As the summer months slowly begin to dwindle and we step into cooler temperatures, it’s important to adjust our beauty routines to better adapt to these changes. If you’ve been swimming and basking in the sun for weeks on end, this will ultimately take a toll on the health of your hair and skin.
However, there’s no need to worry. In this blog, we’ll explore everything you can do to keep your appearance as radiant as possible after the intense summer heat.
Shampoo is an essential part of anyone’s hair care routine, however, it tends to strip you luscious locks from vital oils and proteins. Rather than shampooing your hair every time you step into the shower, try to reduce this to once or twice a week. Otherwise, you could risk a dry scalp as your hair becomes more prone to breakage.
Our recommendation is that you opt for an extremely moisturising shampoo, during the summer months. Look for shampoo with ingredients such as coconut, argan, or avocado oil.
We often dedicate our time to restoring the health of our hair or skin whilst overlooking the importance of having lusciously plump lips. During the hot summer months, our lips can become swollen, dry, and chapped. Although it may be tempting, try to avoid licking your lips as this can make matters worse.
Another way to bring your hair back to life after the summer is by treating yourself to intensive hair masks. Depending on the state of your hair you will want to do these weekly or bi-weekly. This will help improve dry, frizzy, or even sun-damaged hair.
If you’re feeling up for it, why not create your own DIY hair mask? All you need is a few tablespoons of organic coconut oil, a ripe banana, honey, and an egg. Mix it all together and let it sit for at least 15 minutes before rinsing.
At the end of the day, the secret behind radiant skin, hair, and lips, is plenty of hydration. Without enough water in your system, your body will be left feeling dry and brittle. You should be aiming to drink around a minimum of 2.7 litres a day.
Similarly, you can boost your water consumption by eating water-dense foods, such as watermelon, strawberries, oranges, and peaches. Nourishing yourself with nutrients is another way to boost that natural glow.
The sun can be extremely damaging, so it’s important to recover your body after prolonged exposure. However, it’s equally crucial to prevent yourself from incurring any permanent damage. This entails wearing plenty of sunscreen, hats, and applying sun protectors to your hair. When you combine prevention methods with recovery techniques, your post-summer radiance will last for months.