Holiday Skincare Must-haves ♥

As we are well and truly in the summer holiday season and we also have some fantastic weather here in the UK, I thought it would be a good time to talk about my favourite skincare products for fun in the sun. We talked about summer make-up, beauty trends and many outfit ideas but now it’s time to go back to basics and talk about skincare products. In no particular order, here are my holiday skincare must-haves ♥

Holidau Skincare Must-haves
  1. Soft Lips – I thought I would start with the lips as they can sometimes get neglected, I mean everyone is talking about skin and the sensitive eye area so the lips often get left out! My lips get quite dry in the summer which means my lipstick doesn’t look as good so I keep them hydrated and mositurised. Use a lip balm under lipstick, on its own and especially during the night. I love the Korres Lip Butter, £8
  2. Spot Treatment – Sometimes no matter how well you look after your skin a spot will appear as if from no where and it sticks out like a sore thumb. I always have a spot treatment on me soothe any blemishes and make them disappear asap! Try the Murad Spot Treatment, £19
  3. Exfoliate – it is essential to exfoliate 2-3 times a week, I love this Elemis Gentle Rose Exfoliator as it can also be used as a face mask, £21.60
  4. Lightly Cover – in the summer it’s best to try and drop the heavy foundations and let your skin breathe with a BB cream. This gives you light coverage and the Naked Skin by Urban Decay has the added benefit of SPF, £23
  5. Spritz – on a hot day in the sun, keep your skin hydrated with a spray mist to cool you down and make your skin feel refreshed. I love the Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist, £17.20
  6. Protect – the all important SPF, this should be used from April onwards in the UK and once summer hits the SPF needs to go up. I like to use a high SPF, having a darker skin-tone so the Eve Lom Daily Protection SPF 50 is perfect, £70
  7. All about eyes – the eye area is extremely delicate and needs special attention all year round. I love the Elemis Absolute Eye Serum, £22.40 which helps to reduce dark circles from all the late night summer partying ♥

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