Ahhh, a day at the beach. Show up pasty and plain and return home hours later with a rosy glow, streaky highlights and feet softer than they were after your last pedicure. If only there was a way to capture the beautifying benefits of the sun, sand and surf without having to book an island getaway. Oh wait—there is. Thanks to these ocean-inspired body skin and hair care essentials, you can feel beach beautiful no matter where you are, no matter what time of year.
Beauty news flash: “oil free” is on its way out. What’s been long feared as a pore clogger and pimple trigger is now being slathered on, soaked up and raved about for surprisingly opposite effects. Oil hasn’t always been considered the bad guy. In fact, women throughout history have relied on it to soften skin and smooth hair—long before little bottles of the stuff conveniently started showing up on store shelves.
Q: How do you protect against chlorine damage to your hair, skin and swimsuit?
Amy Marsh answers:
A: I’ve been a swimmer most of my life and cannot begin to calculate the number of hours I’ve spent in a pool or ocean. I can, however, attest to the mess chlorine and salt make of your hair, skin and swimsuits. Bleached, straw-like strands and alligator skin aren’t the best beauty accessories, so I’m offering my best advice for deterring the damage. Read more →
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