Summer has come and gone (and I honestly couldn’t be happier about it!) and our skin and hair could use a little extra love as the season changes. All those beach days could definitely do a number so I’ve put together a list of a few tips to cure three common after summer beauty ailments.
Breakouts [& Clogged Pores]
Did you get your work out on or just run around, enjoying those summer activities? Well all that sweat typically leads to clogged pores which leads to breakouts. Trust me, I know from experience. First, if you’re a makeup fan, try giving your skin a makeup break, especially when spending time in the sun or when you know you’ll be sweating. Avoid touching your face as bacteria on your hands will absolutely transfer to your already overworked pores. If you absolutely must wear makeup, make sure to remove it before bed and try not to wear it for an excessive amount of time. Use makeup wipes and cleansers and remember to exfoliate! If you’re currently facing a breakout, try benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid on the effected areas.
Damaged Hair [Sun-Exposed & Pool Hair]
All those pool days and fun in the sun really catches up with you! After extended chlorine exposure, make sure to rinse out your hair with warm water to open pores and hair follicles in order to clean out excess dirt and chemicals then close up those freshly cleaned pores by rinsing with cold water.
Also make sure to nourish your hair with a hair mask targeting dry/damaged hair. Try to do this once a week (make it a Self-Care Day treat!) If you’re blonde, remember to tone and strip your hair of those green undertones that come with extended chlorine exposure by using a violet-based shampoo and conditioner.
Dry Skin [Face & Lips]
Lips are pretty simple, use lip scrubs a couple times a week or when lips are looking especially blegh. Then make sure to use lip balms with SPF to further protect. If you want to show yourself a little more luxurious self-care, try a specialized lip treatment like Odacité’s Aventurine Kiss Lip Serum. For the rest of your face, switch over to a gentle skincare routine. Try a milk cleanser, exfoliate once a week, soothe with a sheet mask and close off with a light moisturizer. If your skin was overexposed to sun this summer and you acquired a few sun spots, aloe vera will soothe and hydrate the skin while brightening your complexion.
I hope these tips help you transition into fall with gorgeous skin and hair! Don’t forget, just because it’s a bit gloomier and chillier out, the sun is still present so it’s important to apply SPF and wear a hat if you know you’ll be exposed to the sun for an extended amount of time.