If the sun is shining, the days are getting longer and the BBQ is fired up, it can only mean one thing – summer is here!
At Holland & Barrett we have everything you need to make your summer holiday go smoothly.
So you can stop worrying about whether you have everything for the beach and concentrate on making amazing memories with your family.
Whether you are planning to ramble in the Lake District, soak up the sun in Cornwall or catch some culture on a city break overseas, make sure you have all the summer essentials packed and ready to go.
First things first, sun care. When we eventually do see the sun, we sometimes get so excited that we forget to take the best care of our skin. But it is important to remember to apply a good sun cream.
Not using sun cream can lead to sun damage and premature aging of the skin. Not to mention the red and very sore skin you can end up with from spending a day unprotected in the sun.
Apply a sun cream for men, women and children like Holland & Barrett Nature’s Block Mineral SPF 30 Sun Cream 150ml before sun exposure.
Apply liberally over any exposed areas of skin, being especially careful to pay special attention to those tricky areas such as underneath bikini straps. Remember to reapply every two hours, as well as after swimming.
And it is not just during summer that you need sunscreen. Ideally, you should add sun cream with an SPF of 30 or higher to your daily skincare routine year round, in order to protect the skin on your face from harmful UV rays.
There is nothing more irritating than a bug bite, especially when you have got your shorts on!
Bites are often itchy and can end up swollen and red.
Insects such as mosquitoes, midges, sand flies and horseflies can all cause trouble on your holidays so make sure you are fully equipped to keep bugs at bay.
There is a huge range of insect repellents available at Holland & Barrett, including a spray which can be used all over the body, hair and body wash and sun cream with added insect repellent – the perfect two in one product for the beach!