Three ways to prolong your sunkissed holiday feel-good factor
Sun exposure dries out the skin and you might find yours peeling as you return home from holidays. To prevent and combat dry skin, opt for deeply hydrating natural treatments.
For example, derma e's Hyalauronic Acid Rehydrating Serum is both natural and organic and quenches your skin's thirst, plumping and hydrating the skin. The Hyalauronic Acid molecule is known as nature's 'moisture magnet' as it is capable of retaining up to 1,000 times its own weight in water.
Flights can be deeply dehydrating, so make sure you drink plenty of water, and keep a hydrating mist on hand. Try the Hyalauronic Acid Hydrating Mist from derma e, the best-selling natural skincare range in the US.
Alternatively, Aubrey Organics Sparkling Mineral Water Herbal Complexion Mist cools, soothes and hydrates skin for a pick-me-up. It contains Vitamin B-Complex to draw moisture to the skin, organics aloe vera to restore moisture balance and sparkling mineral water for hydration. Spray over make-up or under moisturiser for better absorption.
Losing your safe tan certainly doesn't help keep the post-holiday bluses at bay. Make sure you maximise your suntan with appropriate skin balms. Try Egyptian Magic, a multi-tasking all-natural skin balm, which counts Eva Mendes, Gisele Bundchenand Madonna among its fans.
Stick a pot in your holiday suitcase - it's also great for healing and minimising the effects of sun burn, scars, insect bites and rashes.
Yes To Cucumbers Daily Calming Moisturiser is a gorgeous soothing post-holiday face cream that will help keep you smooth, hydrated and cool as a cucumber even after your trip. Pop it in the fridge for an extra cooling effect that will awaken and soothe the delicate eye area.
Your skin will be crying out for moisture when you get home - so even if you're not an all-over girl, now's the time to invest in a rich body cream. Try BeautyLab's Peptide tanning product to feed your skin while prolonging that glow.
Alternatively, LI'TYA Pearl and Peppermint Refining Body Lotion is both rich and refreshing so great for soothing sun-damaged skin. Marine collagen helps to plump the skin, macadamia oil is nourishing and hydrating, essential oils of Pink Grapefruit energise and strengthen, while clary sage balances skin conditions and reduces signs of ageing.
A deeply moisturising lotion for dry and dehydrated skin is Kukui Oil Hydrating Lotion from Connock London. A lightweight formula that instantly hydrates, key ingredients include shea butter, rich in fatty acids that condition and plump up the skin, and macadamia oil that helps to smooth and even out skin texture, reducing the visible signs of ageing.
Kukui Oil is a traditional wonder ingredient from Hawaii, where it has been used for centuries to keep skin soft and smooth. Traditionally, newborn babies were bathed in the oil as a means of protection from the harsh sun, drying winds and salt water.
And if you're really looking to give your skin a treat, look no further than the brilliant Aromatherapy Associates' Enrich range, which is deeply hydrating and refreshing. On offer for the months of July and August 2011: buy a Bath & Shower Oil and get for FREE a full-sized body gel or serum, which includes the De-Stress Muscle Gel, Enrich Serum and the Renew Rose Hydrating Gel.
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