Monday, 28 May 2012

Guest Post - Pai Skincare's Top Tips for Summer

Most of you will already know just how much we love Pai Skincare. While we are lucky enough to test many gorgeous brands, Pai are one of the few that I always, always include in my daily routine - and I regularly buy their products as gifts for my friends.

Anyway, I don't know about you, but I often struggle to get my skin in tip top shape for summer. I like being able to ditch the foundation and embrace the glowing, natural look, but it's impossible to do unless your skin is prepped and primed to perfection.

Happily, Pai's genius founder, Sarah Brown, has given us her favourite tricks for getting that gorgeous glow...

Pai Skincare’s top tips for getting sensitive skin in shape for Summer

"If there’s one time of year you don’t want to be lacking in skin confidence, it’s Summer.

But with high temperatures raising redness, and irritants galore in sun creams and tanning products – summer months aren’t always so rosy for us sensitive skin sufferers!

Here are my top tips for gently getting your glow on this summer.

1. Stay at your freshest

Every month our body produces a whole new layer of skin. If we don’t remove the outer layer, dead cells can build up on the surface and leave skin looking dull, grey and lifeless.

Remove them regularly by using an exfoliator, such as our new Kukui & Jojoba Bead Skin Brightening Exfoliator, two to three times a week. The perfectly cylindrical wax beads roll over skin rather than scratching its surface, making it perfect for sensitive types.

2. Fatten Up

I talk about them all the time but Essential Fatty Acids really are my skin secret weapon!

They’re the building blocks of healthy skin, and a good Essential Fatty Acid supplement keeps your complexion smooth, supple and beautifully conditioned – exactly what you need when you’re bearing a little more than usual!

My weapon of choice is Hemp oil, refrigerated and taken off the spoon.

3. Bare all

Heavy make-up in hot temperatures really isn’t great for the skin.

Heat opens the pores, allowing a mixture of sweat and make-up to sink down and clog them up, and we all know that blocked pores equal spots.

Get that summer glow without the bronzer by treating your skin to doses of a top quality skin serum, such as Pai’s Rosehip BioRegenerate oil (you can read I Am Into This' review here). This luxurious serum is packed full of skin-loving nutrients that revitalise and brighten the complexion.

4. Maintain Moisture

Hydrated skin is radiant skin.

Increase your summer shine from the inside out by drinking plenty of water and keeping your skin well moisturised, especially if you’ve been out in the sun.

Too much sun can dry and distress the skin. Restore it back to full health by moisturising regularly with an ultra intensive moisturiser and body cream.

5. Travel Tonics

While the UK may be the place to be this summer, many of us will still be jetting off to warmer climates.

Plane air is notoriously bad for the skin, with humidity as low as 10-20% (compared to an average of 80% in the UK) leaving it dry, tight and a little lacklustre.

Pai BioAffinity Tonics are perfect for lightly hydrating the skin in transit, and at 50ml can be at arm’s length in your hand luggage!"