Oh wouldn’t we all just love to take a respite to a warm place right now? Even though we can’t all click our heels 3 times and magically be transported to a land of palm trees and sunshine, if you ARE planning a vacation, you CAN avoid making some of these common skin care mistakes (courtesy of the lovely Charmaine Cooper of Dermalogica).
1.Rushing out too quickly for “Fun in the Sun”
-Right after a flight, skin is more dehydrated…making it more vulnerable.
-Immediate sun exposure for unprotected skin is the WORST kind of start to any vacation.
Solution: Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water! Always wear your sun protection!
2.Too much Sun exposure!
Prolonged exposure to the sun causes water to evaporate from the skins surface, which is why sunburned skin requires more moisture than unexposed areas.
Solution: Where possible, limit the time spent in direct sun exposure. Be sun smart! Don’t be a vampire but protect yourself from UV rays by seeking shade, wearing UV protective clothing.
3.Sun damage – not a light thing!
Skin damage should be treated seriously. Did you know that with immediate attention, the skin health can be recovered and renewed?
Solution: Using a powerful serum like AGEsmart Multivitamin Power Serum, to reverse Cellular damage is a phenomenal way to keep the skin looking and feeling its best. Use a small amount nightly, underneath your moisturizer.
4. So, you got sun kissed! Kiss your skin with hydration!
Vacationers covet the “sun kissed” look but usually end up with a “skin dehydrated” look! No matter what your age, the Sun is the number one way to dehydrate the skin.
Solution: Dermalogica AGEsmart Antioxidant Hydramist is a favourite way to restore the lost moisture, essential to your skin. Mist the skin anytime of the day and night with cooling hydration, and a shield of antioxidants.
5. Play hard but play fair! Be good to your skin.
Start and finish your vacation right!
Solution: Wear SPF at all times - SPF 20, SPF 25, SPF 30, or even SPF 50! We recommend, re-applying, often. We recommend, re-applying, often. Try Dermalogica’s Solar Defense Booster SPF 50. It can be applied on its own or mixed into your favorite moisturizer.
6. Look great but also be great in your shades!
Sun glasses are always a cool accessory for your vacation. Glasses sometimes are not enough to protect those peepers.
Solution: Don’t forget to care for your eyes with an appropriate eye moisturizer that contains SPF. UV rays can be attracted to the skin around the eyes, especially with dark glass frames. Be wise and good to the eyes! Dermalogica Total Eye Care SPF 15 is a great option.
So there you have it folks! Return from your time away looking refreshed both inside AND out!
Enjoy your vacation!