Ah summer, the welcoming change in season that we all look forward to for months, then sometimes find ourselves wistfully thinking about winter (especially if you live in Australia, because right now it is muggy to say the least). We up our exercise in anticipation for summer, change our wardrobe but it’s likely that you don’t change your beauty routine and I’m here to tell you that you should. Why? Because the increase in humidity and exposure to environmental factors like the sun can wreak havoc our skin and hair. If you’re currently wondering why your skin is freaking out or your hair is dry and brittle, then read on to find out about the summer switches you should make to your beauty routine.
BATISTE DRY SHAMPOO
If you’re like me and wash your hair most nights, you’re probably wondering why you might need a dry shampoo? Well, it’s time to STOP washing your hair every night because you’re scrubbing away the natural essential oils that your hair needs. Try to skip the shampoo every now and then and rely on this baby: Batiste Dry Shampoo. A quick spray of this stuff and your hair will be clean again, not to mention the added volume it will give your locks. Batiste Dry Shampoo actually makes your hair easier to style and lasts all day (and longer if you want it). Perfect for those post sweat sessions at the gym or those hung-over days when washing your hair is the last thing you want to do. A hot tip – Carry the 50ml with you everywhere.
BATISTE DRY SHAMPOO RRP $9.99 for 200 ML | https://www.batistehair.com.au/products/original/
AMPERNA PRO+ VITAMIN C HYALURONIC SERUM
Ok, so all of Amperna’s products are amazing but for now we’ll just focus on one. The Pro+ Vitamin C Hyaluronic Serum is a God send in the warmer months because not only does it hydrate, it defends the skin against age-accelerating environmental stressors. It also helps to soothe the skin while targeting dullness, uneven skin tone, wrinkles and fine lines. What more do you need?! Oh, it’s a must-have all year round, but a blessing in the warmer months when you need that glowing skin.
AMPERNA PRO+ VITAMIN C HYALURONIC SERUM RRP $70 | https://amperna.com/products/pro-vitamin-c-hyaluronic-serum
NAIR HAIR REMOVAL SHOWER CREAM
Let’s start with this: Hair removal is not a sexy subject to talk about, but most of us do it, so I’m going to talk about it anyway. I’m Greek and whilst I thank my father for my olive skin, I’m not going to say the same for my hairiness. I’ve tried all the hair removal methods – yes, even laser, but I’ve resorted back to at-home methods. I won’t go into detail, but months and months of laser not done right means that your hair will grow back. And, what many people don’t tell you, laser hair removal under your arms actually makes you sweat more (swear to God). So anyway, back to this at-home method which is super easy and totally avoids razor cuts – Nair’s Hair Removal Shower Cream. It’s super easy – basically a cream that you put on your skin and then use the sponge to rub it off. The application time does vary depending on how thick your hair is, but it will give you roughly a week of super smooth skin.
NAIR HAIR REMOVAL SHOWER CREAM RRP $15.50 | Available at leading supermarkets and Priceline, Big W, Kmart and Chemist Warehouse
LUX AESTIVA GYPSY SHIMMER OIL
Now this is a sexy product, in a very sexy looking bottle. It’s an all natural and vegan body oil, with natural mica particles that give you the perfect shimmer glow. It’s a summer staple for all exposed body parts and smells like absolute heaven. Don’t be deterred by the fact that it’s an oil either – it’s a dry oil, meaning it absorbs into the skin quickly and doesn’t leave an oil residue.
LUX AESTIVA GYPSY SHIMMER OIL RRP $52 | https://www.luxaestiva.com/product-page/gypsy-oil-shimmers
BIOLOGI Bd LUMINOSITY FACE SERUM
I’ve only just discovered this serum and oh how I wish I discovered it earlier. As a brand, Biologi offer a world-first in skincare, with the only 100% Active organic plant serums in the world. They’ve set a new standard when it comes to natural skincare, bottling 100% of the plant goodness and not filling the product up with a whole heap of filler ingredients like water and emulsifiers (that our skin doesn’t need). The Bd Serum is made from native plant Davidson plum make and it treats a range of skincare conditions while working with the body’s natural hydrating processes to nourish cells from the inside out to create an even, luminous skin tone. I will warn you though, when you first start using this serum, your skin will go through detoxifying process. This will mean all of the crappy stuff in your skin will be drawn to the surface, so you might experience some breakouts. But persevere, trust me! My skin cleared up within a week and I have never looked back. This serum acts like a moisturizer, day cream and skin primer, so you can throw out everything else! Well, you’ll still need a cleanser but as for skincare, it has you sorted. The key is in the title – luminosity.
BIOLOGI Bd LUMINOSITY FACE SERUM RRP $97.95 | https://www.biologi.com.au/shop/serums/bd-luminosity-face-serum/
*Main image by Aqua Bumps.