Everyone knows you should be wearing an SPF moisturizer or foundation even in the winter time, right? And you know you should never be out in the sun without an SPF of 30 or higher during the summer, and preferably 50 or more on your face, right?
Choosing the right products is always a challenge, but fortunately, the choices are wide. From spray-on to solid, you can find the right product for your lifestyle. Choose something lightweight that won’t clog your pores and cause breakouts. Do keep in mind that the SPF in a moisturizer or foundation is not sufficient for a day at the beach. You still need sun care products for maximum protection. Choose what’s right for your skin, or ask a skin care professional to recommend some products that might work for you.
Your hair can also take a beating in summer weather. The sun, the chlorine from pools and the salty sea water can make hair dry and brittle. Aveda has a family of three products to protect or repair hair from damaging elements using natural ingredients. The three-part defense and recovery system features products with anti-oxidating blends of green tea extract, certified organic sunflower seed oil and vitamin E to protect against free radicals. The Sun Care Protective Hair Veil is a lightweight, water-resistant UV defense mist that creates an invisible screen and helps to protect hair from sun exposure for up to 16 hours. Its natural UVA/UVB filters come from wintergreen and cinnamon bark oils. The Sun Care After-Sun Hair Masque is an intensive cream masque that offers morikue™ protein to restore weakened hair, and tamanu oil, certified organic shea butter, coconut and palm oils to moisturize hair. Sun Care Hair and Body Cleanser is a color-safe formula that contains corn-derived chelator to remove minerals found in chlorinated pool water that cause hair discoloration. A Babassu-derived cleansing system removes chlorine and salt, and tamanu oil and certified organic coconut oil help maintain moisture balance.
Keep your hair trimmed regularly in the summer to eliminate dead ends that can make it look dry and brittle. When possible, wear a sun hat to protect your hair from the sun’s damaging rays. It will help keep your hair color fresher longer. Visit www.aveda.com or ask an NVS Salon specialist for more summertime skin and hair care tips!