Influencer Summer Skin at Rushden Lakes

Summer can be both a blessing and a curse for our skin. No longer able to hide it under layers of clothing, it’s not only the time to scrub, moisturise and fake tan but also to protect it from the sun’s harmful rays. Then what about your face? Despite the SPF, you might find yourself a foundation shade darker and that sun-kissed glow is going to need setting off with some new makeup of course. What a minefield! Luckily Rushden Lakes’ stores have a great selection of products for the body and face, here’s what’s at the top of our list for the rest of the summer and beyond: Tanning Let’s start with the important stuff, SPF. Boots Soltan Range comes in an array of protection factors including sun cream for the kids, as well as a handy after-sun spray which is perfect for that spot on your back you can never reach. Marks and Spencer’s Sun Smart Range is another great option whether home or away. And if a natural tan isn’t your thing then Autograph’s self and gradual tanner from M&S ticks all the boxes. Or try Boots for St Tropez’s unrivalled range of self-tanners. We love the wild colours and delicious smell of the Watermelon Infused Gradual Tan. Body Care All those extra showers you take in the summer months call for some luxurious body products and L’Occitane is the go-to brand for natural, beautiful-smelling treats for the body. Suckers for the classic Verbena range, we’ll be filling our toiletries bag with the limited edition collection and its gorgeous packaging. Beauty Kitchen available at Holland & Barrett is another good option and its organic vegan body wash is ideal for sun-kissed skin. Holiday Toiletries Bag   Buying holiday toiletries isn’t just expensive, the extra bits and bobs can have an impact on the environment too. So head to Holland & Barrett to shop from its sustainability range. We love the Ethique beauty bar trial packs which contain shampoo, conditioner, cleanser and body butter bars that are plastic, palm oil and cruelty free, vegan and perfectly holiday-sized. Grab a cotton cloth to replace your wasteful beauty wipes, a face scrub made from repurposed coffee beans and some plasters made from bamboo, and your eco-conscience can rest easy. Make-up No7 Match Made Foundation Drops come in 25 shades and can be mixed with any No7 moisturiser or primer depending on the level of coverage you want, making it perfect for the beach or the office. Boots’ Natural Collection tinted moisturiser and concealer is another favourite for summer skin. A tan is the perfect excuse for a new lipstick and we loved the PUR Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick available at Marks and Spencer, it doesn’t budge, even when sipping a summer cocktail by the pool… For more details on where to find your summer beauty visit