Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

It's Restore, Revive and Repair Time; Undo the Damage Caused by Heatwaves and Holidays. Lisa Haynes Prescribes Post-Sun Beauty Cures for Skin and Hair

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

It's Restore, Revive and Repair Time; Undo the Damage Caused by Heatwaves and Holidays. Lisa Haynes Prescribes Post-Sun Beauty Cures for Skin and Hair

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Byline: Lisa Haynes

FRIDGE magnets and postcards may not be the only mementos of your summer holiday. Frizzy locks and sun-parched skin are common after-effects of a sun-filled vacation period.

You may be looking tanned and gorgeous as summer draws to an end, but that 'healthy glow' is actually a sign that your skin is responding to UV damage, when melanin (our body's natural sunscreen) moves towards the outer layers of the skin, making it darker.

Restore and revive with these post-sun saviours.

FRAZZLED HAIR SYMPTOMS: Frizzy texture, split ends and a dehydrated mane thanks to UV exposure and excessive heat. SOLUTION: "Treat your hair to a nourishing weekly intensive treatment or mask that will feed your tresses," recommends Norris Ogario, founder and creative director of Ogario salon.

"For added therapy, pop on a shower cap after applying the mask to trap in the moisture and encourage the ingredients to absorb faster and penetrate deeper into the shaft to leave locks shiny and manageable."

SOS: There's only one thing for it if your ends are looking beyond repair - a trim. Split ends will impede healthy growth so just half an inch snipped off will make your hair stronger in the long run.

BURNT-OUT SKIN SYMPTOMS: Dull, dry and lacklustre skin due to a build-up of sunscreen over the summer. SOLUTION: "Use a gentle body exfoliator that contains alpha hydroxy acids or fruit enzymes that will help purge product build-up and remove dead skin cells to pep up bronzed limbs," suggests Jill Zander, founder of Jill Zander Skin Rejuvenation Clinic.

"If you want to keep skin soft, smooth and glowing, a tan extender will also help boost your glow." SOS: Embrace a body oil daily, using on slightly damp skin for extra absorption.

Choose one with restorative ingredients such as evening primrose to boost your skin's structure and elasticity. …

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