Post-Holiday Skincare Heroes

I hope you’ve enjoyed a long hot summer of fun – I have! But now that summer is almost over, it’s time to give your skin some TLC. Sun exposure and heat can play havoc with your complexion so some deep cleansing and moisturisation are definitely in order.

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If your skin is feeling the effects of summer, the chances are you might be seeing some extra dryness, pigmentation or redness. City pollution can also be heightened in the summer, so even if you didn’t manage to escape for a break, your skin may be feeling the effects with roughness, dryness and premature ageing all linked to free radical damage. The solution? It’s time for some post-holiday skincare heroes! Try these products and skin treats to get your skin back in tip-top condition.

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My Pick: Post-Holiday Skincare Products

111Skin Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask Box

An absolute cult-classic and for good reason, this sheet mask treatment is one of the quickest ways to give dry, frazzled skin a boost. With 24-carat gold and rose Damascus extract plus cooling hydrogel technology, this is the post-holiday holiday in a box that your skin needs to recover.

Sarah Chapman Overnight Facial

One of my favourite everyday products, this is a must for getting your skin back to its best after a holiday. A serum-oil formula packed with soothing anti-inflammatory ingredients and nourishing essential oils, it will work overnight to soften and smooth skin.

Susanne Kaufmann After Sun Gel

This after sun soothing gel is enriched with aloe vera to hydrate your skin and calm irritation and redness, while also boosting collagen production. If you’ve overdone it with sun exposure on your holiday, this is just the rescue remedy you need.

Mauli Rituals Radiance Exfoliant & Mask

A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that you shouldn’t exfoliate if you’re suffering with dry skin. But a deep exfoliation treatment is a great idea for post-holiday skin, and this powdered clay formula features ground turmeric, rose petals and sandalwood, to draw out impurities and refresh skin in need of a pick-me-up.

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum

This potent vitamin C serum is the perfect option for repairing and pepping up post-holiday sun-damaged skin. Packed with antioxidants, essential nutrients and fruit enzymes, it will firm and brighten the complexion while combatting the signs of ageing.

Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Cell Repair Night Oil

If you usually avoid skincare oils because they are too rich, post-holiday might be the perfect time to introduce one into your routine. This probiotic option by Aurelia features a calming, soothing blend of essential oils to not only calm damaged skin but help send you off to sleep, too.

Facial Pick-Me-Up

Once your skin has recovered from any sunburn, soreness and dryness, it’s worth treating your skin to a facial to give your complexion a professional boost. Try the Susanne Kaufmann Bespoke Rejuvenating Facial at Dr Colbert’s NYDG in New York or check out my pick of facials in London and New York.

TOP TIP: It goes without saying that the end of summer shouldn’t spell the end of your SPF regime, so ensure you’re still applying daily protection and drinking plenty of water to ensure your skin remains hydrated from the inside out.

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