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Healthy summer skin goes beyond a golden glow – it means ensuring that our skin is being protected against short and long-term damage, as well as actively improving skin health.
These are the top five goodies you won't want to face the summer without...
Our top pick is Daily UV Defence SPF50, which provides effective, broad-spectrum protection with a light, non-greasy feeling on the skin (if a sun cream is greasy, it won't get used – or definitely not as often as it should).
To ensure this product goes above and beyond, we've also included vitamin B2 and Superox-CTM (the world's richest source of vitamin C) to help reduce the signs of age spots, protect against free radical damage, smooth the skin and improve radiance.
You will have noticed that despite all the talk of skin's oiliness and shine during the summer, the skin on our arms, legs, feet and hands are often left feeling dry, thanks to a cocktail of air conditioning, chlorine, salt water, air travel and sun exposure.
Remedy dry, uncomfortable, lacklustre skin with the luxurious, fast-absorbing Replenish Body Butter, packed with shea and cocoa butters to moisturise, phytoestrogens to help re-densify skin and REFORCYL to improve skin's firmness, wrinkle depth, elasticity and smoothness.
Research has shown that even with a great SPF, UV rays can cause a cascade of damage, particularly by stimulating free radicals, which are unstable molecules that cause damage to DNA.
The use of an antioxidant serum is vital to help quench that damage. Our favourite antioxidants are vitamin C and E, which are powerhouses at reducing UV-related free radicals and also minimising pigmentation. Both antioxidants are in the Replenish Collagen Boosting Serum.
Always make time to cleanse – just because you’re on holiday or enjoying the British sun, sea and sand, it doesn’t mean you can sleep in your make-up!
Our favourite type of cleansers are cream-based, as they can be used to dissolve make-up, sunscreens, sebum and environmental toxins. We love the Replenish Cream Cleanser.
Toners are in a different league from what they used to be. Now we use them to refresh, hydrate, balance skin’s pH and even as a chilled eye compress on cotton pads for travel-tired eyes, so it’s definitely worth adding one to your summer skin routine. Try the Replenish Gentle Toner.
Nothing beats a healthy, balanced diet to provide all the nutrients we need. But when this isn't possible, supplements can help. This article isn't intended to replace medical advice. Please consult your healthcare professional before trying supplements or herbal medicines.