Liz's Diary - Picnic Season
Spring has been kind, with days full of sunshine and warmth nudging us out into the garden, onto the beach or wherever it is you go to make the most of the fine weather. I am sure most of you have picnicked one way or another by now, I know I have, it’s a great British institution and the perfect antidote to routine and stress.
National Picnic Week takes place this June across the UK, and, as we are now on the precipice of summer, thoughts turn to Pimms on the lawn with freshly picked mint, summer berries, delicious chilled snacks and lazing around outdoors. Those that know me, know I’m a huge foodie and it’s no coincidence Temple Spa has been created with a heavy dash of this passion blended into our beautiful products. With summer skin routines in mind, I have curated a Picnic for your skin to refresh, renew and get you prepped and tuned in to everyone’s favourite season.
It’s important to tailor your skincare routine to the season, and summer means MORE skin.
EXFOLIATE for clearer, smoother skin on both body and face. Temple Spa has some delectable scrubs and masks, full of tasty ingredients.
Power Breakfast is made of yummy oats, honey, fruit and juice to gently dissolve dead skin cells, polish, decongest and brighten even the dullest of complexions. If you have sensitive skin, our non-abrasive Breakfast Smoothie is a gentler option; packed full of delicious natural ingredients including oats, honey, strawberry juice, orange, papaya and pear juice, this dreamy product will soften and smooth skin, improve elasticity, stimulate collagen formation and bring vitality.
Sugar Buff is a heavenly fragranced, Mediterranean inspired sugar exfoliator with the most luscious texture to remove dead skin cells and encourage cell renewal to reveal silky smooth skin. A gorgeous anti-ageing blend including hydrating olive and grape seed oil, fig, pomegranate, vitamin E plus a relaxing cocktail of essential oils including lavender, patchouli, clove, grapefruit, eucalyptus and rosemary that will have you looking and smelling good enough to eat!
It’s not hard to get carried away with one too many cocktails during the summer, but there’s one thing that should never be forgotten, especially after exfoliating, and that’s SPF. Protecting your skin from harmful rays should be of the utmost importance when outdoors. Remember to reapply every few hours in the sunshine.
Life Defence is our award winning SPF 30 Protecting Moisturiser and the star of the show this month. This feather-light moisturiser provides an environmental skin filter for your face. With UVA/UVB broad-spectrum protection, plus a potent antioxidant complex of rocket, ginseng root, vitamin E and hyaluronic acid, these clever ingredients create a barrier against the sun and skin-damaging free radicals, city pollution, air con, high energy visible blue light from digital devices and daily skin stress.
Click here to hear more about Life Defence with Liz.
During warmer months, Toners are a refreshing way to cool down and soothe your skin.
Toning Essence is our beautiful tonic water, without alcohol, that will leave the skin clean, refreshed and rejuvenated. Our favourite juice and salad recipes inspired the ingredient list in this wonderful Toner, including many Mediterranean staples: tomatoes, basil, orange, lime, lemon, mandarin, ginger, lavender and melon which blend together to create a fragrance that transports you to sunnier climates!
Lounging about outside and soaking up the rays means it’s easy to overexpose our skin to the sun, we’ve all done it. Temple Spa has an armoury of super-soothing products to treat tender, irritated skin and help prevent peeling and reduce redness. We have also created an amazing treatment called the Mediterranean Marinade. This totally luxurious facial is packed with fresh ingredients and vitamin boosters that will leave the skin, body and mind smoothed and soothed. Designed also to reduce the effects of sun, stress or fatigue; your skin is deep cleansed before being softened and tenderised with a unique Temple Spa marinade, lymph draining and a tranquil face massage. A deeply relaxing experience not to be missed.
I hope you enjoy your Temple Spa Picnic for the skin and strongly encourage you all to grab a basket, fill it with fresh, natural deliciousness, get outside and out of the ordinary.