Sun, sea, sand…. it’s almost time for your beach holiday! While we all relax a little diet wise over the holidays, it’s important not to do the same with your skin, hair and nails. Spending most of the time outdoors, frolicking in the water with the kids, takes its toll, so it’s best to be prepared for your summer holiday so you can still look and feel your best when it’s time to go home.
We’ve rounded-up a list of our top ‘beach bag’ summer essentials for the holidays:
We love this gorgeous colourful beach bag tote from Lou Harvey! It’s perfect to hold all your summer essentials, R870. Available online from louharvey.co.za.
Caring for your skin
We love Everysun’s new Everyday Moisturising Lotion SPF20, R49.99 for 200ml. Available from leading retailers.
It is a two-in-one product specifically formulated to moisturise the skin and protect it against daily sun-induced damage. It’s fast absorbing, promotes even-toned skin and will leave your skin feeling hydrated, smooth and protected, providing 24-hour hydration. You can also use it for your face.
We love the African Extracts Rooibos Cleansing Facial Wipes, R42.99 for 25. Available from selected pharmacies, Clicks and Dis-Chem stores as well as major super markets.
Cleansing wipes are a must-have! They’re perfect for using at the gym, at the office, to remove waterproof make-up and even clean sticky little toddler hands when you run out of wet wipes. African Extract Rooibos has four new wipes tailored for every skin type – spot control, hydrating, sensitive and all skin types. The wipes are paraben-free and contain no alcohol or fragrance. They’re endorsed by Beauty Without Cruelty and made in South Africa.
We love Placecol Excellence Pure Solution, R480 for 25ml. Available online at placecol.com, or click here for a stockist near you.
This product contains 11 active ingredients to regulate sebum production, tighten pores, reduce break-outs and improve your skin’s texture. Apply in the morning and evening on problem areas or as often as needed.
Pure Beginnings Eco Roll On Deodorant, R59,85. Available online at purebeginnings.co.za or click here to find a stockist near you.
The Pure Beginnings Eco Roll On Deodorant is aluminum free and contains sodium bicarbonate as a natural deodoriser to target the bacteria that cause body odour.
Dermagen Skin Care, R468. Available online at fusionlabs.com or click here to find a stockist near you.
Dermagen is a revolutionary concept in skin care developed by Fusion Laboratories. Containing glutathione, collagen and co enzyme Q10, its scientific formula is designed to detoxify the skin, treat certain skin disorders, enhance skin clarity, improve skin tone and elasticity and reduce visible signs of ageing. One capsule taken daily boosts your skin’s metabolism and delivers essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants for optimal skin conditioning.
I’ve been using this product for a month now and can really see a huge difference in my skin tone. I really struggled with break-outs because I am quite active, but since using this product, the break-outs are significantly less.
We love L’Oreal Botanicals Fresh Care Argan & Safflower Nourishing Potion, R179.99 for 125ml. Available from selected pharmacies and Dis-Chem stores.
Too much sun and water tend to dry out the hair. This is why we love L’Oreal’s Fresh Care Potions. The Argan & Safflower range is specifically formulated for dry hair. Simply apply a small amount of the potion to wet hair before blow-drying, or apply on dry hair to protect it from daily aggressions. There’s also a great shampoo, conditioner and mask in the range.
We love the Rocketman Gelish & Morgan Taylor Summer 2019 Collection, R163 per bottle. Available at salons, spas and retailers nationwide.
The Rocketman collection features seven iconic shades ranging from ultra-bright pinks to rich purples and teals. The bright summer shades are complemented by Bedazzle Me, a luxe glitter overlay which gives each shade its own moment to sparkle and shine. We can’t think of a better way to get into that holiday mood!
Xanet is an award-winning journalist and Living and Loving’s digital editor. She has won numerous awards for her health and wellness articles and was a finalist for the Discovery Journalist of the Year in 2009 and again in 2011 for the Discovery Best Health Consumer Reporting and Feature Writing category. She is responsible for our online presence across social media channels and makes sure our moms have fresh and interesting articles to read every day. Learn more about Xanet Scheepers.