Skin care expert Caroline Hirons of BeautyMouth.com gives her tips on having beautiful beach skin through the summer months.
"When the weather gets warm, you need to change your cosmetics. Unless you have severely dry skin avoid anything that's described as 'rich' or 'nourishing' - those products are better suited to the cooler months. Look instead for the word 'hydration'. If you have oily skin, use an oil-free hydrator.
Look for products high in sodium hyaluronate or bio-sodium hyaluronate. They're humectants and will act as a sponge, drawing moisture into your skin from the atmosphere while you soak up the sun.
Try not to wear make-up on the beach as it blocks the pores and limits the amount of vitamin D your skin can absorb. If you're wearing make-up you are also unlikely to reapply your SPF as much as you should.
Before you go out in the sun, exfoliate (to remove dead skin cells). Apply a spray toner followed by a serum, and seal it all in with a moisturiser before you apply your SPF. Layering your skin care like this helps build up your skin's defences and gives it every chance of retaining its moisture. You're feeding it from underneath while protecting it."