Stay glowing on your next tropical trip
Tis the season for sand, waves-and dried out hair and skin.
All of that beach frolicking can often leave your mane feeling thirsty and your skin feeling flaky, so we talked with Nurtur the Salon stylist Sean Burdine and esthetician Stephanie Jerrell about what you can do to prevent damage and replenish some of that lost moisture.Hair
"The best way to protect your hair is to keep it out of the sun-just like you would with your skin," Burdine said.
But that's not likely when your beach bound, so he recommends wetting your hair before swimming or laying out, so it doesn't immediately soak up pool chemicals or salt water.
Then, apply the Sun Care Protective Hair Veil ($27). This misty spray shields from UV Rays, keeping both natural and added color from fading. It's a water-resistant product, so it sticks for up to 16 hours, and it conditions with shea butter, coconut and palm oils.
After a day in the sun, Burdine said it's important to apply a clarifying shampoo to remove any salt or sand still drying out your hair and The Sun Care Hair and Body Cleanser ($21) is perfect for a post-beach shower.
Apply a deep conditioner to replenish any lost moisture. The After-Sun Hair Masque ($26) is a thick cream with protein, tamanu oil, shea butter, coconut and palm oils.
If you're back home and you're still feeling dried out, make an appointment for a Botanical Hair Therapy treatment ($15-30).
"They're great for just replenishing moisture and adding that shine back to your hair that you're going to lose from the weather," Burdine said.Skin
Jerrell said if you want a more matte-finish when you're laying out, use an oil-free SPF for day, most likely a 15 or 20, and don't bother with anything over SPF 40. It's not going to give you any more protection. If you have ultra-sensitive skin, apply your sunscreen more often-about every four hours.
One of the biggest skin mistakes beach-goers make is staying away from products with oil during their getaway, she said. Apply a hydrating lotion with oil after you shower in the evening.
If you do happen to get burnt, Jerrell said the best option for healing is an aloe product. Aveda has an Intensive Hydrating Masque ($22) with aloe, rose and lavender, which can help cool skin and prevent peeling. If you're wind blown or you do have flaking, Jerrell said your best option is the Tourmaline Charged Hydrating Crème ($40), which has antioxidants and plant extracts.
Head to Nurtur when you come home for a massage or Caribbean Therapy treatment ($70), which exfoliates skin and moisturizes with mango and cocoa butters.
For more info about Nurtur's services and products, go here.
-Taylor Rogers, @rogerstaylorj