From yellow teeth to pesky gray hair, keep these problem solvers on hand to tackle every beauty emergency.
Problem: Roots between salon visits
Solution: Zotos Professional AGEbeautiful Root Touch Up Spray ($9.99) at Sally Beauty Supply
If you are covering your grays, you know how frustrating it is when your roots start showing! What I love about this spray is that it really lets you stretch the time between salon visits, simply covering the roots as they grow in. It’s available 8 eight shades, so there’s a perfect match for everyone and it’s sweat- and water-resistant so it holds up between shampoos. While I wear my hair mostly natural I do have a few dark brown streaks which I “fake” with the Darkest Brown shade in between touchups.
Problem: Rough elbows and knees
Solution: Nourish Organic Skin Solve ($19.99) at NourishOrganic.com
Now that it’s warm out, I want my elbows and knees to look and feel soft, so I can wear short sleeves and shorts without feeling self-conscious! This ultra-rich, chemical-free, and gluten-free treatment contains 100% certified organic ingredients, like Sweet Orange, Palmarosa (a species of grass in the lemon grass family), Rosehip and Pumpkin Butter, which together work together to smooth, soften and heal the skin – and get it ready for summer. Your knees and elbows will thank you!
Problem: Dehydrated Skin
Solution: Oceanene Defense Gel ($50) at VolitionBeauty.com
We all love to swim and be out in the sun and swim in the summer, but these activities can really dehydrate your skin! This lightweight, refreshing gel is packed brown algae, vitamins C & E and green tea, which intensely hydrate the skin while also protecting it from environmental stressors. A little bit goes a very long way!
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Problem: Yellowing teeth
Solution: Luster Premium White 2-Minute White ($12.99) at LusterPremiumWhite.com
I love my coffee and red wine and my teeth pay for it! I don’t want to spend a fortune on whitening treatments at the dentist, so I’ve tried a bunch of over-the-counter whiteners. I really like the Luster brand in general, but the new 2-Minute White has become a go-to. It’s simple to use and brightens teeth by six shades in as little as three days while maintaining 100% enamel safety and zero tooth sensitivity.
Problem: Bad summer hair
Sun, sand, sweat and loads of chlorine do a number to our hair. These two apple cider vinegar products are my summertime must-haves – the rinse thoroughly cleanses the hair and scalp of products, perspiration, sea water…the works – plus, it’s a 2-in-1 shampoo & rinse so it saves time! – and the leave-in detangles even chlorine-ravaged hair like nobody’s business.