Dare To Bare: Holiday Beauty Essentials

A guide to summer beauty essentials by Sutherlands Hair and Beauty

July signals the start of holiday season. If you’ve been hiding your body away under layers of clothes during the winter months, getting yourself ready for the beach can seem like a daunting task. Sutherlands Hair and Beauty is your one-stop shop for everything you need this summer. We’ve picked out the best products to get you beach ready with minimal fuss.

Sun, air-conditioning and swimming pools can wreck havoc with your hair. The key is to nourish before, during and after exposure to the elements. Thankfully the Wella Team have created the perfect kit for those off to sunnier shores. With a full sized shampoo and conditioner specifically formulated to protect and nourish sun stressed locks, sun protection spray and styling products, the Wella Sun Kit contains everything you need to keep your hair looking fabulous during your getaway. Better yet, the kit is currently just £30, a total saving of £49.90!

Exfoliation is key if you are bearing your body this summer. Not only is it a great way to shift dead skin cells and brighten skin but it also boosts the lymphatic system improving circulation and shifting dreaded cellulite. The Decleor Relax Intense Fruit Seed Scrub (£25) will gently eliminate dead skin cells leaving skin soft, silky and glowing.
If you wax prior to your holiday, the lumps and bumps associated with ingrown hairs can become a real problem. Pick up Lycon Anti Bump Foaming Gel (£12.99) to minimise the appearance of ingrown hairs, blemishes and congested pores.
We know too much sun exposure is bad for our skin. More of us than ever are choosing to fake our glow when we hit the beach. If you would prefer to achieve your sun kissed skin from a bottle, the Fake Bake Travel Kit is your ideal travel companion. With travel friendly sized Lavender Crème Body Scrub, Flawless Self Tan Liquid and Oil-free Moisturiser, you’ll have all you need to keep you bronzed throughout your holiday for just £25.

No one should jet off without a good SPF. St Tropez SPF 30 High Protection for Body (£20) protects against both UVA and UVB rays as well as boosting Melanobronze; an innovative ingredient that gently stimulates the body’s own melanin production to naturally enhance your own tan.

The skin on our face is most exposed to the elements and requires extra special care. Choose sun protection specifically targeted to the face with a higher SPF like Aroma Sun Expert by Decleor in SPF 50. A combined SPF and anti-wrinkle cream the formula will filter UVA and UVB light while a DNA Protection Complex protects the skin from premature ageing. Follow it up with the Aroma Sun Expert High Repair After-Sun Balm. Packed full of soothing plant extracts and nourishing oils, the formula will deeply nourish skin that has received a little too much sun exposure.

Finally, don’t forget to protect your lips. Korres Mandarin Lip Butters are not only paraben and silicone-free, they also contain SPF 15. Available in a wide range of shades, the butter can protect while providing a slick wash of colour.