With all of the barbeques, late night partying, vacations and so on, there’s a slight chance that we’ve let the fun get to our body and skin. And that’s okay. We all need a break every now and again.
While we still have a full month of August to enjoy, I wanted share three of my best end of summer beauty and body secrets with you that always helps me get rejuvenated and ready for the fabulous fall.
Invest in a facial at the end of August
I’m assuming that you would have taken all of your summer vacations by then. Now, give your skin a nice relaxing moment to recuperate from the harsh sun and sangrias it was exposed to. Be sure to ask for facials that focus on extractions (if you need them) to get rid of clogged pores, hydration and exfoliation.
Do a de-cluttering of your life
Start with your beauty products, and then move on to your wardrobe and then finish with any paperwork, un-done tasks on your to-do list and such. How does this affect your skin and body, you ask? Your environment affects your mind, body and spirit. If your room is cluttered, you don’t feel productive and focused. When you have a long to-do list of things you need to get done, they sit in the back of your mind and stress you out. Eventually, your face gives way to those stresses and literally makes you look tired. The less you’re worried about something you haven’t accomplished, the better you’ll feel and essentially look.
Give your hair some TLC
Just like with our skin, our hair needs daily tender loving care. But, during the summer months, we’re more likely to resort to braids, protective styling and weaves. Or, we go au natural; doing the least we can to our tresses, relying on wash-n-go’s, quick co-washes and sometimes even dry shampoos.
Now, I’m not saying that any of this is bad for your hair. However, your hair does need just as much of a spa day as your skin from the long, hot summer. So, with that in mind, hit the salon for a full on treatment. Invest in a deep condition, trim, cut, and any other restorative treatment you think you may need to prepare your hair for the cooler months. Even think about getting a scalp treatment or massage to stimulate growth and healthy hair. Whatever you do, don’t forget to tend to your hair after summer’s sexy heat.
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