We are back with another exciting post as this week it is in collaboration with the lovely Café Beauty blog! As the weather is warming up, we thought it would be great to share our top self care tips for the Summer time. I don’t know about you but when I think of self care I always think of Autumn/Winter bath & pamper evenings, but self care should be all year round! So we are here to give you the reminders you need:
Soak up that Vitamin D
The one thing that got me and Harry through the first lockdown was our daily walk and as the sun was shining every day it was the mood booster we all needed. Admittedly some times the idea of a walk isn’t the most inviting but as soon as I’m out I am rewarded with the endorphins. And if you don’t have a mini human that demands your attention 1000 times a day, then definitely make the most of reading a book with a glass (or bottle) of wine in the garden.
Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!
If you choose to shave this Summer, then a body butter will be your best friend – there is nothing more annoying than shaving rash or dry skin! No matter how much shaving foam I apply I am always prone to those irritating bumps and the only thing that tends to work and keep my skin hydrated is the Lush Dream Cream. It is just amazing! However, if I am opting for a cream that is just to give me a good glow and scent then the Victoria Secret moisturiser is my go to (white bitch alert).
Don’t feel the pressure to go on boozy nights out
As soon as the sun makes an appearance, all you see on social media is everyone out in pubs partying 24/7 and living their best party life. And for many years that’s what my Summer’s consisted of, but of course I no longer have that freedom to be able to do that. However, you can’t help but feel the pressure of drinking, partying and having the craziest Summer when scrolling online. I am here to remind you that it is perfectly okay to have a relaxing Summer, you don’t need to be make all these drunken memories to have achieved a good Summer.
Remember your SPF
This will be my first summer as a parent and I am so aware of Poppy being exposed to the sun and the damages that can come alongside sun exposure. Not going to lie, I have never been that great at applying sun cream unless I was on holiday sunbathing around the pool but this year I am determined to look after my skin as well as Poppy’s.
Follow body positive content
There is an awful pressure to look a certain way by the time Summer comes around and dressing for Summer is something a lot of us worry about every year. Since having a post partum body, something I have really benefitted from is having a body positive Instagram feed. There is nothing worse than filling your mind with unrealistic, photoshopped and poorly portrayed images of women as you’re not going to gain anything good from that – you are just going to compare yourself and question why you don’t look like that. Being body positive is easier said than done and it is definitely something I want to dedicate a full post to – it’s important to remember that body hair is normal, cellulite and textured skin is normal and you don’t need to be a certain size to be allowed to wear a bikini. All bodies are beach body ready.
If you haven’t already checked out Café Beauty’s Blog then I 100% recommend you do as I know you will love her content as much as I do. She posts amazing content on makeup, skincare and lifestyle (my personal fav post is her June Wrap Up). I will leave her blog and Instagram handles linked below!
Thank you all for reading, I really appreciate it. Getting back into the flow of consistent blogging has given me the outlet and mini break from mum life that I need every now and then, so thank you for sticking around! Not going to lie, I have noticed that 80% of the blogs I follow and who follow me have taken a break from blogging since the pandemic and when I compare my stats to what it was in 2018-2019 the decline does make me feel slightly shitty. So please all my WordPress gals leave links below to some fab blogs you are loving at the moment as I really want to focus on discovering new active blogs!
Until next time,