Summer Skin Care

Non-Toxic Moisturisers Have More Benefits Than You Realise, So Get Involved

Personally, it's a priority to reduce the number of chemicals in my skincare regime. Natural and organic beauty products have so many benefits for your skin, and of course, the environment too. So I searched high and low to find the best non-toxic…
By Lauren Sharkey

All The Amazing & Unexpected Things Sweat Is Doing For Your Skin

Sweating can feel horrible, it's true. And after experiencing weeks and weeks of it from the comforts of my own home, I've pretty much had enough. However, sweating isn't all bad. Yes, it can make you long for a cold shower and that feeling of dry,…
By Lauren Sharkey

Science Says You've Probably Been Applying Your Suncream Wrong For Like, Ever

I, and probably many of you, have a tendency to put sunscreen on as quickly as possible. Mainly because I'm lazy but also because I can't stand the sticky texture of some of the formulas. But this isn't how to apply your suncream correctly, and…
By Lauren Sharkey

These Simple Beauty Hacks Work Wonders When The Warm Weather Aggravates Your Acne

While this ongoing heatwave may have been full of late summer nights and fun in the sun, you may also have experienced one downside — constant breakouts. Those of us who are prone to acne may be confronted with this scenario every summer. No matter…
By Lauren Sharkey

This Coffee-Based Moisturiser Is The Wake-Up Call Your Skincare Routine Was Missing

Every so often, a new wonder ingredient will pop up in the beauty world. And usually, it's difficult to understand whether you should be incorporating it into your daily regime. This time round, it's coffee skincare products are on the rise. But…
By Lauren Sharkey

Your Fave Summer Cocktail Could Actually Be The Cause For This Uncomfortable Rash

The summer is full of weird health things. One day, you'll be sunbathing and feeling fine. The next, you'll be covered in a rash that just won't go away. But there's one particular skin condition that is rife in the hotter months and rarely…
By Lauren Sharkey

Asda's Skincare Range Let's You Dupe A High-End Regime For A Fraction Of The Price

Skincare costs a bomb. Every few weeks, a new product is touted as the thing that will leave you glowing. When that wonder cream doesn't quite live up to its promises, you simply get sucked into buying more. But supermarkets are now muscling into…
By Lauren Sharkey

This Incredible Sunbathing Calculator Could Hold The Key To Stopping Sunburn For Good

Sunburn. Sunburn. Sunburn. Say it three times in front of a mirror and it's likely to appear. Alright, so that saying might be an old wives' tale but the damage that the sun can do to your skin is certainly no laughing matter. So how do you stay…
By Lauren Sharkey

These Super Light Moisturisers Are Perfect To Help You Avoid Summer Skin Irritation

Hands up if you just can't deal with this heatwave. Me neither. In the midst of all that fun in the sun (or lying down with a fan blasting in your face in my case), it's all too easy for your skincare regime to go out the window. But finding a…
By Lauren Sharkey

These Unexpected Things Could Be Aggravating Your Rosacea & They're SO Everyday

The causes of rosacea are infuriatingly elusive. The skin condition, which typically manifests as facial redness, visible blood vessels, or little red pustules, has been attributed to a whole host of causes, from abnormalities in the the blood…
By Emily Dixon

Sunburn Is The Curse Of Summer So I Asked The Experts Which Remedies Actually Work

Sunburn is a right royal pain. No matter what you do or how much advice you take, it's annoyingly easy to get to the end of your holiday red raw and trying to avoid any sunlight whatsoever. With so much waffle online, it can be hard to find a hack…
By Lauren Sharkey

The 29 Best SPF Products You Can Buy, Because The Sun Is Actually Kind Of Shady

At this point, you're probably well aware of the reasons why you need to wear sunscreen — if not, let these sunburn horror stories be a place to start. However, even if you've educated yourself on what broad spectrum means, the difference between…
By Amanda Richards

How To Find A Sunscreen You Actually Want To Wear

Imagine yourself standing in the aisle of your local drugstore. You've got one mission in mind: Finding the absolute best sunscreen you can. In that moment, you're an almighty skin protector and defender of all things dermal — you've been burned…
By Amanda Richards

16 Sunscreens That Actually Work For People With Darker Skin

It's a misconception that many women of color — and particularly, black women — have heard before, especially during bright and sunny summer months. That is, if you have darker skin, you can't get sunburned — and subsequently, sunscreens for dark…
By Amanda Richards

These Sunburn Horror Stories Will Remind You That SPF Is A Blessing

As a child, I never got stitches. I never broke a bone, either. Like many uncoordinated, unathletic bookworms, the probability of bodily injury was low. However, one place I loved to read books in dweeby solitude was the beach. As a result, a…
By Amanda Richards