The ultimate summer skin edit
As summer welcomes us with it's warm embrace, some of us might have been taken by surprise. Every year summer comes around the corner at lightening speed, leaving the less-organised among us unprepared.
But, fear not. We've put together an edit of the three products that are essential for a summer skin care routine, that will help you keep your skin in tip top shape all summer long.
When you think 'Reef' you might think tanning oil, but this product is quite the opposite. Offering broad spectrum protection SPF50 and 2 hours of water resistance, it's a sunny day essential.
Infused with Reef's signature coconut fragrance, it smells like a tropical dream and leaves your skin with a faint scent after application. Rather than that thick, sticky feeling some high protection sunscreens leave you with, the Reef Coconut Sunscreen SPF50 Dry Touch Protection has a dry touch finish, so you won't have sand sticking to you on beach days (win!)
"I would highly recommend this product to anyone who loves the smell of coconut, wants a sunscreen that has a high SPF rating and doesn't want a product that leaves their skin feeling greasy. I won't be using any other sunscreen since trying the Reef Coconut Sunscreen SPF50 Dry Touch Lotion." - bh member npaynter
"I have to admit I'm rather slack with using sunscreen as I find it too greasy and the smell unappealing. However, the Reef Coconut sunscreen with SPF 50 is the best by far of any I have tried. It states on the tube: Dry Touch Lotion' and it certainly is that, definitely no greasy after-effects. The lotion gives two hours of protection, and because of its subtle coconut perfume this is no hardship. Also because it dries straight away, sand sticking to your skin is not a problem - at last! The tube also states that it 'can aid in the prevention of solar keratosis, sunspots and premature skin ageing - sounds good to me!" - bh member Sandyg1
"I’ve used reef tanning coconut oil before in my younger days but this is my first ‘real sunscreen’ product from reef and I must say I love everything about it.
The smell is just coco-nutty and creamy! It’s amazing! The sunscreen itself rubs in so easily and blends in to the skin. No matter how much you slather on! My skin has zero grease or stickiness right away! A huge plus for me. The high sun protection means you can feel free to be in the sun." - bh member Rpear
Sandal season is well and truly upon us, so if you haven't got your feet in check - now's the time.
DU’IT Foot & Heel Balm PLUS is a heel balm has been formulated with a triple action formula to heal dry, rough and cracked skin. Urea is a powerful hydrating ingredient that softens and protects the skin, and this balm is choc-full with 25 per cent of it - so you know it works. It's also enriched with AHAs to exfoliate dead skin and remove dead skin cells, while vitamin E helps fortify the skin. If you need something to whip your feet into shape ASAP, you can trust DU'IT to give you visible results within five days.
"I have really dry rough heels as I’m on lots of medication and makes my skin really dry and I thought that yeah another product that will do a so, so job but NO this is the bomb!
I used this once a day and noticed the difference after two days but after using it everyday for a week(7 days) my feet aren’t dry anymore but the surprising thing is, is that they aren’t rough either." - bh member Libbyb
"I have really dry cracked heels, so this stuff really helped me. I also used the balm on my feet too as my whole foot really gets dry and yucky. I've never tried this brand of foot care but after using this heel and foot balm I would definitely be up to swapping brands! I loved that it had a nice fresh, minimal smell. So it didn't draw to much attention to the hell heels. After using this heel and foot balm, I've noticed a great difference in my heels and feet, and I can finally wear cute sandles which in summer is essential." - bh member jessjones 1995
"This is my absolute new favourite foot cream, I suffer terribly from dry feet, mainly due to exercise, seems to be detrimental mainly to my heels! I've tried so many different foot creams and treatments and while I know you have to remain vigilant (especially if you want strappy shoe ready summer feet), I have never had such an immediate difference made in such a short time!" - bh member justjo
With all the sweating and swimming that the warm weather brings, feeling confident sans foundation is the summer beauty goal.
If you're having some trouble with pimples, it might be time to call in the experts. The Proactiv+ 3-Step Kit contains the Skin Smoothing Exfoliator, Pore Targeting Solution and Complexion Perfecting Hydrator to target pimples at their source. The three steps used together don't only kill acne causing bacteria, they hydrate the skin leaving it looking radiant and clear.
"With daily use of the 3 step cleaning, toning and moisturing, my skin has never felt so soft and I am starting to notice the change in appearance of my skin and reduction of breakouts and blackheads." - bh member npaynter
"It is light and easily absorbed and is probably suited to all but the driest of skins. I found it provided adequate hydration for me. Overall, I found the kit to be effective in dealing with and preventing blemishes. My skin felt smooth and looked clear and I didn’t find the products to be irritating or overly drying." - bh member Chicklet
"I am loving the results and I will continue to use this to the end and buy another set and it suited really well and my skin feels and looks great with just 3 easy steps morning and night." - bh member Falak142
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Have you tried any of these summer essential products?