As hard as it is to believe, the met office has predicted a heat wave! With temperatures expected to reach 36°C, the Great British weather will be rivalling that of the Mediterranean.

Keep safe while the temperatures soar!

Keep safe while the temperatures soar!

When we think about the summer, we think sunshine, short skirts, and cocktails, however unfortunately the heat can take its toll on our beauty regime and our overall look (and smell).

Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the UK, and too much sun can increase your risk. Here's how to protect yourself and reduce the risks.

Firstly, using a sun cream is one of the most important step to do when the sun is shining! The Smart Defence Daily Moisturiser £25 from high end skin care brand, BeautyLab www.beautylab.co.uk , provides daily protection in a hydrating moisturiser that leaves skin feeling soft and protected with the use of SPF 20.

You might have children and we all know that cream is not their best friend! Why don't you try this summertime handbag hero? The Spray Misty facial mist by Anatomicals; £9 available from www.amazon.co.uk just one squirt of this peppermint-scented must-have product will leave your face feeling cool, and will protect your little one and yourself at any unexpecting heatwave!

Some people protect themselves only when they are going to lay down under the sun, but the sun is also hitting you during your way to work or during your quick (but hot) lunch break! Therefore make sure you protect yourself and be ready and beautiful to go to work at the same time. One application of the Rehab London Back to Matte £9.95 from www.boots.com underneath foundation is bound to be a product that'll be a staple part of your make up bag after the first use. A light serum that eradicates oil and shine (and sweat) from the face, that doesn't clog pores is the product we have all been looking for. Although this range is designed for men, this product is a very good primer and decreases the sometimes undesired dewy look.

If you are looking for a new sumptuous scent for everyone's favourite season, the Fruit Works body sprtiz's by Grace Cole, £5 from www.gracecole.co.uk is the ideal solution. Available in six gorgeous fruity fragrances, there is at least one that will be greatly suited to everybody and at just £5 what's not to love?! Our favourite summer-in-a-bottle scent from the range is the passion fruit and guava.

Just like any part of the body, lips need to be protected from the sun too! Classified as a medical device, The Herpatch Prevention stick is a moisturising lip balm with a high level of SPF (SPF 30). As well as hydrating your lips, it has been developed with Zinc, Aloe Vera and other skin protectants, which will help to prevent recurrent Herpes labialis - The Herpatch Cold Sore Prevention is available from Boots and Boots.com (£4.99)

While many women either disrupt their day to freshen up or use unsuitable wipes on their intimate area. A brand new product, the Intimate Refreshing Mist (£8), from British brand, SASS Intimate Care, allows you to feel instantly fresh. This mist can be used anytime, anywhere to instantly refresh the intimate area. Available from Boots and www.boots.com

Meanwhile, Jojoba 100% Natural Oil £12.99 from Holland & Barrett can restore your hairs moisture from the intense heat.

In case you didn't read this article before we have the perfect, 100 % after sun skincare - Purepotions Rescue Salves £16.99 from www.purepotions.co.uk are the ultimate handbag accompaniment for treating sun burn, dry skin conditions, cold sores and any summer skin imperfections.


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