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5 Ways to Reverse Summer Skin and Hair Damage

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5 Ways to Reverse Summer Skin and Hair Damage


By Laurel House, Planet Green

It seems that we’re often attempting to mimic nature when paying big bucks for beautifying treatments. You spend wads of cash trying to get a “natural” spray tan glow. You dedicate hours out of your day at the local hair salon trying to transform your locks from dull and mousy to sun-kissed and highlighted. Since Mother Nature has proven herself to be the most direct (and least expensive) route to beauty, why do we continue to try and outdo her with chemically concocted copy-cats that pale in comparison?

While your bronze glow and natural highlights may be signs of a fun-filled summer, overdoing it is easy and if you don’t dedicate some time to reverse the damage you could be in for some long-term problems. And, believe me, they aren’t pretty. But instead of rushing out to buy some new expensive skincare concoction or heading out to your hair stylist for a deep chemically-conditioning treatment,  turn to nature to undo summer damage.



To save your skin long term, it’s your ongoing year-round duty to slather on the sunscreen and avoid letting that beloved sizzle penetrate your skin to the point of burn. But, on the off chance that you miss a spot, or forget to apply the defensive lotion all together, be sure to stop the heat from doing further damage as fast as possible. There are lots of skin saving solutions that you can find at your local beauty supply source, or try this easy tip from Diane Hanson of Delluva Vinotherapy Day Spa, New York’s first and only wine-based skincare spa in New York.

Sunburn Soothe Do-It-Yourself

WHAT: Frozen Grapes

HOW TO MAKE IT AND USE IT: Wash a handful of red grapes. Please them in the freezer. Wait several hours until they freeze. Mash the frozen grapes up and apply as a masque to the sun burnt area. Leave on for 5-10 minutes, allowing the cool, resveratrol-rich grapes to suck the heat out of your skin while simultaneously helping to fight sun-damage triggered pre-mature aging.

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3:21PM PST on Nov 13, 2011

Thank you!

8:19AM PST on Nov 7, 2011

Great ideas - Thank YOU!

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9:04AM PDT on Oct 30, 2011

Ooo I have to do the dry skin one for sure!

6:45PM PDT on Oct 14, 2011

Super thanks.

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1:55PM PDT on Oct 4, 2011

Good to know - Thanks

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