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Linda Meredith’s quick tips for healthy, summer skin

the Antidote to... make-up in the summer

Linda’s endless list of loyal celebrities clients – from Kate Moss and Sienna Miller to the less obvious Colin Firth – are all able to vouch for her magical products and techniques. Underneath the stage make-up and airbrushing we are all just normal people struggling with everyday life issues of acne, rosacea, oiliness and ageing. Linda doesn’t believe in using harsh chemicals such as Retinol to treat by thinning the top layers of skin. Instead you’ll find soothing, natural anti-inflammatory ingredients in her products, such as Lavender, Geranium and Thyme. There’s nothing worse than feeling you have to hide under layers of make-up when the sun is shining, so we caught up with Linda for a quick-fire round of tips for a healthy, summer-ready glow.

  1. Too much fruit may cause breakouts. Check your chin for the signs
  2. Sun cream should be re-applied every 2 hours or you may burn
  3. Your tan will last longer with a gentle exfoliation once a week
  4. Don’t wax before sunbathing
  5. Keep cool – pigmentation shows when you are hot
  6. Too much heat will create broken veins
  7. Water-based products penetrate deeper and hydrate
  8. Don’t think drinking more water will help your skin
  9. Double cleanse at the end of the day
  10. If your skin produces a lot of oil, avoid dairy products
  11. Feed your skin as you feed your body

You’ll find Linda Meredith at 36 Beauchamp Pl, London SW3 1NU, to book an appointment call 020 7225 2755 or email