Summer is already under-way in some parts of the world, the UK included and I have been thinking lately how I can go about and be prepared for it. There are so many things you can do to prepare you body and more especially your skin for this weather. We all know that during the harsh winter months our skin is exposed to so much damage including dehydration and dryness but that is also true for summer times. For most of us during the winter months we work very hard to keep our bodies warm and covered, some of us even go as far as stop shaving (legs, arm pits and you know where) but when summer arrives Bob Marley has got to go and I mean pronto.
So to help you prepare here is a few things I am using.
Sunscreen: I have mentioned on the blog before the importance of having sunscreen and not just any sunscreen but correct sunscreen for your skin type. So make sure when picking the sunscreen you choose the one that will work for your skin and will keep it protected in the sun for my skin type I use SP50+
Sunglasses: ok so this one is a no brainier but you can never go wrong with a good pair of sunglasses during summer. I have a tendency of going though sunglasses like socks so I am in need of a new pair already as current pair is all scratched up
Veet: I was sent the Veet roll on kit for an honest review.
I was given an option to choose between the Veet roll on kit, hair removal cream or wax strips. First off I am scared sh*tless of waxing so the waxing strips where definitely not on the menu for me, I have had my share of hair removal creams so those we a no no for me. That left me with the Veet roll on kit, what I did not know is that it came with some waxing strips too so you can imagine the fun tears I had when using it as I have zero pain threshold.
The kit came with a self-heating device with a cap, the base and an electrical cable, a wax roll-on which can be used on both legs and arms. Also enclosed was some non-woven waxing strips, post-depilatory wipes and an instruction manual. I will not lie it was painful for me when using the roll on kit but I have pleasant results and for the short duration of the pain I will definitely continue using it and definitely recommend it.
Body Butter: During the summer months you want your skin to look all kind of lovely bronzed out and even, I have been trying Sinivalia‘s pure & natural Body Butter made with Aloe Vera for over a week now and I will honestly say I am very impressed. It has nourished my skin, kept it looking hydrated, it looks oiled but not oily and does not have the loose oil feeling either. I love how easy it is to apply and how moisturised my body remains and feels all day long. I high recommend this product, my ladies of colour no more adding baby oil in your lotion this one has you covered A-Z.
Water & ice lollies: How can I not mention the importance of staying hydrated throughout the day and more especially when out and about in the sun. We lose more water in summer than in winter through the sweating in all the pores and we need to replenish the used up water. I am not a big fan of drinking water so I do flavoured water also I love lollies so I am buying them daily since we are experiencing a heat wave in the UK so I need it.
Light clothing: I am a–a this close to walking around naked to save my sanity in this heat. How on earth did I manage to survive this kind of heat 365 days a year for 16 years before we left for the UK over 10 years ago now? The only think I could come up with was light clothing. It’s important to have these around, some shorts, string tops and many more.
There you have it, now you are ready to start enjoying this summer with little to no worry.
What else would you add to the list?
Disclaimer: I was sent the Veet Roll on kit and the body butter for an honest review, all opinions expressed are my own.