How to environment-proof your beauty routine
Sun proof your skin from the inside out
Did you know there's such a thing as internal sun protection? By upping your antioxidant intake you help can increase your skin's protection factor from sun damage. A month before you lie under a sun ray, take an antioxidant supplement to increase skin's defence mechanisms against UV free radical damage. We recommend Swisse Women's Ultivite Multi-Vitamin RRP £9.99, which combined with SPF protection and mindful sun bathing (aka shade), you will help save yourself additional wrinkles later down the line.
Anti-smog your skin cream
Smog, the hazy fog made up from exhaust fumes, smoke, gas and pollution is sadly on the rise and it's coming after your skin. According to a new study by Olay and Genetics Company 23&me, aside from UV exposure, other environmental factors like pollution and stress are responsible for skin ageing. So, to counteract the double whammy effects of summer sun and pollution, upgrade your face cream for extra protection. We recommend Olay 2-in1 Hydration + SPF 15 Lightweight Lotion RRP £5.99 for summertime. Including Olay's SolaSheer TM multi-layer UV system, it helps protects the surface layers of skin from the environment, whilst vitamin B3 helps strengthen the moisture barrier and improve skin texture for a smooth, non-greasy finish that's perfect for warm weather. Combine with Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream RRP £29.99, a peachy pigmented cream that neutralises dark circles and brightens eyes.
Switch to a does-it-all shampoo and conditioner
Summer is hard on your hair as the heat, sweat, salt water and UV can dehydrate and weaken hair strands. But, combine that with pollution and mineral build-up from hard water and you'll be lucky to escape the summer without some breakage and dullness occurring. Step in Herbal Essences Bio:renew, a colourant, paraben and gluten-free haircare range that purifies hair from pollution whilst it nourishes and moisturises. Heading on holiday? We recommend Herbal Essences bio:renew Repair Shampoo and Conditioner with Argan Oil for extra shine.
Fend off air cabin damage
Ever notice your skin feels dry, tight and lacklustre after a long-haul flight? Then, pamper your skin in-flight with a vitamin-rich face cream to defend your complexion from the lack of fresh oxygen and unfriendly cabin pressure. We recommend picking up Olay Regenerist 3 Point Treatment Cream RRP £29.99 at the airport and smothering it over skin to prevent dehydration.