Skin Care

Fight Skin Damage Post-Beach Time!

A day at the beach is great fun until you get home tired, tanned, and possibly sunburnt. Having another event to get to after your beach trip can only make matters worse. Don’t worry! Just follow these simple post-beach beauty tips to revive your look without spending too much time.

Shower Right Away

As soon as you’re back home from the beach, get in the shower to wash off all the salt, sand, sweat, and sunscreen. Use a gentle cleansing product so as to not damage your parched skin. Go for a pH neutral soap or shower gel rich in soothing active ingredients. Avoid any face/body scrubs as they’re often too harsh for skin that has been out in the sun for too long. Wash your hair using a gentle shampoo and repairing conditioner so you do not strip the hair shaft of its natural protection.

Bring Back the Moisture

Calm your skin with a moisturiser that nourishes your skin and gives it a boost of hydration. Apply a generous amount of an after-sun product or a rich body lotion all over your body to soothe your skin. For your face, look for a lightweight moisturizer that provides your skin the hydration without feeling heavy on your skin. The new L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro-Essence has a unique water-like consistency that penetrates up to 10 skin layers to reveal bright, radiant, crystal clear skin with improved moisture retention. The salicylic acid in the Micro-Essence accelerates skin renewal and mildly exfoliates to refine pores and skin texture. Bring back the shine in your hair and give it a nutritional boost with non-sticky hair oil. Don't overdo it – too much hair oil will make your hair look greasy and flat.

Accentuate Your Sun-kissed Look with Makeup

Highlight your natural sun-kissed face with a non-comedogenic face oil to add a glow-from-within look. Go easy on the base makeup and use a mattifying base to get rid of any excess shine. Apply a light dab of bronzer and a warm peachy blush to emphasize the warm glow on your cheeks. Add a thick coat of mascara for a wide-eyed look and finish your look with a dash of coral or nude lips. You’ve just transformed your natural beach glow to a perfect after-party look.

While soaking up some vitamin D (and Vitamin Sea!) is a great way to spend a lazy day, the sea, sun, and sand can wreak havoc on your skin and hair if uncared for. Replenish your hair and skin after a fun day at the beach with these simple skincare tips and look great.