Get back to your body looking beautiful
Early morning sunsets, late-night cocktails and endless lazy days by the pool: your holiday may have been everything and more, but now it’s time to get back to reality and give your body the post-holiday detox it deserves.
1. No More Dramas
If you just so happened to cheat that all-over natural glow on holiday, No More Dramas needs to become a part of your beauty regime, now. The tan corrector gel instantly removes streaks and unsightly tan remnants, with zero effort required. Loved by celebs including TOWIE’S Jessica Wright, the Irish brand is free from parabens and carcinogens and is instead rich in vitamins as well as exotic ingredients including cocoa butter and raspberry seed powder. Apply to damp skin using an exfoliating glove. At €14, including delivery charge, it’s an absolute must-buy. www.nomoredramas.ie
2. Lancôme ‘Nutrix’ Royal Body Cream €39.30
You may have upped your moisturising game but regardless of this your skin is going to need some extra TLC because of the dehydrating effects of the sun. Lancôme’s ‘Nutrix’ Royal Body Cream instantly relieves uncomfortable tightness and smooths the roughness caused by dehydration. The unique technology, enriched with Royal Jelly, supplements skin’s own natural lipids for intense hydration.
3. Lycon’s Sugar Scrub €19.95
Before you moisturise try this to remove dead skin. Following a cool shower (too-hot water can irritate scrubbed skin), load a textured massage glove or cloth with the scrub to gently exfoliate and moisturise at the same time. The oil-free scrub is perfect for dislodging in-grown hairs after waxing or shaving and will allow the moisturiser to properly penetrate the skin. Available from leading beauty salons nationwide as well as Brazilia in South William Street and Sandyford Office Park. www.lycon.ie
4. Clarsonic Smart Pedi wet/dry buffing brush head €30.67
Going barefoot on the sand or hot-footing it from the pool to the bar can mean that your feet get a raw deal. When a normal exfoliator just won’t cut it, Clarisonic’s SMART Pedi Wet/Dry Buffing Brush Head features a combination of short, rigid filament bristles and longer flexible bristles that thoroughly exfoliate and buff dry, cracked feet. How to use: Each day scrub awayset-in debris and smooth dry, rough skin with the Wet/Dry Buffing Brush Head. Follow with a balm to hydrate.
5. Ciate Nail Gym Strengthening
Whether you opt for shellac, plump for gel nails, or a pre-holiday pedicure, your nails are going to need some immediate attention. Ciaté London has developed the ultimate strength builder for your talons. This intensive treatment has been specially formulated using advanced oxygen technology and patented Hexanal to transform weak nails into strong, healthy nails. Apply twice a week for best results.
6. Kiehl’s Olive Fruit Oil Repairing Hair Masque €23.96
You know that your hair is often the first casualty when it comes to your holiday beauty prep. From chlorine-filled pools, to damaging hair curlers and straighteners, once the holiday ends it’s time to give your locks some downtime. Kiehl’s Olive Fruit Oil Repairing Hair Masque is the perfect hair pick-me-up. Formulated for dehydrated, under-nourished and damaged hair, this reparative masque provides intense conditioning, helping to repair severely weakened hair fibers by restoring its moisture content. Ideal for hair weakened by overexposure to sun, chemical-processing or excessive heat styling.