Beauty Remedies For Summer
Skin & Hair Damage
While you've been spending your summer safely soaking up the sun's rays, your hair and skin have taken a beating. Here's how to work rehab on your worst post-summer beauty problems, from lackluster locks to sun-damaged skin
Get Poolside Protection
You might love swimming laps, but you hate what it's doing to your hair. Constant chlorine exposure dulls colour and texture. Use a clarifying shampoo after each dip in the water to remove green, brassytones immediately.
Keep Colour From Fading
The best way to richen up sun-bleached strands is a gloss treatment. Use demi-permanent colour that deposits tone and shine while closing the cuticle, making the hair look and feel healthier. Plus, it will neutralise brassy tones. Another option is a colour-depositing product, which tends to work best on prelightened hair. This can help maintain a cool blonde tone, keep brown hair rich, and help postpone your trip back to the salon if you're a redhead.
Trim Your Split Ends
The ends of the hair are always the most damaged (and most susceptible to damage) as they are older and more weathered. You'll also find that split ends cause more tangles since they're dry, dull, and inelastic (less stretchability). The only way to treat split ends is to trim them off! Contrary to those beauty myths, you can't physically heal a split end.
Quench Parched Strands
When hair is very dry, the cuticle is open and strands feel rough like a piece of velcro. Use a deep conditioner with ingredients like omega 7 and vitamin C to hydrate hair.
Brassy Hair Fix
Fix Brassy Highlights
As a colourist, end-of-summer brassy hair is an opportunity to add new dimension to your hair colour. Add lowlights to create the illusion of a soft highlight or highlights to brighten up the overall colour, you can really utilise what the sun has done to
Soothe Your Irritated Scalp
Overexposure to the sun can really damage your scalp. Your scalp is the foundation for healthy hair. To bring the life back to it, minimise the amount of styling products you use, since most can cause an unhealthy buildup of oils, and lessen the use of heat tools. Also, shampoo on a regular basis – the massaging action invigorates follicles and reduces excessive sebum buildup that can lead to scalp irritations.
For Glowing Skin
Even Out Your Skin Tone
Lackluster skin can often accentuate fine lines and conceal your true complexion. Use a gentle scrub to reveal healthy skin underneath the dead cellular buildup. Use any physical exfoliant that stimulates new tissue growth while delivering antioxidants.
Hydrate Your Skin
Use an exfoliating and rejuvenation mask twice a week. This will refine, soften, and hydrate parched, sun-exposed skin. As a result, your complexion will look plump and renewed – and ready to withstand cooler fall temperatures.
Treat Sun Damage
Like a triple threat, an exfoliating serum works to diffuse sun spots, strengthens skin, and exfoliates to remove complexion-dulling cells. Add a daily dose of moisturising lotion with sunscreen to your morning and bedtime beauty routines.
Prevent Dark Spots
As you age, the sun increases melanin levels in your skin, causing you to tan (or burn) – hyper-pigmentation comes along with it. Try a concentrated brightening treatment to help diminish spots and prevent future ones from popping up.
Fight Fine Lines
You may think that your crow's feet are from too much sun, but it's actually the UV rays – that are to blame. Women with lighter-coloured eyes are even more prone to getting lines around their eyes because of their heightened light sensitivity. Even if you're a brown-eyed girl, always wear sunglasses with UV protection.
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