‘Tis the time of year when we find ourselves with a contrast of Hot and Cold activities and getaways. Whether it be a day trip to the mountains or a 7-day trip to the equator, packing and preparing proper skincare will leave your biggest worry to which tropical drink to order or which slope to hit. Below you’ll find some great essentials for your destination as well as pre and post escapade protocols!
Heading to Sandy Oasis?
It may seem like a ‘no-brainer’, but Pack that Sunscreen! Here’s a punch list when choosing sun protection:
- Check the EXPIRATION Date!
If it was from last year, toss it and buy a new one. You don’t want to find out the hard way that your sunscreen is past its full potency!
- Select one that states ‘Broad Spectrum Protection’ to protect against UVA and UVB rays which ravage the skin and lead to skin cancer and advanced aging.
- Purchase one specific for the FACE & one for BODY!They are formulated differently and it makes a difference.
- SPF for the HAIR!
Yes, your hair needs SPF too! Here are 8 favorites among beauty bloggers!
- Protect those kissable LIPS!Select a gloss or lip shield with at least an SPF of 25 or above. You will be happy as a clam (or mussel, or oyster) when your precious pucker is line free down the road!
Just can’t go out without makeup? Choose a Mineral Tint with a broad spectrum with a protection factor of at least a 25!
Deodorant in an inconspicuous dispenser like a roll on can keep you confident especially if you’re active on the beach. Or how about this fashion statement Tory Burch Perfume Pendant necklace which contains a solid perfume scented with my favorite notes of bergamot, neroli and jasmine to complete your sun attire!
Book a Facial when you return to help counter any damage and restore your skin from the effects from sun, sand and wind. Your esthetician will analyze your skin’s needs and decide on a treatment specifically tailored to your skin’s immediate needs.
Slaying the Slopes?
You don’t have to be laying on sandy dunes to fear the affects of the sun. Damaging UV rays are an equal opportunity aggressor for snow & sand trekkers alike! So pack that Sunscreen using the above suggestions for your activities on the slopes and trails!
Treat your skin at night with an Anti-aging Serum that contains peptides which rebuild collagen and elastin stores depleted through sun exposure, strong winds and bitter cold. Retinol, Vitamin C and copper will help to reduce pigmentation caused by sun damage, strengthen existing collagen and elastin fibers and fight free radicals while addressing fine lines and wrinkles.
Pack your Body Oil and Lotion for after showering to help keep the skin on your entire body lubricated and well protected against the drying effects of indoor heating. Your skin will better absorb these lubricants if exfoliated first. My favorite is using a Dry Body Brush which not only exfoliates, but also increases circulation and reduces the appearance of cellulite! These can be easily purchased at any retailer. Select one with firm bristles for best results!
Happy Trails and Sails, Lovelies!