If you are preparing for a holiday to a place where you can enjoy sun and sand then you should get ready with an oil-free makeup kit because spending even an hour under the sun could make you feel oily and greasy on your face. Similarly, you need to be careful from air-con that can dehydrate your skin.
Here’re important skincare tips for sunny vacations
1. Choose an oil-free sunscreen
It is difficult to go out in the sun without wearing sunscreen but at the same time, you need to be careful about contents of lotions especially when you’re prone to breaking out. For example, you buy only non-greasy-textured, non-comedogenic and feather-light lotions that are good for oily skin.
2. Avoid air-conditioning
You will look for air-conditioning after spending an entire day under the sun but wait before you move in an AC-room because the cold atmosphere could dehydrate your skin leading to breakouts. Also, you should be careful while buying skin lotions to use during bedtime. You need a natural moisturizer to soothe your skin.
3. Use a gentle exfoliating cleanser
Mild exfoliation is really important during summer months when skin gets oily due to excess sebum production. Excessive sun exposure slows down the cell turnover leading to a buildup of dead cells. And it could result in breakout if dead cells are allowed to accumulate.
4. Wear a powder base makeup
If you feel like you should do a quick makeup while going to beach then it is better to use mineral-based powders because using heavy and occlusive liquid would result in sudden and painful breakout. Here swapping regular makeup to a powder base can provide real help.
5. Avoid over-washing your face
Wearing heavy makeup could feel you greasy on face and prompt you to rush to your bathroom to wash the face. While washing is necessary to remove the excess oil and dirt accumulated on the face, you should avoid washing your face more than twice a day because over-washing could result in loss of necessary oil.
6. Two glasses of water with every cocktail
Holiday is the season to treat yourself with cocktails including sugar-loaded alcohol but wait before you gulp glasses because having many glasses of alcoholic beverage would have a negative impact on your skin. You will feel dehydrated and it could result in spot breaking. What you should do is to drink two glasses of water for every one glass of alcoholic drink. Also, you should use inflammation reducing skincare products.