Summer is our favourite season, and with beach days, long weekends and BBQs on the agenda, there’s no question why. But while the holiday vibes are bright, the sunniest months of the year can take their toll on skin and hair – and we’re not just talking sun damage. So you can enjoy summer and look your best, we’ve rounded up the most effective tips for beautifully surviving even the hottest of days.
While the sun naturally brightens hair, it's nice to also give it a boost to complement a healthy glow and summer wardrobe. We love Klorane Sun Lightening Spray from Wizard Pharmacy. A healthy botanical formulation, it taps into chamomile extract to accentuate pigment, resulting in a brighter more beautiful tone.
Slather on Sunscreen
Sunscreen is finally cool again! We love Avene Sunscreen Spray SPF 50+ from Wizard Pharmacy for face and body. A matte formula that brightens skin tone, it’s feather-light, translucent formula feels comfortable (not greasy) and is simply sprayed on for a mess-free application.
Upgrade your mascara for an effective waterproof version. Not just for tropical holidays, BOURJOIS Volume Reveal Waterproof Mascara from Priceline is a smudge and tear-proof formula that will see you through the most humid heatwaves. It even features a 3X zoom mirror and unique two-tier brush, making it the perfect on-the-go mascara!
Smooth and hydrate with a hard-working body scrub like Noosa Basics Body Scrub from Wizard Pharmacy. Highly detoxifying, it contains activated charcoal, ground coffee, apricot shell and desiccated coconut that exfoliates and nourishes simultaneously. Finish with a slather of L'Occitane Shea Ultra Rich Body Cream. Enriched with a high concentration of Shea Butter, it hydrates for up to 72 hours. Magic!
Treat your hair
A weekly treatment is key to maintaining healthy hair. We love sans [ceuticals] Nourishing Hair Hydratant Ultra+ from Mecca Maxima. Formulated with Baobab extract, shea butter and hibiscus extract, it contains four times the valuable ingredients of most conditioners, leaving hair silky soft. Apply after washing and cover with a shower cap. It helps the treatment penetrate hair follicles more effectively.
Soothe sensitive chapped lips with Endota Lips from Endota Spa that hydrates and repairs thanks to pure medicinal-grade lanolin. Choose between natural or coral tinted and stash one in every handbag.
Prevent excess shine without leaving a powdery cast with Clinique Superpowder Double Face Powder from Myer. Lightweight, it provides good coverage whilst providing a lit-from-within-glow. Its matte natural finish locks in makeup too.
After the beach, Aqua Reotier Hydrating Mist from L’Occitane will help soothe and cool skin. Calcium-rich Réotier water and powerful hyaluronic acid brightens and hydrates skin for the ultimate post-sun treat.