cooling, soothing and hydrating. Despite being labelled as a summer skin product, you could easily use this all year round as it makes a lovely light moisturiser that's suitable for all skin types due to it absorbing instantly and not leaving any residue.