How to put yourself back together again after summer

After a summer of heatwaves, inescapable humidity, straightening irons and applying (then almost immediately removing) those dark rings of mascara – that on purchase claimed to be ‘waterproof’, our hair and skin is in desperate need of a beauty overhaul. Trouble is, you may soon find that the carefree holiday spirit that was great for your soul wasn’t beneficial for your hair or skin. The good news is that a little TLC and fast-acting solutions are all you really need.

Meet the beauty and well-being products we will be relying on for helping restore and revitalize what sun, sea and excessive amounts of chlorine have taken away.

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After a summer of heatwaves, inescapable humidity, straightening irons and applying (then almost immediately removing) those dark rings of mascara – that on purchase claimed to be ‘waterproof’, our hair and skin is in desperate need of a beauty overhaul. Trouble is, you may soon find that the carefree holiday spirit that was great for your soul wasn’t beneficial for your hair or skin. The good news is that a little TLC and fast-acting solutions are all you really need.

Meet the beauty and well-being products we will be relying on for helping restore and revitalize what sun, sea and excessive amounts of chlorine have taken away.

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Problem one: sun scorched skin

Clarins Ultra-Hydrating Cream

Clarins Ultra-Hydrating Cream

The perfect aftercare solution to follow your exfoliating body scrub, this intensive balm is the ideal choice if you are looking for both an immediate fix and long-term resolve. Enriched with Sunflower Oil and mimosa tenuiflora (a winning duo), it’s also subtly tinted and ideal for all skin types. Did we mention it can fit in your handbag too?

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Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser

Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser

When it comes to combating the effects of dehydration, summer aggressors and winter skincare snags too, little beats Liz Earle’s skin repair moisturiser. Loaded with natural actives such as, borage and avocado oil, as well as natural antioxidants beta-carotene and vitamin E, this formula quickly replaces lost moisture.

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Udo's Choice Blend

Udo's Choice Blend

This organic blend of seed oils is a beauty must-have for skin and hair. While not a replacement for a well-balanced diet, Udo’s Choice capsules will certainly add a noticeable ‘zing’ to your step. Packed with a cocktail of nutritional components such as; Essential Fatty Acids Omega 3, Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) and Omega 6, Linoleic Acid (LA) and Omega 9 – a leading formula.

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Problem two: dry, damaged hair

Kiehl's Olive & Avocado Oil

Kiehl's Olive & Avocado Oil

Hair and facial oils get a lot of bad press. With anti-ageing, hydrating and re-balancing powers though there is no longer any reason to be tentative when it comes to the greasy stuff. Sun can dry out your hair and damage the keratin that keeps it malleable and sturdy. The answer? Keratin – or protein-enriched products that help to rebuild from the inside. Enter this little bottle of magic.

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L'Occitane Aromachologie Hair Mask

L'Occitane Aromachologie Hair Mask

Can the answer to dry hair and split ends really be found in a bottle? L’Occitane’s Aromachologie hair mask confirms that the answer is yes – yes it can! Be kind to your hair, take a much-needed break from the outside world (and perhaps a 20 minute break from your family) with this relaxing, aromatic hair mask designed to rejuvenate even the most stressed of tresses and get us back to looking our best.

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Origins Hair Mask

Origins Hair Mask

No need to visit the salon for an intensive treatment, Origins Hair Mask penetrates deep into each strand to heal, moisturise and strengthen. The secret? Restorative Peruvian Amaranth Oil rich in Omega-9, and nourishing Safflower and Lavender Oils that leave you with soft shiny locks. It is our once-a-week saviour, and the ultimate detangler (of both hair and mind).

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Problem three: split, weak nails

Imedeen Hair and Nail Capsules

Imedeen Hair and Nail Capsules

It’s not just the condition of your hair and skin that can suffer the effects of sun, sea and sand. Nails take a hit too. Often left dry, cracked and exposed to excessive amounts of chlorine our nails need some TLC. Thanks to a skin conditioning bevvy of actives and a powerful B vitamin complex, Imedeen capsules help to restore and target both hair and nails.

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Vitabiotics Perfectil Nails

Vitabiotics Perfectil Nails

Its formulation reads like a cocktail of goodness (selenium, copper, botanical extract and vitamin C to name just a few health-giving properties) and it transforms dry, flaky nails and cuticles with impeccable speed whilst multi-tasking to target other areas to – hair, skin and nails, this one is an easy win!

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Dermalogica Multivitamin Treatment

Dermalogica Multivitamin Treatment

Effective, easy to use, without any post application greasiness – slip this hand cream into your handbag right away. With a balmy consistency, this vitamin-rich blend sinks straight into your skin and releases just the right amount of oil so you don’t have to deal with greasy mitts.

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