5 End-Of-Summer Beauty Must-Haves
Been on vacation? You're going to need this.
This article originally appeared on MIMI.
After you return from your summer at the beach (or more likely, a sweaty commute aboard public transportation) you're going to need some serious R&R. The sun can cause major damage—both to your skin and your hair. And the ocean, while fun to splash around in, can be just as harsh.
Luckily, we're here to help. We've rounded up our favorite products that will correct, nourish, brighten, and protect all the way through fall.
1. Clairol Hair Food Moisture Hair Mask ($12 target.com)
This pampering mask hydrates and conditions your hair so well that no one will know you spent the last three months face down in your in-law's pool.
2. Olay Active Botanicals Moisturizing Toner & Day Lotion ($15, target.com)
Use this moisturizing duo together—first the toner to prep, then the moisturizer—for soft, fresh, and deeply hydrated skin. Both options maintain the skin's natural moisture, and add a dewy glow that will look killer with your (not yet faded) tan.
3. Crest 3D White 1-Hour Express Whitestrips ($50, target.com)
Lazy Girls: This is for you! These magical strips boast a noticeably whiter smile after just one use. All you have to do is apply for two hours (or while you binge watch two episodes of your favorite show on Netflix) and you're good to go. This way, all that Happy Hour red wine you've been drinking all summer long won't show up on your teeth come September.
4. Covergirl LashBlast Super Sizer Mascara ($6, target.com)
This easy-to-swipe mascara allows for a ton of volume and those ever-elusive full, fanned out lashes. This way, you can show off your summer smoky eye like a pro.
5. Fekkai Pre-Soleil Hair Mist ($8, walgreens.com)
No matter the season, the sun will always shine. And, unfortunately, the UV rays can majorly damage your hair. So, as we transition from summer to fall, this hair mist is a must-have. In fact, we suggest you use it all year 'round. The spray works to add shine while it protects from color adding and dehydration. Essentially, this is a win-win-win product. And, it smells incredible.