Post summer Beauty

So you’ve come back from holiday and already you can feel that telltale dryness of your skin. We’ve rounded up our favourite products to help maximise rehydration and keep your tan as long as you can.

Institut Esthederm Tan Prolonging Body Lotion, £40 from SpaceNK

Ok so there are cheaper after sun lotions out there but this one not only reduces dryness but, we promise, actually extends the lifespan of your tan. Use it every day whilst on holiday to stimulate skin cells for further exposure to the sun (it also soothes and calms sunburned skin if you’ve been overexposed).  Plus it can be applied to both the face and body.  It’s brilliant.

Tax-Luxe Super Glow Serum, £35 from SpaceNK

We love this Tan-Luxe Super Glow Hyaluronic Self-Tan Serum to both help rehydrate our face whilst keeping our post holiday ‘glow’ for a while longer. A nourishing self-tan serum, it’s velvety texture also makes it a great primer before makeup too.

Kate Sommerville Retinol Vitamin C Moisturiser, £77 from SpaceNK

We like the idea of simplifying our beauty routine (think one-stop products such as Augustinus Bader’s Rich Cream and Vintner’s Daughter Serum) so this two-in-one Retinol and Vitamin C had us sold.  Apply it at night (not in the morning as you normally do with Vitamin C creams) and you’ll find your skin smoother and brighter.

Philip Kingsley Rose and Lychee Elasticizer, from £21.50 at John Lewis

If your hair is feeling a little brittle and course post swimming on holiday, then use this once a week conditioning treatment pre-shampoo that helps restore glossiness and bounce.  It smells divine too.

111Skin Bio-Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask, £20 from John Lewis

We tried out this mask on our skin last week and our skin just seemed to ‘drink’ up the moisture.  Originally used by doctors to heal severe burns, the mask really does plump and soothe your face.  Perfect for a post-holiday, pre-going out beauty treat.

Post summer beauty
— Francesca
28th August 2019