Skincare essentials to take on holiday
It can be hard to decide which products to pack for a holiday and we all know how easy it is to overpack when you are afraid of forgetting something.
Holidays can create various skin issues due to a change in temperature and humidity, as well as the dryness and pressure of flights. But don’t worry – we have put together a guide on the best summer essentials to take with you to help! All products mentioned are available on Skinforia – your one stop shop for all things skincare.
There is something so refreshing about a foaming cleanser. After a day in the sun, wash off the day with the Gallinee Foaming Facial Cleanser. This cleanser brightens the skin whilst supporting your skins good bacteria to help achieve a clearer complexion. This cleanser is perfect for all skin types, making it a great product to take with you to a new environment when your skin might start acting different depending on the humidity.
Even if you are going make-up free whilst on holiday, it’s still just as important to cleanse! SPF will still need to be removed every night. Cleansing in the morning will also help your skin to remove dead skin cells or excessive oils accumulated over night.
This Dermalogica toner is oil-free, and instead uses silk amino acids and a combination of plant extracts that work to combat dehydration – ideal for warmer climates. The toner smooths skin and improves skin texture. A great product for achieving the holiday glow!
This SkinCeuticals hydrating B5 gel is an oil-free moisturizer which uses vitamin B5 and hyaluronic acid to hydrate the skin. Hyaluronic acid is the natural hydrator of skin and works great as a daily moisturizer. It is free from parabens, alcohol, dye and fragrances making it ideal for all skin types. Vitamin B5 is deeply hydrating and can help to stimulate the healing process, therefore calms skin issues surrounding redness and inflammation. It can also help to calm acne and make scars less visible over time.
A night cream helps your skin to retain moisture throughout your sleep. This Image Skincare Vital C Crème quenches dryness and soothes any redness in irritated skin. This is ideal for tired, sun kissed holiday skin. Wearing a night cream can help your skin to boost collagen and decrease chances of wrinkles/ fine lines, as well as becoming a relaxing part of your unwinding evening routine.
The Heliocare Gelcream Colour Light SPF50 protects the skin from UV light. The product consists of high technology sunscreens, mineral & nonmineral filters, including a natural fern extract which is unique to Heliocare products as well as green tea extract. Naturally protect your skin from UV light to prevent sun damage.
‘Hello Giggles’ recently shared an article discussing how even through a plane window, you can get sunburnt. Airplane windows aren’t built to block UV rays and therefore with you being closer to the sun whilst flying, it’s even more important to wear SPF. Don’t get sunburnt before you’ve even landed for your holiday!
For a long flight, why not treat your skin to these Hydropeptide eye masks, which help to boost collagen, creating a plumper, firmer appearance to your under eye area. These masks lock in hydration, ideal for flights as they can dry out skin significantly due to air pressure. These masks are so easy to apply, as well as being super effective. According to Allure, an average flight has humidity of 20%, when ideally our skin prefers up to 70%! This means your skin dries out very easily, making it feel pretty rubbish when you walk of the plane. Plane journeys also affect blood flow, creating a dull complexion. Make sure that you start your holiday feeling refreshed with these HydroPeptide eye masks!
If you need any additional advice for what to take on holiday for your specific skin type, did you know that we have our own skincare expert ready to help? Visit our Ask Ami feature to get personalised advice, free of charge! You can book a 1-2-1 phone consultation over the phone, or use our live chat feature for a quick question.
We would love to know your top tips on what you always take with you on holidays. Let us know!