With news just in that people in the UK work longer hours than anyone else in the world (go figure…) we’ve rounded up the summer skincare essentials that’ll work overtime for you
7am Wake up
Wake up sleepy eyes and tackle puffiness with Clinique Pep Start Eye Cream, £22. Keep in the fridge for an extra cooling effect.
10pm sleep cycle
Your skin starts to repair itself between the hours of 11pm and 4am. Use Philosophy’s Time In A Bottle Resist Renew Repair Serum, £55, to give your complexion a helping hand.
7.30am Pollution Protect
Pollution causes dull complexions and premature wrinkles. Prime your skin with Clarins UV Plus Anti-pollution Day Screen, £32, which fights the free radicals that speed up ageing.
7pm Wash OFF
Cleanse your skin as soon as you get home to wash away the day’s grime, dirt and pollution. L’occitane’s Perfecting Purifying Foam, £19, is great for a deep-down clean.
By late afternoon, all that office air-con might be making your skin feel tight and dehydrated. Spritz on Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Miracle Hydrating Mist, £21, for an instant hydration boost.
11am top up Your SPF
The sun is at its most powerful between 11am and pm. Give your skin an extra dose of protection with Garnier Ambre Solaire Sensitive Advanced Protecting & Hydrating Face Mist, £10. You can spritz it over your make-up, so there’s no excuse for skipping the SPF.
1pm Beat the Midday Melt
We’re all familiar with that shiny T-zone come lunch. Combat excess oil with Murad’s Matteffect Blotting Perfector, £32, which absorbs oil and minimises pores – without leaving skin looking cakey or dry.