SIX SINS OF SUM­MER

LONG DAYS, SHORT SLEEVES, WARM NIGHTS – IT’S THE BEST AND WORST TIME OF YEAR. AND AT SOME POINT, EV­ERY­ONE’S WO­KEN TO THE SCUR­RILOUS STING OF SUN­BURN, SKIN DRYER THAN OAKED SAUVI­GNON BLANC, OR HOR­RI­BLY-CHAPPED LIPS. WE’RE HERE TO FIX, NOT JUDGE, TH­ESE REGU

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DO YOU WANT A SMILE MAKEOVER WITH­OUT HAV­ING TO SIT IN A POD IN THE MID­DLE OF A SHOP­PING CEN­TRE? CHECK OUT THE WHITE GLO ‘DI­A­MOND SE­RIES WHITEN­ING SYS­TEM’, $19.99. DE­SIGNED FOR HOME USE, IT COMES AS A GEL THAT’S USED TO LINE A PLAS­TIC MOUTH TRAY AND IS WORN FOR FIVE MIN­UTES. AP­PROVED BY THE AUS­TRALIAN DEN­TAL AS­SO­CI­A­TION, IT COMES WITH A 7-DAY MONEY BACK GUAR­AN­TEE. WHITEGLO. COM

BURNT SKIN

Aside from up­ping wa­ter in­take, get your­self a bot­tle of Ae­sop ‘Petit­grain Re­viv­ing Body Gel’, $43 (150ml) stat. In ad­di­tion to cool­ing ex­tracts of lemon, grape­fruit and aloe vera, pan­thenol soothes trau­ma­tised skin. The for­mu­la­tion is light enough to be al­most in­stantly ab­sorbed. Keep in the fridge for ex­tra re­lief. ae­sop.com

FAKE TAN OVER­LOAD

It can look great if ap­plied with skill and mod­er­a­tion. But those two traits are rarely at hand. The way to deal with a face that’s come from the bot­tle is to strip back and start over. BM Cos­met­ics ‘Mint Ex­fo­li­at­ing Fa­cial Pol­ish’, $74.95 (120ml), is packed with mi­cro­scopic sug­ar­cane par­ti­cles to jet­ti­son the of­fend­ing top layer of skin. And it also in­cludes nour­ish­ing apri­cot oil and sea­weed. bm­cos­met­ics.com.au

WEATHER-BE ATE N LIP S

No, this isn’t an in­die band from Fitzroy. It’s what hap­pens when this area is not ad­e­quately looked af­ter. Ar­bonne ‘Liq­uid Sun­shine Lip Balm’, $12 (5.1g), is formulated with co­conut oil to smooth things over while the SPF 15 min­imises fur­ther dam­age. ar­bonne.com

SC ALDED FACE

If your moosh is feel­ing tight, chances are you’ve over­ex­posed. Ap­plied be­fore bed, Lab Se­ries ‘Fu­ture Res­cue Serum’, $95 (50ml), will boost nat­u­ral col­la­gen pro­duc­tion, get to work on fine lines and go some way to restor­ing the mois­ture your day at the beach leached. shop.david­jones.com.au

CRA ZED, DRY HAIR

Hu­mid­ity, salt wa­ter, chlo­rine and sun ex­po­sure do not make a happy head of hair. Thank­fully, Pure Hair Food ‘Smooth Your Hair Blowave Cream’, $28.90 (125ml), gives locks a sem­blance of sta­bil­ity. It pulls dou­ble duty as a light-hold styling prod­uct while taming the mane. pure­hair­food.com.au

SKIN BRE AKOUT

With the fre­quency you ap­ply sun­cream, tem­per­a­men­tal skin can be prone to out­breaks. That doesn’t mean avoid pro­tec­tion, rather you need a weekly dose of Swisse ‘Manuka Honey Detox­i­fy­ing Fa­cial Mask’, $18 (70ml). Char­coal and kaolin clay draw out im­pu­ri­ties, red

are primo an­tibac­te­ri­als. swisse.com

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