Post-holiday beauty saviours you’ll thank us for.
You survived the 20-something-hour round trip to Bora Bora, now it’s time to go heavy-duty on hydration. Whether it’s with a hydration mask or a moisture-packed serum, re-energise your parched skin with key ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and vitamin C: they will penetrate your skin deeper than any heavy-duty face cream.
And when it comes to your lips, pucker up with a gloss and oil hybrid that smells and tastes like freshly picked fruit. Stick to the tropics like pineapple or coconut: they’ll leave your lips smooth, plump and noticeably glowing.
Now that the sangrias, daiquiris and margaritas are no more, it’s time to sip smarter and replenish your body’s natural mineral content. Boost your usual morning warm lemon water with a pinch of red chilli or cayenne pepper. Not only is it an age-old Ayurvedic cleansing ritual, but it’s also Queen Bey-approved. We also recommend supercharging your water by adding a pinch of sea or Himalayan salt. You’ll barely taste it and it will quench your thirst for longer.
Smooth, supple skin is the goal here, so stick with products that will boost your bronze-goddess-about-town look. Body oils enriched with plant oils and vitamin E will deeply nourish and condition your skin, and give you that effortless glow you spent a week in the Maldives getting. It’s no surprise that L’Occitane’s Almond Supple Skin Oil – a body oil rich in omega-3 and omega-6 that smells of sweet almonds – is a favourite among influencers and industry experts alike.
Dreaming of silky-soft bouncy waves à la beach-bound Bond girls? We hear you. The good news is that your post-island-getaway hair can be achieved with the right kind of salt spray (because not every salt spray is created equally). Find an ultra-fine mist infused with rice protein, amino acids and botanicals such as hibiscus and jasmine to give your hair a soft glimmer when the sun hits it.
Remember to work it into damp, not wet, hair – it’s when the hair is most absorbent – or try a low-fuss braided do before bed for mermaid-esque ripples when you wake. If this doesn’t take you back to the days playing poolside pin-up model , we don’t know what will.
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