Summer Skin Essentials 

We may have already have had our little slice of summer in the Uk but I’m hoping for a little more! Here are my summer skincare essentials to keep my skin look great throughout the summer months. 

A body scrub is a great place to start, especially before you tan (either naturally or if your faking it), I love the French Connection scrub as it smells amazing and works great to soften and smooth my skin. I tend to use scrubs on dry skin as I find your get better results and then rinse it off in the shower. 

You don’t just want to add moisture after a shower, you want to add it during the shower, so finding a shower gel that has moisturising properties will go a long way. My pick is from the new Zoella Beauty range, Shower Shake.  

After showering it’s very important to add he moisture back into your skin, so go and pick your favourite ones. My top two at the moment are the Zoella Beauty Body Puddin which has little beads that burtst and the Soap & Glory Riteous Butter. 

And then off course sunscreen! 

Ok, now onto adding that bit of golden glow we all need to look and feel great in the summer. First up in fake tan, I like to use a gradual tan from Dove on my body aswell as getting a natural tan. Fake tan is a great way of gradually building up the colour and maintaining a semi natural tan without looking fake. I also purchased the Bondi Sands face tanned for my holiday so my face would match my body. This is great for people who don’t want to tan their face and want to wear a high factor spf. 

To create an extra glow on top of your tan and add some shimmer the body oil from Boots No7 is great for that. As it’s an oil it’s super hydrating and makes your skin look and feel amazing! Another glowy product is the Tanya Burr Cosmetics Body Illuminator, this is very similar to the Body oil but is a moisturise texture and smells of cupcakes! 

Now onto face products, my favourite part! 

So I guess we should start with toners, in the summer if your like me you want your skin to look 10x better than in the winter as you have it out more with no make up on. For toners I love a toner which is going to enhance my natural glow and add hydration back in, for this is use the Boots Botanics All Bright Toner. Secondly I want to make sure that my face is not oily, so in order to control that I use the Seaweed Toner from The Body Shop. 

If I’ve caught the sun at all (body or face) I like to spray some thermal water on as this has lots of good properties such as minerals and naturally protects your skin.

I have recently started using The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% as this contains lots of vitamins and is anti blemish so it tackles any spots that may appear and helps heal any scars. 

I also love to use a Vitamin E oil as this contains lots of antioxidants and defends the skin against the environment. 

And finally, you will want a good moisturiser. My top 3 are the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturing Gel as this is super hydrating, Boots Botanics All Bright Night cream and lastly a leave on Vitamin E mask from Superdrug. 

Let me know what your favourite summer skincare products are.

Victoria xx 

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