8 Beauty Tips to Get You Through Summer

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Posted by Liz Earle Beauty Co. August 15, 2016 | 3 min read

As the temperature rises, so does the risk of melty make up, shiny skin and lacklustre locks. Don’t let summer’s heat and humidity sabotage your beauty look. Invest in the right products to brave the surf, sun and sand.

Hydration boost

We all know there’s a fine line between skin that’s subtly glowing and skin that’s a shiny, sweaty mess. But, don’t be tempted to skip moisturiser altogether. Instead use Skin Repair™ Light Moisturiser morning and evening to deliver just the right amount of hydration. Apply onto slightly damp skin after toning with Instant Boost™ Skin Tonic – you can even finish with a skin-quenching spray from our special Instant Boost™ spritzer for an extra veil of moisture.

Exfoliate, gently

Harsh scrubs can often leave your skin feeling more sensitive. Instead, exfoliate and buff your way to radiantly soft skin with our Gentle Face Exfoliator. This smoothing trouble-shooter contains spherical jojoba beads that are kind to nature as well as your skin. Simply apply to clean skin and massage in with your fingertips before rinsing off with warm water.

Get a glow

To keep your beauty look light and easy, opt for a ‘no make up’ make up look. A light sweep of our cheekbone-chiselling Radiant Glow Bronzer will do the trick. Just swirl over your cheeks for a naturally luminous, sun-kissed finish.

Keep that curl

Do you find your mascara has migrated down to your cheeks every time you look in the mirror? Opt for a water-resistant, flake-free formula such as our Lash Definition Smudgeproof Mascara, which is great for lush, defined lashes – even in the heat. Help your lashes keep more of a curl by applying more product at the base, wiggling the wand back and forth around the root before lightly combing through to the tips.

Shine control

Choose a base cover that will stand up to the make up-melting sun. Liquid foundation can tend to slip and slide as the day goes on, so swap it for a powder with a matte finish, such as our Natural Finish Loose Powder. Formulated to prevent creasing, it’s perfect for facing warmer weather with an even-looking complexion. Lightly dust onto your face, especially your T-zone, using our Powder Brush. The different-sized particles will keep skin looking Insta-ready, while helping prevent that afternoon sheen. Carry in your handbag (or beach bag) for easy touch-ups.

Oil up

Frequent swimming and long periods in the sun can damage your hair, drying it out and causing colour to fade. To help protect your strands from the heat of the sun (and decrease drying time), work in a few drops of Botanical Shine™ Nourishing Hair Oil after your dip in the pool – it will also smooth, condition and add shine, helping keep your locks looking lush and healthy all summer long.

Defrizz fast

To reduce frizz and flyaways, limit the use of heat tools during summer, and switch to a gentle shampoo and conditioner that feature naturally derived cleansers – such as our Botanical Shine™ haircare range. Our conditioner for dry or damaged hair is perfect for the job – colour-safe, silicone-free and specially formulated with  Kalahari melon oil  and West African shea butter, it will leave your locks under control, as well as enviably soft and smooth. 

Perfect pedi

Pamper those fabulous feet so they’re set for sandal season with a DIY pedicure. Treat yourself to a foot soak, scrub with a pumice stone, then lather on Foot Repair™ Moisturiser, enriched with shea butter, avocado and wheatgerm oils. Gently massage in upward strokes, focusing on your heels and any rough patches to leave your feet seriously ready for sandals in no time.

The Liz Earle Beauty Team x