Did you know your products can do double duty for you? Take Unite Eurotherapy’s Moisture and Shine leave-in moisturizer for example. You know to use it wet before styling your hair, but you can also use it to tame your fly-aways. Place a pea-sized amount of the product in your hands, rub them together, and run your fingers through the crown of your hair, focusing on your most fly away-prone areas. End result: quick and easy fix without having to bring multiple products with you.
Dry shampoo is another great product with dual use. You’ve worked hard all day while lying on the beach to achieve that perfect tousled look. Only problem is, all that fun in the sun has left it oily, flat, and lifeless. You quickly grab your Unite Eurotherapy 7 Seconds Refresher dry shampoo to counteract the oiliness, but did you know you can add instant volume and lift with your favorite product as well? Just spray the product at your roots like usual, but this time flip your head upside down and ruffle your hair at the roots with your fingers as you apply heat from a blow dryer. Flip your head back up, give it a shake, and your hair will be fresh, voluminous, and ready for the night!
When traveling out of the country, make sure to keep in mind that the electrical current to your hot tools may be less stable than here in the States. Be sure to test your curling and flat irons on a piece of tissue before applying to your locks to ensure they aren’t running too hot. Even with a power converter, the incoming current may be too high, causing your tools to produce too much heat and potentially damage your hair.
You’ve heard it before and we’ll say it again, SPF is key to maintaining that healthy, young, beautiful glow. Look for sunscreens that cover the entire spectrum and include both UVA and UVB protection. If you have sensitive skin and are prone to blemishes, choose an SPF that is fragrance free and organic. Eminence Organics includes a variety of SPF options in their boutique line from Hungary. We are loving the Sun Defense Minerals powder SPF from Eminence. It comes in all shades from translucent to bronzer, has an SPF of 30, and won’t clog your pores, even with the most sensitive of skin.
All that vacation fun, air travel, and sun exposure can wreak havoc on your skin and call for some serious detox. Drinking plenty of water and eating fruits and vegetables can help to revive your summertime glow with vitamins and natural antioxidants, while switching from a retinol-based exfoliant to one containing an AHA or BHA base is the perfect way to still receive all the benefits of exfoliation while being gentler on your skin. We also recommend a customized facial every 4 to 6 weeks year-round. This is a great way to stay on top of, and more importantly be able to address and correct, any skin concerns you may be having. Eminence Organics offers a complete line of facial treatments ranging from firming and tightening to brightening and moisturizing with easy at-home skin care regimens.
Andre Aronica is the owner of “Dre’s Hair Salon &Spa”(Scottsdale, AZ). Andre has over 25 years of experience behind the chair and a portfolio backed by numerous celebrity clientele. Andre has driven his salon to be one of the industry’s leaders. Visit his salon’s website.