Donna Bartoli

5 key steps for Summer Skin

Donna Bartoli
Donna Bartoli

5 key steps for Summer Skin

By: Donna Bartoli

By: Donna Bartoli

Instagram: @donna.bartoli / Website: www.donnabartoli.com

During the Summer our skin is exposed to UVA+UVB rays which can cause even the most sensitive of skin types to flare up and suffer from inflammation and redness.  

Routines should always be about protection and hydration whatever the season, but during the hotter summer months utilising lighter textures and focusing on gentler ingredients is key.

sunny day

Protect

Applying SPF every day is an essential regardless of the weather but during Summer, you need to be more aware of protecting the skin and avoiding the sun. Make sure to re-apply your sunscreen every two hours and if you’re wearing make-up then invest in an invisible spray SPF which can easily sit on top. Wear a hat where you can shield your face, neck and shoulders from direct sunlight. Don’t forget your body, it’s just as important to wear SPF all day, even if you’re not going to the beach. Make a habit of applying it straight from the shower every morning.

hyaluronic acid aqua booster from 111skin

Hydrate

Your body loses more moisture throughout the Summer months due to the heat and dryer air so it’s important to increase your water consumption to compensate.

It’s a well-known fact that your skin repairs itself at night so invest in a Hyaluronic Acid Serum and use it after cleansing your face both morning and evening. Hyaluronic Acid is perfect for locking in moisture so expect plump, dewy skin in the morning.

Supplement the 111SKIN Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Booster into your routine for an instant shot of hydration.

CELESTIAL BLACK DIAMOND EMULSION BY 111SKIN

Textures

Choose skincare products with a light, water-based and gel-like texture over rich and heavy creams. Moisturisers infused with water are perfect for the summer months as they absorb so much quicker but stay away from harsh ingredients and fragrance to avoid flare ups.

Discover the Cryo Activating Hydra Gel that works to energise and refresh the skin but the active gel also retexturizes, plumps, protects and balances the skin.

sub-zero de-puffing energy facial mask from 111skin

Avoid Inflammation & Redness

A top tip for reducing any inflammation is to treat your skin to a sheet especially if you’ve been caught out and had a heavy day in the sun. The 111SKIN Sub-Zero De-Puffing Energy Mask is formulated with active ingredients to cool, tone and de-puff the skin. If your skin has become inflamed or red post-sun, applying the Y Theorem Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask will soothe the complexion and de-stress the skin.

An added extra, pop your mask in the fridge for a cooling and revitalising application and treatment.

vitamin c booster and celestial black diamond serum from 111skin

Keep It Simple

Prolonged sun exposure can cause sensitive skin to be much more fragile so focus on products that are gentler on the skin. Choose calming and soothing cleansers and moisturisers as opposed to heavily fragranced as well as avoiding any harsh exfoliants by switching to gentler types such as lactic acid or fruit enzymes.

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HYALURONIC ACID AQUA BOOSTER from 111skin

HYALURONIC ACID AQUA BOOSTER

CRYO ACTIVATING HYDRA GEL from 111skin

CRYO ACTIVATING HYDRA GEL

SUB-ZERO DE-PUFFING ENERGY FACIAL MASK from 111skin

SUB-ZERO DE-PUFFING ENERGY FACIAL MASK

Y THEOREM BIO CELLULOSE FACIAL MASK from 111skin

Y THEOREM BIO CELLULOSE FACIAL MASK

During the Summer our skin is exposed to UVA+UVB rays which can cause even the most sensitive of skin types to flare up and suffer from inflammation and redness.  

Routines should always be about protection and hydration whatever the season, but during the hotter summer months utilising lighter textures and focusing on gentler ingredients is key.

sunny day

Protect

Applying SPF every day is an essential regardless of the weather but during Summer, you need to be more aware of protecting my skin and avoiding the sun. Make sure to re-apply your sunscreen every two hours and if you’re wearing make-up then invest in an invisible spray SPF which can easily sit on top. Wear a hat where you can shield your face, neck and shoulders from direct sunlight. Don’t forget your body, it’s just as important to wear SPF all day, even if you’re not going to the beach. Make a habit of applying it straight from the shower every morning.

Hydrate

Your body loses more moisture throughout the Summer months due to the heat and dryer air so it’s important to increase your water consumption to compensate.

It’s a well-known fact that your skin repairs itself at night so invest in a Hyaluronic Acid Serum and use it after cleansing your face both morning and evening. Hyaluronic Acid is perfect for locking in moisture so expect plump, dewy skin in the morning.

Supplement the 111SKIN Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Booster into your routine for an instant shot of hydration.

hyaluronic aqua booster from 111skin
CELESTIAL BLACK DIAMOND serum  BY 111SKIN

Textures

Choose skincare products with a light, water-based and gel-like texture over rich and heavy creams. Moisturisers infused with water are perfect for the summer months as they absorb so much quicker but stay away from harsh ingredients and fragrance to avoid flare ups.

Discover the Cryo Activating Hydra Gel that works to energise and refresh the skin but the active gel also retexturizes, plumps, protects and balances the skin.

Avoid Inflammation & Redness

A top tip for reducing any inflammation is to treat your skin to a sheet especially if you’ve been caught out and had a heavy day in the sun. The 111SKIN Sub-Zero De-Puffing Energy Mask is formulated with active ingredients to cool, tone and de-puff the skin. If your skin has become inflamed or red post-sun, applying the Y Theorem Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask will soothe the complexion and de-stress the skin.

An added extra, pop your mask in the fridge for a cooling and revitalising application and treatment.

sub-zero de-puffing energy facial mask by 111skin
celestial black diamond serum and vitamin c booster by 111skin

Keep It Simple

Prolonged sun exposure can cause sensitive skin to be much more fragile so focus on products that are gentler on the skin. Choose calming and soothing cleansers and moisturisers as opposed to heavily fragranced as well as avoiding any harsh exfoliants by switching to gentler types such as lactic acid or fruit enzymes.

SHOP the edit

HYALURONIC ACID AQUA BOOSTER by 111skin

HYALURONIC ACID AQUA BOOSTER

CRYO ACTIVATING HYDRA GEL by 111skin

CRYO ACTIVATING HYDRA GEL

SUB-ZERO DE-PUFFING ENERGY FACIAL MASK by 111skin

SUB-ZERO DE-PUFFING ENERGY FACIAL MASK

Y THEOREM BIO CELLULOSE FACIAL MASK by 111skin

Y THEOREM BIO CELLULOSE FACIAL MASK

If you were to advise a London guide, what would be on your list?

Well, As I grew up in Notting Hill, it will always have my heart and if I was recommending spots in London, a wander around Notting Hill would be high up on my list. From there it would be all the best shopping destinations, the iconic private members club, Annabels, Harrods and Liberty’s for any cute and unique gifts. I would always pop into 111CRYO at Harrods for the Cryo Facial and treatment for the ultimate recharge. Sometimes the city is great, but the beautiful secrets of the English countryside is something that should be experienced.

Your In-Flight Essentials?

I don’t have a routine per say and I am certainly not as thorough as Naomi Campbell but I would apply the Meso Infusion Lip Duo and I would always wipe my phone down with anti-bacterial wipes, in fact I do this every day, the bacteria build up is no good for the skin.

In terms of Industry, where do you see the hair industry going?

Well Instagram has changed so much and has impacted the way we consume and learn within the industry, especially with so many creatives, but I still find that a massive amount of people come to the professionals to share the knowledge on how to carry out or complete a desired look, more than ever there is power behind ‘how-to’ videos.

A very valid point and in terms of 2020?

In terms of what we are to see in 2020, things are going to be super creative and we will see a wider awareness for people doing their own thing and it will be expressive and artistic. People will move away from the overtly glamorous looks and will create looks they can tailor to their everyday. As it’s currently Award Season which is the busiest time of the year leading up to the Met Ball, hairstyles are certainly more elaborate, and everyone loves an up do. I would say the most timeless look has to be the blunt bob, it comes around year on year, but it is effortless and timeless.

Outside of hair, what other industries are you into?

I am hugely into Interiors and I would describe my style as 60s/70s glamour, think elaborate and dramatic but I often fantasise about 80s Dallas and Joan Collins and I have to reign myself in. I also love Baking; it is the ultimate way to relax and I find that it is my meditation and therapy. If I’m in the USA I would bake a lot of cookies as everyone is obsessed with then over here and in the UK, I would bake more traditional styles like a lemon tart or an apple tart – it allows for me to be creative outside of my job.

Finally, the best advice you have ever received?

It would have to be from my grandfather, he would often say to me “it’s not how well you’re doing but how well people think you’re doing”. I haven’t successfully implemented it however you can look to Instagram today and people see our work and are blown away by it, but we can be so hard on ourselves and not appreciate our own work ourselves.

 

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