Jessica Hagy Aug 26, 2013
quick fixes for beauty concerns Ah, summer, the coconut-scented season of sandy toes, salt-water strands, and sun-kissed cheeks. While we’re despondent to see the lazy haze of summer slip away, we’re also left with a very real beauty hangover that needs immediate remedying (and unfortunately the hair of the dog won’t work this time around…). Here are 5 fixes for those post-summer beauty ailments that may have you feeling a little worse-for-wear.

Sun Spots

Dark spots are one of the first indicators of sun damage; so post-summer is the perfect time to reach for products that will fade them. Keep slathering on the SPF but also add a brightening serum that will even out your skin tone to your daily regimen. MDC Picks: Lancôme DreamTone Customized Skin Tone Correcting Serum; Obagi Professional C Serum; Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright Skin Tone Correcting Serum

Scorched Strands

Sun, salt water, and chlorine can strip away moisture and pigment from your hair. Make sure to give your strands some extra TLC by incorporating a weekly deep moisturizing mask or daily recovery spray. MDC Picks: Kérastase Masque Force Architecte; L’Orèal EverCrème Sulfate-Free Moisture System Nourishing Leave-In Spray; Oribe Signature Moisture Masque

Calloused Feet

Flat sandals and strolls on the beach can cause major callouses on those pretty feet of yours. To keep your skin fresh and soft, first exfoliate with a scrub and then slather on the lotion liberally. We like to use a foot-specific product for maximum softening results.   MDC Picks: CND Cucumber Heel Therapy; Butter London Rock Off Glycolic Callus Peel; The Body Shop Peppermint Cooling Foot Rescue Treatment

Dry Lips

Your pout can be just as damaged by the sun as the rest of your skin, so summer can sometimes come with some lip-chapping consequences. To get your pucker back to prime shape, exfoliate your lips with a sugar scrub or even your toothbrush and seal in the soft skin with your favorite lip balm. MDC Picks: Bliss Fabulips Sugar Polish; Maybelline Baby Lips; Figs and Rose Cherry Blossom Lip Balm

Body Acne

Humidity and sweat are known to join forces in causing some unwelcome body breakouts. To combat any blemishes, suds up with an acne-fighting body wash in the shower. MDC Picks: Murad Acne Complex Body Wash; Alba Acne Dote Face and Body Scrub; Botanical Acne Body Wash   Are you dealing with any of these post-summer beauty concerns? Fill us in with a comment below! Photo: Thinkstock


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