Quick, savvy remedies SEASONAL ADJUSTMENT
Autumn is approaching, and we will be looking at adapting our beauty regime to suit. But not before we repair any summer skin and hair situations, like split ends and dull skin caused by the sun and heat. Most summer beauty complaints are about how damaging the sun is to the hair. Fading, dry strands, split ends, the list goes on. For the next few weeks, try to restore your hair to its former glory by infusing the hair with a nourishing hair masque. Shop-bought is perfectly fine, but if the hair is especially damaged visit a salon and get a professional masque with advice from a stylist.
Blondes should have this corrected on their next salon visit. Brunettes and other shades can do similar, and a restorative colour rinse at home should add shine and depth of colour to the hair.
Ideally a trim is advisable to remove these damaged tips. Otherwise, you can use a leavein treatment to temporarily seal the split hairs. (See Kiehl’s new treatment below.)
Dryness and dehydration may have caused a few rough patches or dull skin. Up your game and start to exfoliate regularly if necessary. Be gentle on the face; use either a scrub or light peel to remove dead skin cells. Then begin the rehydration process to return the skin to optimum health and radiance.
No matter what your budget or preferred range, there is a serum designed for you. Because a serum can be used on clean skin morning and/or night, you can decide how often your skin needs this hydration boost. Apply day or night cream two or three minutes after the serum is absorbed.
Dry heels, scaly skin, patchy tan? Not attractive, but easily sorted. Buffing, whether it’s with a body brush, loofah or scrub, will restore the skin, leaving it smooth and more even toned. Make sure to be thorough around the feet. If you use a device to remove hard skin, keep up the treatment through the winter months.
After smoothing the skin, make sure to lavish it with a rich body butter or oil as often as possible to continue keeping it soft and healthy-looking. As the cold nights are approaching, perhaps treat yourself to a new body moisturiser. Choose one in keeping with the season, with warming elements like ginger, or ultra-moisturising with cocoa or shea butters.