There’s no denying the positive effect that the summer holidays have on mind and soul, but your skin is often subject to any number of damaging factors that leave your skin looking a little worse for wear.
From the sun’s harsh UV rays and the drying effects of air conditioning, to a lack of sleep and a poor diet, the holiday season can wreak havoc on your skin. Here are some of our top skin fixes for post-holiday skin.
Mama Mio Superstar in a Jar (R450)
This multi-functional super-balm is a handbag essential, especially during the summer months. Whether you’re battling sunburn or dry, cracked heels, or you’re looking for a quick-fix for frizzy, flyaway hair, Mama Mio’s Superstar in a Jar is the cure. It can even double up as a balm cleanser for when you’re in a pinch (like when your luggage goes missing on a long-haul flight). Apply it to chapped lips and dry cuticles, or as a nourishing treat for elbows, knees, and feet. It’s the perfect size for popping into your handbag, and it’s safe to use on even the most sensitive skins. It may be pricey but considering all its magical uses, we think it’s well worth it!
Team Dr Joseph Extra Sensitive Calming Serum (R1 120)
If your skin is looking dull and feeling dehydrated, it may be time to up your skincare game and introduce a hydrating serum that boasts soothing properties, like this luxe serum from Team Dr Joseph. This highly concentrated facial serum has a balancing effect on your skin, and will help to calm irritated and inflamed skin. It’s especially delicious when applied to skin that’s been exposed to too much sunshine.
Phytomer Oligomer Silhouette Contouring Enhancer Marine Bath
If you’ve overdone it in terms of eating these holidays, you need a handful of Phytomer’s Oligomer Silhouette Contouring Enhancer Marine Bath sachets. Step 1 in a customised 2-step contouring program designed to redefine contours and reshape your figure, the contents of this sachet also assist in remineralising and rejuvenating fatigued skin cells. Each sachet contains original sea water to help promote the breakdown of fat, while marine calcium helps to form up your skin. Simply empty the contents of the sachet in your bath, then sit back and soak up the goodness.
As well as using specially formulated skincare products designed to combat dryness, improve overall radiance, and calm inflamed skin, ensure that you hydrate from the inside out by drinking plenty of water. Prevent further damage by wearing sunscreen when you’re out in the sun, and if you’ve got a few late nights planned, make sure that you remove every last trace of makeup before hopping into bed.
What are some of your top skincare tips to keep your skin in tip-top condition during the holiday season? Share them with us by leaving a comment below – we might just feature your tips and mention you in an upcoming feature!