Even with your best efforts to slather on the sunscreen and hide under your wide brimmed hat, summer still takes a toll on skin and hair. With the changes in seasons, there’s no better time to undo summer damage and rehabilitate your look.
For tortured summer tresses, give your locks some love after the months of summer. If you’re blonde, consider going a little darker. A few fall low-lights look natural and timeless, and doing less creates less damage. But if you just can’t give up your highlights, add a protecting treatment to your next appointment. Olaplex and Kerasilk are both great options to protect and smooth hair. Try Kerasilk to relax curly or frizzy hair and ask your stylist to add Olaplex to your next haircut to reduce breakage and strengthen hair. Olaplex is unique that it has been tested on every single hair color and texture with impressive results that only improve over time.
If you’re looking for at-home treatment, try Kerastase Resistance Therapiste, a new collection of hair care for damaged and over-processed hair. These products will deeply repair hair to the core, recapturing strength and elasticity.
When the sunny days get shorter and turn grey, you’ll naturally find yourself indoors more often. This is the perfect time to reverse some of the summer sun’s damage. Focus on an at-home retinol and anti-oxidant treatment for repair and rejuvenation. Try SkinMedica Dermal Repair Cream to reverse some of the UV damage, or Lytera (also by SkinMedica) to treat hyperpigmentation and melasma. To spot-treat forehead lines, crow’s feet and the brow furrow you can get from squinting in the sun, schedule an appointment for Botox. The results will last well into winter.
For more damage control, start a Micropeel series to reduce any hyperpigmentation that you’ve noticed with your recent increase in UV exposure. This 4-6 treatment series will also help resurface skin to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Alternatively, you can go beyond the skin’s surface and schedule a Microcurrent series which will not only smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, but will also go even deeper to firm and lift facial muscles and increase collagen production. To get the best effect, a series of 10 treatments is recommended, and since Microcurrent repairs the skin from the inside out, you’ll continue to notice results well after you complete treatment.
Meanwhile, don’t forget that the sun doesn’t actually disappear after summer! Continue to use a daily sunscreen and make prevention a priority. SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense is available in SPF 50 and for extra protection, before or after being in the sun, try SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic Serum for normal to dry skin and SkinCeuticals Phlorentin CF for combination or oily skin. Don’t forget to wear your shades on overcast days. Sunglasses aren’t just for style. They actually protect the eyes from yellowing over time, as well as help you avoid squinting and dodge deeper lines around the eyes and between the brows.
Originally from PRO Pulse September-October 2015