Summer holidays are great for stress levels but sand, sea and sun can wreak havoc with your skin. All is not lost though, follow our guide to the best reparative products and you’ll recoup your glow in no time.
In Flight Focus
Your skin can end up dry and irritated by air travel so packing an inflight kit of super hydrating, easy-to-apply products is a must. Seasoned traveller and brand founder, Annee de Mamiel swears by her Intense Nurture Anti Oxidant Elixir, which contains hyaluronic acid to encourage water circulation throughout the skin – essential in the dry atmosphere of the airplane cabin. Additionally, the natural enzyme superoxide dismutase boosts your skin’s oxygen intake and will help prevent a dull appearance,” she says.
SOS hero: Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Ampoules
Too Much Sun
After a week at the beach your skin will need plenty of antioxidants to replenish the minerals that have been lost during exposure to harsh sun. Facialist extraordinaire, Sarah Chapman recommends a treatment that’s loaded with omegas, probiotics and anti-inflammatories to replenish. “Your skin can feel dry and tight, my Ultra Recovery Booster is supercharged to soothe, hydrate and reduce signs of inflammation on stressed, weakened skin, and of course keep hydrated with intense hydrating booster rich in hyaluronic acid.”
SOS hero: Emma Hardie Vit C Intense Daily Serum
Salt water and chlorinated pool water is drying, and while swimming is a fantastic all round form of exercise, it’s not kind to the skin. First and foremost, have a thorough cleanse after any swim. Cleansing balms are a great choice during the summer months, as they won’t strip the skin and will add back in essential nourishment. Follow with a deep moisturising treatment like Clark’s Botanicals Deep Moisture Mask.
SOS hero: Eve Lom Gel Balm Cleanser
Indulging in wine and calamari by the sea can take its toll on the skin, leaving it with an excess of oil and a propensity for breakouts. Reach for calming ingredients in your skincare like Aromatherapy Associates Hydrating Rose Mask. The aloe vera and rose extracts will soothe while replenishing lost moisture.
SOS hero: Veneffect Skin Calming Mist