Peachy Beach Skin
Without a doubt, peach is the single most flattering colour for every single skin tonefor summer. So if you need a little extra radiance seek it out for your lips, nails, skin… and better still within. Here are my season’s faves…
YSL La Laque Couture Nail Lacquer in Op Art Coral, £19.50, for fingers and toes – coming out anytime soon.
Dior Addict Lip Glow Backstage Pros Hold Glow, £23, balm that reacts with the warmth of your lips
This adorable Too Faced Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush in Peach Dream, £25, cream-to-powder texture that actually smells of peaches and cream and is the prettiest shade on the apples – not peaches – of your cheeks
Super clever Erborian BB Shot Mask Radiance ‘Baby Skin’ Effect, £6 at uk.erborian.com, sheet mask drenched in BB cream for a 7 am fast morning facial. Love it!
LIVING WELL…with PEACHES
Right now peaches are at their best! Deliciously juicy, it’s one orangy coloured fruit (the darker the better) that’s easy to eat on the run (with a bib), skin and all, as one pure quick fix that’s healthier than a smoothie. Rich in free-radical immune-boosting vitamin C and A, with B-carotenes that convert into retinol to help immune system, peaches are great for all-round eye health and boost skin’s elasticity – though you’ll need a fair few. Plus there’s, body balancing potassium, lycopene and lutein (a couple of health-boosting flavonoids vital for skin health in the sun too), niacin (B3), vitamin K, marvellous magnesium and a touch of copper (marvellous for plumping up that collagen).
DID YOU KNOW… Apparently, a peach is called a ‘drupe’ – much like plums, nectarines and almonds – distinguished by that single inedible pip in the centre of the fruit. Experts say “do buy it organic” as the flesh absorbs pesticides like nothing else – could be coz of the high level of fructose too – so limit your intake if you’re sugar sensitive (err who isn’t?).