Sun, sea and sand… Just some of the things we love most on holiday.
But as we know, too much of a good thing can be detrimental and after weeks spent exposed to the elements during your annual Summer vacation – including scorching UV rays and salty water – your hair and skin are likely to need a little boost.
So if you are amongst the lucky ones who have already been on their Summer break, give your body a little post-holiday TLC with these expert tips.
To restore your hair’s moisture levels, opt for a protein-packed conditioner like Redken’s Extreme Anti-Snap.
“The sun breaks down the protein structure of the hair and zaps its moisture,” trichologist Philip Kingsley told the August edition of British Elle.
Soothe a scorched scalp with a product specifically dedicated to this sensitive part of your skin, like Kingsley’s own Stimulating Scalp Mask.
Seal spit ends and smoothen frizz with Wella Professionals’ Enrich Hair Ends Elixir by working it through the lengths and ends of damp hair.
If you want to make your tan work extra hard after your return, apply a sheer sun screen like Clarins Spray Sun Care Oil-Free Lotion SPF 15.
“It keeps you protected, while making your tan colour pop,” makeup artist Ruby Hammer explained.
Suffering from freckles or sunspots? UV rays can increase melanin production, but you can combat an uneven complexion by embracing vitamin C!
“Apply a vitamin-C packed solution to reduce pigment production and help correct damage already done,” dermatologist Dr Jennifer Jones recommended. Try Garnier’s Skin Naturals Dark Spot Corrector.
To give your skin a much-needed moisture boost, use hydrating products containing hyaluronic acid as a main ingredient. It will help you restore your teint to its supple, smooth best.
Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Concentrate Recovery Boosting Treatment is pricey, but packed with the skin-plumping ingredient. © Cover Media