Fighting Summer Dryness
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The perks of living in a tropical country give us easy access to the breathtaking beaches around the Philippines. But the aftermath of going on countless beach trips can leave you feeling dry from top to toe. We recommend these post-beach body care to follow so you can have fun under the sun and still have a stronger and healthier skin.
1. Dry Skin
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After long hours of sun bathing, make sure to treat your body carefully. Start with a gentle cleanser to wash off excess sunscreen, sweat, sand and salt water. If you did not mind using a sunblock, you have to deal with a sunburn right after. Banana Boat’s Soothing Aloe After Sun Gel will help soothe the pain plus keep your skin moisturized until your skin starts to peel off.
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At home, try dermatologist-recommended Cetaphil Restoraderm Skin Restoring Moisturiser for that extra moisture your skin needs in order to come back with a healthier and suppler skin.
2. Brittle Hair
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Too much time under the sun can damage your hair especially those that are color-treated. You can opt to wear a hat whenever you are out to avoid further damage. Avoid having a sticky and sweaty scalp and bring with you the Bed Head by TIGI Totally Beachin’ Shampoo and Conditioner so you won’t have to worry about frying your hair while keeping its hair color vibrant.
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Use a home treatment like Davines Naturaltech Nourishing Vegetarian Miracle Conditioner. It has Acai, rice and passiflora oils to treat dry brittle hair without breaking it. It’s not called a miracle conditioner for nothing.
3. Cracked Nails
According to Deborah Lippmann, you should treat your nails with the same respect as you treat your face and body. As you age, you lose the natural oils that keep your nail layers together. Exposure to harsh soaps and other products can lower down your nail’s keratin protein making them dry and brittle. Consider adding nutritious food and vitamin supplements like vitamin B and H to your diet to maintain healthy fingernails.
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Hydrate your nails especially during summer time with Supergoop!’s Forever Young Hand Cream With Sea Buckthorn SPF 40. It helps lighten darks spots and has antioxidants to keep your hand and nails moisturized and protected from the sun. You can also use essential oils such as lemon, lavender and frankincense oils to promote stronger and faster nail growth.
4. Chapped Lips
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Beach for days can bring in dry and damaged lips too. Try Lucas Papaw Ointment. It’s a cult-favorite since you can use it for almost anything! The product heals cuts, burns, blisters, callouses and chapped lips overnight. But don’t over do it because the product has a thick consistency, so give your lips some room to breath and use it in moderation.
It’s just too tempting to soak under the sun with this kind of heat in the Metro. But don’t forget to pack these products with you on your next trip to keep your skin in tiptop shape. Remember that we have different skin types so just continue experimenting on products that will best work for you (and your budget!) to bring out the best in your skin.