Freshen Up for Fall


Whether you’ve spent your summer idle hours at the pool, on the boat, at the beach or simply sitting on a bench in town, your hair and skin have both been exposed to the sun and wind—good for the spirit, but also drying. Now’s the perfect time to replenish lost moisture and freshen up your look for fall.

The pumpkin peel facial at Salon Xavier in Sag Harbor is perfect for the season. “It’s a pore extraction, deep cleanse and a peel, as well as being moisturizing and hydrating,” says Samantha Christie at Salon Xavier. People are dry from the summer sun, and the pumpkin peel facial restores moisture while getting rid of the dirt and grime that summer leaves on our skin. The Skinceuticals product line provides great hair remedies as well. C E Ferulic, for example, is an antioxidant and exfoliator that gets rid of sun spots.

After your facial, continue to keep your skin in balance and healthy by using natural, plant-based and paraben-free and soap-free products and nourishing yourself from the inside, too, with fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables and plenty of pure water.

In the summer, it’s nice to use a shower gel after the beach, as it takes off all that oil and sunscreen. But in the cooler months it can be too drying. If you have a tub, indulge in a bath with something moisturizing like Dr. Hauschka’s Almond Soothing Bath Esssence. After bathing, slather on some all-natural oil, like Aura Cacia Sweet Almond Oil, which you can find at Second Nature Markets in Southampton and East Hampton.

What’s new in fall hair care? Stylist Marc Zowine, based at Fay Teller Salon in Bridgehampton, pairs great hair with falls hottest fashions: “Who wouldn’t adore Proenza’s round-shouldered wool bouclé coat, the new silhouette of the season, worn with slinky, shorn shoulder-length hair and a Miu Miu below-the-knee skirt…or Givenchy Ricardo Tisci sandals that look like my Birkenstocks with the now slicked, side parted hair? Hair this fall is about letting go—so let go and arouse your sense of adventure. Feel what you want and add a twist. Either by putting it up with cocktail toothpicks, or just a twist with a fork. Michael Kors showed French twists with wisps, [which are] easy and sexy. Others showed middle parts long and slinky…It’s more about the attitude. Walk with confidence. That’s the key!”

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