This post is sponsored by Dove® ClearTone™ Deodorant – designed to visibly reduce underarm dark marks and even skin tone.
Continuing with summer‘s most embarassing beauty disasters, I wanted to share a summer‘s list of most common problems I have and looked for help and would like to share some tips on how to solve them:
Q: Is it better for your hair to change the shampoo and conditioner you use every few months, to keep your hair shiny in the summer weather?
Only if you are unhappy with how your hair looks or feels. Hair is reactive to products in general, so changing your shampoo and conditioner can create a different effect. For example, if you want more smoothness, try a hydrating shampoo, which deposits moisturizers that close the hair cuticle. But if you are using hair care that you love, there is no reason to make a change. I would also like to add that a sun mask like Redken’s mask will help improve your hair condition, I use it every time I have my hair exposed to the sun for 2 hours or longer.
Q: Do I need to exfoliate? If so, how often and with what? Will that help with my flaky summer skin?
Yes, but the answer really depends on your skin type and age. Exfoliation is something you want to start in your teens, and for sure by your twenties and thirties. By the time you reach your thirties, your skin begins to thin and becomes more vulnerable to the environment. At the same time, the natural enzymes in your skin begin to remove dead skin cells less efficiently, so they hang on and prevent your skin from reflecting light. As a result, you look ashy. Start by using an exfoliating cleanser once or twice weekly. Look for ingredients like sugar, oatmeal, (all of which are found in common exfoliating products). Or, if your skin is particularly dull, flaky, or red, try a cleanser, which is less irritating than other chemical exfoliators.
Q: How to get rid of irritated skin and blemishes under arms?
Open outfits like t-shirts and summer dresses and use of creams which will help and prevent reoccurrence. I personally would like to recommend Dove Clear Tone deodorant which was created specifically to treat this condition.
I wanted to thank Dr. Marina K. And Maggie, my hair dresser for the info on this post!
I was compensated for this post by the Clever Girls Collective.com. All the opinions expressed here are my own.