The Ten Best: Summer SOS Products

Fix frazzled hair, sun-stressed skin and a rapidly-fading tan
Fix frazzled hair, sun-stressed skin and a rapidly-fading tan

From broken bones to new beginnings

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Things to make life better and easier for you.

1 Prolong and enhance your summer glow with Famous Dave’s Gradual 10 Self Tanner And Tan Extender.

Ingredients like aloe vera, cocoa butter and vitamins A and E keep your skin hydrated while the touch of self-tan builds up a natural-looking glow, £17.99 (Boots/Superdrug).

2 Excess sun exposure can result in uneven skin tone, brown spots and dark patches.

Undo the damage with Skinceuticals Pigment Regulator. This corrective serum breaks up and removes melanin clusters on the skin’s surface, reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, £79 (056 0314 1956).

3 For a more affordable version of the above, try Garnier’s new Dark Spot Corrector Daily Illuminating Moisturizer, £9.99 (nationwide).

4 If your hair is feeling rough around the edges after too much sun, sea and sand, try Aveda’s Dry Remedy Masque.

Used once or twice a week, this intensive moisturising treatment will soon restore sun-overdosed tresses, £23.50 (0870 034 2380/aveda.co.uk).

5 Ouchy red bits to contend with? Soothe sunburned skin with First Aid Beauty’s Aloe Plus Soothing Gel.

The aloe calms and comforts while the borage oil reduces irritation and inflammation, £14 (Boots).

6 Shhh, nobody needs to know if you spent your holiday in rainy Bognor rather than sun-soaked Bali with Lancaster’s Adjustable Tan Glow.

Like sunshine in a tube, the fake-tan-free moisturiser adjusts to the colour of your skin and simultaneously stimulates melanin production to heighten your natural tan, £20 (selfridges.com).

7 Give sun-distressed locks the kiss of life lathering up with Naked’s Rescue Intensive Care Shampoo and Conditioner.

Dry, frizzy and dehydrated hair will drink up the shea nut butter and sweet almond and sunflower oil ingredient, £4.19 each (Boots).

8 Keep your suntan fresh and glowy, rather than flaky and patchy, with regular exfoliation. Remove dead skin cells with Kae Argatherapy’s holiday-inspired Savon Noir Black Soap, £20, and Exfoliating Hammam Glove, £8.50 (020 7016 7705/kae-argatherapie.co.uk).

9 If your face is looking more sun-ravaged than summer goddess, try Kanebo’s Sensai Silky Bronze Soothing After Sun Masks.

This luxurious 10-minute treatment promises to deeply hydrate and restore suppleness while prolonging your golden glow, £75 for eight sheets (harrods.com).

10 Soothe and cool skin that’s been in the Sun with Nivea Sun’s Regenerating After Sun Balm.

The cooling formula soothes the skin and provides immediate comfort and relief. Containing lotus extract and Iso-Protectine®, it supports your skin’s regenerating process and provides it with intensive moisture to help prevent the skin from peeling, £4.95 (Superdrug).