The best tips for taking care of your skin during the holidays

If you are going on vacation, the first thing to do is find out about your baggage allowances. While many of us choose to decant products into travel bottles, you should be aware that putting products containing active ingredients into containers may actually make them less effective as they will be exposed to oxygen and in the light. To minimize this risk, be sure to transfer your skincare products into airtight containers.

Don’t take it all

Going on vacation is the perfect time to try skinimalism, a trend that embraces a simplified and streamlined routine. Although I insist that you pack a high factor SPF and a good cleanser; the rest of your skincare is up for negotiation. If you’re having trouble deciding what not to take, your acids can be a good place to start. That means forgoing your toners, stronger exfoliating cleansers, and treatments containing glycolic, lactic, or salicylic acid. These types of products tend to cause photosensitivity, making the skin more susceptible to light-related damage, and are therefore not ideal for use if you are heading to warmer climates. If you suffer from heat congested skin and want to use an acid such as salicylic acid, stick to using it at night and ALWAYS use the SPF during the day.

Bring a cleaning glove

Flights can make you feel a little dirty, so have a cleaning mitt on board to freshen up. Easy to carry and taking up little space, a cleansing mitt only needs water to cleanse your face before it arrives at its destination.

Kate Somerville Goat’s Milk Cleansing Tube

If you don’t want to bring both your treatment (active) and your daily cleanser, just bring a nourishing cleanser, like Skingredients PreProbiotic Cleanse Moisturizing Cleanser or Kate Somerville Goat’s Milk Moisturizing Cleanser, as they will provide the cleansing. gently that your skin needs daily.

Don’t get dehydrated

Flying is notorious for dehydrating the skin, so in addition to drinking plenty of water, I recommend using a mask infused with hyaluronic acid to rehydrate the complexion after your flight. A moisturizing lip balm such as IMAGE Ormedic Balancing Lip Complex is also recommended to soothe dry, chapped lips.

Prioritize multi-tasking

If you only pack one serum on vacation, make it a serum containing retinyl palmitate, as this ingredient tends to be hydrating, protective and correcting all at the same time. Also look for an eye-tested serum, which allows you to use it around the eyes. Remember that retinyl palmitate, like other forms of vitamin A, can photosensitize the skin, so you should be careful with sunscreen applications.

Don’t forget to spray

Caudalie Beauty Elixir (30ml, €13.50, store.theskinnerd.com, select department stores and pharmacies nationwide)
Caudalie Beauty Elixir (30ml, €13.50, store.theskinnerd.com, select department stores and pharmacies nationwide)

I’m known for my love of face sprays, but these handy mists come into their own in the summer. Perfect for reviving your makeup, fighting jet lag and reviving your complexion during the day, slip one into your beach bag for portable rehydration! Caudalie Beauty Elixir comes in a convenient travel size bottle and has become cult for its face-waking properties.

Protect yourself from the sun holistically

Sun protection is more than just SPF. Wear UV protective clothing if you can and stay covered and out of the sun as much as possible. A large sun hat and sunglasses that cover the sides of your eyes are fabulous to ensure that this delicate area is fully protected from the sun. When it comes to SPF, select a broad spectrum, high factor formula that you like to apply and remember to top up every two hours as recommended by the Irish Skin Cancer Society.

The corny choice

Not only can pigmentation result from UV damage, but it can also be triggered by hormones and pregnancy. Although there is a wide range of options available to help manage pigmentation issues, it can be difficult to determine what skincare options are available to you as a mom-to-be.

Nicknamed “facelift in a jar”, Environ Focus Care Youth+ Tri BioBotanical Revival Masque was developed 20 years ago and contains a triple blend of botanical acids to help skin exfoliate and keep pigment at bay without stripping it. needles! In addition to reducing dark spots, it is also ideal for reducing signs of fatigue without causing irritation.

Environ Focus Care Youth+ Tri BioBotanical Revival Mask, €67, theskinnerd.com

Patricia J. Callender