So, we’re braving the hottest part of summer and still getting familiar with a fresh new year! To stand up to the heat of the sun here are five of our junior beauty editor’s beauty favourites that she can’t survive summer without:
One of the best lip balms I have ever used. When my jar is halfway I already start panicking and order a new one. In autumn it’s also great for cuticles and to apply to dry bits around your nose – I can really use it all year round. And the smell is pretty lovely too – if you love honey, this one’s for you!
No matter the season, I believe it is vital to apply sunscreen every day. I mean it’s one of the best anti-ageing product, prevention is better than cure, you know. My skin is super pale and just a hint of the sun makes me flush like a summer’s bottle of rosé, so I can’t take any chances. One of my favourites is Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense for Face SPF 50 PA+++, because I look for products that smell clean, leaves my skin glowing (I like that about sunscreen) and doesn’t pill on the odd days that I do apply make-up over it.
I am a total sucker for a facial oil, but this one is just one step above the rest. It’s solid, so it melts as you sweep it over your skin, and it contains sebum-mimicking oils which means it absorbs quickly and won’t clog pores. The scent isn’t overwhelming but the moisture is – in a good way! This bar is perfect for those who are wary of facial oils but want something that is soothing and hydrating – a beauty favourite ideal.
You’d think anything a mango-scented skincare product is more suited to summer, but this one is actually really warm and comforting for winter, too. Another all-year-rounder, the texture is luxuriously thick and perfect for dry winter skin and I can apply it throughout the day.
I hate the feeling of conventional primers that make my skin feel, albeit smooth, dry. This one doesn’t dry matte at all, but rather gives a subtle shimmer and brightening boost, thanks to vitamin C. I like wearing it alone, after my morning skincare, with just a little extra on my cheekbones.
Hi, I’m Leandri, junior beauty editor of Woman & Home. Lately, I’ve been obsessed with Hayley Williams’s latest album, being outside, and good skin. Then again, I’ve always been obsessed with good skin but more so, particularly when we aren’t so worried about painting our faces.