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My Summer Skin Saviour Tips

Posted by Caroline Archer July 27, 2014 | 2 min read

Hurrah – we’ve waited for the summer, it’s here and it’s been rather glorious so far, hasn’t it? However, there are those moments when we experience little seasonal emergencies: hot sticky nights when you can’t sleep, irritated eyes, heat bringing out more blemishes than usual and dehydrated skin. These can all be pesky downsides to the wonderful summer months, but our products prove that there’s always an answer in nature…

  • Do remove your SPFs at night – It’s important in the summer months to always use an SPF during the day time, but it’s also really important to remove it properly at the end of the day too. Not only do we have the usual build-up of pollutants, dirt, sebum, dead skin cells and sweat sitting on our skin by evening, but SPFs may also clog up the pores a little too. Be really thorough about where you cleanse – face, neck, décolletage and behind the ears/back of the neck. I usually go for an extra-generous pump and a half of Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser in the evenings in the summer months to ensure everything is thoroughly removed. Use a muslin wrung out in cold water too as a final skin freshener.
  • Keep your eye SOS in the fridge – Instantly cooling to sore, puffy eyes, Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion is one of our summer favourites to refresh, cleanse, brighten and revive the delicate eye area. Brilliant in the fridge for extra coolness, steep two cotton wool pads in Eyebright and hey presto! Really cooling eye compresses. It’s oil-free and suitable for contact lens wearers (speaking from experience).
  • Keep skin spotlessly clean – Obviously, summer brings the extra issue of increased perspiration, so cleansing is vital to keep skin clean and fresh. If you need extra help to keep blemishes at bay, then try our Gentle Face Exfoliator too. I use it in the shower twice a week.
  • Do you or don’t you wear make-up on the beach? It’s a big question I’m often asked by you and my answer is – do what you feel most comfortable. Personally, I go bare-faced apart from my SPF, adding just a touch of colour if needed with a neutral shade of Healthy Glow Cream Blush on my cheeks and lips.

Please share with us some of your favourite Liz Earle summer tips. And happy holidays, whatever you are doing, home or away….