For most of us, by the end of August, the festival season is well and truly over. Whether you were lucky enough to make it to Glastonbury, Camp Bestival, Reading or Leeds, or V Festival (or any number of lesser-known local shindigs), the chances are you’re in need of some serious relaxation to overcome the post-festival lull.
Days spent drinking in the sun, staying up late and sleeping in a tent can play havoc with your beauty routine, so we’ve got a few intense treatments to recommend to you, to try to repair some of the damage.
Milk Thistle is an herbal supplement which works wonders on the liver if you’ve been over-doing it at the festival beer-tent. Experts have concluded, after extensive testing, that milk thistle is an extremely effective against damage caused to the liver by excessive alcohol consumption. They also have little to no side-effects, and will help you to repair yourself from the inside out.
Your skin is probably the area which has suffered the most over the festival season, with limited access to proper showers and days spent in the sun, so an intensive treatment such as Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque is a must for your face. The masque contains Vitamin E and Pro-Vitamin B5 to promote healthy tissue regrowth, while soothing extracts of Licorice, Comfrey and Burdock calm the skin.
This one may sound a little icky, but believe us, it works! Your hair is probably suffering from over-exposure to the sun, too much dry shampoo and very little washing, so you’ll need something to add moisture and begin the process of repair. Slathering mayonnaise on your head may not be your idea of fun, but the combination of egg protein and oil will work wonders on your frizzy mop.
If you’ve been doing the whole festival thing right, you’ll have been getting your hands dirty in a number of ways, from tent pitching to outdoor cooking. All of this is great for feeling like Ed Stafford, but not so great for your nails. Decleor Ongles Nail Oil is a serum which helps to restore your nails to their former glory with a concentration of pure essential oils which soften cuticles, strengthen nails and restore vitality to weak and brittle talons.
It’s not just your face that needs care after sun exposure, and we all know how easy it is to forget to re-apply sunscreen when our favourite band is on stage (although, slapped wrists from us if you didn’t wear any at all!). Dermalogica After Sun Repair is a treatment balm which helsp to soothe and repair skin which has been exposed to UV rays and contains a unique Reparative Complex which helps protect cell proteins from further damage.