Sun, salt water, and chlorine are the three culprits for dry hair, skin damage and brittle nails. They’re also three of the main things that spring to mind when you think of a beach vacation, right? There’s no need to avoid a hot holiday though. Take a look at these options to restore your hair, skin, and nails first.
Restore Damaged Hair
Similar to skin, it’s water that gives hair its moisture and elasticity; however, because salt water is osmotic, it extracts water and dries out your hair.
Prolonged exposure to the sun’s UVA and UVB rays also extracts moisture from the hair and damages the cuticle. The sun’s rays are similar to bleach because they react with the hair’s melanin, removing color in a chemical reaction. If you color your hair or if you’re blond, that’s double trouble.
Because chlorine acts as a disinfectant, it strips your hair of its natural oils after a swim in the pool. Chemically treated hair or thin, fine hair will suffer the most and become dry and very porous.
All these elements add up to dry, brittle hair, discoloration, and split ends. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo that adds moisture and doesn’t strip natural oils. Book a deep conditioning treatment to bring moisture, shine, and luster back to your locks.
Get Glowing Skin Again
Those invisible UVA and UVB rays from the sun, even on cloudy days, can cause premature wrinkles and even skin cancer. Hopefully, you used a good sunscreen with at least 30 SPF and reapplied it often. However, you most likely drifted away from your normal daily skin care routine. Factor in too much sun and alcohol, and you spell disaster for your skin.
Now is the time to detoxify and rehydrate. Flush your system with fruit and replace those Mai Tais with lemon water. Drink half your weight in ounces of water every day. Consider a professional facial to get your skin supple and glowing again.
Fix Brittle, Split Nails
Celebrity manicurist Marian Newman says it’s water rather than excess sun that damages nails. That’s because the nail plate absorbs 10 times more water than the skin. When the water evaporates it takes natural oils and moisture with it. This will cause your nails to peel and break. Pamper your nails with essential oils and then book a paraffin dip for a deep nail conditioning.
A beach vacation rejuvenates the mind and soul but can wreak havoc on the body, namely your hair, skin, and nails. Now is the time to get back to your normal beauty routine. City Pointe Beauty Academy can help erase the telltale signs of a beach vacation and leave you with only good memories. Check out our website or call us at (417) 673-8822 to book your appointment today!