6a1e7232f88afcb550489759c766343bRepair your post-summer hair and skin...

While most of the country is back at work, a lot of us are still facing vacation blues. But as we reminisce about hours spent on the sand and under the sun, our skin and hair welcomes the reprieve.

You followed the rules of sun protection from harmful rays but you also soaked up as much as you could to get that gorgeous tan. The overdose of saltwater from the ocean and the chlorine in your pools also made your tresses appear dull, dry and brassy. Your hair can’t repair itself, your skin needs summer sun rehab and we are here to guide you in the right direction.


Freckles, age spots and blotchy skin become darker the more time we spend in the sun. We suggest investing in a hardworking spot treatment serum and/or cream. Use it at night to treat discolouration on the face, neck and chest.  

TRY: Estee Lauder Enlighten Dark Spot Correcting Night Serum (R755 30ml; R995 50ml at Estee Lauder counters/Edgars and Red Square)

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Post-summer skin also means dry and dead skin cells. Exfoliate your face and body to reveal smooth skin underneath. This process also improves the absorption of your other skincare products.

TRY: Sorbet Sensual Luxurious Oil Polish Up Salt Scrub (R45 at Sorbet Salons) for body and Neutrogena Pink Grape Fruit Daily Scrub (R89.95 at leading pharmacies and supermarkets) for face.

Your smackers are also in desperate need of moisture. Get your hands on a deeply hydrating lip repair balm with UV protection even if you don’t need it - prevention is better than cure.

TRY: Eucerin Intensive Lip Balm (R57.95 at Dis-Chem)


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Just like your body, hair needs protection from the sun too and a UV blocking styling product is the way to go before you head outdoors.

TRY: Phillip Kingsely Re-moisturizing Conditioner (R555 at selected salons).

Your hair can’t repair itself so its important to replenish any lost moisture with a hardworking hydrating hair mask weekly.

TRY: Kérastase Resistance Therapiste Masque (R425 at selected salons)

Blonde or a redhead? There’s a high chance your hair colour has somewhat lost its “oomf”. Help restore it to its former glory by heading to the salon for a glaze or gloss treatment. These are much cheaper than a full colouring session and will restore the hue of your locks while adding extra shine. Once that’s done, get your hands on a colour protecting shampoo and conditioner.

TRY: Tresemmé Color Revitalize Shampoo and Conditioner (from R82.95 each at Clicks)

But, if you are after a holistic approach to post-summer hair repair, try the new Schwarzkopf Gliss Hydra Miracle range. Enriched with hydra peptides form aloe vera essence, the Schwarzkopf Gliss Hydra Miracle Shampoo, Schwarzkopf Gliss Hydra Miracle Conditioner (R52.99, 200 ml; R66.99, 400ml) and Schwarzkopf Gliss Hydra Miracle Express-Conditioner (R89.99, 200ml) provides dehydrated hair with the moisture it needs. Its weightless formula is also infused with a liquid Keratin reconstruction to hair repairing quality in damaged areas from deep inside the follicle through to the surface.

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How are you taking of your hair BB's?

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