Summer Skin Essentials

Mish Mesh Blog - Summer Skin Essentials

Ok, I think it is time, to be honest with myself, I think summer is coming to end. I will still be holding out for that Indian summer they said we would have this month.

Anyway, while I’m coming to terms which switching my flip flops for boots and my cute summer dresses for woolly jumpers, I thought I would share with you some of the skincare products I enjoyed using over the summer.

As much as I love summer it can leave my skin feeling a bit dry and needing a bit of TLC. So below are some of my summer skincare saviours.


Aims to provide your skin with up to 72 hours of moisture, I have been loving this little gem. For its price point (under £10 when I bought it) it is definitely worth adding it to your skincare regime.

It is lightweight and absorbs into skin quickly, I use it every night, and in the mornings I have noticed my skin feeling a lot smoother and softer. It can be used as a day moisturiser, but I love my SPF day cream, to give added protection from the sun.



I love Soap & Glory products! This foot cream I have been loving. I put this on my feet before I go to bed and leave it on overnight. It has lovely fresh floral and fruity scent and absorbs into skin quickly and isn’t greasy or oily.

It leaves my feet feeling so soft in the morning, and I have noticed the skin around my heels is a lot softer and less cracked. It has been a star product in getting my feet ready for my flip flops.


I love this Salt Scrub! It contains Shea Butter and has a lovely apricot scent. Massaged into damp skin in circular motions until all the grains are gone, you rinse the rest away and once dry my legs look and feel really smooth.

With shaving and being out in the sun, my skin can get a little dry, so I have loved using this scrub as it makes my skin feel so soft, I have been happy to get my legs out, during the summer months.

Soap & Glory Flake away and Heel Genius


I love the Body Shop body butters, they have some amazing fragrances in their range. Some of them smell good enough to eat (not that I would.)

Sourced from the Mount Fuji region of Japan, this body butter has a subtle fresh green tea scent, it keeps my skin feeling really smooth and moisturised throughout the day. I also like it because it doesn’t feel greasy or sticky and absorbs into my skin quickly.


Lip Balm – Lucas PaPaw

No matter what time of year it is, I always have to have a lip balm on me. I have them in my many bags and even in my car. I have so many, I did have a lovely one with SPF, I think it was a Malibu but I lost it in Vegas 🙁

Malibu lip balms smell amazing, they have lots of different fragrances to choose from, I like the Watermelon Tropical and Vanilla flavours. They really do remind of the scent of summer, and they offer a great base for any lip sticks I wear, and and big plus for me is that they have SPF protection. They leave my lips feeling really soft.

I also have been using Lucus Papaw, it is a multi use balm, it’s so versatile you can use it for lips skin and hair, It relieves cracked and dry skin. It is perfect to always have in your handbag…especially now as the weather is changing.

Lucus Papaw Remedies - Mishemesh

Suncream Boots Once Factor 50

We all know it’s very important to wear sunscreen in the summer months. Because we don’t see it very often, I find us brits make the most of sunny day by being outside for long periods. I love the sunshine but I am very fair and burn really easily, so to make sure I’m well protected I always carry sunscreen.

I picked up this one from Boots. Meant to be applied once, it lasts for most of the day, It has a good coverage and when I have worn it, I haven’t got burnt. I love the compact size as it fits nicely in my handbag ready for when that lovely sun shines.

One last product that needs a mention…

Simple Regeneration Age Resisting Day Cream SPF 15

No matter what time of year it is, I always apply this day cream. It would be my desert island product. I apply it every morning without fail, even if it is overcast. I think it is always very important to have SPF coverage on your face all year round.

I always apply this cream every morning, before I apply any makeup. It doesn’t make my skin greasy or oily, it just makes my skin feel really soft and smooth. I also like the added protection of the SPF 15 as it is a must for me in any daily moisturiser.


So these products have been my go to products for the summer months, what products have you been loving? Until next time xx

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