Summer sin: sunburn
Solution: Aloe Vera and masses of moisture. If faking it isn't your thing and you find yourself more lobster than latte after a day at the beach, try opting for an aloe vera based soothing gel or lotion and moisturising the effected area as much as possible. We love Garnier Ambre Solaire SOS Sunburn Balm, $10.39, that aims to lock in moisture and re-hydrate dry, sun damaged skin within 12 hours.Summer sin: helpless hair
Solution: Treat your tresses weekly. Heat, humidity and chlorine all play havoc on your hair but with regular treatments you can banish frizz, flatness and a forest-coloured mane. Try the Kerastase Soleil Collection that features products that assist in exposure to the sun, sand and surf. We like Soleil Gelee Fraiche, $31.50.Summer sin: oily skin
Solution: Use blotting sheets. Don't let heat and perspiration get in the way of a flawless complexion, instead dab your face with a blotting sheet to absorb excess oil. Keep a packet of Clinique Pore Minimizer Oil Blotting Sheets, $18, in your purse and touch-up whenever you feel your skin getting shiny.
Summer sin: yellow nails Solution: Apply a topcoat. When the sun hits nail lacquer directly it discolours it, making your nails look more pesky than polished, while products like sunscreen, fake-tan and hair gel, which all contain alcohol, cause topcoats to breakdown and send polishes yellow. Avoid tarnished tootsies by keeping these products away from the area and reapplying your topcoat on a regular basis. Try Avon Nail Experts UV Gloss Guard Top Coat, $10.99.Summer sin: cracked feet
Solution: Slather on heel balm. Summer is all about sexy, open-toed stilettos, sling backs and sandals but accompany these with dry, cracked heels and the seduction seems to slip. A pedicure is a great way to relax and get touched-up tootsies but for a DIY option use a pumice stone to smooth rouge edges and an exfoliant to eliminate dead skin cells. Finish the treatment with a large dose of heel balm like Creative Spa Spa Pedicure Cucumber Heel Therapy, $44.95.Summer sin: breakouts
Solution: Go oil-free and cleanse. It's common for the increase in temperatures to cause pimples due to pore-blocking factors such as perspiration and oil-build up. By using an oil-free moisturiser with a tinted finish you will reduce the risk of breakouts. We like Elizabeth Arden Sheer Lights Illuminating Moisturiser SPF 15, $52. Cleansing both day, night and after you workout as well as pulling your hair back will also reduce clogged pores and prevent pimples.