Summer Skin Protection

Protect Your Skin During Summer - Top Tips From Mirabella Beauty Salon In Chelmsford

After all that rain (did you think it would never stop?), summer is FINALLY on the way, so it’s out with the long sleeves and trousers and in with the floaty dresses and this season’s must-have: denim shorts.

Rising hemlines, on-show shoulders and ditching the winter mittens means there’s a LOT more skin on show, and we’ve got everything you need to stay looking a million bucks. But before we start stripping off, it’s worth remembering what too much time in the sun can do.

Our skin’s outer layer contains a pigment called melanin, which protects us from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Too much sun means the outer layer becomes damaged and your skin loses elasticity which can lead to premature ageing.

Even on cloudy days, up to 80% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays can penetrate your skin and beware those beach or skiing holidays! Sand reflects 15% of UV rays and snow can double your exposure.

Sunscreen is a VITAL bit of kit for your skin, but don’t be fooled – they’re not all the same. Choose one labelled ‘broad spectrum’ so you’re protected against burning and ageing, as well as a higher Sun Protection Factor (SPF). Anything with an SPF of 15 to 50 will block 93% to 98% of UVB rays.

Right, now we’ve got that out of the way, it’s time to turn our attention to your skin. First of all, let’s get your winter legs ready for the sunshine with a wax. We offer a range of waxes, from a half-leg to a full leg and bikini line.

Next, how do you get your face and body looking and feeling amazing in a few simple moves? Exfoliation, of course!

You can choose from our range of CACI facials, which include microdermabrasion, and Dermalogica, both of which are great for treating sun-damaged skin. There’s also dermaplaning to unclog pores, and an exfoliating full body scrub that will leave you feeling invigorated and ready for anything.

Indulge yourself with an exfoliating full body scrub using hot steamed towels, followed by a relaxing massage with our Phyto Replenish body oil and hydrating cream to replenish, hydrate and moisturise your skin, leaving you with smoother, glowing, rejuvenated skin and feeling TOTALLY relaxed.

No self-respecting goddess is going to set foot anywhere in sandals without a full mani-pedi – including getting rid of hard skin on the balls of your feet – and heels and why not ramp up the glamour with a gorgeous gel polish?

Getting your skin looking amazing is one thing and keeping it that way means remembering there’s no such thing as a safe tan. If in doubt, talk to us and we’ll advise you on the best ways to stay healthy and look gorgeous this summer.

Book your appointment today: call us on 01245 348488 or email