Vacation Skin guide
For any lucky ducks that are escaping the cold for warmer climates, this article is a must read for you.
On holiday’s it’s easy to slip out of your normal routine and replace your workouts for happy hour and clean eating for pasta parties. The one thing that should stay consistent on your holiday, is your beauty regime.
When transitioning from a cool to warm climate, you skin will need a few days to adjust. The excessive plane journey won’t help this setback so make sure to monitor the condition of your skin and adjust your routine to compliment.
In Winter our skin is usually dryer than normal and, on an aeroplane, even dyer again. Keep your skin hydrated by removing your makeup and applying serums and moisturiser regularly.
Less is more
When you arrive in warmer climates your skin and body is likely to feel out of whack. The humidity and heat are always a welcome shock so it’s natural your skin will fight to adjust. Avoid breakouts by regularly cleansing your face and applying minimal creams and makeup. The tip is the let your skin breathe. There is nothing worse than being on a summer holiday and wearing thick layers of foundation and mascara. Take a break from your usual glam and adopt the French-girl beauty trend of a touch of cover up, a swipe of lipstick and brushed bushy brows.
Slip Slop Slap
Whatever, you do though, don’t forget sunscreen. Even though the European heat may feel less hard than our Australian sun. your skin has avoided contact with strong UV rays for a few months therefore has no tolerance to it….this is why you seem to burn so easily on the first few days of your vaycay.
When picking your sunscreen opt for one with a UV rating of 30 or 50 SPF. Read here
Beat the bloat
Water retention and bloating is common after excessive travel. To de-bloat your face you need to flush your system. It might seem counter-intuitive but drinking lots of water really does help this process. Add some lemon slices for an extra anti-inflammatory boost.
When applying your serums or sunscreen massage into your face using a few lymphatic drainage techniques. This will manually aid in the detoxification on your face by draining toxins to your lymph nodes. The massage will help the increase circulation to flush the fluid build-up.
Lymphatic drainage massage techniques
- Starting both hands between your eyebrows, push hands to the hairline and slide down to the ears (lymph nodes are here). Repeat the step, so that you have drained top, middle and bottom of forehead and on brow bones.
- Now under the eyes. Start from inner corner of the eyes and slide hands towards the ears. Repeat the step, covering cheeks, mouth and chin. Always middle and out
- Last step is the neck, massage up neck and under the jaw towards chin. Then from chin, sweep both hands towards the ears.
Take it off!
On holidays it’s perfectly acceptable to sleep in and drink a glass of wine at lunch, however, it’s not acceptable to go to bed without taking your makeup off. To avoid skin irritations and breakouts make a point to double cleanse your face morning and night. The build-up of grit and grime clogs your pores throughout the day. If you are in a particularly warm climate then you will also have a build up sweat particles and potential salt/ chlorinated water residue if you are going swimming. As it is hot your pores are likely to expand leaving them more vulnerable to bacteria, making it even more important to keep up a regular beauty routine.
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