Post-summer Time for post-holiday repair! Pamper your dehydrated, sun-damaged skin with these
rejuvenating tips from Aspen Weatherburn fter all the hard work of attaining and maintaining your summer body. you may be relieved autumn is here and you can finally have a break from high-maintenance beauty regimes. Well. think again! Summer sun, sea and sport wreaks all sorts of damage on skin, and you need to start the repair work straight away. 'By the end of summer. hot drying air is bound to have dehydrated your skin,
it leaves your skin looking firmer and feeling softer. Exfoliation should be followed by lots of intensely nourishing and repairing products, applied frequently. When it comes to facial care, back up exfoliating and moisturising with a weekly rehydrating and repairing mask, says van Eyssen.TryElemis Herbal Lavender Repair Mask (£21.50, 01278 727830) for a gentle healing treatment.
making it more prone to damage, cracking and irritation: explains Rene van Eyssen,head therapist at the Jurlique Day Spa and Sanctuary in London (020 8995 2293). Your main focus now, says van Eyssen,needs to be rehydration, nourishment and repair.
To help provide the essential nourishment your dehydrated
Moisturiser (£18) is a great choice, Butter
which boosts skin elasticity and moisture levels - as a beauty ingredient so why not be a trendsetter? If you're a fan of body oils, the best one for this time of year is Neal's Yard Remedies Organic Rosehip Seed Oil (£13.50, 01747 834634). Itcontains a high proportion of essential fatty acids healthy skin. It's particularly good for anyone who's been
- vital for maintaining
Or Hauschka Rose Body
smells beautiful. The first step is gentle exfoliation.
skin needs, you could
opt for an oil, a butter. a balm, or a
Green People's Body
Soothing (£14.99) contains 3, 6 and 9 rich fatty acids to
long as you're not sunburnt, it.s best to
revive dry skin. A cheaper
smooth away any dry or peeling
Skin Firming Body Balm (£4.45, exclusively
alone may not be enough. Guinot
at Boots), which smells fab and contains
recommends applying a serum beneath a mask to provide an intensive boost for dehydrated skin. Check out Serum Hydra
Try Green People' Sugar Scrub - Soothing (£14.99),
raw cane sugar.
essential oils and olive leaf extract to protect
option is Lirene
exposed to sun from an early age. or if you're worried about sun damage. For the face, after a long hot summer, the use of a moisturiser and mask
shea butter. All these moisturising products will help you retain your tan.
You could also try Jurlique OPC Body
Monoi Moisture Melt (£27.50),
Exfoliating Gel (£15.75. 0870-7700980).
leaves skin super soft, or REN Wild Yam
Beaute (£45.75, 0800-590 094). For the ultimate rehydrating spa treatment try Jurlique's Warm Oil Body
Wrap (£59.50). Thishour-long treat uses
2256 6000). It's fairly pricey, but REN is
to help regenerate
Laura Mercier's Clementine (£35,02087402085)
smells divine, and
four of the Thiscooling mask provides a high level of hydration, and is particularly good for oily skinthat has suffered from the drying effects of summer.
You could try Elemis Exotic Frangipani
7 Repair Cream
the first company
to use Wild Yam
best"~JI Great for those with sensitive skin, this mask contains extract
organic lavender oil to restore irritated skin. perfect after excess sun exposure.
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