Even Jourdan Dunn finds that summer throws up some specific beauty issues. Having just spent weeks in sweaty New York, she has new solutions to counter frizz and shiny skin. ‘My skin has been oilier recently. To prevent breakouts, I use Tata Harper Clarifying Moisturiser [£96, selfridges.com],’ she says.
A master of the no-make-up make-up look, Jourdan also uses Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser SPF30/PA+++ (£30, narscosmetics.co.uk), Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel (£23, cultbeauty.co.uk) and a dash of Maybelline Master Strobing Liquid in Medium (£7.99, boots.com) on her cheekbones. As for her hair, she massages a smidgen of castor oil into her scalp when it gets dry and itchy and rubs aloe vera on to the ends to smooth humidity-induced frizz.
She stays in shape by doing pilates or boxing with her brother, and she finds that the electrolytes in Glaceau Smartwater (60p, nationwide) help her to hydrate quickly – even when it’s steaming hot.
Then there is beauty sleep. ‘A make-up artist once told me to sleep on a Slip silk pillowcase [£79, slipsilkpillowcase.co.uk]. They are less likely to absorb moisture from your skin and hair than regular pillowcases, so I wake up looking less puffy. They’re so comfy that even my eight-year-old son, Riley, insists on sleeping with one, too!’
Jourdan is the UK ambassador for Glaceau Smartwater
This week we’re…
taking the hassle out of booking pre-holiday treatments with Treatwell (treatwell.co.uk). From hairstyling to manicures to lash extensions, they’ll find you an appointment nearby, at the time you want – with a discount to boot. All you have to do is pack.
We love that Australian-born sound engineer Micaela Nisbet created her own oil-based skincare range, Neighbourhood Botanicals, when the constant touring with bands left her skin lacklustre.
With no synthetics, no cruelty and no nonsense, The Body Oil (£31, neighbourhoodbotanicals.com) is a special formula for summer that blends rice bran and wheatgerm oil with ferulic acid to soften skin and prevent ageing and sun damage. I slick it on post-shower while my skin is still damp to max out hydration and save some precious time.
Feature by Bella Blissett