Whether we want to admit it or not, while we think we are lightening up for summer, the reality is that our skin and hair takes a beating – not just from the elements themselves, but from self-destructive beauty behavior.
Come Labor Day, it’s time to detox from all those summer beauty products you’ve been OD’ing on – hair lighteners and frizz tamers, we’re talking about you! Let this here serve as your guide to the ultimate summer beauty cleanse.
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You’ve been combatting acne with high doses of benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid all summer – it’s even helped your skin stay matte, but as we move into cooler temperatures, how do you avoid the tightness, cracking and burning of harsh acne meds?
This light-up mask uses specific wavelengths of red and blue light to both treat and prevent acne. Red light reduces inflammation, heals breakouts, and evens skin tone (great for post-summer), while blue light kills acne-causing bacteria (P. Acnes), reducing current acne and preventing future breakouts. The acne fighting light is uniformly distributed over the face. Clinical results proved it left skin clearer, smoother, and less oily with fewer blemishes.
illuMask Anti-Acne Light Therapy Mask, $30
Your hair, especially your ends, are as dry as the Sahara – all from DIY highlighting with lemon juice (cheap is expensive, eh?). Get it back in shape in just 10 seconds!
In just 10 seconds, the LUXHAIR™ HOW™ by Tabatha Coffey Circle Extension gives you an instant hair transformation without clips or any other form of adhesive and will make your hair appear healthier, fuller and back in shape for Fall. The Circle Extension is a two layer weft of hair is attached to an invisible band, which slips around your head to add length and natural looking volume in seconds, it can also be styled at up to 320 degree F, right alongside your own hair. Great for anytime your hair is itching for a trim, the lengthy strands cover up dry, damaged ends.
LUXHAIR HOW Circle Extensions, Kenig + Alcone
Summer is a busy time, I get it. You were probably too busy nursing your oily skin to bother with serums. There’s a new technology on the market – patented encapsulazation technology from Japan which enables the custom blends and delivers deeper penetration into the skin so your skin can make up for summer vacation, plus it comes in a customizable blend you create yourself online – it’s the newest trend in beauty. Don’t forget your lab coat!
The latest trend in beauty is giving you control as your very own chemist – and just in time as you gear up your skin for Fall. Now with Skin Inc, this type of high level personalization is available for everyone and allows you to getthe results that they hope for while addressing their specific skin concerns and needs, just grab your lab coat, ladies! What you’re getting, too, is Skin Inc’s patented encapsulation technology from Japan. What this means is that the skincare ingredients are protected and can be blended to your unique needs so that you’re getting the most potent serum – and faster results. You’re going to be able to make up for your skin’s summer vacation!
Skin Inc My Daily Dose, $90
While you think you might not have gotten much sun this summer, your scalp tells a different story. We slather a sun protectant on every inch of our exposed body, but often neglect the scalp. Your day-to-day commute and walk to lunch has been enough to toast up your scalp, plug up your hair follicles and keep you from healthy hair growth.
This scalp treatment and stimulator is an intensive scalp exfoliator that removes dead skin cells, counteracting the build up of flaky skin and contains powerful exfoliating and moisturizing agents to minimize flaking and promote overall scalp health. It creates a natural defense against DHT build-up, excess sebum, and other residues known to clog follicles, resulting in excess hair loss and thinning. The formula also helps to soothe dry, tight scalp without weighing hair down.
Alterna Caviar Clinical Daily Root and Scalp Stimulator, $36
STRINGY HAIR RX
You’ve been torching your hair all summer, crossing fingers for a frizz free finish for longer than 30 minutes. Then, of course, you’ve been OD’ing on silicone-heavy serums, your hair is a stringy, heat-damaged mess!
This really cool flat iron releases vapor you can see that will condition hair without build up of serums, won’t dry it out, and is great as we move into cold weather.
Hot Tools Conditioning Vapor Flat Iron, $90