Applying sunscreen alone isn’t enough.
Now that we have your attention, let's talk about all of the skincare goodies that go into keeping your skin glowing on vacation.
Saskatchewan summers are amazing! Warm air, perfect rays of sunshine, boat rides on one of our many lakes. Clients think, "Yay!" Your estheticians are thinking UV overexposure, salt water or lake water, nutrition, vacay bevies, and wind will all affect your skin, compromising the skin's natural barrier.
Traveling is stressful, whether you are driving the hour or so to your happy lake life or flying off to some exotic locale. Stress associated with travel disrupts your body's rhythm, impacting your skin. Before you even leave, a million organizational thoughts are running through your head. Did you pack everything you need? Do I even need to take the kids? Is the dog going along? Hopefully, your skin isn’t the last thing on your mind, but we don’t want you to worry too much about it. Believe us when we say that your travel skin care routine can be simple and quick.
When you are in vacation mode, your sleep and wake up cycles become erratic. You might even be tempted to use your great aunt Ida’s skincare or even worse the sample sizes at the hotel. You might not have the time, energy or other conveniences to be able to follow the usual skin care routine that you do when at home.
When packing your self care items, you may be tempted to leave all of your products at home. This is a hard no from us.
Here is our essentials only product list to tweak your at home skincare routine for a life on the road.
3. Physical Sun Protection
This ultra simplified skincare routine will minimize your travel stress without compromising your pretty.
If you can’t find travel-sized versions of your essentials, try purchasing smaller bottles and placing your product inside. These can be found inexpensively at your local Dollar Store. It’s better to keep your products consistent rather than buying new products based on size.
Cleansing is so quick. We have heard countless times of people simply using their shampoo to cleanse their face. Please, don’t do this. Use your facial cleanser to remove the day's old sun protection, not to mention sweat and sand. Don’t skip this step and go to bed dirty. You risk waking up with skin that is angry, inflamed and tired looking.
Just because you feel sweaty or oily doesn’t mean you don’t need moisturizer. Moisturizing is a quick way to perk up and will keep you glowing. Many quality sun protection creams for the face do double duty as a day moisturizer, making your day routine even quicker.
Vacations can range from relaxing to adventuring and everything in-between. In all that you are doing, be sure to get your beauty sleep most nights. Your skin will thank you and your return to regular, non vacation life, transition will be easier.
Traveling even short distances can be dehydrating. Even more so once we add sun exposure or air travel. Be sure to drink your water everyday. Dehydration is a pain that can easily be avoided. Dehydrated skin doesn’t glow.
Continue your routine all summer long to keep your skin safe and glowing. For products we love or for a consultation call 306.550.2044.
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