Summer skin care: Top tips to protect your skin this summer by Linda Meredith
Summer is just around the corner– and as much as we look forward to some much-needed sunshine, there is no doubt that this season is particularly hard on skin as sunburn, air miles and the occasional holiday overindulgence can all take its toll.
Over her 20 year reign as the Queen of the results-based facial and the world’s top facialist, Linda Meredith has worked on upwards of 50,000 clients, including some of the globe’s most famous faces such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna, Sienna Miller and Stella McCartney. With salons around the world in such exotic destinations as Cambodia, Morocco Thailand as well as Boston, Barcelona & Bratislava not to mention her recent partnership with Virgin Atlantic to be sold in flight – Linda Meredith celebrates the summer holiday!
Here she offers Luxury Lifestyle Magazine an exclusive on her top tips for great looking skin all summer long. Perhaps unsurpsingly it begins with SPF.
SPF is a topical product that remains on the surface to protect the skin. Rather than seeking out a face cream that includes both- I recommend keeping them separate. Apply your SPF after moisturiser allowing active ingredients to penetrate and work at their optimum level. Keeping in mind that SPF can clog pores and cause acne – I recommend you always use a PABA free formula to prevent any breakouts.
HYDRATING MIST. This is a must have, particularly if you are getting on a plane or just for sitting on your desk in the office during long days at work. It’s a perfect spray to carry every day during the summer months especially on holiday. Water sprays may cool the skin but will actually de-hydrate it as the water evaporates. The Linda Meredith Hydrating Mist contains Hyaluronic Acid which attracts and holds moisture, keeping the skin hydrated throughout the day.
Invest in an EYE GEL. Summer is the season of squinting – even behind those designer sunglasses so looking after the fine skin around the eyes to prevent fine lines and the skin drying out is essential. The Linda Meredith eye gel can be re-applied throughout the day directly over the top lid and around the lash line to soothe and cool tired eyes. Contains three active ingredients to combat fine lines, puffiness and dark circles for daily use all year round.
Try AMAZON. After sun care is essential to soothe and heal the skin especially if we have stayed too long in the sun. Acai and Andiroba oil are powerful anti-oxidants that can act as an anti-inflammatory helping soothe away red irritated skin. Amazon will also lock in moisture and deliver a high content of vitamin C to prevent premature ageing caused by the suns rays.
Use a SERUM. Essential oils have always been known for their healing and therapeutic qualities. We have created a serum that is vitamin enriched with a combination of Lavender, Rosemary, Geranium, Cypress and Thyme will restore and heal the skin while you sleep.
Find the right face cream. Increased heat during the summer months can sometimes cause more fine red veins to show. Linda Meredith’s healing and soothing cream Phyto 4, if used at night combined with serum will strengthen capillaries reducing redness leaving you with great looking skin. www.lindameredith.com/phyto4.html
Summer is all about sunshine and fun – but this season, plan ahead and ensure that along with all the happy memories you make, your skin finishes the season with a glow.