Here in Auckland we’ve been treated to some incredible weather this long weekend – aren’t we lucky? Whilst I love hot days, the humidity really gets to me and I’m gonna be honest and say I’ve spent a lot of time in front of the fan instead of on the beach. I did have a couple of sun filled days at my friends pool this got me thinking of how I get my hair and skin looking 100% again after all the heat and chlorine. I have a few go-to products that I use when I’ve been swimming and hanging out in the sun so I thought I’d share these with you today!
When you’ve been swimming in the sea or a pool and laying out on the sand, your hair picks up so much dirt that isn’t the best for your scalp. I like to use this clarifying shampoo to really cleanse my scalp and get the chemicals from a pool out of my hair. This shampoo is non-stripping and leaves my hair feeling really fresh and the tingly sensation on my scalp is really nice after a hot day.
This hair mask is literally designed to be used after you’ve spent a lot of time in the sun. It’s super nourishing and controls the frizz that my hair seems to inherit after a couple of days in the sun. This makes my hair feel so moisturised and soft and it’s the perfect thing to use on my hair during the summer months.
After a tanning day I love to use a moisturising scrub in the shower. I find that scrubbing away the dry skin helps bring my tan out and who doesn’t love that? 😉
After all that scrubbin’, ya gotta follow up with some moisturiser but I absolutely HATE moisturising when it’s super hot out. I feel like i just sweat it all off again and I feel so sticky – not the goods. I’ve been using this body conditioner from Lush and it’s made it super easy to keen my skin nice and nourished without feeling sticky after a shower.
At the end of a long day in the sun, my skin needs some serious attention. I love to use Lactic Acid to help breakdown the layers of sunscreen, saltwater, chlorine and..sweat. I try to avoid anything that’s going to dry out my skin so I always follow up with a super nourishing night cream.
There’s nothing like this spray to cool down my skin if I’ve been a bit lazy with sunscreen. This spray contains aloe, herbs and rosewater which are all great at calming the skin and removing redness and irritation. I also use this after a run on a hot day and it’s the nicest feeling!
Love, Lyd x