Save your skin this summer holiday
As summer holiday season is all but upon us, this is the time of year you want your skin in prime condition.
As you’re making memories that will last a lifetime and catching non-stop special moments on your camera phone, your holiday is NOT the time for problem skin.
Unfortunately, while holidays might not be the ideal time for breakouts, uneven skin tone or a blotchy complexion, it is the time where damaged skin is more likely due to prolonged exposure to harsh conditions such as sun and the elements.
Because we know how important it is for you to have skin in prime condition particularly on holiday, we’ve put together out foolproof tips for summer holiday skin that will make you feel as good as you look, and make sure you’re camera ready at all times!
There’s no excuse for you to be outside on holiday without sunscreen on your skin, and especially on your face. Don’t wait until you get to the pool to apply SPF. Apply liberally before you leave your hotel in the morning to offer maximum protection against harsh UV damage which can still occur even through the clouds.
Sun exposure can lead to dry, dehydrated cells that leave your skin lacklustre and lifeless…not the dazzling, glowing complexion you’re trying to achieve! Sunscreen also protects against sunburn which can leave your skin red and inflamed and increase your chances of skin cancer.
At risk of sounding like a popular tune from the 90’s…always wear sunscreen. The higher the factor, the better!
As the margaritas flow by night and the drinks at the pool bar help you while away the afternoons, it can be really easy to forget about drinking enough water when you’re on holiday. Always alternate alcoholic drinks with a glass of H20 (bottled if tap water isn’t safe to drink), and don’t forget to take a refillable water bottle with you when you’re away from the hotel on day trips.
Drinking water is the best natural helping hand you can give your skin cells to keep them glowing, fresh and bright. Hydration starts from the inside out, and it’s important that regardless of your routine, you hydrate at every opportunity.
Consider going makeup free
While you might not feel confident to lose the makeup altogether, consider using lighter foundations, mineral powders or avoiding coverage altogether. Whether you’re sunbaking, skiing, or sightseeing, the heavier the make up the more chance there is of it mixing with sand, sweat and debris in the pores causing breakouts and irritation.
Use Bd serum
Bd serum is a holidaying girls’ best friend.
The plant extract serum is jam-packed full of the following phytonutrients that hydrate skin, reduce breakouts and redness and brighten your complexion.
- Gallic acid
Gallic acid is a phenolic acid that naturally reduces DNA damage including the visibility of sun spots and dark circles. If you do get sunburnt, the gallic acid will reduce inflammation and redness and help your skin recover faster, reducing the risk of long-term skin damage.
- Tartaric acid
If you’re outdoors all day, tartaric acid will also help build up the skin’s protective barrier to reduce the impact of damaging free radicals in the environment.
Not only that, anthocyanin is a natural flavonoid that aids hydration to help your skin replace moisture lost through overexposure to sun, increased alcohol consumption, and lack of water.
Apply Bd serum before sunscreen in the morning and after cleansing at night to hydrate holiday skin to improve tone and give a glowing complexion.
When you’re on holiday, it’s easy to fall out of your routine and skip cleansing after a long day of having fun, but this is the worst thing you can do for your skin! Even if you haven’t put makeup on, it’s essential that you continue to cleanse with a natural product that’s kind on the skin and removes dirt and bacteria from the pores.
With your diet likely to contain more processed and greasy foods on holiday, you may be more susceptible to breakouts too. Daily cleansing will help clear pores to avoid the chance of spots and inflammation.
Through the wonders of modern technology, your holiday photos will be yours to look back on for eternity. Don’t neglect holiday skin and look back on your holiday snaps with regret! Follow our tips for healthy holiday skin that glows on the outside as much as you do on the inside.