We’re in the thick of summer, which means you are probably preparing for vacations, beach days and long weekends in the sun. Translation? Your skincare routine may need a vacation from your vacation. As you travel, transitioning your skincare routine is vital to the overall appearance of your skin. Hydration is more important than ever, as is wearing sunscreen daily, but what else can you do to give your vacation skincare routine a boost? Read on for some of our tips for an easy and beautiful summer vacation skincare routine that will have you feeling relaxed and healthy all season long.
Unclog Those Pores
Summer heat and humidity...especially when travelling to beach destinations...can leave your pores clogged. Get rid of those dead skin cells and release oil and sweat with a regular exfoliating routine. Exfoliate 1-3 times per week (in the evening is best, so you aren’t out in the sun with freshly exfoliated skin) to buff away dead skin cells and speed up your skin’s natural healing process. No one wants acne on their vacay right? But if you are fighting acne issues, use an all-natural milk cleanser to gently clean while calming the skin. Follow up your daily skincare routine with a vitamin C based serum to keep skin looking supple and dewey fresh.
Less is More
Summer vacation is the perfect time to adapt a “less is more” summer skincare mantra. So minimize makeup and let your natural beauty shine through. Use a light moisturizer and sunscreen to keep your skin protected and hydrated, but not oily. Battling redness? Use a product that will calm inflammation and soothe, while strengthening the skin.
Think Beyond Your Face
Summer is when we should be just as persistent about how we care for our body as we are with our facial skincare routine. Hot, humid weather combined with sun-filled days can leave your arms and legs looking dull and dry. Look for body skincare essentials that are formulated with natural ingredients such as pine, eucalyptus, and aloe to nourish and promote skin health from head to toe. A good body skincare routine includes an invigorating body wash, rich moisturizer, and just like your face, a little exfoliation 1-3 times a week.
And don’t let your busy travel schedule this summer be an excuse for not taking care of your skin. You don’t have to sacrifice your summer skincare routine just because you may be living out of a suitcase. Travel kits are an ideal way to keep your skin in check while on the go.