I’ve written quite a bit about sun care and SPF as part of my Holiday Heroes series, with this post looking at some of the finishing touches that can enhance the other products that fall under the sun care umbrella. When I return from holiday, I’ll do an overview of all the products that actually got used whilst I was away.
I think hair can easily be neglected in the sun, but I try really hard to keep a close eye on mine, especially as it’s quite heavily bleached and I tend to favour cooler blonde tones which can easily get tainted by sunlight. Aveda do some great sun care for hair, such as their Sun Care Protective Hair Veil, which is a waterproof hair protector that should help keep hair healthy and stop it drying out in the sun. It’s £22.50 here – link. The Aveda Sun Care After-Sun Care Mask is the perfect product for when you feel your poor hair has suffered in the sun, as this will replace the moisture and get it back to its pre-sun condition. It’s £25 here – link. The Korres Red Vine Hair Sun Protection is a nourishing and hydrating spray that promises to protect hair from sun damage and is particularly kind to coloured hair. It’s £10 here – link.
After sun is one of those products that never occurs to me to pack, yet I almost always find a need for it. Consequently, I’ve made a point of including some in my luggage this year to make sure I have it to hand. The Mary Kay Sun Care After-Sun Replenishing Gel is pretty much as it sounds; a lightweight gel that provides a soothing hydration in a gel format. It’s £12 here – link. The Ultrasun Sun Protection After Sun is your run-of-the-mill aftersun with no bells and whistles, just lightly hydrating, soothing and calming, making it a great choice for all the family. You can pick up a duo for £27 from QVC UK here – link. The Filorga UV Bronze After Sun is a really interesting product, as it promises to boost your tan without the inclusion of self-tanner or DHA in the ingredients. The formula is a combination of oils and hyaluronic acid, so it might just be a case of promoting skins optimum health so it has the best chance of developing a colour…who knows!? It’s an interesting product, and I shall give it a go on holiday. It’s £25 here – link.
I’ve actually already tried the St Moriz Advanced Pro Tan Boosting Facial Serum and my advice would be to ease yourself in gently as this stuff is powerful! I went in with three drops the first time and I was extremely dark the next day (you mix the drops with your moisturiser) so start off with a single drop and see how you get on – having read some other reviews, it seems to be a case of finding your magic mix, then this product becomes a star, but I thought I’d include it as it’s a great way to get a glow going pre-holiday without having to make any major adjustments to your skincare routine. Find it here – link – for £8.99.