While most of us are enduring the Australian Winter, there are a lucky few who have managed to escape the cold weather on an overseas summer adventure (yes, we can see you all over Instagram). While summer weather is amazing, it can come with its fair share of beauty emergencies. Did you have a little too much fun in the sun? Is summer’s heat and humidity making your hair poof like crazy? Never fear, Aveda’s got you covered!
Summer heat can really up your oil production, especially if your skin is oilier by nature. Try Botanical Kinetics Purifying Gel Cleanser to gently remove oil and impurities when you cleanse, and use the Oil Control Lotion to help absorb any surface oils instantly while still hydrating skin. To reduce excess oil during the day, try blotting papers or spritz your face with Botanical Kinetics Toning Sprayto balance and refresh your skin. It feels great on a hot day too — we always recommend keeping it in the fridge to really cool things down when the temp skyrockets.
If your skin feels dry and hot, cool down with the Botanical Kinetics Intense Hydrating Masque. It feels amazing when you leave it in the fridge overnight and apply it to warm skin the next day. Rosewater helps tone and refresh, while sodium hyaluronate, which is a sugar-derived humectant, helps to deliver essential hydration to thirsty skin. The masque hydrates and cools your summer skin, so make it a weekly habit!
If you notice your makeup is dripping down your face on hot days, switch from a liquid formula to a powder. Our Global Artistic Director for Makeup Janell Geason recommends keeping pressed powder on hand when you know you’re going to be sweating, as well as blotting papers and Toning Mist.
FRIZZ ON FRIZZ ON FRIZZ
For anyone with waves, curls or frizz-prone hair, humidity can be a real pain for your hair. If you like to wear your hair sleek and straight, prep with Smooth Infusion Style-Prep Smootherto help defend against humidity for up to 12 hours, and pair it with the Glossing Straightener or Naturally Straight. If you like to airdry, the Nourishing Styling Crèmewill smooth hair and add moisture while locking out frizz.
If you’ve got curls or waves, you can use Be Curly Curl Enhancerand Nourishing Styling Crème together when air-drying to define waves and curls while reducing frizz, or use Be Curly Style-Prep and Curl Enhancerbefore diffusing your hair. Control Force will also keep your hair, well, under control during humidity, so use a few spritzes as a finishing touch and say bye to frizz.
HAIR COLOR FADING
Hey, it happens. If you’ve noticed your Aveda colors is fading faster than a summer sunset, protect it every time you shampoo with Colour Conserve shampooand conditioner. Sun Care Protective Hair Veilprotects hair from sun exposure to minimize damage and dryness, and it’s the perfect size for your beach bag.
Long days in the sun and surf can make your hair thirsty. We love using the Sun Care After-Sun Hair Masque to moisturize hair with the help of plant oils, and it doesn’t hurt to toss a Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oilinto your beach bag to moisturize during the day. If your hair really needs help, visit your favourite Aveda salon for a conditioning Botanical Therapy treatment, or try using the Dry Remedy Moisturizing Masqueonce a week to intensely moisturize your hair.
TIRED, SORE FEET
If your feet are in need of some TLC this summer, treat them to Foot Relief! (You can even add a little Cooling Oil for extra refreshment.) Use it overnight with socks, or simply make it a habit once a day to moisturize your skin and get your soles in shape for sandal season.