The time has come to say our final goodbyes to Summer *tear*, and hello to that cool Autumn breeze! Although the warm time of the year can leave us feeling ‘laxed’, spending too much time in the sun, combined with a lazy beauty routine can leave your hair feeling dry and lifeless, and your skin dehydrated (and perhaps a little TOO sun-kissed).
To help you bounce back to your fabulous selves, we’ve created the ultimate post-summer rehab guide! Work these essential treatments into your weekly beauty regime, and you will be ready to face the cooler months in no time… Any excuse to be pampered right?!
After a season’s worth of sun exposure, salt water and frizz-inducing humidity, your mane has most likely taken a beating, especially if it’s colour treated! First things first, it’s time to address those split ends. If left alone, they will continue to split and will reduce the rate of growth.
We recommend a good trim (of course), in addition to a Olaplex Complete Treatment from Lyla Clare. This treatment is the hottest new craze in the hair world. It claims to reconnect broken hair bonds, which limits damage to hair during or after colouring and is especially useful for those with post-summer damage.
What better excuse for a facial than the transitioning season? After a month of lying in the sun and one too many cocktails, pigmentation and acne are not uncommon. Fall is also the most common time of the year for breakouts, and the best way to manage it, along with a killer rejuvenating facial, is to incorporate a mask into your current skin care regimen.
Head to Waterlily for their new seasonal spa facial! Infusing exotic Marula Oil, which is rich in omega 9, with local artisan honey from Bee One Third… The perfect combination right?! The facial includes immune boosting beta glucan, colloidal oatmeal, raw cacao and a concentrate of anti-ageing vitamins for a treatment that not only promises instantly visible results, but induces the ultimate sensory spa journey.
Step #1. We all know that Summer skin ultimately leads to dry skin, especially entering the fall season, or if you’ve had a handful of long haul flights.
Endota Spa offers a 75 minute “Moisturise” body treatment that replenishes lost moisture with an intensely hydrating body treatment including a honey exfoliation, yoghurt cocoon and moisturise. But wait… There’s more!
Step #2. After caring for your skin, one must consider maintaining a healthy glow and Outshine have your back!
Nothing says, “I just got back from vacay”, more than accidental tan lines, or perhaps you’ve come straight from the snow and are paler than when you left. Wherever you’ve been, smooth out that tan with a spray. Outshine are renowned for their natural-looking, glowing spray tans. We’ll be there through Autumn, Winter and all the way through ‘til next Summer… See you there!
No perfect time like the present to use that foot spa voucher you got for Christmas! All the time you spent lying outside and walking along the beach are to blame for dry, cracked feet by Summer’s end.
A treatment at the Thai Foot Spa starts with a Thai foot soak and scrub, followed with a traditional Thai foot massage infused with aromatic essential oils and healing Asian reflexology, and finished with a hot towel foot wrap. You’ll be back wearing your pumps in no time!
Apologies in advance for mentioning the ‘F’ word, however dedication to fitness, inner health and wellbeing of our bodies should not disappear along with the swimsuit season. lululemon athletica offers two complimentary yoga classes every Sunday morning from 7am-8am and 8.30-9.30am. Pickup some new activewear, whip it on and get movin’. Head up to Pineapple Express after for an Acai Bowl for the perfect Sunday morning… Namaste!
Article by Lucy Applegarth
March 9, 2016