The sun can't seem to make up its mind this week but I'm hoping that the heatwave returns soon because everything seems better when the sun is shining! When we came home from Majorca last month, the weather was so good that it felt like we were still on holiday - well apart from the fact that we don't have a pool to cool down in! In order to maintain my tan but also to inject some moisture back into my skin, I have been reaching for a number of products that I want to share with you today. They're not necessarily just post-holiday products - anybody who has experienced the high temperatures that we've had over the past few weeks will love them!
A good hair mask is a great way of repairing the hair and nourishing it. The one I have been using for the past few weeks is Kevin Murphy Angel Masque. This is the first product I've tried from this brand and I am seriously impressed. It doesn't weigh the hair down at all and isn't difficult to rinse out of the hair. I apply and leave to work for around 15 minutes and when I rinse it, my hair is so soft and silky. My tangle teezer just glides through my hair with absolute ease and when I dry my hair, it is smooth and looks glossy.
The perfect mask to use is Oskia Renaissance Mask because it deeply cleanses, exfoliates and hydrates the skin. It ticks every box and skin always looks radiant and bright and feels soft and smooth when I use this mask. Even well protected skin can feel parched so a moisturiser like L'Occitane Aqua Réotier Ultra Thirst Quenching Cream is ideal because it instantly nourishes the skin, quenching its thirst without feeling heavy or leaving a film on the skin. It's also very cooling on the skin so it's ideal for hot days! An alternative is an oil and a set that I recommend is from Disciple, which contains two 10ml bottles, one for morning and one for night. This is a great little set because it's inexpensive and a great way to see if the products suit your skin. Good Skin Day Oil contains turmeric oil, which is brilliant for reducing inflammation and cucumber oil to soothe and hydrate the skin. The Dreamy Skin Night Oil contains rosehip seed oil, which nourishes the skin and improves elasticity and retinyl, which is a form of Vitamin A. This repairs and renews the skin, which also firms the skin to make it look more youthful. If you are new to oils, this is a great set to start with!
I know that when you have a tan, the temptation is not to scrub your skin in case you get rid of it but actually, exfoliating your skin will help to prolong your tan and make it look fresher. I recently repurchased Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bod Buff, which is both a scrub and mask that leaves the skin really smooth, soft and glowing. Margaret Dabbs Foot Hygiene Cream is more than just a foot cream because it contains salicylic acid, which is a chemical exfoliator and it also contains tea tree oil, which helps to fight fungal infections and emu oil to nourish the skin. It's a solid balm that dissolves into an oil when massaged into the skin leaving the feet smooth and soft. To nourish my body, I like to use both oils and lotions. A body oil always firms and nourishes the skin and my current go-to is L'Occitane Supple Skin Oil. This is really lightweight but intensely nourishing - in fact my skin feels just as soft 24 hours after application. I particularly like to use it on my stomach and thighs as it increases elasticity in the skin. For the rest of my body, a good lotion is needed - one that absorbs quickly and easily. I'm still loving Lancaster Tan Maximiser because it really prolongs my ran and moisturises my skin. A budget alternative is any Mixa body lotion - they won't necessarily prolong a tan but they will intensely nourish the skin leaving smooth and soft to touch.
Have you been enjoying the sunny days? What do you do use to replenish your skin and hair after a few days in the sun? I'd love to hear!
Thanks for reading!