skin care secrets

With summer fast approaching, I've got lots of exciting things going on in London to share with you all. In collaboration with Farfetch, who launched their beauty section just this year, I thought I'd do something a bit different, and share with you my summer skincare secrets to make sure you're all looking and feeling great whilst you have fun in the city sun!

1| Night Owl/Night Oil For me, overnight is the best time to kick start your skin care regime. Not only will you be bare faced (or you should be!) but you'll be asleep, meaning you won't be tempted to fidget with any product that you've put on. Sleeping means that you're guaranteed a minimum of 6-8 hours to treat your skin to a rich and stimulating product such as this. Although, I've heard your sheets might need protecting from the blue tint!

2| Don't Be Late/Exfoliate
I find nothing wakes me up in the morning quite like a refreshing shower, and after a shower is the perfect time to exfoliate. The time and hot steam from showering will cause your pores to open up just enough for a dry scrub like this one to be able to clear out impurities, and adding water will cleanse them away, giving you the perfect blank canvas to start your day with.

3| Mask It
There is nothing nicer than treating your skin to a mask. Not only will a deep moisture mask help you replace the oils and moisture that you sweat more of during summer, but putting on a mask forces you to take some time to sit back and do nothing! It's my form of meditation, the perfect way to pamper your mind and body!

4| Make It
Lately, I'm finding myself making my own skin care treatments more and more. Considerably more economical, natural and super fun, it really can only be a good thing to try your hand at doing it yourself. If you follow me on Pinterest, you'll know that I've been pinning loads of homemade beauty treatments (if you're interested I can even post on how I'm getting on with them, let me know in the comments!) and summer is the perfect time to start because there is an abundance of produce ripe and ready to beaut-ify you! Pure rosewater, like this one, is one of the most sought after natural beauty products and will definitely become a staple in your DIY kit.

5| Clean Up Your Act
There are few things in the world that feel better than getting home from a hot, sweaty, polluted, rush hour train ride and ridding yourself off the sweat, grease and grime of the day. Invest in a good cleanser, one that feels like a treat rather than a chore, and your skin will thank you.

6| SPF.1
A good facial moisturizer with an SPF does the hard work, so you don't have to. This is such an easy step to add to your routine and one that could literally save your life... and yet so many people overlook it.

7| Heavy Metal
The skin around your eyes is so delicate and sensitive that it really makes absolutely no sense to treat them with something as solid as metal, but it works! Whilst gaining all the benefits of an eye cream to protect and treat this sensitive area, one with a metal applicator provides an instant cooling effect, soothing down those hot puffy eyes that overheating tends to encourage.

8| Pucker Up
As one of the parts of your face that naturally protrude the most, it's so important to protect your lips from the hydrating and damaging effect of the suns rays. Not only will a lip balm like this do you the world of good, there's something about topping up your lip balm that will make you feel prepared and in control too!

9| Dare To Strip Back
When the weather is hot, humid and heavy the last thing you feel like doing is suffocating your skin with a foundation. A tinted moisturizer like this one provides the perfect balanced solution, whilst not as full coverage it does help to even out your skin tone whilst allowing your skin to breathe. I've heard such incredible good things about this product, and the shimmer sounds just perfect for enhancing that natural summer glow!

10| SPF.2
One of the things you'll hear most often about summer skin care is to apply SPF, and then re-apply again, and again, and again! And whilst in theory I'm all for skin protection, it becomes a bit trickier when you throw a full face of make up in to the mix. But I have found the perfect solution, and it comes in compact form! Powder foundations that contain SPF provide the perfect way to reapply your skin protection and touch up your face, all in the same product. This secret is an absolute life saver... in more ways than one!

There really is no other way of saying this, it's probably the most repeated beauty secret ever and yet the most overlooked. Not drinking enough water is something I'm definitely guilty of and something that I am going to make sure I remedy. You could apply all the products in the world on top of your skin but ultimately nothing will do it as much good as looking after it from the inside!
*gulps down a glass of water*


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  3. Anonymous26.5.16

    So many great quality products! I would like to try all of them.


  4. Great tips and very good products! Thanx for share! :D

  5. Oh, so many products I haven't heard of! And definitely agree with water part, it's the most important step towards better skin :) x

    The Nerdy Me

  6. Such handy tips, thanks for sharing! I think your blog is lovely by the way, let me know if you want to follow each other! x


  7. Great tips! I definitely need to start drinking more water again. I always notice my skin looks better when I do! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  8. Good set of cosmetics skin care! Thank you for sharing! <3

    Sincerely, Stacy from www.stacyco.com

  9. fabulous products!! :D

    Have a great weekend!
    Animated Confessions

  10. Stunning selection Raj! Your beaty picks look awesome!

  11. excellent tools

  12. I need to check out those powder foundation with SPF. I also need to drink more water! Great post!


  13. Loving the tips!
    Loving your blog! Followed on Bloglovin!

    Dora www.BangsBang.com

  14. Thanks for sharing this to us! I absolutely love it.

    Style For Mankind

  15. Hello,

    So beautiful ! :D

    Sarah, http://www.sarahmodeee.com/

  16. really wanna try that exfoliater!


  17. I want to try the Sunday Riley oil

  18. Great products!!! Thanks for sharing your tips!!
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  19. My summer skincare routine is pretty non existent right now, so this is so helpful for me! Been wanting to try Sunday Riley for SO long but the price puts me off massively!

    Musings & More

  20. You've featured some great tips in this post to help skin become 'summer ready'! Looking after our lips is so important and never more so than during summer... I'll never forget the year I burnt mine - eek!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice | Twitter | Instagram x

  21. <333 such amazing selection!

    Great post

    Karolina Gespucci

  22. would love to try everything


  23. You are the first blogger that I've seen featuring the brand Clark's Botanicals! I received a sample of their moisturizer which has an amazing ingredient list but I have yet to try it.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  24. Drinking water is the best thing we can do for ourselves, it is not only good for the body and also keeps the skin so hydrated. Applying spf is one of the top priorities, especially in hot summer days.

    Ela BellaWorld

  25. I totally agree with all your points!! SPF and water are such must dos!

    Rachel xx

  26. Great tips!! I'll definitely try more than one.. :)

  27. SPF is definitely super important, thanks for sharing your tips :)


  28. So many great products! Love Farfetch!

    Happy Friday doll! Oh, I'm hosting a giveaway, I'd love if you entered!

  29. Love these great tips. I need to mask more for sure.

  30. Love all the products! Thanks for your wonderful comment on Qing's Style Please always keep in touch, I would love to hear from you!

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  31. I am in awe with how much effort you put into your skin. I need to be more like you. <3

    Angelie // Biore CLeansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheets Review

  32. I haven't tried any of these, but they look great!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  33. I need to try these, so fabulous!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire


  34. J'aime! Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Skincare is one of my favorite things about beauty. I love trying new products that will make my skin glow & look incredible. It's seriously so much fun trying to figure out exactly WHAT I want to use each night. Love this post! xx Adaleta Avdic

  36. Anonymous6.6.16

    A great set of picks! I really want to try the micro exfoliating balm and I've heard alot about Luna Sunday Riley!

    Pop over to my blog!


  37. Great post~ I'm all about skincare these days, and totally agree about the water. That is my biggest weakness, I am perpetually dehydrated :(

  38. I've heard so much about the Sunday Riley Night Oil, and even one of my favorite YouTubers uses it! Unfortunately it's just a bit too pricey for me, although I'd love to try it out. As for masking, I'm the same way - I love using masks to pamper myself. These are great skincare tips :)

    Sam | http://mybeautycloud.com

  39. Whenever skincare is involved I am there. And I am so loving these options.. some I've never heard of before. I especially love that SPF.2. Great post Raj.

    Kia / KTS

  40. All of these look like very good skincare products!
    I love to take care of my skin and for that I am using loads of Clinique products, they work amazingly on my skin!


  41. Such great products. I'm actually a bigger fan of skincare products than makeup, so I love this list!

  42. Love a good farfetch selection! Great post lovely! My favourite tip was drink water :)

    Aicha | The Fashion Heist

  43. This was such a stunning post, Raj.... Loaded with great bunch of essential beauty and care informations. Totally loved the way you have written.

    All these products sound amazing. I definitely need one good facial moisturizer with SPF. Definitely saving this post.

    And thanks a ton for leaving me such wonderful kind words on my last post. Thank you always Dear.

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  44. Anonymous9.6.16

    Love your tips and the products you listed here ☺
    Nati xx

  45. What great products!! I'll have to give some of them a try. :)

    Via Sora

  46. Congrats on your collab, hun! I really love all the tips you've shared, ever since I've incorporated night creams into my beauty routine my skin's condition has improved so much! It's the best time of the day to treat your skin to some proper rich hydration, like you said. Drinking water is very important too, and definietly something I don't do enough myself!! x


  47. Night Owl/Night Oil is on my wishlist and i've heard so many good reviews on this product. Its just the price makes me wanna cry lol

  48. Great post as always!! It's been awhile... Hope you had a wonderful week!!
    Thanks for the support and thoughtful words on my recent post, I deeply appreciate it!!

  49. Great tips and amazing products <3
    Have a great day hun!
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  50. What a great round up beauty products. Some of these are already on my list to try. Thanks for sharing!

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

  51. Anonymous17.6.16

    Great post! Drinking water is soooo important.


  52. I didn't know farfetch has a beauty section now. Need to check out!

    xoxo, Christina

    Stray Birds and Lavender

  53. Ever since I started drinking more water my skin looked so much healthier! Great post dear!


    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

  54. I love using face oils at night in my skincare routine so I would love to try the Sunday Riley Luna Oil, even if it is blue tinted haha x

    Beauty with charm

  55. Very good list of beauty goodies, dear :)

  56. I really want to try all these products, they look great!