Al Fresco skincare
The summer weather is drawing us outdoors, and a boost in Vitamin D and uplift in mood are a welcome and significant boost to overall wellbeing and bone health.
Relaxation and recreation in the sun are equally a bliss, but your skin will be working overtime to contend effects of sunburn, dehydration, hyperpigmentation and sun allergies that a prolonged sun exposure can cause – or on an even deeper cellular level, DNA damage.
So let’s give face and body some much deserved TLC – like your favourite sunshine tune – to energise and elevate skin’s wellness. But let’s keep it simple and streamlined with this face-2-body skincare trio.
1. HYDRATE Besides redness and irritation, the biggest effect from sun over exposure is dry skin. The sun can rob your skin of the valuable moisture it needs to thrive, yet most hydration products will not go beyond the surface – leaving the deeper levels of skin untreated. Vitality Spritz combines nourishing seed oils, like Almond, Borage, Safflower, and Pomegranate together with Peptides and PHA (Gluconolactone) that deeply restore moisture. Rich in texture, yet lightweight enough to absorb deeply into skin and bring hydration levels back up, leaving skin smooth and luminous. Our tip: apply on face and body after shower on damp skin for a refreshing hydration.
2. CALM Your skin can turn from sun-kissed to sun-stressed in a matter of hours, particularly under overcast skies. Step up the post-sun recovery, soften and calm skin with a slather of Merry-Berry Plump. This full spectrum antioxidant oil is formulated with seed oils like Strawberry, Cranberry, Blueberry and Raspberry packed with vitamins A + C + E and fatty acids, to deliver calming properties to red and irritated skin. Our tip: apply this concentrate elixir before bed, and wake up to skin that feels comforted and renewed.
3. BRIGHTEN Step out into the sun with feel good skin, all summer long! Our cooling serum, Wake-Up Droplets evokes that vivid, radiant skin with brightening powerhouses in Vitamin C and the Mountain Daisy. Combined with fermented Pomegranate enzymes (a gentle alternative to AHA) that works as a natural exfoliant, these ingredients help renew skin cells and treat signs of sun damage including sun spots, blemishes and hyperpigmentation. Our tip: reduce the use of retinol, glycolic and mandelic acids as together with humidity and sun they can make skin photosensitive, and cause longer term skin discolouration.
Make the most of the glorious outdoors
Who doesn’t enjoy picnics with friends and loved ones, yet small touches can elevate any occasion! We love this selection of ideas for a stylish bank holiday - at home or further afield, via Goop
Find happiness in solace and self care, via this easy bodylicious picnic workout by Drea Wheeler for Goop