Summer is about showing off the beautiful glowing skin, but as you build your tan, you also increase the risk of sun-damage to your skin. Whether you choose to spend the sunny months soaking up the rays or hiding in the shade, your skin demands extra attention this time of year. Below, the beauty tips and seasonal essentials you need to create your ultimate skin care regime.


Shiseido has the perfect products to repair you skin from seasonal drying, especially useful for cottage-goers who spend day after day in the sun.

The brand’s Smoothing Body Cleansing Milk cleanses the skin without stripping away its natural moisture. Bonus: it can also be used as bubble bath. A nice cool hydrating bubble bath on a hot summer’s night is just what the season calls for.

Follow your dip into hydration with an application of Creator Aromatic Sculpting Gel; light and cooling, this body gel tightens skin, and leaves it smooth and moisturized, while visibly reducing the appearance of cellulite. If firm skin is a pressing concern, skip the full body treatment and keep application to problem areas where you find cellulite hiding.

Your face is the sun’s prime target, and underneath your pretty bronze glow are thirsty skin cells desperate for a little TLC. Show your face some love with Shiseido Eudermine Revitalizing Essence, a transformative formula that both the young and old should have in their beauty arsenal. Counted as the oldest of Shiseido’s cosmetic products, this little bottle of moisturizing magic first hit shelves in 1897. A softening lotion that has immediate zap, once seeped in, the formula clematises and works to sustain the skin’s moisture level.

When it comes to your face, your eyes never lie. If your skin is dry, the lines — however fine they may be — around your eyes will show it. Go for Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream for a replenishing option that not only repair existing wrinkles, but also prevents future wrinkles.

Sun worshippers living in the city, often find themselves poolside rather than beachside. Access chlorine on top of baking under the heat is a combo that can leave skin flaky and beyond the repair of aloe.

When packing the protective SPF in your beach bag, why not also bring along some hydrating power? Clarins Eau Des Jardins Smoothing Body Cream has a citrus scent that makes this rich lotion an obvious choice for a go-to summer moisturizer.

Wait till home to treat an over exposed face. Try the brand’s Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil for skin thirsty for a concentrated dose of hydration. Reap the anti-aging benefit of natural extracts including Rosewood, Patchouli and Blue Orchid, that work together to tone, revitalize and restore radiance to moisture-depleted skin. During the summer months, it’s the formula’s Hazelnut Oil that those beach-bound most need. Mother nature’s secret protection against moisture loss, the ingredient also helps fade fine lines.

Not all of us bask in the glory of sun shinning days. For those who long for days of parasols, Chanel’s Le Blanc Collection is your friend 12 months of the year. Promising to illuminate the complexion, this group of products — each with a specific benefit that works in synergy to brighten the complexion — delivers more even-toned and radiant skin. If you’re prone to freckles that come with the sun — Le Blanc is for you.

Get tough on such dark spots with Le Blanc Action Continue Brightening Concentrate Continuous Action, while keeping moisture levels balanced up to 12 hours after application with the line’s Brightening Moisturizing Cream.

Who says the bronzed have more fun? Not the Le Blanc Collection.

When it comes to beauty, there are those who like to keep their ritual to a fast cleanse, and a quick moisturize, and then there are those who have a beauty plan. For the later, L’Occitane’s 3-Step program from their new angelica line is the update to your beauty regiment you’ve been waiting for.

Starting with the Angelica Instant Hydration Mask (for face and body), exhausted summer skin with soak up the organic goodness of the mask’s angelica essential oil and angelica water, receiving a natural hydration boost. A fresh and rinse-free gel that does its thing in a speedy 3 minutes, you can load this one into your beach beauty kit for a quick skin pick me up after your last swim in the ocean.

When back at home and in the shower apply the mask to the rest of your body, and then pull out step 2: the Angelica Exfoliating Gel. Any dead skin accumulated during your tan-peel-tan cycle can be gently removed with the gel’s purifying particles. Then, simply apply a hearty helping of Angelica Hydration Cream all over, and you’ve achieved total hydration, with the benefit of improved skin elasticity.

A line designed for dry to normal skin, the Angelica collection has all the qualities comprising the perfect summer beauty routine.


Now, while it’s easy to forget that your hair has seasonal needs, it’s important to remember that the sun can do a number to our mane causing issues including dry scalp, while salt water and chlorine work to split formally healthy tresses. When it comes to hair care, we adore the natural goodness of Bare Love Beauty Luxury Hair Fuel.

Time-released oils work to replenish moisture without greasing up your hair. Use as a leave-on treatment when applied from hair ends to scalp after rinsing out your shampoo and conditioner, or during times like summer when the scalp is especially exposed to weather damage, take a few moments to massage on a generous treatment before moving on to your usual routine.

It’s not just your tan they’ll notice this time of year, luxurious locks are a must during the lazy summer months when style trends call for nothing more than a simple comb through the hair.