How to get the ultimate summer glow up
With the sun shining, clear blue skies, weddings, parties and holidays, it’s the perfect time to get a summer glow on. We want to look and feel our best all year round but summertime has a special place in our hearts. So here’s the Guava & Gold guide to the ultimate summer radiance.
DRINK MORE WATER
Always on the list! We all know we should drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration, flush toxins from our body, boost skin health and beauty and carry nutrients and oxygen to our cells but how do we stick to it? Our top tip is to carry a water bottle and if it’s marked with the hours of the day to remind you to keep hydrating, that’s good too.
Look for salads, lean meats and fish or meat-free alternatives, add vegetables and healthy seeds like pumpkin and sunflower to your diet and low-fat dairy options where possible. And can you escape from your daily routine and eat outside sometimes? Spending time outside in fresh air is linked to better mental health and wellbeing.
TIME FOR OURSELVES
Which brings us on to finding time for ourselves. Sometimes, we develop patterns of behaviour or thinking which are unhelpful so taking time for ourselves, relaxing and re-focusing, and maybe meditating or practising yoga, can help to calm, reduce stress and find our inner glow.
Our skin is the biggest organ on our body and deserves to be looked after. Choose body cleansers that contain skin-nurturing ingredients like avocado oil to hydrate, moisturise and replenish dry skin, especially important in the summer when you may be showering twice a day.
With a rich lather, our Paradise Found Bath & Shower Gel gives gentle, effective, paraben-free cleansing, removing toxins and dirt without stripping skin of natural oils. Reminiscent of warm sunlight, mandarin, freesia and pear blossom blend with a comforting base of amber and pink cedar to create a scent which gently lingers on the skin without overpowering.
If there’s one thing that’s crucial for a summer glow, then it’s beautifully moisturised skin:
- A good body lotion works to lock in moisture, which is why it’s really effective when applied to damp skin after a bath or shower and great before fake tanning or after real tanning. Use a moisturiser every day in the week before a tan application and moisturise very dry areas like elbows and knees a couple of hours beforehand.
- Ingredients matter so look for lotions with nourishing butters and oils as part of their ingredients like our favourite shea butter. This deeply nourishing, vitamin rich butter contains high levels of fatty acids to replenish the skin and which are also believed to help provide anti-inflammatory and healing properties.
With its fast-absorbing, non-greasy formula and natural luminous glow, Coral Beach Body Lotion harnesses skin nourishing ingredients including avocado, grapeseed oils and shea butter for healthy, hydrated skin which is soft and smooth to the touch.
Who doesn’t like a bit of shimmer? You can never really go wrong with a gorgeous shimmer oil during the summer. Not only will it highlight your skin, but it will also add extra nourishment and moisture.
Paradise Found Shimmering Body Oil blends antioxidant-rich avocado, coconut, macadamia & sweet almond oils to instantly revive your skin, leaving it soft, supple and sun-kissed.
Want a deeper, or softer glow? You’re in control. More drops = more glow!