Summer sun, salt water and partying can play havoc on our hair and skin. With the holiday break coming to an end for many, now is the perfect time to start repairing the damage done by all that fun.
It’s a good idea to start your post-party detox by switching out your usual tea or coffee for water. A glass of water with the juice of one half lemon, rather than drinks containing caffeine, will help flush the toxins out of your body and keep your skin supple and looking fresh.
Too many gin and tonics deplete the body’s supply of Vitamin A and oxygen, drying it out and damaging your collagen. Add smoking and UV rays to the mix and the natural ageing process is accelerated. Result? More noticeable fine lines, puffiness and a severe lack of radiance. To get your glow back, look for creams and serums that soothe skin. Ingredients like lavender, rose and aloe vera will nourish the complexion. A moisturiser with a slight iridescent sheen can mask the issue, but to address the problem look for lotions that feed the skin.
We love Trilogy’s Ultra Hydrating Cream. And at RRP: $36.90, you can’t find a better price for a super-hydrating moisturiser.
For the ultimate skin rejuvenation experience we highly recommend a visit to Alisha at Le Mer Day Spa (conveniently located next door to Reds)Our favourite skin specialist http://www.lemerdayspa.co.nz
Alcohol and late nights can make the eye area puffy. To reduce puffyness chill your eye cream or face moisturiser in the freezer for 10 minutes, smooth onto the inflamed skin under your eyes, from inner to outer corners, and let it sit for five minutes.
Burt’s Bees Sensitive Eye Cream is fragrance free and hypoallergenic formula means it’s perfect for eye-cream novices and contact lens users. Plus, the nifty pen-like applicator means you can map out the eye area with just the right amount of product before blending.
The sun, arid environments, and salt water dry out ends incredibly fast, so use an at-home reconstructive mask at least once a week. For a spa experience at home, after you apply the mask, wrap hair with a hot towel to help the ingredients absorb faster. Rinse out your hair when the towel is cool to the touch.
Keratase has developed professional hair masques for all hair types. These luxury masques have been designed to condition, nourish, add volume, strengthen, & boost hair colour.
Feed your skin
Oily fish like salmon and tuna, vegies like spinach and avocadoes and vitamin C-rich foods like tomatoes and citrus fruits, will help you glow from the inside out. Sugar doesn’t do skin any favours, so get snacking on seeds, nuts and yummy summer fruits for a zinc boost, essential for preventing rashes and unwanted skin irritations.