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11, July 2021

Staycation Skincare Essentials

 

It’s summer, which means time for staycations and outdoor events. This also means that your skin needs a little more TLC than usual. Skin care routines are essential to maintaining healthy skin at all times of year, but especially during the hot and humid months when you’re outside much more often.This is a great time to make some strategic swaps in your skincare routine and opting for a core skincare routine for staycation season so that you can come back home with glowing skin that lasts all summer long!

1)Step up your cleanse

Along with the great protection, sunscreen means an additional layer of product to take off at night. To help expedite this process and keep your skin happy, it’s time to kick cleansing up a gear!  At night opt for double cleansing first using an oil based cleanser to draw out oil based impurities such as sunscreen, make up and pollutants. Follow on with a water based cleanser to draw out sweat and dirt. If you’re going away and your skincare routine is a bit lax, the the Obagi NUderm Gentle cleanser could be just what you need. This fragrance and soap free non foaming gel cleanser is formulated to gently cleanse without drying or stripping the skin. Obagi Nuderm Gentle Cleanser is suitable for all skin types particularly sensitive skin.

Obagi Nuderm Gentle Cleanser

2) Exfoliate away dull skin cells

As we age our skin cells renewal process slows down and this makes for dull looking skin which can be easily remedied by an exfoliating routine. By sloughing off dead layers of surface cells from time-to-time, it ensures that your healthy complexion becomes more smooth surfaced and therefore light reflective this gives skin a dewy glow.

ZO Skin Health Exfoliating Polish

ZO Skin Health Exfoliating Polish gives a clearer and even tone with a smooth complexion. ZO Skin Health Exfoliating Polish enhances product penetration and provides antioxidant protection to give you glowing, fresh skin. By exfoliating effectively, the magnesium crystals help to polish the skin, remove dead skin cells and unclog pores revealing a brighter more radiant skin surface.

3) Add a daily dose of Vitamin C

Vitamin C can help prevent dehydration and reduce inflammation, while also working to shield your skin. This powerful antioxidant combats the effects of pollution, smoke and is the second line of defence against the suns harmful uv rays. Vitamin C is an important ingredient that helps to brighten complexion and boost radiance of the skin.

Obagi Professional C Serum 10%

4) Facial Sun protection is a must!

Weather you are indoors or outdoors on your staycation, it is important to protect your complexion from the suns harmful rays. Choose a broad spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30 sunscreen and apply generously in all areas of skin at least 15 minutes before going outside. It takes approximately 15 minutes for your skin to absorb the sunscreen and protect you. Reapply after swimming, perspiring excessively as well as every two hours while outdoors.

iS Clinical Eclipse SPF50

 

Formulated with a combination of antioxidants and advanced physical filters, this lightweight cream provides comfortable, long-lasting protection against free radicals and sun damage during the day. It effortlessly blends into the skin and dries matte, making this a great sunscreen to wear under make-up, plus it is water-resistant and is available in both clear and tinted versions. Suitable for all skin types, especially oily or sensitive skin.

5) Don’t forget lipcare

Its important to wear a lip balm with spf on your lips. The more the lips are exposed to the sun unprotected the more damaged the lips will become.Your lips in fact have very thin skin with very little melanin and so have minimal protection from the suns damaging uv rays. Layer on a lip balm daily with at least spf 15 or higher. If choosing a lip balm with zinc oxide or titanium oxide be sure to reapply frequently as these particularly ingredients sit on top of the lips and so are easily wiped away when talking and eating.

iS Clinical Lip protect spf35   5g

This antioxidant-rich treatment is more than just a lip balm  combining gentle all-physical transparent sunscreen actives with Vitamin E and Coconut Oil to help condition lips while Elderberry Extract and Linoleic Acid help defend from environmental aggressors.

 

References
https://www.aad.org/public/everyday-care/sun-protection/sunscreen/how-to-apply-sunscreen
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5605218/