Your insider’s guide to summer beauty

thespa at Double Tree by Hilton, Cadbury House

thespa at Double Tree by Hilton, Cadbury House - Credit: Archant

If there’s anything more exciting than going on holiday, it’s shopping for one. Jet away in style this summer with these bold swimsuits, beauty essentials and top tips for healthy skin, reports ALEX HURLEY

thespa at Double Tree by Hilton, Cadbury House

thespa at Double Tree by Hilton, Cadbury House - Credit: Archant

Health and beauty expert Amy Weston from thespa at Double Tree by Hilton, Cadbury House gives tips on how to look and feel confident this summer.

Skincare is hugely important in summer months especially because more of it will on show! Exfoliation and moisturising is key, but there are a few extra steps you can take to get perfect glowing skin. First of all specialist body wraps are great at smoothing the appearance of cellulite and firming up skin. Our Lumafirm wrap and Body Sculpting wrap will leave you feeling radiant and more toned. Most importantly always protect your skin with sunscreen, you may not see the benefits now but you will in years to come.

It’s amazing what a good manicure and pedicure can do for your self-esteem. Tidying up your nails and toes, and adding a bright summery nail polish will help you feel more confident and look great in your summer sandals. Gel treatments use a semi-permanent polish which can last up to three weeks – perfect for your holidays! Pastels, neons and metallics are hot this summer.

Catherine Brown from The Lavender Rooms in Taunton expresses the importance of investing in a good quality SPF. Not only does it act as protection from the sun, SPF also prevents skin from aging, and it is beneficial to match your SPF to your skin type. Catherine recommends these Dermalogica products:

Oily/acne prone skin – Oil Free Matte SPF 30, £39.50

Combination skin – Solar Defence Booster SPF 50, £38.90

Dry or aging skin – Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50, £61.30

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Sensitive skin – Super Sensitive Shield SPF 30, £39.40

Uneven skin – Pure Light SPF 50, £55

Body coverage – Protection 50 Sport SPF 50, £30. 20

For that perfect summer polish, Catherine recommends OPI’s new Infinite Shine range. The polish cures in natural daylight, eliminating the hassle of UV or LED light curing and promises an easy application that dries fast. Lasting up to 10 days, the Infinite Shine range is available in 30 brand new colours, all with a gel-like shine. Infinite Shine products start at £13.50 and salon treatments using the new range start at £15. All products are available at The Lavender Rooms.

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