March 20, 2013

Importance Of Looking After Your Skin On Holiday

You want to look and feel your best when you are on holiday, so it’s important to take good care of your skin. If you’re longing for a golden glow, beach-perfect hair and smooth, soft skin, then you need to take protection as many of us end up with dried out frizzy hair and red as a lobster. In order to protect yourself from looking like a large red blob on holiday, ensure you take these with you!


Sun cream
This is the most important thing you will pack (apart from your bikini!); even if you tan like a Grecian goddess and never burn, sun cream is still really important. A golden tan is sexy as hell and often boosts your confidence; a red flaky back is not attractive and often painful. You should apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before you plan to go out in the sun and make sure you cover all areas of your skin, including your ears, lips and the soles of your feet. If you like to swim or go for a dip in the sea on a regular basis, choose a water-resistant cream. Always remember to reapply your sun cream throughout the day and try to avoid the hottest hours of the day between 11am and 2pm. If you are fair and you burn easily, use a high factor and sit in the shade if you feel like your skin is burning.

After sun
After sun is a God-send after a day in the sun; it helps to nourish and moisturise your skin which is vital when being in the sun as it dries out your skin so much and it can help to ease any pain from sun burn. After a day sunbathing although your skin might look lovely and brown, your skin will be thirsty for some moister and nourishment. After sun is not just for sunburns. Use every night to rehydrate your skin. Try storing your after sun in the fridge for instant cooling when you get in from your sun lounger.

Moisturiser is really important every day, let alone when you have spent hours out in the heat. Apply moisturiser after cleansing in the morning and evening; if you have sensitive skin, try using an organic non-perfumed product.

If you’ve been playing in the sand or swimming in the sea, your skin will need a good clean. Try to cleanse your skin twice a day and then moisturise, to keep your skin clean, clear and soft.

Exfoliating will help to preserve your tan; exfoliating removes your dead skin cells and keeps your skin looking clear and feeling really smooth.

Hand cream
If you’ve got wrinkly hands from swimming all day, teat your hands with some nourishing hand lotion; apply before you go to bed and you will have beautifully soft hands in the morning.

Get a facial
If you’re lucky enough to be visiting a resort with a spa, treat yourself to a facial; facials are very relaxing and they do your skin the world of good. You will emerge looking fresh and youthful and feeling reinvigorated.

Sun shampoo and conditioner
As well as having gorgeous radiant hair, you probably also want lustrous hair, so remember to pack shampoo and conditioner, which is specially designed for holidays; there are many different brands and you can even buy products that are specially for use after swimming. Protect your hair from the sun by wearing a hat and make sure you take a intensive conditioner, even if you have greasy prone hair, the sun and swimming in the sea/pool dries your hair out and so a good conditioner is necessary in order to maintain its shine. To complete you’re holiday look, try towel drying your hair and leaving it to dry naturally for a beachy Boho wave.

Foot lotion
Most people love to wander around barefoot on holiday and although it feels lovely to have hot sand underneath your feet, being barefoot can spell problems for the skin on your feet. Try to keep your feet nourished and soft by using a pumice stone to smooth rough patches of skin and applying foot lotion; it’s a good idea to apply lotion before you go to bed so that there is time for the lotion to sink in fully.

BB cream/ tinted moisturiser
When it’s hot and your skin has a healthy bronzed glow, the last thing you want to do is put loads of make-up on and cover it all up, so try opting for BB cream or tinted moisturiser, rather than your normal foundation. These creams are much lighter and they enhance your natural beauty, rather than covering it.

Jamie is an experienced writer who specialises in skincare. She has written this article on behalf of

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1 comment:

  1. Use long sleeved SPF reducing tops and long pants. Cover your head. Use sunblock.
    Yes taking care of your skin will decrease further damage and can only make it look better.


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