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Janey Loves Summer 2020

Natural beauty expert Janey Lee Grace shares her tips for clear, cool summer skin
Katie Hill - Editor-in-Chief, My Green Pod
Janey Lee Grace

This article first appeared in our Health Revolution issue of My Green Pod Magazine, distributed with The Guardian on 24 July 2020. Click here to subscribe to our digital edition and get each issue delivered straight to your inbox

Sensitive skin has been on my mind a lot; on top of the endless handwashing, my three teenagers are now getting spots!

Weleda has come to the rescue with its original Aknedoron Purifying Lotion (£10.95, 50ml) and Cleansing Lotion (£11.95,100ml) – two of the oldest Weleda skincare products – and a new SOS Spot Treatment to target spots and pimples.

Summer essentials

Talking of handwashing, make sure your soap is totally natural. Entries for the Janey Loves Platinum Awards are in full swing, and The Kentish Soap Company has entered its gorgeous handmade vegan soaps.

The Blissful Soap is a lovely warm blend of natural essential oils – including sweet orange and geranium – plus olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil and shea butter. The soaps are all made using the traditional cold-process method, starting with unique blends of natural oils and butters selected for their skin-nurturing properties.

Another summer essential is the excellent HayMax Barrier Balm with Aloe Vera. Pure, organic and safe for all, it creates a barrier to block pollen. You can buy HayMax in Boots stores, plus independent chemists and health food shops.

Janey Loves Platinum Awards 2020My Green Pod is delighted to once again be the media partner for the Janey Loves Platinum Awards. The awards champion and promote the best of the best in natural products and services.

Award winners are selected after real-life testing by a panel of judges – including Jo Wood and Zoe Ball – who are key influencers, renowned celebrities and respected experts. If you have an organic, eco or natural brand, or you are a therapist, coach or wellbeing author, please consider entering.

Enter or vote for your favourite natural products in the Janey Loves Platinum Awards here.

HayMax with Aloe Vera (£6.99, 5ml); Weleda SOS Spot Treatment (£10.95, 10ml); Noughty Alcohol-Free Organic Sparkling Wine (£8.99, 750ml); Salt of the Earth Peony Blossom Natural Deodorant Spray (£5.99, 100ml); Kentish Soap Company Blissful Soap (£4.80)

Fresh skin, clear head

If you want a natural deodorant, the lovely Peony Blossom Natural Deodorant Spray from Salt of the Earth is a delicate bouquet of Sicilian lemons with sage and rosemary. It leaves an invisible layer of mineral salts on your skin, which inhibits the growth of odour-causing bacteria and leaves you feeling fresh and clean.

When we think of lazy summer days, our thoughts might turn to drinking. You CAN drink, stay healthy and drive home – keep the ritual, just change the ingredients! Check out the excellent Noughty Alcohol-Free Organic Sparkling Wine – it’s excellent!

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