My (new) morning regime | The best in summer skincare
My morning regime now consists of extra-long cuddles with my children, a leisurely latte (thanks Monmouth Coffee subscription), and also an extended skincare routine - and my skin looks a whole lot better for it.
Here's my current daily line-up that's perfect for summer:
Kate Somerville Exfolikate Cleanser, £16
A clever cleanser to keep in the shower room – this uses alpha hydroxy acids and enzymes to gently exfoliate dead skin cells and removes surface impurities – so you start the day the right way.
Kate Somerville Exfolikate Cleanser, £16 - Buy here
A quick sweep with something like Sarah Chapman's Liquid Facial Resurfacer, £41, or a spritz of Decree Preparatory Mist, £52 is super refreshing.
I usually stockpile these when I'm mooching around the Harvey Nichols Beauty Hall. I'm having to do this from a distance and don't know when I will roam the aisles and chat with their sales assistants again.
So, I'm making use of the department store's brilliant online chat facility, and their beauty buys that have saved my skin throughout lockdown.
You can order their luxury gift boxes, which come in recycled card, packaged lovingly, and with all the skincare staples you need to emerge beautifully out of confinement. Click here for more info.
Sarah Chapman's Liquid Facial Resurfacer, £41 - Buy here
Decree Preparatory Mist, £52 - Buy here
Ole Henriksen's new Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum, £53
Ole Henriksen's Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum, £53 is like a glass of 'OJ' for your face – so bright, refreshing and zesty it's a wake-up call for jaded skin and an absolute joy to use. Plus, it helps to remedy all my previous (very un-pc) sun damage.
Ole Henriksen's new Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum, £53 - Buy here
Exfolikate Glow Moisturiser, £55
Keeps up the excellent work that the cleanser started – and works on gently refining the skin's surface to reveal a new-found glow when on the go.
Exfolikate Glow Moisturiser, £55 - Buy here
Angela Langford’s Bloom and Glow Face Oil, £22.50
A few drops of Angela Langford’s Bloom and Glow Face oil, £20.50, adds a glass-like sheen to cheekbones, plus, the incredible smell of rose geranium amps up the feel-good factor. All the products in the MasterChef’s line-up are organic, vegan, cruelty-free, and mood-boosting and made by hand in Pembrokeshire.
Angela Langford’s Bloom and Glow Face Oil, £22.50 - Buy here
Sarah Chapman's new Skin Insurance SPF 50+
I finish off with Sarah Chapman's new Skin Insurance SPF 50+. It's a tinted light lotion that sinks in super fast, just leaving you with a lovely glow and skin protected from infrared, thermal, UV damage and environmental aggressors - all while smelling of her trademark 'Skinesis' light floral scent.
Sarah Chapman's new Skin Insurance SPF 50+ - Buy here