It’s nearly the end of August and we’re creeping slowly but steadily towards the end of summer. And while a part of us secretly looks forward to pulling out the winter wardrobe and welcoming red wine back in to our evenings, for as long as it’s August we’ll be clinging on to every drop of summer and desperately attempting to keep that summer feeling (and glow!). So, if like us, you want to recreate that summer holiday feeling, one last time, before you bring out the leather leggings and Malbec, read on to find out how…
Recreate the detoxifying qualities of the sea
The natural salts of the sea have a detoxifying quality on your body, helping to cleanse the skin of toxins and naturally solving a host of skin issues. If you want your evening bath to have the same effect, use a product that encourages detoxification, such as Miss Patisserie Sea Salt Bath Melt* **, which are full of detoxifying salts, antioxidants and minerals. We love that – unlike most bath salts- they also have the same fresh salty smell of the sea, for added holiday nostalgia.
Pick products that smell of summer
Look for certain ingredients within products that will evoke memories of summer: generally anything coconut-scented will make you think of suncream (and pina coladas) and look for notes of citrus, such as mandarin and lemon, and floral hints of jasmine and neroli if you want to be transported back to the Med (even if it is only in the mind). Our favorite coconut-scented post-holiday product is Hawaiian Tropic Body Butter which we like to layer with the summery scent of Tom Ford’s Neroli Portofino.
Use a body oil
When it comes to winter we tend to favour the skin-nourishing quality of body butters and rich creams over oils, which strip away the fake tan we rely on over winter. Dedicate the next couple of weeks to using plenty of gloss-giving skin oils and relish in the tan-enhancing, sheeny glow they bask your skin in. Nuxe Dry Oil Huile Prodigieuse Or is our favorite, for its tiny shimmering particles that illuminate the skin so fabulously.
How do you recreate that summer feeling after a holiday? Tell us below….
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