Summer is here!!!!!


Summer is here and although it’s easy for us Brits to get a bit overexcited at the first glimpse of sunshine, it’s important to make sure we are fully prepared for the warmer months ahead! Looking after your skin in summer is vital in order to avoid some common beauty faux pas that have the potential to ruin your holiday plans. Below are some common seasonal beauty blunders along with our pick of summer products that can help to solve these issues.

Sun-damaged skin

A shocking 20%* of people are still failing to protect their skin from harmful rays. Applying a high SPF sun protection cream should be an essential part of everyone’s summertime regime, as it helps to protect the skin from UVB rays which can cause sunburn, skin damage and even skin cancer. To ensure your skin is properly protected you should also:

  • Re-apply sunscreen as frequently as stated on the product packaging.
  • Apply SPF cream in the morning before you step outside so that it has time to soak in – by doing this you are less likely to miss areas out.
  • Make sure you carry sunscreen with you if you are planning on being out all day.

It is also a good idea to pop a Forever Sun Lips in your bag as it contains SPF 30 and is ideal for protecting smaller areas such as lips, ears and toes.

Parched, straw-like hair

The combination of heat and humidity can often play havoc with our hair.  Added to this, the mixture of sand, sea and chlorine which often accompany the warmer weather means our hair can be left damaged, frazzled and seriously out of control. So, what are the best ways to tame your mane this summer?

  • Use Aloe-Jojoba Shampoo to cleanse the hair and scalp without stripping it of its natural oils.
  • Follow with Aloe-Jojoba Conditioning Rinse which contains jojoba and vitamin B to help nourish, protect and strengthen the hair. This pH-balanced conditioner helps eliminate split ends and gives hair a silky, salon-look finish.
  • Spritz wet hair with Aloe First every morning for an extra layer of protection from the heat and chlorine.

Streaky fake tan

As the dangers of tanning become increasingly apparent, it is becoming more tempting than ever to fake it! A sun kissed glow from the bottle can look sensational when done properly. However, there is nothing worse than seeing someone with unsightly tangerine streaks in unusual patches across their skin. Avoid this skin-conscious mishap by gently exfoliating skin before applying fake tan. Using an exfoliating glove and Aloe Scrub, gently prepare your canvas by washing away dead skin that clogs pores. Aloe Scrub is the perfect product as it uses natural microspheres of jojoba rather than harmful plastic microbeads that can be detrimental to ocean life. This scrub will help to reveal healthy-looking skin and its kind formula can even be used after your false tan application to correct any mistakes.

Dehydrated skin

After a day of fun in the sun, parched skin can be in serious need of hydration! Banish dry and flaky skin by smothering yourself with a good quality after sun lotion that locks in moisture and nourishes beyond the surface. Forever’s Aloe Lotion works as an excellent after sun lotion and contains jojoba oil, vitamin E, collagen and elastin. Added apricot kernel oil also helps to create a lightweight barrier to provide further protection. If you do catch the sun a little bit more than you’d like, try applying Aloe Vera Gelly to the affected area. This soothing gel lubricates sensitive tissue safely and helps to calm irritation.

*Statistics based on YouGov survey commissioned by Cancer Research UK.

Do you have any summer beauty tips you would like to share with me? I’d love to hear from you by posting your comments below.


Arturo Ottengo


Name Arturo Ottengo


Company Itseeze South Birmingham

Phone number  01212708478

Mobile number 07577199639



Perfect client/referral

Busy business owners that want to improve the online reputation of their business. Particularly restaurants or coffee shops are in my radar at the moment. As I can provide many features for this industry to use on their websites.

Elevator pitch

I like to say that I help business improve their online reputation by providing brilliantly designed websites to generate more businesses.  We are a one stop shop for web design, hosting, emails and we want to make it as easy as possible to have a great looking website.  I’m based in Birmingham and looking for businesses around the area that are struggling with their websites so I can help…  Particularly this time of the year looking for restaurants and coffee shops as I have wonderful features for these businesses.  That’s me, Arturo Ottengo, from it’seeze websites, brilliant design, better result.


Who are you?

A person on an adventure, passionate about marketing, building websites.

Tea or coffee?


Wine or beer?


Cosy evening in or Big night out?

Big night out baby

Beach or skiing?

Beach all the way.

Barcelona or Barbados?

Barbados because I’ve never been

Sunday roast or BBQ?


Jeremy Kyle or Graham Norton?

 I’ll have to google these guys

Country pub or trendy cafe?

Trendy country pub

Bicycle or moped?


Book or kindle?


Gadgets or luddite?

Gadgets, it’s the 21st century!

Curry or Thai?


Retiring to …………………………..? *


Davis Cup Winners

Davis Cup Winners – now that sounds good.  So good I may repeat it – Davis Cup Winners.

79 years ago we won the David Cup and, yesterday we won it again.  All good things come to those that wait.  I’m really sure that I don’t want to wait that long again!  Mainly because I’m not sure, even with our products, that I’d make it!!

The tennis was amazing and it was evident that both sides deserved to be in the final.  There were shots being made that seemed impossible – from both sides of the net.

What struck me though was the spirit it was played in.  It was hard fought, but not to the detriment of individual values.  At the end when Andy Murray won; he fell to the ground and his team started to pounce on top of him.  He quickly shook them off so he could shake his opponents hand and also those of his team.

Andy Murray


So, being David Cup Winners does not mean you have to compromise your values.  Being Davis Cup Winners mean that you show the measure of the person and people you really are.

Regular Servicing

Regular servicing is what we do to look after our cars but how many of us look after ourselves in the same way?  Yesterday I washed my car; filled the windscreen wash and today filled it with diesel.  Earlier on this week the car was serviced.  I was surprised it didn’t cost as much as I thought – maybe because it’s serviced regularly.

I wonder what funny looks I would get if I didn’t wash or shower on a regular basis?  I suspect that people would move away from me very quickly.

I wear glasses and I regularly clean the lenses so I can see out of them.  Not having windscreen washer in my car would mean I couldn’t see clearly.

And diesel – well that fuels my car and makes sure I do get from A to B.  If you think I’m wittering on – I’m not.  So many people I speak to don’t look after themselves and then wonder why their body ‘breaks down’!

I meet so many people who look after their cars more than they do they’re bodies.  Our bodies are the only ‘real’ house we live in  so let’s look after them.

One of the ways I do is to take our delicious drinking gel on a daily basis.

Aloe Vera

Another is to regularly see my Chiropractor – Vicky Sutton.  My body gets regular servicing from Vicky and so keeps everything in the right place which means I’ve less chance of ‘breaking down’ and having to call out the AA.


Christmas Time Mistletoe and Wine


Christmas Time Mistletoe and Wine – I wonder what that conjures up for you?

Personally there are aspects of Christmas time I love.  The memories of Christmas Past being one, or looking for the satsuma and apple at the bottom of the pillow case.  I love the cosiness of it and being able to shut off the rest of the world for one day.  Okay, I do let the In-laws in!  Watching people’s faces as they see what is in their parcel.  Leaving the men to do the cooking!!


We very seldom have Mistletoe in the house but, maybe, we should change that this year?

We definitely have wine in the house.  Not to go over the top, but have a special bottle, for a special day.  A special day to spend some quality time with quality people.

BUT……… it’s the run up to it all that really stresses me out.  Writing the Christmas cards out; hoping I haven’t forgotten anyone AGAIN this year.  The crowds as I go shopping, although I usually find something in our wonderful products to give to loved ones.  People seem to change personalities whilst I’m out.  Other shoppers seem to be very stressed themselves.  I wonder why they put themselves through it.

I know not everyone is lucky enough to have family or friends to spend Christmas with, so – I’ll spare a thought for them this year.  Plus I’ll make my usual donations to Charities, that mean something to me.  Oh, and listen to Christmas Time Mistletoe and Wine playing on the radio, as it seems to every year.