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Monday, 18 July 2016

Getting Hot - How to stay fabulous in the heat

So, today has been HOT and the mercury is promising to rise even higher over the next few days. Whilst this is lovely if you are laying on your lilo and have a pool to dip into (can you tell I’m missing Greece already?!) this heat can be pretty intense when you are trying to get on with your day-to-day and you can end up a sticky melting mess. I thought I’d share a few tip to help deal with the 30+ temps we are expecting this week so you can be your fabulous best.

 Going light on your moisturiser is key. Caudlie Vinosource have a range of different intensities so I have been opting for the lightest (Moisturising Sorbet £23 SpaceNK) to help minimise perspiration. Don’t forget your SPF - go for the highest factor you can find for your face to protect against ageing such as Clarins UV Plus in SPF 50 (£28.80 Debenhams) which feels like a moisturiser it is so light. I love Radical Skin Perfecting Screen SPF30 (£38 SpaceNK) which you apply over your moisturiser which mattifies the skin as well as protecting it. Facial SPFs are much better than the more greasy body versions.

If you are getting your limbs out, you are going to want them looking good, but hold off body butters and thick moisturises as your only going to end up all clammy. I recommend SBC Vitamin ACE Gel (£23.52 QVC) moisturising gel which is so much lighter and limits sweaty legs. I actually always were hold up in the summer to work however hot it is, as well as looking more professional than bare legs it prevents you getting sticky legs.

 I recently suffered from prickly heat rash on holiday but found that La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water (£7.50 Boots) was amazing at cooling my skin down and getting rid of the pimples. It is a great pick-me-up when spritz over your face too.

 To keep your hair going a little longer, spritz in some dry shampoo straight after washing - preventing it getting going limp in the heat. I like Co-Lab Active (£3.99 Superdrug) which is a bit lighter than Batiste.

 In terms of make up, I’d love to just go bare faced on hot days, but if I’m not on holiday - I know this won’t happen. So trying to lighten it up is key. Using bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream (£31 Boots) instead of a full foundation is perfect as it still gives a light coverage whist hydrating the skin, waterproof mascara is a god send when your on the northern line (I love Smashbox Full Exposure Waterproof Mascara (£19.50 Boots) and I’ve recently been loving Clarins Ombre Iridescente Waterproof shimmering eyeshadow in Golden Peach (£18 Clarins), dusting my new fave Elizabeth Arden Sunset Bronze Prismatic Bronzin Powder in Deep (£28 Boots) as I feel sunkissed and ready to go. My last final tip is keeping this all set and stopping any oily patches in the T-zone. I am OBSESSED with Bare Minerals Mineral Veil (£21 Boots) which does this perfectly - if you haven’t tried it you must - although don't go for the Illuminating version, it is too sparkly.

 So enjoy the next few days, it will probably rain again next week!

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