The best tips and tricks for un-doing summer sun damage...
Sun-drenched holidays hit your skin hard. Yes we wouldn’t be without them, but when you factor in the sun damage, the pool chlorine, sea salt and hiked up temperatures, you can be pretty certain you’re going to step off the plane with skin that’s more than a little bit in need of some TLC.
It doesn’t stop at dry skin and a bit of redness from the sun, just FYI. Recycled plane air, sweat and sun cream all clog up pores and bring a few breakouts closer to hand, help! Dried out skin can also suffer from a collagen breakdown below the surface too, that means a few more fine lines and deep wrinkles, then there’s the age spots. The sun causes pigment cells in your skin to multiply and cluster together, did someone call for a lightening serum?! And there’s more. UV rays can cause tiny little blood vessels to rise to the surface of your skin and sometimes burst, giving you a neat little cluster of tiny red veins on display. Oh and if you’re super unlucky, a spattering of sunburn. That’s your lot. Marvellous! Thing is, there’s a fair bit we can do to UN-do that bit of summer sun damage, and here’s what…
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Moisturiser, £12.99
Get rid of those newly formed craggy lines with a moisturiser that packs a serious hydration punch without leaving a greasy residue, gel formulas work best for summer, we love Neutrogena’s latest addition!
Naissance Aloe Vera Gel, £1.99
If you’ve caught a bit of sunburn, reach straight for the aloe vera gel, it’s a celeb favourite, and a classic way of soothing and calming your skin.
B. Flawless Targetted Wrinkle Filler, 9.99
Crows feet from squinting in the bright bright sun? B. Flawless Targeted Wrinkle Filler from Superdrug is your answer!
Melvita Damask Rose Floral Water, £9
A hydrating face spray made with calming ingredients like the rose water in Melvita’s Damask Rose version is a great way to tone down the appearance of broken blood vessels, keep it in the fridge for an extra hit of cool too.
Super Facialist by Una Brennan Salicylic Acid Pore Purifying Clay Mask, £9.99
Unclog those pores in an instant with this deep cleansing clay mask from the Super Facialist by Una Brenan range.
The Body Shop Drops of Light Brightening Serum, £25
Keep your summer glow age spot free with this magic-working brightening serum from The Body Shop, it’ll tone down their appearance with regular use.