by Bella Blissett, Beauty assistant: Alice Robertson
Suncare used to be rather dull: a necessity you would buy in haste at the airport and then leave to congeal until the next year’s holiday beckoned, when you’d begin the process all over again.
But the latest formulations have multiple functions – and put the glamour into summer skin maintenance.
Epionce Daily Shield Lotion Tinted SPF 50 (£45, beauty-product-online.co.uk) keeps you protected from pollution-associated damage (2017’s hot beauty talking point) as well as UV rays – and provides a handy touch of colour correction.
An essential for fitness bunnies, Lancaster Sun Sport Cooling Invisible Body Mist in SPF 15, 30 or 50 (£25, debenhams.com) lowers skin temperature and adapts intuitively to sweat or water exposure to keep burning at bay.
Then, when you’re back from the beach, you can wash off the salt, sand and sunscreen with Institut Esthederm Micellar After Sun Shower Gel (£18, spacenk.com), which cleanses, hydrates and helps to prolong your tan.
Not so dull after all, then.
With weddings, sporting events and summer’s social whirl in full swing, Hari’s Salon has come up with a solution for looking suitably well-groomed at all times.
Its new High Society Hair Club menu consists of four looks inspired by stylish socialites – from the Meghan Markle-esque Royal Wave and Polo Pony, inspired by Olivia Palermo, to a braided chignon befitting the Duchess of Cambridge, aptly named the Crowning Glory, and the half-up, half-down Pippa Middleton Midi.
Pick one and you’ll be groomed, glossy and perfectly polished within the hour. £55 each, harissalon.com.
This week we’re maximising our sun protection from the inside out, thanks to advice from Dr Elisabeth Dancey of London’s Bijoux MediSpa (bijoux-medispa.co.uk).
She recommends taking Heliocare Oral Capsules Ultra (£27, aestheticare.co.uk), which contain Fernblock, a complex that helps to counteract free radical damage and prevent ageing and pigmentation.
Big grin, blowing kiss, heart eyes…
Even lips are getting in on the social-media action with new Kaomojibalms. Available in four flavours – Cherry Pom, Coconut Cream, French Vanilla and Frosted Mint – they are certain to put a smile on your face.
Thumbs up all round! £5 each, victoriahealth.com.