Liz Earle expert Jo Givens and the team will be unveiling their latest TSV on Saturday 7th May. It's a complete collection of skincare solutions, handpicked to ensure your skin stays beautiful throughout the summer months.
Here's Jo to tell you more…
Summertime is on the horizon and I'm sure you'll agree with me when I say that after a long winter I'm waiting in anticipation for the balmy evening BBQs, trips to the beach and the chance to showcase my summer wardrobe.
This is also the season when you’re more likely to go without make-up, so it’s important you feel completely confident about your skin. To help you get ready as you dare to bare, I've handpicked seven of my skin saviours, each packed with nature's finest botanicals, to leave your face looking smooth and soft through the summer months.
Your summertime skincare routine
Always remember to cleanse, tone and moisturise twice a day. Heat and humidity can make skin shinier than usual and cleansing will remove sebum and sweat and help you to avoid blemishes.
Our cooling Instant Boost Skin Tonic is my summer saviour, especially the version in a spritzer bottle. I always apply this to my skin after cleansing but before moisturising and then also use it to refresh my skin throughout the day. I like to keep it in the fridge for an extra cooling treat!
If your skin is shiny a few hours after applying your moisturiser, or if you've become more breakout-prone, it may be that you need a lighter moisturiser this time of year. But before you make this change you should also check you are using the right amount of product. The ideal amount is no more than the size of a fingernail – as product overload can also make your skin look shinier.
On the other hand, drier and more sensitive skins may find they actually need an extra dose of moisture this time of year, especially if they've been exposed to the sun. For this I would recommend trying our Superskin Moisturiser, which is fragrance free and packed with botanical treats, including high levels of GLA and omega 3 to prevent moisture loss and improve skin elasticity.
Offer eyes instant relief
Brilliant sunshine, the scent of fresh flowers and a cooling dip in the sea are just some of the highlights of summer, but they can all cause havoc for your delicate eyes, triggering irritation and allergies and causing them to become puffy and watery.
So to help soothe any irritation from hayfever, seawater, chlorine or sunlight, try our Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion. The blend of naturally active ingredients will help tone, cool and refresh tired, sore eyes. To use, simply soak two pads in the lotion and place on your eyes for a few minutes while you relax. For extra cooling benefits, store the bottle in the fridge.
One of my other favourite products for summer skin is our Brightening Treatment Mask. You can help to restore radiance to dull, tired complexions with this multi-tasking skin-saver, which can be used on its own for a quick fix or combined with other Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare products for maximum benefits. Here are just a few of my favourite ways to use it:
- If you're running short of time in the morning, mix a pump of our Brightening Treatment Mask together with a pump of Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser for a fast way to restore a radiant glow to skin in less than a minute – double the benefits in one single treatment.
- If you suffer with breakouts or oilier areas, try mixing our Deep Cleansing Mask with a pump of Brightening Treatment Mask for an instant glow, while leaving skin balanced and clear.
- And remember – if you're looking for a little extra summer indulgence why not come along to our blissful treatment rooms in London and treat yourself to our Signature Facial? After all, time is the new luxury and a little 'time out' enjoying a bespoke facial is the perfect way to treat yourself!