Get Poolside Protection
You might love swimming laps, but you hate what it's doing to your hairconstant chlorine exposure dulls color and texture. Use a clarifying shampoo after each dip in the water to remove green, brassy tones immediately.
Problem: Faded Hair Color
"The best way to richen up sun-bleached strands is a gloss treatment," says Friedman. "I recommend Wella Professionals Color Touch, a demi-permanent color that deposits tone and shine while closing the cuticle, making the hair look and feel healthier. Plus, it neutralizes brassy tones. Another option is a color-depositing product, which tends to work best on prelightened hair. This can help maintain a cool blonde tone, keep brown hair rich, and help postpone your trip back to the salon if you're a redhead."
You can also try Clairol Shimmer Lights Shampoo, $9.29; sleekhair.com
Problem: Dehydrated Skin
"Use an exfoliating and rejuvenation mask twice a week," says Jan Marini, president and CEO of Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc. "This will refine, soften, and hydrate parched, sun-exposed skin. As a result, your complexion will look plump and renewed and ready to withstand cooler fall temperatures. I recommend the Jan Marini Age Intervention Regeneration Mask ($90)."
You can also try an at-home glycolic peel like Brazilian Peel, $78 for four weekly treatments.
Problem: Dull, Uneven Skin Tone
Problem: Split Ends
As you age, the sun increases melanin levels in your skin, causing you to tan (or burn) hyperpigmentation comes along with it. Try a concentrated brightening treatment like Skinceuticals Pigment Regulator, $85; skinceuticals.com, to help diminish spots and prevent future ones from popping up.
Quench Parched Strands
"When hair is very dry, the cuticle is open and strands feel roughlike a piece of Velcro," explains Michael Duenas, founder of Hair Room Service (a deluxe service that provides hairstyling house-calls to celebs). Use a deep conditioner with ingredients like Omega 7 and Vitamin C to hydrate hair.
Problem: Sun Damage
Problem: Brassy Highlights
"As a colorist, end-of-summer brassy hair is an opportunity to add new dimension to your hair color," says Tracy Madaj, a colorist at Butterfly Studio in New York City. "Whether I add lowlights to create the illusion of a soft highlight or highlights to brighten up the overall color, you can really utilize what the sun has done to your hue."
Fight Fine Lines
You may think that your crow's-feet are from too much sun, but it's squintingnot UV raysthat are to blame. Women with lighter-colored eyes are even more prone to getting lines around their eyes because of their heightened light sensitivity. Even if you're a brown-eyed girl, always wear sunglasses with UV protection.
Problem: Irritated Scalp
"Overexposure to the sun can really damage your scalp," says Head & Shoulders dermatologist Dr. Ilyse Lefkowicz. "Your scalp is the foundation for healthy hair. To bring the life back to it, minimize the amount of styling products you use, since most can cause an unhealthy buildup of oils, and lessen the use of heat tools. Also, shampoo on a regular basis — the massaging action invigorates follicles and reduces excessive sebum buildup that can lead to scalp irritations."
Try Head & Shoulder Dry Scalp Care, $6.49; walmart.com