Skin care on vacation: life hacks and tips
Sunscreens with SPF
The holy of holies of any vacation makeup bag is a sunscreen with the right SPF. In the first days of vacation, we strongly recommend using products with SPF 50, and after a few days, when the skin is already tanned, you can switch to SPF 35.
Beauticians recommend applying sunscreen about 20 minutes before going out. It is also highly advisable to update it every three to four hours. As for the type of product, it all depends on the priorities:
- Cream. It is a versatile texture that is easy to apply and doesn’t need to be refreshed too often.
- Spray. The most convenient format for application to large areas of the body – back or legs.
- Butter. If you already have fairly dark skin and want to speed up your tan, oil is for you. But for Snow White, applying oil increases the risk of getting burned.
- Gel. A great option for protecting your face from the sun. It is pleasant to apply, soothes the skin, but requires frequent renewal.
After sun cream
After sunbathing, you need to soothe and moisturize your skin with an after-sun cream. If you are “lucky” to get sunburn, then “Panthenol”, “Bepanten” and creams / gels with aloe will save you. Naturally, until everything passes, you need to be more in the shade and you cannot show yourself in the sun from 11:00 to 18:00.
Remember, if before a trip to the sea you have an irresistible desire to do a chemical peeling, do not do it in any case! Such procedures make the skin very vulnerable to ultraviolet rays, which means you have every chance of earning unwanted pigmentation. You should also be careful with scrubs: use the softest and do not forget about sun protection after.
It is recommended to pamper the skin with additional moisturizing in the form of masks 2-3 times a week. When traveling, the easiest way is to use fabric masks – they are compact, easy to apply and effectively perform their functions.
“A trifle, but nice!” – these are exactly the feelings that thermal water will evoke in you every time you use it. First, spraying a thin veil of thermal water on a hot day is a separate kind of pleasure. Second, it’s something that will help moisturize, refresh and soothe your skin.
An important point: it is better not to let the thermal water evaporate, but to get your face wet with a napkin. If the air is dry and the temperature is high, the self-drying of the water dehydrates the skin even more.
Remember that it is important to remember not only moisture from the outside, but also from the inside. Drink at least 1.5 liters of water a day and make sure you have cucumbers, tomatoes, spinach, apples and grapes in your diet – these foods help to saturate the body.
Hand and foot cream
The skin of the hands and feet needs moisture all year round, but in the summer, some more nuances are added to the usual care. For hands in the summer, it is better to use hand cream with SPF – this will help prevent photoaging and pigmentation. It is also recommended to apply sunscreen on the skin of the feet. Particular attention should be paid to the rise, as this area is most often burned.
Moisturizers & Hair Protectors
Sun-burnt strands look beautiful and will clearly let others know that you have just returned from vacation. However, there is a very fine line between golden curls and dry hair with damaged structure. To protect your hair from the aggressive effects of the sun and salt water, we recommend using protective hair oils and nourishing masks.
Salty matted hair is a constant part of a beach holiday. This is what creates that very beachy negligence effect for your photos, but only after drying, the hair often turns into a matted clump, which is very difficult to untangle. To avoid such a “bird’s nest” on your head, do not forget the comb.
We wish you an unforgettable summer!