The transition from winter wear to our summer wardrobes is well underway and we’re naturally spending more time outside, enjoying the longer days and warmer nights.
However, the hot temperatures and exposure to stronger UV rays can have a negative impact on the health of your skin, leaving it feeling dry and lacklustre.
Together with our expert Spa therapists, we’ve pulled a list of the best supplements, products and treatments you can add to your daily routine to retain your skin’s natural radiance during the summer months, protecting it from sun damage and keeping signs of aging at bay.
Supplements and skincare products to make your skin glow
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant and is a naturally occurring component of healthy skin, helping to reduce the impacts of pollution and other environmental stressors.
UV light and sun exposure have been shown to reduce vitamin E levels in the skin, impacting our natural ability to fight the signs of aging and keep our skin look and feeling its best.
As well as supplementing the deficiency with a daily capsule, vitamin E can also be found in plant-based oils, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables such as almonds, peanut butter, spinach, peppers and avocados.
Collagen is often referred to as the ‘glue’ that holds bones, skin, ligaments and soft tissues together. This powerful protein also gives the cells structure, stability and helps to repair damaged skin.
Ultraviolet radiation from the sun can reduce collagen production and the most visible signs of this is in your skin, which become less firm and supple.
You can increase your body’s production with a daily supplement or by visiting one of our experts for Soprano Laser Skin Tightening, a non-invasive treatment proven to stimulate the production of collagen.
As well as being a powerful antioxidant, vitamin C plays a pivotal role in the body’s production of collagen, making it a vital molecule for your skin’s health.
Taking vitamin C orally, either via a daily capsule or by increasing the amount of nutrient foods such as citrus fruits, strawberries, broccoli and spinach you eat, can help to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays (when used with sunscreens).
Vitamin C and E are also both key ingredients in ESPA’s Tri-Active Lift & Firm Intensive Serum, combining hydrating and nourishing ingredients to revive your complexion for a natural and radiant glow.
Skincare products containing hyaluronic acid can save your skin during the summer, preventing it from drying out due to prolonged sun exposure. With a hydrating water base, the ingredient’s lightweight formula ensures quick absorption and allows the skin to breathe through humidity and moisture.
As well as restoring the natural moisture of the skin, hyaluronic acid can also act as a barrier against any further skin damage when used in conjunction with a quality SPF.
There are many skincare products using hyaluronic acid as a key ingredient such as ESPA’s Purifying Micellar Cleanser or The Hydrator moisturiser for men. Both products ensure long-lasting hydration and provides protection from environmental pollution and are a staple product year-round.
Essential to our overall health, the omega fatty acids found in fish oils have been proven to deliver impactful results when applied to the skin. They contain vital molecules for skin health, strengthening its surface layers for a smoother, healthier and younger-looking complexion as well as reducing UV-induced photo damage and protecting the skin against environmental damage.
As well as being consumed through diet or as a daily vitamin, products from ESPA’s Active Nutrients range combine its nourishing Vital Nutrients Omega+ Essential Vitamin Complex with an invigorating burst of pomegranate, almond and Seabuckthorn oils to leave your skin feeling comfortable and replenished.
Our Spa Manager recommends…
To restore your skin’s natural glow this summer, our Spa Manager recommends joining us for our ESPA Active Nutrients Glow From Within 60-minute facial.
Proven to stimulate the lymphatic and circulator systems, helping to boost the flow of blood and nutrients to the skin, your therapist will use the nutrient-rich products found in the popular range to perform a sweeping Gua Sha massage across your scalp, face, neck and décolleté. The steaming, exfoliation and multi-masking techniques work together to maximise results, leaving your body, mind and skin renewed and replenished.
Members £110 | Non-members £130 (£20 surcharge on weekends)
This restorative facial also includes access to our Club facilities, as well as a light lunch and a cleansing green smoothie, so you can leave us feeling nourished from the inside-out and ready for whatever the summer months hold.
For further information on our recommended treatment or to purchase any selected products, contact our Spa team at email@example.com or call 0161 904 6930.