Time to get “Summer Ready”

Yes, the warm weather is finally here! Time to put your sweaters away, and get yourself ready for the sunshine! Don’t be afraid to show a little skin with our helpful guide to get you looking and feeling your best; just in time for the scorcher of a bank holiday weekend we apparently have coming up!

Boots and Superdrug have plenty of sizzling summertime offers, with up to half price on skincare at Boots, and a free gift when you spend £25 or more on selected facial skincare. Superdrug are offering ‘Buy 1, get 2nd half price’ on selected sun care and travel accessories, which is great for stocking up on those holiday essentials.

Now the most important thing, sun cream. The NHS recommends we all wear a sun protection factor of at least 15 when in the sun. You should be sure to look out for the UVA rating on all sun creams, sprays and oils, whether they are the in house brands like Soltan by Boots, or Solait by Superdrug or global brands like Nivea and Ambre Solaire.

Some brands like Riemann P20 offer up to 10 hours of sun protection per application, very ideal for covering the little ones and knowing they’re covered for the day (or for beach days where you don’t like the cream and sand mix!)!

If you’d prefer to get an artificial tan, you can give your legs a sun kissed glow with Superdrug’s exclusive range of Skinny Tan self-tanning range. The 20 piece collection boasts of streak free, paraben free and cruelty free products with a delicious holiday scent. The range consists of a 24 hour bronzer, after glow gloss, 7 day tanner and gradual tanner that all come in a range of shades, all of which are included in their ‘Buy 1, get 2nd half price’ promotion!

With the sunshine comes hayfever for many of us though, and a casual trip to the park can turn bad quickly with a sneezing attack or itchy and streaming eyes. But don’t let this be a downside to your summer, a daily antihistamine will help prevent those unfortunate allergic reactions to grass and pollen, and eye drops and nasal sprays will give immediate relief so you can still enjoy being outside. With allergy tablets starting out at 99p (and available at Boots, Superdrug and Wilko), be sure to have a selection stocked up in the bathroom cupboard for those emergency situations.

What we’re really looking forward to is our feet being out of boots and shoes! You can treat your feet some much needed TLC after being hidden all winter. Wilko’s range of nail products including nail repair oil and nail growth booster, as well as a cracked heal repair cream will get your feet looking tip top in no time. We can’t wait to show them off with a splash of colour, and particularly love this Essence gel polish from Wilko, shade 77 Dreaming of Love.

Stock up on your summer body essentials at The Meadows, whether you have big plans for half term or are simply staying local. Be sure to have lots of fun and be safe in the sun!