Summer is my favourite time for beauty – it’s all bronzed skin, bright lips and beachy waves.
Unfortunately, summer also means that heat and humidity can wreak havoc with our skin and hair. But before you go hanging up your bikini, here are our easy summer beauty remedies.
We often tend to moisturise less in sticky weather, but it’s just as important to keep your skin hydrated in summer, if not for the glow but the added SPF.
‘ SWIISH tip: Moisturisers with shimmering particles are an easy shortcut to radiant Gisele Bundchen-type skin
‘ Whipped Dream Tan Enhancer – NAPOLEON PERDIS, $38.00
‘ SPF 50 Daily Beauty Balm – JBRONZE, $19.99
‘ Dry Oil Golden Shimmer – NUXE, $29.99
Sugar scrubs not only leave a sweet summery scent – the combo of essential oils and sugar granules leave the skin polished and hydrated. That’s a moisturiser and exfoliator in one. We love us some double-duty beauty!
‘ SWIISH tip: oils are super slippery, so be careful to clean up any residue on the floor when you’re finished.
‘ Créme Brulee Scrub – LAURA MERCIER, $69.03
‘ Hot Thermal Scrub – SANCTUARY SPA, $19.95
‘ Marshmallow Body Scrub – MOR, $39.95
Seeing spots? Sun damage can make hyper pigmentation more noticeable, so invest in a good dark spot corrector to prevent and treat uneven pigmentation where needed.
‘ SWIISH tip: It’s even more important to use sunscreen, as some dark spot correctors can make your skin more sensitive to UV rays.
‘ Clinical Dark Spot Corrector – CLINIQUE, $92.00
‘ EXTRA Bright Advanced Moisture Cream – BOBBI BROWN, $75.00
‘ Ultimate Whitening Hydrating Emulsion – LANCÔME, $140.00
Okay, whilst we loooove the beachy hair look, it’s it’s important to nourish those locks and keep them shiny & soft with a weekly deep conditioning treatment.
‘ SWIISH tip: Slather on coconut oil before you head to the pool or beach – it acts as natural sunscreen and protects your hair from harsh chlorine and drying salt.
‘ 100% Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil – PURETAN, $23.99
‘ Restorative Hair Mask – MOROCCAN OIL, $49.50
‘ Beach Blonde Mint Detangling Conditioner – JOHN FRIEDA, $15.99
SEALED WITH A KISS
Always pop a good quality natural lip balm into your bag.
‘ SWIISH tip: Gently exfoliating your lips before you apply balm will give you the softest, most kissable lips ever!
‘ Lip Butter Wild Rose – KORRES, $15.50
‘ Superbalm Lip Treatment, $24.00 – CLINIQUE
‘ Cha Cha Hydrating Tinted Lip Balm – BENEFIT, $26.00