Whether vacationing in the tropics or ‘staycationing’ in the Gower, everyone needs a little restoration after their holiday is through. Re-establishing your hair and skincare equilibrium is no mean feat after being exposed to the elements, so your products need to work a little bit harder to reconcile you of your summer sins. Read on to discover some of our Holy Grail summer saviours….
To replenish essential moisture and prolong a hard earned tan, Methode Jeanne Piaubert Anti-Aging Tan-Enhancing After-Sun Body Milk is a multitasking dream. The luxe, melt-on-the-skin formulation repairs and soothes sun parched skin and prevents premature aging, all the while working to give golden summer skin a boost. To hydrate sore summer skin, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better natural soother than aloe vera, a plant used for centuries in the restoration of moisture to damaged skin. Crabtree & Evelyn’s Aloe Vera Hydrating Body Lotionwill do the trick, with added glycerine and oat kernel oil to leave dry skin feeling supple and baby soft.
Delicate facial skin needs a little TLC after exposure to the sun’s harsh rays. Clarins HydraQuench Cream-Mask will redress moisture levels and revitalise dehydrated cells to reveal glowing skin. To top up your tan safely, the St Tropez Powder Bronzer Compact is an easy way to build up colour and contour the face. This versatile product is a fantastic complexion enhancer for all skin types, boosting the skin’s natural radiance with a natural, matte finish.
After swimming, sunbathing and sun exposure, you locks will need a treat to restore them to their former glory. Hero product Phillip Kingsley’s Elasticizer is a miracle treatment, restoring shine and bounce to even the most dried out of barnets. For moisturisation on the go, Tigi’s Papaya Leave-In Moisture Sprayis packed full of nourishing and protecting ingredients. Hydrolyzed soy protein and keratin amino acids strengthen and repair the follicle, whilst vitamins A and E save the hair from further damage, making the sweetly scented spray an ideal saviour from the perils of heated appliances.
The vast range of rebalancing superproducts on the market makes detoxing your summer indiscretions easier than ever. Just as well, as preparing next year’s holiday is taxing enough!