Sunday, September 4, 2016

Beat The Heat!

Written By: Hope Jennings

These pro tips will keep your hair and skin looking radiant this summer.

If you blow-dry, fight fly-away's by cooling down your hair before stepping outdoors. Stand in front of your air conditioner, or even better, the freezer - for at least one minute. The chilly air will help calm your strands and set your style.

Your scalp sweats to keep you from overheating, which can leave your strands slick. To freshen up midday or between shampoos, blot your hairline and part with half a squeezed lemon. The natural fruit acids help to clear away dirt and absorb oil without messing with your style. Plus, it leaves behind a citrus scent.

Honey's antibiotic properties can heal acne. Spot-treatment with just a bit of pure honey, then rinse away. Or make a mask by applying a mix of 1/2 cup honey and 1 cup plain oatmeal and leaving it on for 30 minutes.

Facial cleansing clothes like Simple Skincare Oil Balancing Cleansing Wipes will remove excell oil and smudged makeup. Here's the right way to use them: start at your forehead and swipe down toward your brows. Then, swipe down over your cheeks and chin. Finish with your nose, since this area has the most bacteria.

When you're spending the day in the sun, target burn-prone areas such as ears, knees and the tops of your shoulders. Dab on your sunscreen instead of rubbing it in. It might seem strange, but the key is to create a thicker layer of protection between your skin and the summer rays. And that's the reason lifeguards do it.

Whether it's razor burn, sunburn or heat rash, inflamed skin is just no fun. Give your body instant relief with witch hazel, store it in a spray bottle in your fridge, then spritz it directly over your body after shaving or whenever you need it. I use witch hazel, tea tree oil and apple cider vinegar.

Feeling flushed? Reach for a cold milk compress. Cow's milk has lactic acid, which is a natural anti-inflammatory. To apply, add a splash to a cotton pad and swipe over red-prone areas.

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