Mom’s summer essentials for gorgeous skin, hair and nails

It’s almost time for your annual beach holiday! Don’t forget to pack these items in your beach bag. By Xanet Scheepers


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.

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We’ve rounded-up a list of our top ‘beach bag’ summer essentials for the holidays:

Beach bag

We love this gorgeous colourful beach bag tote from Lou Harvey! It’s perfect to hold all your summer essentials, R870. Available online from

Lou Harvey Beach Bag Tote

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.

Everyson Everyday Moisturising Lotion

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.

Rooibos Gentle Cleansing Face Wipes Hydrating

We love Placecol Excellence Pure Solution, R480 for 25ml. Available online at, 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.

Placecol Excellence Pure Solution

Pure Beginnings Eco Roll On Deodorant, R59,85. Available online at 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.

Pure Beginings Eco Roll On

Dermagen Skin Care, R468. Available online at 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.

Dermagen Formulated Skin

Hair Care

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.

Holiday nails

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!

Rocketman Gelish & Morgan Taylor Summer 2019 Collection




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