With the arrival of summer, now is definitely the time to make sure you are prepared to make the most of it when the sun shines and the temperature rises. Here are a few of our top tips.
1. Stay hydrated!
Top of our list is to make sure you stay hydrated! Drink plenty of water and try to always keep a water bottle close to hand. Also use a water spritz on your face which will instantly cool you down and make you feel more refreshed. One of our favourites is the Caudalie grape water face mist but you could also make your own with mineral water and essential oils, rose water, green tea or coconut water in a spray bottle! If you haven’t already got a colourful reusable water bottle, then we have a wonderful collection in our home department.
2. Protect your skin
Your skin needs protecting in the harsh heat – one of the best ways to do this is to wear a hat and sunglasses. Such a great way to make sure that you are shielding your face from the beaming sun! Also, don’t forget the SPF – there are so many brilliant products – do talk to our beauty consultants who will be able to advise you on the best products for your skin type. And remember, even when the sun is hiding behind some clouds, the ultra-violet rays from the sun can still harm your skin. Some of our skin sun-care favourites are Clarins Sun Care Cream SPF50+, Caudalie's Milky Sun Spray SPF50 and Ultrasun's Extreme SPF50+, all of which help protect you from both UVA and UVB.
3. Dine outside
Refresh your outside table in time for garden parties and outdoor living! Even the most simple breakfast is made beautiful sat outside with the right plates and table settings. We understand the importance of enjoying the little things in life and how the smallest detail can make all the difference. If you want to add some extra colour to your alfresco collection, then we have lots of inspiration for you in store and online! One of our favourites is OKA at Hoopers Tunbridge Wells - they always have incredible outdoor dining inspiration!
4. Stay cool
How to look effortlessly cool when it is scorching! Firstly make sure that you have the perfect outfit to float around in. Dresses are an easy choice and it’s all about the style. Loose fitting cottons and lightweight fabrics look relaxed and effortless, think cotton kaftans and floral floaty dresses. Enjoy exploring our sun shop to find something to make you feel cool and collected. Some of our favourites are from Ghost and Numpf.
5. Time to go to the beach!
Don’t forget that when the temperatures rise, that is a perfect excuse for a trip to the beach! Especially as lockdown restrictions have been eased. So don’t forget a wonderful new swimsuit or bikini to brighten your day! Kaftans and summer throw over dresses are also useful for a relaxed but polished beach look. We have lots of beautiful kaftans ready for you to throw on for a last minute day out enjoying the British seaside!