Feel like a goddess all summer long from the inside out with our favourite tips for quick and easy changes you can make to your everyday routines, from food to beauty choices. Little changes make a big difference, so pick and choose the ones that work for you and fit best with your lifestyle – no need for any unnecessary pressure! Just see how you get on and take it from there…
-Swap iced coffee for iced Pep-Up Tea
Post lunch slump? Instead of reaching for that second coffee in the afternoon, opt for an iced Pep-Up Tea. Made with lemon, cayenne pepper, ginger and turmeric for a caffeine-free immune and energy boost. Get the recipe here.
-Swap the sunbed for a natural (fake) tan
It’s important to look after your skin all year-round, so when warmer weather means showing more skin, skip the sunbed and treat yourself to a DIY self-tan. We love Tan Organic oil from Being Content and Chocolate Sun’s Cocoa Glow from ABeautifulWorld.co.uk is fab too – packed with aloe, coconut oil, shea butter and sweet almond it won’t leave you with that biscuity smell common in other tanners.
-Swap fizzy drinks for kombucha
We love kombucha! We serve it on the rocks at our Hemsley Selfridges Cafe, or muddled with mint in a Kombucha Fizz Mocktail. It’s fermented, gut-loving goodness that quenches your thirst with a fizzy quick – just what you want in the sunshine! Shop our favourite kombuchas, Wild Fizz and Equinox.
-Swap body cream for body oil
We like to massage oil into our skin when it’s still a little bit damp from the shower (you can get away with using less this way as it spreads easier!) Check out our favourites here.
-Swap heavy contouring for embracing your natural features
Just add a little highlighter to the top of your cheeks, which gives a lovely glow that shimmers in the sunshine and your usual slick of bronze and/or blush. Besides, no one want that melted makeup look! Try the Living Luminizer from RMS Beauty.
-Swap that sugary cocktail for a Blueberry, Lime and Lavender mix
These are super popular at the H+H cafe and are easy enough to whizz up at home too. Get the recipe here.
-Swap regular rice for cauli rice
We love cauliflower rice with our curries and also turn it into tabbouleh to serve alongside lamb meatballs. By swapping vegetables and other more complex carbohydrates in and swapping out or decreasing the more simple carbohydrates we not only ensure that we are eating more whole foods which have a greater nutritional value but also achieving our 5 a day in veg. Watch our How To Make Cauliflower Rice video here.
-Swap refined sugar for much smaller amounts of natural sweeteners
Like raw honey, maple syrup, or fruit that will have less of a roller-coaster effect on your blood sugar levels in the long run. The less sweetener you use, the more your taste buds will adapt and stop craving sugary treats. Read more about our thoughts on sugar here.
-Swap bulgur wheat for quinoa in our delicious tabbouleh
Get the quick and easy recipe here. Perfect for a packed lunch or picnic.
-Swap face wipes for a konjac face sponge
Never ever sleep with your makeup on. Take it off with your chosen cleanser and one of these natural sponges.
-Swap spray deodorant for natural
Do yourself and the environment a favour and try switching to a natural, non-aerosol deodorant. The Natural Deodorant Co’s vanilla and manuka one smells and feels amazing!