Summer skin: Eight of the BEST summer beauty essentials to avoid knackered locks, sunburn and peeling skin
Summer is right around the corner and we are definitely looking forward to the three S’s of summer: sun, sea and err.. sand. However, just before we’re faced with some of summers biggest problems: knotted hair, melting make-up, tan/burn lines and unwanted hair in unwanted places… Bikini Girls blogger Vicky is here to help.
For your locks Dove: Shampoo and conditioner
Lets face it the main concern of summer is the fact that as soon as we so much as look at the sea, our hair becomes a knotted, scraggly version of seaweed attached to our heads, definitely not ideal – especially if you’re after a summer romance.
Our hero product for hair care comes from Dove’s advanced hair series: Oxygen & Moisture Conditioner. The conditioner gently moisturises fine, flat hair whilst keeping volume within it for the beachy look.
Bikini Girls also LOVE the Nutritive Solutions: Shampoo as it has nutri-keatin actives to deeply nourish and repair even the most damaged hair. So, be sure to keep these packed away safely in your suitcase.
Roots: Instant root concealer powder by Charles worthington
The sunkissed look might be gorgeous on the skin but it’s definitely not a win-win situation when your roots are a totally different colour to the rest of your hair. Combat this issue with hair-care saviour as root fix: Instant Root Concealer Powder from Charles Worthington.
Extremely simple to use, you brush it over your roots just once and you’re good to go – seriously it’s that easy and no one will have a clue that your roots are visible.
For your skin: Cleanser J&J hyaluronic acid
No one wants make-up melting down there face. Plus greasy looking skin that is constantly being hidden by make-up isn’t exactly the summer glow we are after. Well, thanks to Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost range you won’t even need to look at your make-up kit all summer.
The Hydro Boost cleanser boosts skins hydration and leaves the skin feeling refreshed, clean and healthy. The added hyaluronic acid enables the products to boost the skin hydration as well as locking it in helping to keep your skin clear and glowing this summer.
Sun protection: Dr Rita Rakus Protect Moisturiser SPF50
Skin health is one of the most important things at Summer time. Having a strong sun protection cream will help prevent wrinkles and sun damage. Dr Rita Rakus: Protect Moisturiser is packed with antioxidants. It encourages cell growth and regeneration helping to firm the skin as well as reducing the appearance of wrinkles caused by the sun on the skin’s surface.
Dr Rakus Protect Moisturiser provides all day hydration for your skin with a summery, fresh scent and subtle hint of mineral make-up it not only helps reverse environmental ageing, protects skin from further sun damage and hydrates skin , it enhances your natural glowing complexion.
Enhance your tan: Piz Buin
Boost your tan this summer with Piz Buin tan and protect tan accelerating oil spray. Bikini Girls LOVE Piz Buin as it helps to enhance your natural tanning and prevent burning. With instant absorption and a non-greasy texture it is a win-win for any beach holiday. If you’re more of an active holiday goer you needn’t worry as it is sweat and water resistant so you can felt confident indulging in sports on the beach or in the water without worrying about burning.
Available for £8.99 from Superdrug.
Hair Removal: SmoothSkin Bare
Whiten your smile: Diamond Whites - Black edition
Pair your golden glow with gleaming white teeth and you won’t need any other accessory. Bikini Girls have been trialling some of the best teeth whitening products on the market for summer and our favourite is definitely Diamond Whites – Black Edition tooth polish.
Made from activated charcoal you simply wet your toothbrush and dab it on the top of the charcoal then brush your teeth as normal. I noticed whiter results within three days; the best bit is it’s completely 100% natural ingredients so no damage to your teeth will occur.
Our only warning is be careful how hard you spit – the black toothpaste can go EVERYWHERE!