Travel skincare must haves
HAND SANITISER 👐
With everything that’s gone on this year, 2020 is sure to be one to remember. One good thing to come out of this very unfortunate year is that hand sanitiser becoming the norm. Not only could using hand sanitiser regularly protect you from coming into physical contact with COVID, its also the perfect and efficient way to clean your hands on the go. No matter where you are in the world, you can make sure your hands are clean and protected.
If you’re going away somewhere hot then SPF is pretty much a given, however if you’re not in search of some sun then SPF should still be on your list. The common misconception regarding sun protection is that you only need it when its hot and sunny. WRONG. You should be wearing SPF every day no matter what the weather as the harmful rays can penetrate the clouds and even windows. So wherever you’re going, make sure SPF is in your hand luggage.
ALOE GEL 🌱
Unlike SPF, this one only really applies if you’re going somewhere warm. Everyone is guilty of not applying sun cream regularly enough when on holiday and an unfortunate result of this is that you will burn your skin. Aloe gel is perfect for treating sunburn as it helps relieve pain and redness by reducing inflammation. The gel also stimulates the production of collagen which aids the healing process by improving skins elasticity. Top tip: Keep it in the fridge for a more intense cooling sensation.
Cleansing every morning and night when on holiday is crucial. Morning cleanses will remove any sweat and bacteria caused by air conditioning or heating units whereas night time cleanses will remove all traces of makeup, SPF, dirt and sand from your days activities. It’s important to completely remove everything from your face otherwise breakouts and problem skin may occur and nobody wants that on holiday!
lIP BALM 💋
Your lips react based upon the weather which is why most of us have cracked lips during the winter. When you’re exposed to extreme temperatures, be it cold or hot, you need to make sure you’re consistently applying lip balm to avoid dry, cracked and sore lips. It’s also a good idea to make sure your lip balm has SPF in it to protect your lips from harmful rays which can cause sunburn.