Summer Beauty Help

Monday, July 26, 2010

Harsh sun, humidity, chlorine, and salt water can do a number on your skin and hair.  We all need a little help when it comes to summer repair.  Here's some help on some of the worst summer beauty disasters.

1.)  Dry, Dehydrated Skin
If your skin is like ours, the sun sucks the moisture right out of your skin, leaving it dry and scaly.  In addition to our favorite regular daily body moisturizer, we use a balm that is rich in cocoa butter.  You can also try straight cocoa butter.  In a pinch we have even used Vaseline (gotta love it).  It's greasy but gets the job done.
L'Occitane Ultra Rich Body Cream $21

2.)  Too Much Sun
Unfortunatly it is too little too late for the burn, but you can prevent the wrinkle-causing damage created by sunburn by using an antioxident rich serum.  Try Olay Definity Self Repair Serum.  To reduce the redness, a moisturizer containing soy will reduce inflamation.  
Fresh Soy Face Cream $38

3.)  Faded or Brassy Hair Color
 If your hair is blond use a color-depositing conditioner like Redken Blonde Glam Perfect Platinum Color Enhancer.  If you are a brunette or redhead, use a mask to help rehydrate and get your natural shine and color back.  
Pureology Essential Repair Restorative Hair Masque $42

4.)  Over Did It On the Self-Tanner
Anyone who has used self-tanner has been here:  orange or streaky skin.  Try an exfoliating body wash to smooth out the skin and get rid of any excess bronze residue.  Baking soda on a washcloth rubbed into the streaky areas will work just as well.  Be careful not to rub yourself raw!  I will admit that I have used nail polish remover and it actually worked pretty well.  Use this method with caution and not on your face!
Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish $38

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