I have recently blogged about “Capsule Skin Care,” and keeping with that theme, I want to address vacations.
First of all, you need to find out the climate where you will be vacationing, as this will have an impact on your skin. For instance, dry verses humid. Then you must take into consideration your skin and how it reacts to these differences. Do you get sweaty? Or dehydrated? What about sunscreen?
Let’s go back to basics, since we are trying to minimize what we need to take. A good cleanser, serum and moisturizer, are pretty much basic. Choose a good all-around cleanser, one that will work without drying you out, but will remove dirt and grime from the day. I love the Stone Crop Gel Wash from Eminence: it is gentle and yet deeply cleans without drying. If you have a breakout, you can use it as an overnight spot treatment.
Choosing a serum may be a bit more challenging. I often call serums the “work horses” of skin care. Professional serums penetrate deep and work at the cellular level. This is where you will need the expertise of a professional. I say that because you need to factor in your skin type, the climate of where you are going will need to be considered. Do you need a balancing, hydrating, replenishing serum, or one that gives you an overall correction?
Now for moisturizers: again, what is your skin type, where are you going, will you be able to use a good moisturizer that covers many different things? Let’s look at Arctic Berry Peptide Radiance Cream. Do you want a moisturizer that doubles as a sunscreen? If that is the case, you will still need a good night time moisturizer. You may even go for a tinted moisturizer during the day. Tinted moisturizers typically have SPF coverage.
Makeup!! You may ask, “How do I keep that to a minimum?” Find a few things that work. Unless you are attending an event that would require full makeup application, you can get by with mineral foundation, blush, a bit of mascara and a lip color.
Going to the beach? You really only need sunscreen for the day time. Transition from the beach: use a little tonique to get rid of the sand on your face, a quick moisturizer to nourish your skin, a complimenting lip color and a stroke of mascara. Your skin is already sun-kissed so you should be good to go.
There are so many great options for you to choose from. It is best to visit an esthetician who can help you make wise choices while taking all situations into consideration. You may be one that can’t live without your trusty eye serum. Find a professional that you can trust with your skin care, not a counter girl that only wants to sell products. Remember, keeping your skin healthy now, will serve you in years to come.