These lifestyle tips will have you dreaming of beaches, cocktails and the great outdoors. Or, if you’re in the UK – just warm enough to not need a winter jacket.
Spring and summer equal a period of change, followed by moments of fun
Check your skincare routine
Regardless if you have oily skin or dry, most people tend to need lighter textures during the heat. The trick is to still look for products that promote hydration, but perhaps in a lotion form or gel formulated cream.
If a brand is unable to give you a sample, many allow you to take in a small pot to apply a tiny amount from a tester. In the morning, if your face feels tight or irritant after applying – your best bet is to go for something stronger.
When I was working with skincare brands, plenty of people assumed their skin is sensitive. True sensitivity shows up red instantaneously. Most-likely, your skin is reacting to a specific ingredient. The ideal product will boast fantastic ingredients at the top of its list.
As mentioned in my summer beauty tips last year, avoid over exfoliating. You can remove some of your skins protective layers which can increase the risk of sun damage. I’m still half-way through my Formula 10.0.6 scrub – a vegan brand in Boots.
Prepare sun protection now
According to a Vogue article last year, vitamin C is an extra layer of sun protection along with SPF.
I now have self-tanning products. The COOLA face serum is my favourite – vegan, organic, environmentally friendly and natural. Self-tan has come along way from it’s Tango phase and it sure beats sun damage.
Before you buy a new foundation or cream – question whether you would like SPF. It can make a product lighter, so you may wish to buy separate protection. When it’s really hot (if you’re listening UK sun – please show) a separate SPF becomes a necessity.
The flowers that now bloom, remind us all that change is good
Organise your fall wardrobe
That jacket that’s on its last wear – that jumper you didn’t put on once last season – its time to ditch. Not only will organising your winter closet keep you up-to-date with what you have for summer, it will put you ahead when it’s all over.
Read: Organising a capsule wardrobe for tips on how to sort through.
Catch up on seasonal produce
The BBC has created this handy guide detailing the best time to eat all your fruit and veg. Eating seasonally is cheaper, tastier and more nutritious. To find out all the reasons in more detail, click here.
Warm my soul like summer. Let the heat of our chemistry compete with the sun
Buy a reusable water bottle
Instead of stocking up on plastic bottles that damage the environment, look for a couple of reusable bottles. In the long run it’s also far cheaper. The Independent has listed the best ones to buy.
Additionally, consider a reusable coffee cup.
Plan outdoor activities
Running friends, walking buddies – these are the seasons when nature makes it enjoyable to exercise. If you can, invest in some trainers – TK MAXX usually have fantastic options (I got PUMA trainers for £30), and create moments to get outdoors.
So, maybe you record your favourite program whilst you go for an evening walk. Those are my absolute favourite – a slight breeze keeping you cool, with the sunset on the arisen.
What are your best lifestyle tips for spring and summer? Have you already gone through any of the lifestyle tips in this list?