Once the tan fades it’s time to call in the hardest working beauty products to restore, refresh and rejuvenate. We asked HELEN GOUGH, from Harvey Nichols Birmingham, to share her favourite skincare saviours
Your summer holiday may well have left you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, but chances are that gorgeous summer glow hides a multitude of sins. Too much sun, sea and soaring temperatures can have quite a drying effect on our skin. So once the colour starts to fade, it’s time to pull out beauty’s big guns to face up to those post-holiday issues.
ESPA’s Skin Rescue Balm, £28, soothes, protects and strengthens dry or sensitive skin. Blackcurrant seed, vine extract and essential oils replenish while sea fennel restores and protects.
Give your skin a deep down cleanse with Rodial Super Acids X-treme After Party Scrub, £45. Purifying clay beads buff away dead skin and unclog pores while glycolic and salicylic acids work to deeply cleanse.
The multi-tasking Nourishing Cleansing Oil from Skin Laundry, £26, removes stubborn dirt and impurities leaving your skin clean, healthy and hydrated. Tea tree oil helps fight breakouts and blemishes.
Refreshingly lush and lightweight, Estée Lauder NightWear Plus Anti-Oxidant Detox Crème, £48, helps detox your skin; purifying and refinishing, and visibly reducing pores.
The powerful La Mer Brilliance Brightening Mask, £200, brightens and softens skin to reveal a more luminous look. Tone is more even, texture smoother and pores are minimised.
Exfoliate and soothe skin as you sleep with Pixi Overnight Glow Serum, £26. It’s formulated with 10% glycolic acid and arginine to reduce the appearance of fine lines and fade sun spots.
A holistic toner and serum in one, Orveda’s The Healing Sap, £125, improves hydration for up to eight hours, illuminates, smoothes and brightens, while re-balancing skin tones.
All products are available from the Beauty department at Harvey Nichols Birmingham or online at harveynichols.com