If you’re a regular reader of my blog and/or follow me on social media, you might know that I’m not a big fan of summer. Cosy nights in, hot chocolate, and long, hot baths are just some of the reasons why I think winter is better than summer. However, one of the things that I do love about summer is having refreshingly cool showers, and today I’ll be sharing my top 3 must-haves for the most refreshing summer shower.
Original Source is one of my favourite brands when it comes to shower gels, especially in summer. The Lemon & Tea Tree Shower Gel is one of the zingiest, most refreshing shower gels I have ever used and it’s one that I have repurchased over many summers. The shower gel is made using 100% natural essential oils which gives it a really nice kick, and it also means that scent is 100% natural. This is perfect for those times when you need a little pick-me-up shower! Best of all, this is normally on offer for £1 from Boots. Shop here.
Who doesn’t love a bit of Soap & Glory in the shower?! One of my favourite products from Soap & Glory (apart from all their gorgeously scented body butters in the winter) is the Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub. This has been a favourite of mine for a number of years, and no matter how many body scrubs I have tried, I always keep coming back to this! The Sugar Crush Body Scrub is made from smashed brown sugar and sweet lime oil, giving it a sweet citrus scent. It also contains skin-loving almond oil and macadamia grains to get rid of dry skin and leave you with the smoothest skin you’ve ever experienced (not even exaggerating!). Shop here.
Although keeping the skin moisturised during the summer is just as important as it is during the winter, I’m frequently tempted to skip this step after my shower. The thought of slathering a thick moisturiser over my body when it’s already quite sticky outside is enough to put me off the idea. However, the Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter Sunkissed Tint Body Lotion is just perfect for summer. First of all, it’s got a delicate sweet, floral scent which lingers on the skin for a good few hours after application. More importantly, this feels very lightweight on the skin, gets absorbed quickly and leaves the skin with a gorgeous sunkissed tint, as you can see in the photos above. The tint is streak-free and stays put all day – however it washes off in the shower, which is great if you don’t want to commit to a longer-lasting tan.