It's all over and all you're left with are bad tan lines and dry skin and hair. Yup summer is in the rearview mirror and it’s time to deal with its remains. Below are great products to salvage hair and skin and revive it for the coming months.
Hair: Sitting in the sun will strip hair of moisture so add it back with your everyday shampoo. Garnier Fructis’ Triple Nutrition Shampoo and Conditioner ($5) combines the 3 natural oils of avocados, olives and almonds. Consider it a nutritious guacamole for the hair. Original Mineral’s Hydrate and Conquer shampoo and conditioner ($31) keeps summer alive with its coconut scent hydrates while transforming your shower. While a daily shampoo and condition will help restore moisture, a deep conditioning mask will quench thirsty hair. Alba’s Hawaiian Deep Conditioning Minute Mask ($9) has argan oil to smooth out frizz, fried, dried hair. L’Occitane has a Repairing Mask ($32) that in 5 minutes will turn back hair. While all these products are working their magic in the shower, spread the love while detangling with Tangle Teezer’s magic brush. The Original Detangling Hairbrush ($25) will help remove stubborn tangles. After moisturizing, show off those new sun kissed highlights with BlowPro’s Time to Shine, which is a 3-D Illuminating Mist ($21) to add dimension to locks.
Body: Sloth away dry, skin with Elemis’ Skin Nourishing Body Scrub ($46). The sun drains skin and leaves it dry and flaky. It needs to be gently removed with the aid of this scrub that has rice and bamboo to gently polish skin and nourish with various oils. After scrubbing it down, keep that fresh skin with a body oil or lotion. Body oils such as Moroccanoil Dry Body Oil ($38) and Erbaviva’s Body Oils ($17) will actually be absorbed quickly into skin for instant nourishment. If you are more of a traditionalist, lotions will do the trick too. Jason’s Revitalizing Wheat Germ Vitamin E Lotion ($9) uses wheat germ to give intense moisturization.
Skin: If it isn’t clear yet, everything goes through a lot during the summer, skin especially. Sensai has a Silky Bronze Soothing After Sun Mask ($115). The mask is laid on skin and in 10 minutes, it keeps the tan and delivers the radiance. Like your body, your skin on your face also needs a bit of rejuvenating with a gentle scrub. Goldfaden MD Doctor’s Scrub ($75) is a microderm exfoliator that hydrates while removing dead surface cells. Weather you do it in the morning or the day lock it in first with a moisturizer such as MyChelle’s Apple Brightening Serum ($45) that corrects skin tone from UV damage. Then a moisturizer such as June Jacobs Brightening Moisturizer ($100) will help to keep all these restorative treatments working far longer. Finally, the gentlest skin around the eyes and lips need the most love. Comfort Zone knows how to treat that with love and care. The eye cream gel ($45) is natural and antioxidant rich, even bio-certified to help the most delicate skin. Dry, cracked lips are never kissable, but instantly transform them with Comfort Zone’s Nourishing Protecting Lipstick ($24).