Want to know how we stay Hip & Healthy during the summer months? Below are our top 10 wellness hacks that get us through the long (sometimes humid) beautiful summer days!

For The Glow – Avocado
Get your glow naturally with the most sumptuously nourishing ingredient, the avocado! Rich in monounsaturated fats (which helps improve the tone of the skin) and omega 9s (good for reducing redness and irritation), the creamy avocado is a summer staple we can’t live without!

For Perfect Pins – Louisa Drake Method
Stop googling Miranda Kerr and book a class with Louisa Drake! Her experience as a professional dancer has definitely influenced her training methods which are all about creating strong, lean and lengthy muscles! Her LDM Shape Changer is a cult favourite which does what it says on the label, and her LDM Refine is the one for sculpting your physique and improving flexibility and balance.

For Glossy Hair – Hair Masks
Give your hair some TLC this summer with hair masks. Designed to condition and repair dry or damaged locks, hair masks are definitely on our weekly pamper routine! Our fail-safe mask for dry and damaged hair has to be Sister & Co’s Raw Coconut Hair Drink. It’s all natural and leaves your hair ridiculously soft!  

For A Flat Tummy – Water and Planks
Want killer abs this summer? Our dynamic duo has to be lots of water and plenty of plank action! Our bodies hang on to water weight when it becomes dehydrated which can leave us feeling bloated and puffy so aim to drink at least 8 glasses a day. Treat yourself to a S’well Bottle so you can stay topped up. They’re made without plastic and keep liquids cold for a whopping 24hours! Shop Hipandhealthy.com. Planks are probably one of the best exercises to do to achieve a sleek tummy. Simply hold for 30-60 seconds (or however long you feel you can do) and repeat three times with a 60-second break… add this to the end of your workout for the grand finale!

For Beachy Feet – Nailberry
Give your tootsies a makeover with our favourite nail polish of the moment, Nailberry! This “5 Free”, non-toxic varnish comes in a wide variety of colours ranging from Cali corals to manhattan reds and we can’t get enough! Order online or check them out at your nearest Wholefoods!

For An Energy Boost – Alchemy Super Blends, Energy Elixir 
Need an energy kick but without caffeine? We recommend Alchemy Super Blends Energy Elixir to give your morning smoothie or porridge a little extra ommff! Containing Maca (the powerhouse of all energy boosters) along with chia seeds and raw cacao, this super blend is sure to fuel those long days in the surf!

For the Perfect Pout – Hurraw
No one likes dry, cracked lips…, especially on holiday! Our remedy? Hurraw Lip Balm! These deliciously flavoured lip balms are super moisturising and they’re raw, organic and vegan!! Consisting of ingredients like coconut oil and almond oil, these balms are incredibly smooth without being sticky…(hair stuck on lips, not a good look!). For extra protection, you opt for their SPF 15 balm!

For A Brazilian Booty – Squats and Body Brushing
You can achieve the booty of your dreams with a little body brushing and a little (really, a lot of) squatting! Body brushing is the ultimate wellness hack and is brilliant for smoothing out skin and generating blood flow around the area and it is one of the best remedies for cellulite. Squats should be your go-to exercise this summer for adding “Volume” to your behind. This non-impact, body weight move will tone, define and lift your glutes, giving you the perfectly perk bottom! Perform 15 squats five times with a 60 second break in between and aim to do this twice a day for best results! (To make it more challenging, add some weights!)

For An Antioxidant Kick – Organic Burst Acai Berry Capsules
Summer time brings long, sunny days and picnics in the park but being outdoors can mean more exposure to free-radicals. Now we’re not saying to stay inside all summer because that would not be fun! We’re suggesting to up your intake of antioxidants. Antioxidants help fight and protect us from free radical damage caused by things like car fumes, pollution and even over exposure to the sun. We love Organic Burst’s supplement range and for some serious antioxidant action, we reach for their Acai Berry capsules. Acai is one hell of a superfood containing humongous levels of antioxidants, and Organic Burst have cleverly captured the goodness and put in all in to one small capsule! OB recommends to consume four capsules a day to maintain antioxidant levels and eight to give your body an extra surge of antioxidants!

For The Ultimate Beauty Sleep – Neom Perfect Night’s Sleep Pillow Mist
Sleep soundly this summer with the help of Neom. Their Perfect Night’s Sleep regime aims to instil tranquility and peace to the body and aid your wind-down routine before bed. This three step product plan includes a gorgeous home candle, a soothing bath foam and a calm room mist, all giving hints of basil and jasmine.

words by Molly Jennings