Grocery Face Fixers

Sweltering summer days can mean more grease on your face than in your tube of sunscreen. Vanquish the oily sheen with a trip to the grocery store:

Citrus splash: Add 1/4 cup finely grated lemon peel (an astringent and clarifier) and 1/4 cup finely grated grapefruit peel (unclogs pores) to a cup of hot water. Add a cup of fresh mint leaves. Boil for two minutes until peels are soft and slightly translucent. Let cool, then strain liquid and pour into a bottle for a refreshing splash. Refrigerate. (Keeps up to 3 weeks.)

Tomato dose: Smash a cherry tomato (balances pH levels and tightens pores) and add an equal amount of plain yogurt. Leave on for 10 minutes.

Cucumber fix: Coarsely chop half a peeled cucumber (cools inflammation and tightens pores) and blend until smooth. Apply liberally and leave on for 15 minutes.

Sushi solution: Eel, seaweed, and rice are packed with vitamin B (good for oily skin), so chow down on some unagi. Not a sushi fan? Cheese and egg yolk are also vitamin B sources, so try a breakfast scramble.

Frizz Farewell

Sun, seawater and chlorine fry hair faster than an industrial-grade hairdryer. Keep your locks lustrous this summer with these tips:

Protect: Keeping your hair under wraps (a hat or light scarf) is best, but if that puts a crimp in your waterskiing, rinse your hair with fresh water to keep chlorine and salt water from permeating the hair membrane. Comb olive or jojoba oil through your hair with a wide-tooth comb to protect the hair cuticle (also doubles as a hot oil treatment). We also like Frederic Fekkai