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Get, Set, Glow... Our Guide to Getting Beach Ready

Get, Set, Glow... Our Guide to Getting Beach Ready

Posted on: Friday 1st July 2016

Holiday time means buff, polish and shine.  Here's our guide to getting beach ready, with what works according to our customers. 



Take a few baths using Mungo Murphy Seaweed Bags (3.90), filled with seaweed, the baths soften, nourish and mineralise the skin, you can then use the bag to remove dry/dead skin cells. After use apply Dr Hauschka Lemon Lemongrass Body Oil. This is uplifting to the spirit, and helps with cellulite.. Another customer favourite is Weleda Birch Cellulite Oil (19.95).     


A little body exfoliation is a must, our favourite scrubis the Rosemary Chi Body Scrub by Bodhi & Birch. An at home DIY exfoliation is to combine fine Himalayan salt (3.99) with some oil, and your favourite essential oil. Hide in the bathroom for at least 10 minutes, then come out sheeny and shiny with no dead skin in sight.                                          
If you're prone to mosquito bites we advise taking Vitamin B1 for 2 weeks before your holiday, and whilst away too. This vitamin produces a skin odour that is not detectable by humans, but is disagreeable to mosquitos. It takes 2 weeks for the odour to fully saturate the skin.

If prickly heat is a problem, try taking Viridian SPF capsules (16.25) for 2 weeks before you go. The combination of ingredients builds natural sun protection in the skin, which also helps to minimise prickly heat. Don't forget to also use a chemical free sun-cream, (our favourite is Green People) which won't irritate and will allow the skin to breathe. This combination works really well for most people to completely avoid the irritation associated with prickly heat.

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Suncream: obviously! We love Green People sun-cream. It's all natural, doesn't clog the skin and many customers find that they tan more evenly and their tan lasts longer. Perfect for anyone with any skin conditions, and especially good for prevention of prickly heat.

Save room in your case by packing a travel size set of skincare. We've packs starting from 12.50 by Caudalie, which include your essentials. Abloom do our favourite travel pack (52.25) in which you'll have every item you could possibly need, including the Soothing Gel (wonderful after sun exposure and stops bites from itching we wouldn't be without it!), and a face mask for every occasion!
Moa Balm: Multi purpose balm that can be what you want it to be! Insect bites, cuts, first aid balm, lip balm, cleanser and eye make up remover. Moa is a travellers best friend. (6 - 15).



Probiotics: Come in for our advice on the right ones for you. Great to prevent or treat any digestive upsets, or for those people whose digestive system also takes a holiday at the same time! An all round favourite for any sensitive stomachs is Viridian Travel Biotic (20.00)

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Glow from day to night with our little luxuries!

Soothing Gel (43.50) comes into it's own in summer.  This is a tonic for your skin.  It feeds, nourishes, adds vitamins and calms redness and irritation, and is designed to be used as a daily serum under moisturiser.  However, for burnt or sensitive noses and shoulders it's a must.  It also doubles as the most effective aftersun combined with the most effective bite soother, providing immediate relief from itching. 

If where you're heading is hot hot hot, keep your cool with Caudalie Beauty Elixir(from 11.50). This spray refreshes, cools and hydrates the skin.  It smells of summer.  A quick spritz and your summer skin will be glammy not clammy.   Can be used on top of make up too.

Body Oils for evening provide excellent nourishment from the drying effects of the sun.  If you're a fan and want more than an aftersun (Green People aftersun is wonderful 14.95), we recommend Caudalie Divine Oil (17.50) which smells like it says Divine.  Or if you want to splash out Abloom Treatment Oil  (69.50) also smells wonderful and provides a heavenly concoction of the worlds most nourishing oils.  A miracle in a bottle.    If you prefer a body moisturiser we love Dr Hauschka Lemon Lemongrass Body Moisturiser (24.50). 

Then a quick waft of mascara, luminize and highlight for the night with RMS Living Luminiser, for an added boost of radiance.  This instantly illuminates the skin with a dewy , radiant sheen.  For cheekbones, browbones and anywhere you want to highlight.  Non glittery, just sheen to help you radiate and shine.   

That's it for now, grab your bag, and off you go!  Happy Holidays!

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