Emergency beach beauty

We are all about the hot weather right now, but our skin is desperate for soothing and smoothing skincare. Here’s some hot-weather skin solutions for those beauty emergencies after a day at the beach says Trudi Brewer.

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Once your skin is sunburn or dry it needs some serious TLC. We asked Tatum Dunster from Pure Fiji to give us her best emergency skin tips after the effects of a UV overload.

Tatum Dunster from Pure Fiji in Auckland.

Tatum Dunster from Pure Fiji in Auckland.

The blend of natural, cold pressed nut oils including coconut oil, dilo oil, sikeci oil, macadamia oil are the base to all the Pure Fiji products. They instantly soothe the skin and work in harmony with your skin’s lipid layer, to strengthen and nourish the skin when is has been irritated by sunburn, dehydration, and rashes.
— Tatum Dunster


It may be the sunscreen you have been slathering on your skin. Switch to an oil-free sunscreen and switch to fruit enzyme-laden cleanser. Always cleanse your skin before, and after being out and about in the sun to make sure you have removed residue sunscreen from your skin, this will help to reduce the likelihood of breakout.

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Pure Fiji Purifying Cleanser, $45.

Gentle; however, this cleanser is active. The combination of sugar cane and papaya extracts exfoliate and brighten the skin, while passionflower and nut oils hydrate and help to give your complexion clarity without stripping the natural oil. Use morning and night.
— Tatum Dunster

Red Nose

It comes with the territory when you are out in the sun. Often sunscreen will not stick to the nose, and that is because the T-zone is much oilier than the rest of the face. Instead of applying one thick coat of SPF, aim for thin layers and reapply it every two hours layering a BB cream over the top. Keep your skin hydrated at the beach, a skin mist spritz onto your face and body works wonders to help soothe redness and cool the skin under the sun.


Pure Fiji Hydrating Body Mist, $30.

For the face and body, this skin mist not only smells like a tropical cocktail, the blend of ngi grass and coconut oil keep your skin calm, cool and hydrated for hours.
— Tatum Dunster
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Peeling Skin

It's tempting, but don't pick at it. Pulling off shedding skin can cause even more damage. Allow the skin to shed naturally, forget picking at the peeling and focus your energy on healing the skin - fast. Apply lots of after sun with soothing calming ingredients, and a few days later plenty of moisturiser. When you rehydrate the new skin under the peeling, it prevents itching and stops the brown spots and freckles from appearing.

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Pure Fiji Dilo Rescue Body Gel, $40.

Stacked with the oil extracted from the dilo nut, native to the South Pacific this oil is the go-to as a traditional topical skin healer. It’s a brilliant natural option for soothing sunburn, insect bites, mild infection, and any skin irritations.
— Tatum Dunster

Tan lines

Use a gritty scrub that will exfoliate and moisturise at the same time. Glycolic peels also work wonders to remove tan lines (fake or from the sun). And while the tan is fading, blend the uneven colour using a matte bronzing powder.

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Pure Fiji Coconut Sugar Rub, 67.

If the coconut oil is hard in the tub, stand it in the shower to allow the oil to melt before slathering this scrub over damp skin. Once the sugar has dissolved leave it on the skin for a few seconds the hydroxy acids in the sugar offer an extra exfoliating boost.
— Tatum Dunster

Dry skin

Coconut oil is the best skin healer thanks to the antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antimicrobial properties it possesses. It will also help soothe your skin if it's itchy after a day on the sand and calms any skin flare-ups you may have from sunburn or cracked dry skin.


Pure Fiji Coconut Lime Blossom Exotic Bath & Body Oil, $46.

This multi-benefit oil can be used on dry skin or damp skin. Its an ideal massage, and bath oil, or brilliant as a body oil to nourish dry skin.
— Tatum Dunster
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Insect bites

Biting bugs and the beach go hand in hand, and without overdosing on chemicals that can cause skin irritation, choose a natural option. Lemongrass oil is not only an excellent remedy for muscle aches and pains, or soothing the digestive system, it kills bacteria on the skin, and it’s brilliant at repelling insects.

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Pure Fiji Lemongrass Insect Repellent Body Spray, $48.

It’s more about what’s not in this spray that makes it so unique. It is DEET-free and PABA-free, and packed with lemongrass, May Chang essential oil, (that smells like lemon), geranium, clove, cypress, natural citronella, lemon, eucalyptus, and rosemary. It is also safe to spritz on kids. There is also a 5ml spray travel size available too.
— Tatum Dunster