5 unexpected ways to keep your hair, skin and nails healthy this summer

There's more to it than wearing sunscreen.

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You’ve stripped the top sheet off your bed, the supermarket is lined with mangoes and it’s no longer dark on your way home from work. All signs lead to just one thing: summer is well and truly on its way. Whether you’re a beach bum or a festival fanatic, there’s so much to love about the warmer months. Nothing beats balmy Sunday sessions with friends or sneaking in an afternoon dip in the ocean after work.

But as much as summer makes our hearts sing, there’s no denying that the harsh Aussie elements can wreak havoc on our bodies. We all want to look and feel our best, but the combination of sun, salt and ciders can make it challenging. The harsh UV rays (not to mention the chlorine) can dry out your hair and skin, and make your nails weak and brittle. That’s why, unfortunately, your summer grooming regime can’t begin and end with de-fuzzing and a faux glow.

In order to protect your hair, skin, and nails this summer, you need to nourish your body both inside and out. By adding these five products to your beauty repertoire, you can look like your usual gorgeous self all summer long.

5 secrets to healthy hair, skin, and nails

1. The Tonic

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If there’s one time to invest in beauty vitamins, it’s summer. Why? Because a hair, skin and nail supplement is the best defence against the thinning and drying effect of the elements. Swisse Ultiboost Hair Skin Nails Liquid is high in silica, which assists with collagen production, and is needed for strong and healthy hair, skin and nails. It also contains antioxidant-rich blood orange to help protect your skin cells against free radical damage. Plus, the blood orange gives the liquid a delicious fruity taste, meaning you can drink it on its own or even add it to your juices or smoothies!

Not keen on the idea of taking your hair, skin and nails formula in liquid form? No worries! Swisse Hair Skin Nails + tablets contain the same collagen-boosting properties, as well as plenty of other ingredients for glossy hair, strong nails, and glowing skin.

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2. The Mask

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There’s nothing quite like relaxing on the lounge with a face mask after a long day at the beach. The Swisse Manuka Honey Detoxifying Facial Mask is luxuriously formulated for smooth and hydrated skin. Its naturally sourced ingredients include Manuka honey for soothing and healing, charcoal for detoxification, and kelp and red algae for moisturising. It also contains Aloe Vera for cooling the skin, making it perfect for when you spent just a few minutes too long in the sun.

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3. The Makeup Remover

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You’ve heard it all before: leaving your makeup on before you go to bed is the ultimate skincare sin. But in summer, when you’re wearing sunscreen and spending a lot of time outdoors, it becomes even more important to thoroughly remove your makeup! Swisse Micellar Makeup Remover is as convenient as it comes, thanks to its rinse-free formula. Enriched with Micellar water, it removes even the most stubborn makeup (we’re looking at you, waterproof mascara!). It also contains cucumber extract, which helps to strengthen, hydrate and soothe the skin.

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4. The Everyday Cream

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In summer, you need a base that’s light enough to give you natural-looking coverage while still providing sun protection. Swisse Natural Defence BB Cream gives you the best of both worlds! The lightweight cream gives you a sheer, luminous finish, with SPF 30+. It also contains botanical extracts that help prevent pigmentation and premature ageing. What more could you ask for in your everyday cream?

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5. The Detoxifier

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We all know what it’s like when one Corona somehow leads to an entire afternoon of drinking. It’s fine every now and again, but if it happens too often it can spell trouble for your health and appearance. Swisse Ultiboost Liver Detox is the perfect antidote for when you’ve gone overboard. It contains St Mary’s Thistle, which kick-starts the detoxification process and supports liver function. The formula also contains globe artichoke to help relieve abdominal bloating, meaning you can rock your bikini with confidence even after a long summer lunch, win.

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Emma Norris
A true believer in balance, Emma is just as passionate about pizza as she is about pull-ups. When she’s not writing, she loves strength training, visiting new cafes and trying out new fitness classes. Having lived in Ireland and Canada, Emma was bitten by the travel bug at a young age. She loves nothing more than visiting new destinations and experiencing different cultures. Emma grew up (and currently lives) near the beautiful Coogee Beach and is happiest when she’s near a body of water. She started her career in magazines and has recently made the exciting transition to the digital world.