Bravura London's guide of how to look after your skin this summer

By Rachel Bishop on June 11, 2014 12:00 PM |

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Amanda Elias, above, beauty expert and founder of Bravura London offers her top tips for a skin-friendly summer.

■ Protect against the sun

"The sun is the main cause of premature ageing, which can leave your skin dull, dry, wrinkled and with hyper-pigmentation (brown spots).
"Protect all exposed skin with a broad spectrum SPF of at least 30."

■ Exfoliate

"Ensure you exfoliate at least twice a week and if possible, slather yourself daily (after your shower) in your favourite body lotion."

■ Keep cool

"Keep a refreshing water or toner spray at hand to spritz your face and neck when you feel yourself overheating."

■ Avoid perfumes

"When the sun hits the areas of skin that contain perfumes it can cause irritation. Fragrance your hair instead by spraying your hairbrush then brush through your locks, every time you swish your hair you'll be surrounded by a beautiful fragrance."

■ Avoid lipgloss

"Sun and lip gloss aren't a good combination - remember the days of people baking in the sun covered in baby oil? Same thing. Get yourself a good lip balm that contains an SPF."

■ Avoid too much alcohol

"Parched skin after too much alcohol and sun? Intensely nourish your skin with an oil such as jojoba.
"This non-comedogenic oil is more of a wax and is close to your skin's natural oil."

■ Keep yourself hydrated

"Aid in the removal of toxins by keeping well hydrated. Drink two litres each day."

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