Six summer beauty essentials you can't live without

Here at Rêve de Rive Swimwear we believe that summer skin and hair needs extra-special care. These summer beauty essentials make sure you’re feeling good and looking great as you sit back and relax in the sun in your bikini.

Sun protection

Sun protection is number one for a reason. It’s an essential when you’re heading off on holiday – whether you’re hitting the slopes or baking in the sun in your favourite swimwear. Sun damage is one of the main causes of premature skin ageing – and of course prolonged exposure and burning increase your risk of skin cancer. Make sure you choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen – this protects you from both types of harmful radiation. Some creams now include tan accelerator – so you can be beautifully bronzed and fully protected from the dangers of sun damage.
 

Golden bronzer

As your skin tone changes in the sun it’s useful to be able to sweep on bronzer during the day or at night to enhance your tan and even out your colour. Opt for a slightly shimmery but mostly matte powder if you tend to be oily. If your skin is often dry an oil-based bronzer applied gently to the face and décolletage can accent your best bits without caking or going patchy.

Vitamin-enriched face spritz

Skin can easily dry out when you spend an increased amount of time outdoors. A face spritz made with purified water instantly hydrates and refreshes, removing surface dirt with a soothing, cooling effect. Try a formula that includes vitamins, minerals and aloe vera – all offering essential nutrition and beautifying qualities for summer skin. 
 

Hair masque

Hair is often forgotten on holiday – but it must be protected and cared for in the same way as skin to keep it in tip-top condition. Invest in a good quality sun protection spray and take a deep moisturising masque with you to wear by the pool or on the beach. The heat from the sun helps the masque to penetrate the hair fibre more deeply – so you can enjoy smooth, frizz-free, nourished hair post-shower.

Deep natural cleanser

Dirt naturally builds up as we sweat – especially if we are wearing sun cream and make-up or have been exposed to pollution. This can cause unsightly break outs – not something you want to deal with on vacation. Take a deep natural cleanser with you – a gentle yet effective formula that preserves skin’s natural oils without stripping and drying out.

Aloe vera gel

Oops! You got burned by accident. Fortunately you’ve packed aloe vera gel – a soothing, protective natural remedy that has been used for hundreds of years to treat burns. Apply to the face, body and hair as and when needed for a beautifying nutrient boost. Look out for extra added ingredients – some formulas add alcohol and chemicals which reduce aloe’s nourishing and healing properties.