Vacation skincare tips to make you holiday ready
by Debdutta Mitra on May 13, 2023
Summer has started and it’s the time when you switch to vacation mode. You may have packed your bags for a long holiday but are you ready to carry any extra baggage of acne, dryness and breakouts you get in new surroundings?
Now, we know that there are high chances of space constraints to carry loads of skincare, and hence, it is key to identify the essential ones irrespective of your destination. So, we at Leal bring to you essential tips to follow during your vacation
Going to the beach: -
Your beach vacation can be a lot of fun, but the sun, salt, and sand can take a toll on your skin. To keep your skin healthy and glowing, here are some essential skincare tips for spending time at the beach.
- Apply sunscreen
To safeguard your skin against damaging UV rays, make sure to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Remember to reapply every two hours to maintain maximum protection. It is also suggested to avoid roaming under the sun during peak hours (10 am to 4 pm). Apply sunscreen on all body parts that are exposed to the sun.
- Wear protective attire
To protect your skin from the sun, consider wearing clothing such as a lightweight, cotton long-sleeve shirt over your attire or a hat as a shield. Don’t forget to carry sunglasses to protect yourself from the blazing sun.
- Moisturizer is a must
To keep your skin nourished and hydrated after swimming or spending time in the sun, apply a moisturizer that is lightweight and non-greasy. The combination of sun's UV rays, saltwater and wind in the beach can also dry out the skin, leading to flakiness and discomfort. Moisturizer helps to hydrate the skin and prevent dryness and appearance of wrinkles, making it look healthy.
- Exfoliate but in a gentle manner
Before your trip, consider exfoliating your skin gently to eliminate dead skin cells and uncover a smoother and more radiant complexion. By doing so, you also allow for better absorption of moisturizer and sunscreen, which can help keep the skin hydrated and protected in the beach.
Heading to the mountains: -
To properly care for your skin during a mountain vacation, it's crucial to adapt your skincare routine to the unique climate and environmental conditions you'll experience. Below are some useful tips to help you maintain healthy skin during your mountain getaway: -
- Drink plenty of water
The dry mountain air can dehydrate your skin, so drinking enough water helps the skin to stay hydrated which can improve skin elasticity.
- Sunscreen is a must
It's important to apply sunscreen when spending time in the mountains because at higher altitudes, the intensity of UV radiation increases. UV radiation is the main cause of sun damage to the skin, including sunburn, premature aging, and an increased risk of skin cancer.
- Don’t forget your moisturizer
Hilly areas can have low humidity levels and the air can be dry and the air can be dry. This can lead to the skin getting dehydrated can make it dry and flaky. Applying a thick, rich moisturizer that is loaded with anti-oxidants, can help to soothe the skin and protect it from skin damage.
- Always apply lip balm/butter
Dry air and wind in hilly areas can cause moisture to evaporate from the lips quickly, leaving them feeling dry and cracked. Using a lip balm or butter with nature-derived ingredients like Vitamin E or almond oil can not only help to protect the lips from such harsh environmental factors but protect the lips from the harmful UV rays, which can be even stronger at higher altitudes.
- Exfoliation is key
Dry and dusty mountain terrains can lead to clogged pores and breakouts which make the skin appear dull. Exfoliating helps to remove dirt, oil and dead skin cells that cause clogged pores.
- Never neglect mist sprays
Be it a weekend trip or a long vacation, always carry a hydrating facial mist to not only keep your skin refreshed during your journey but also maintain its moisture levels.
Hence, these tips and tricks are a must to ensure your skin stays healthy without compromising on a relaxing vacation. Here are some product recommendations by Leal that can help you do so:-
- Whipped Soaps: These travel friendly foaming bath butters that come in a jar packaging can easily be carried to gently cleanse your skin. Say good-bye to spilling body washes & slimy bar soaps.
- Ethereal Face Oil Elixir: Blended with pure, plant-extracted, cold-pressed oils, this lightweight non-comedogenic oil repairs skin barriers, brightens dull skin and fades dark spots & pigmentation.
- Avocado Daze Body Yogurt: Power-packed with Avocado and Vitamin E, this lightweight and non-sticky body yogurt is highly moisturizing and alleviates dull and dry skin.
- Romantic Bliss Berry Whipped Lip Butter: This creamy textured, non-sticky lip essential maintains your lips' natural moisture balance by repairing cracked lips and protecting it from UV damage.