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The best investment for Summer is a trusty sunscreen that never let you down (in protection). If you are like us and ask more about your skincare, you are likely in the look for something that does more for your skin and the environment. SOS SPF 50 checks all these boxes.
Bad weather in winter can cause havoc in our day-to-day lives, but keeping warm can come at a cost on a more personal level. Using central heating can be the most damaging part of the season for our skin.
Hell Yeah, beach holiday time !!! we have all been working hard on getting our beach bodies in shape. So that we can strut our stuff down that sandy beach runway or lounge leisurely next to the pool. But to do that we will need just the right array of sexy and fun swimwear. Here is my pick of the hottest must have swimsuits.
Attention grabber, the eye-catching abstract print, laguna bandeau bikini top and classic briefs are perfect for your firts day on the beach or poolside. For extra support and a cleavage boost, is the padded underwire cups, and it also comes with an extra detachable shoulder straps. Cover up after your swim with the bright printed fuschia anjuna maxi dress
Stay true to the seasons trends with the halter nautical embroidered triangle bikini top and briefs The embroidered floral motif adds just a bit of naughty to the nautical stripes. A must for any sun seeking island girl. For added laidback holiday chic pair it with the freya swim sundance cross over dress with its flattering V neckline and cool crochet design. To complete the look accesorize with a straw sun hat with its cute beach shell detail detail.
Love the versatility of the seafolly castaway stripe bandeau maillot because it will look equaly stylish outside the water paired with a maxi skirt or a pair of palazzo pants. With its underwired, moulded cups for added support and the cute ribbon to define the waist. This monocramatic piece is super sexy and chic. For a simple daytime look pair this sexy number with a pair of black chunky sandals and the black lacy Freya Sundance cross over dress.
With a mix of vivid floral and cool crochet trims the frida underwired high neck bikini top and high waist tummy control briefs are perfect for any holiday adventures on the sand and in the water. Keep all your bits and bobs in the multi-colored striped beach bags and your feet comfy in these white and silver sandals from Bon Prix.
Sunshine, yes we all need it but it can be harmful to our skin, if we are not sun-careful. Here is some tips to be sun safe this summer
Go For Water
The summer sun leaves skin oilier, so it is best to ditch those oil based products and go for water based products. As the temperatures goes up so does your internal skin temperatures and can cause water to vaporise from your skin cells, making it thirsty. Thus opt for water based products which will add the needed moisture to your skin.
Do try: Lancôme Hydra Zen Neurocalm Extrême Soothing Moisturising Cream-Gel
Enriched with botanical extracts it provides hydration for up to 12 hours. It helps to restore skin, making it more supple, smooth, soft and radiant. Suitable for all skin types.
The quickest and easiest way is just to keep up your water in-take throughout the day
SPF numbers, I know can often be confusing 20, 30, 50 which one do you pick. Well just because it is a SPF 50, it does not mean that it is more effective. It is not about the number but about how generously you apply it to your skin. So do layer it on tick if you want to avoid sunburn.
Do try: Hawaiian Tropic Protective Sun Lotion SPF 30 with UVA and UVB. Pampers and protects, it has a light and silky feel, contains vitamins C & E and is water resistant.
Remember cover your neck and chest and any skin that is exposed to the sun.
Protect, Protect And Protect
Vitamin C serum is great for protecting skin cells, fighting harmful DNA damage that contributes to aging. Vitamin C also increases the effectiveness of SPF.
Boost your vitamin C intake with fruits such as grapefruit, papaya, tomatoes and goji berries.
Do try: Body shop Vitamin C Instant glow enhancer – revitalizes skin leaving it soft and smooth
Cool It Down
We do get those days when we forget to apply our sunscreen and ends up with sunburn. So if you are having one of those days, natural yoghurt or Aloe Vera gel are wonderful soothers
A Snooze In The Shade
Spending too much time in the sun can bring about brown spot/sun spots, as the sun triggers inflammation which can increase melanin activity resulting in hyper-pigmentation. Although this might not be caused by the sun's rays but the heat our skin feels. So spend some time in the shade to let your body cool down also avoid very hot shower or very hot water when washing your face.