Holiday skin – The Essentials!

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About to go on a holiday? Do you have limited room in your luggage? Follow our holiday packing essentials list and maintain that beautiful healthy glow. It doesn’t matter if you’re going on a summer holiday or a winter getaway; rain or shine, these are your must have items.

Sunscreen UVA and UVB protection 50+
You should wear a sunscreen daily. Dermaceutic Laboratorie and La Roche Posay have wonderful face and body sunscreens for different skin types (oily or dry) and are also suitable for even the most sensitive skin types. They have sunscreens for kids, primers with SPF and BB creams for a little more coverage.

Wide brimmed hat and sunglasses
If you’re doing outdoor activities you will need a hat that’s going to cover not just your forehead but around the sides of the face. Direct sun exposure is to be avoided and preventing damage is better than trying to treat it once the damage is done. Sun exposure leads to prematurely ageing, pigmentation and sun spots.

Antioxidant serum for the face, neck and chest
A good rich antioxidant serum will help to brighten, repair, and protect the skin whilst you’re away. Tri Vita C30 from Dermaceutic Laboratorie contains Vitamin C, vitamin E and Ferulic acid. All these ingredients help protect your skin from harmful rays.

Body moisturiser
Your skin is going to become dehydrated very quickly if you’re flying to your destination, so please ensure you keep it hydrated not only on the flight but every day whilst you’re away. Aveeno daily moisturising lotion is fragrance free for the body and we love it at Skindepth Dermatology.

Exfoliator
To revitalise the skin and even the complexion after a change in climate, an exfoliator is a great option. Invest in either a chemical exfoliator or mechanical scrub. A mechanical scrub is great for thickened and oily skin type and a chemical exfoliator is therefore better for a more delicate skin type. We recommend BiRetix Micropeel for a purifying mechanical scrub, and Catalyst Gelcreme from Rationale as a gentle chemical exfoliator.

Hand gel sanitiser
Who knows what germs can be around so always have a gel hand sanitiser handy in your bag.