Beauty Clinic: I need an anti-ageing after-sun, please!
Q. Despite moisturising as usual after a day in the sun, my skin is feeling – and looking - dry. What do you suggest please? A. Most complexions get somewhat parched in the summer – when and if it’s sunny of course… - and need targeted rehydration. (That also means sipping plenty of water through the day and eating lots of water-containing vegetables and fruit.)
For topical rehydration and UV damage repair we suggest you consider one of the following:
Time Bomb Over Exposed, £39 for 40 ml, contains omega 9 essential fatty acids for restoring suppleness and also milk peptides for calming inflammation and encouraging repair. It also contains pycnogenol, a Contains omega 9’s for restoring suppleness and also milk peptides for calming inflammation and encouraging repair. Also contains pycnogenol – a potent antioxidant which encourages collagen manufacture.
This Works Energy Bank Skin Glow, £30ml for 30 ml, with hyaluronic acid to boost hydration plus vitamin C to brighten skin and green algae to provide nutrients for optimal skin function as well as calming any inflammation from sun exposure.
We also love MV Organic Skincare Rose Soothing Protective Moisturiser, £77 for 70 ml, formulated by Australian skincare expert Sharon McGlinchy, which you can boost with a couple of drops of Sharon’s pure Jojoba.
For other dry areas pharmacist Shabir Daya recommends Lanolips Golden Dry Skin Salve, £17.99 for 50 ml, with honey and medical grade lanolin.