Our pick of… Summer facial cleansing

Sweat, suncream, make up, insect repellent – in this hot weather it all adds up to clogged pores.

Here’s our pick of products to help your skin feel dewdrop clean and saintly…

Merumaya Melting Cleansing Balm: we’re big fans of beauty brand Merumaya and the cleansing balm is a real game-changer as it goes on like a gel, rubs in like a massage oil and then melts and washes off with water like milk – leaving skin squeaky clean. Merumaya suggest you take it off with a cloth, but you could just as easily rinse in the shower, use a sponge or with an electric facial brush¬†– it’s a really versatile product.¬† Sweet Almond Oil, Echium Oil containing Omega 3,6,9 and anti-oxidants all pack a punch to calm and hydrate – and it smells fab.

When we were asked to try the MOA Green Balm we had initial mental images of Kermit the Frog (maybe doing some lurid coloured wheatgrass shots…) But actually, this award winning product is a lovely shade of mint and tackles everything from bruises to stretch marks to (eek!) irritated piercings and tattoos. As a facial balm, it’s divine; simply rub a teeny weeny bit into your skin, then use the luxe bamboo muslin that also comes from the MOA range and prepare to see your skin glow with life. The ingredients actually stimulate the circulation, so don’t be surprised if your skin is a little pink (rather than green!) If you’re a die-hard fan of Eve Lom’s cleanser, this one is definitely worth a try…

AA Skincare Essentials’ Green Tea and Aloe Vera wipes are perfect to chuck in your handbag/gymbag/car glove box as they are super refreshing and lovely to cool your skin, as well as giving it a once-over. Suitable for all skin types, these wipes hydrate as they clean and are alcohol and perfume free.