... but it's not too late to take some extra steps to make that summer tan last past August or to keep those highlights looking fresh.
The most effective way to heal that sun-burn is to apply aloe straight from an aloe plant. If you don't have one of these amazing succulents around the house, don't fret, there are plenty of aloe cooling gels to be found at your local drugstore or supermarket. A tea-bag compress can also sooth burnt skin. Simply make a cup of green tea, take the bag and apply directly on the effected skin.
Keep your skin and lips hydrated. The key to healthy, smooth lips is a natural lip balm. Anything with harsh dyes or scents will just over dry your lips more. For a more homeopathic approach, try dabbing pure honey on chapped lips and follow up with a beeswax lip balm.
The summer can be the roughest time of year on your hair between excessive sun exposure and chemical filled pools that leave buildup behind even after a good shampoo. Repair your hair using a clarifying shampoo to remove all the buildup and follow up with a moisturizing conditioner to help hydrate the strands. Just make sure they are sulfate and paraben free. We recommend either Kenra's Clarifying Shampoo and Moisture Conditioner or Sexy Hair's Color Safe Detox Shampoo and Strengthening Conditioner. For really dry and damaged hair, consider using a moisture mask once or twice a week such as Kenra's Nourishing Masque or Matrix's Total Results Re-Bond three step system.