After a few months of sun, saltwater and chlorinated pools combined with the lazy days of summer (with a less-than-attentive beauty routine), your skin and hair might be experiencing a little summertime sadness. Summer has almost come to an end, leaving us with more than a few beauty woes like dark spots, dryness, dull, lifeless strands and skin that need a serious pick-me-up.
Here are a few product suggestions that will help you kiss buh-bye to the summer beauty bummers, from lackluster locks to sun-damaged skin…so you can say hello to fall looking fresh & fabulous!
Murad Skincare Intensive-C Radiance Peel – Too much frolicking in the sun without a solid SPF protection can lead to hyper pigmentation in the form of brown spots and freckles. Get rid of the sun spots with this easy to use, at-home brightening peel that helps reverse environmental aging caused by sun, smog and stress while reducing hyperpigmentation. Glycolic Acid exfoliates to accelerate turnover of dark damaged cells, removing dullness and improving skin texture while Vitamin C and Indian Fig protect brighten and correct skin tone – leaving you with a glowing complexion. Use this peel once or twice per week to accelerate the results of your current skin regimen.
Lierac Magnificence Red Serum – Enriched with a powerful combination of pomegranate flower, silk tree and liposome-peptide, 5% Hyaluronic acid, Hibiscus flower extract and Vitamins C & E, this highly powerful red serum with a sensorial texture revitalises skin from deep within and instantly reveals its radiance.
Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream – Summer’s increased oil production combined with dirt and sweat can create layers of dead skin cell buildup resulting in clogged pores that look much more prominent by the end of season. Make your pores do the disappearing act with this multi-tasking CC (Color and Correction) cream that also adds coverage, moisture and SPF protection, all in one step! The formula is oil-free, lightweight and won’t clog pores.
JustNatural Natural Body Lotion – While we’re mourning the end of summer (sniffle, sniffle), we might as well prepare for dry-skin season. This all-natural body lotion made with pure concentrated plant butters and oils absorbs quickly for instant soothing comfort and hydration that lasts all day. It contains emollient rich nutrients such as Tucuma butter, Black Currant Seed oil, Camellia Seed, Macadamia Nut oil and Sweet Almond oil that that deliver lasting benefits for naturally healthy looking skin. The formula is gently scented with the natural oils from Sweet Orange Blossoms blended with Rose and a hint of Geranium which make moisturizing a refreshing aromatic experience!
Fresh Sugar Ruby Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 – Summer can do serious harm to you lips. Without SPF, your pout can recieve just as much sun damage as the rest of your face. Keep your pucker healthy & hydrated with this ultra-nourishing tinted lip treatment that moisturizes, protects, and smooths the lips while leaving a shimmery rouge tint, offering sheer coverage or buildable color.
Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Nourishing Hair Treatment with African Macadamia Oil – After a summer of a little too much fun in the sun, you need to feed your locks with much needed moisture. Infused with pure drops of natural oils, this luxurious formula absorbs instantly providing lightweight nourishment and leaves your hair sublimely soft and silky, not greasy or weighed down. My favorite is to use it post-shower to lock in hydration. I have long hair, so I rub about 3 – 5pumps of oil between hands and apply to clean, damp hair, from mid-length to tips. You can also use it as a pre-shampoo oil treatment or mix it in with your conditioner to enhance its properties – it’ll make your hair extra silky!
Palmer’s Shea Formula Moisture Repair Curl Shampoo & Conditioner – Revitalize your dull, parched tresses after the summer scorcher with Palmer’s new Shea Formula Moisture Repair range. The sulfate-free products combine raw, natural African Shea Butter with a number of lock-replenishing agents (Avocado oil, Grape Seed oil, Mango Butter and Vitamin E) to detangle, de-frizz soften your hair. While this deeply nourishing range has been specifically formulated to care for curly, natural hair which can often be prone to breakage, frizz and dullness, it also works beautifully for dry/damaged, wavy hair textures. You can see my detailed review here.
AG Hair Cosmetics Smoothing Balm – All the time you spent lying outside that left your tresses exposed to the sun are to blame for overly frizzy locks that seem fried by summer’s end. Solve your frizz and flyaway dilemmas with this smoothing balm Infused with 90% natural ingredients including African Argan, Marula and Mongongo oils. The lightweight, water-based formula provides an ultra-smooth finish without adding any greasiness or buildup and smells fantastic.Disclosure : Some of the products were provided for editorial consideration. All opinions are my own.