If you’re jetting off to somewhere exotic for your summer holidays, there’s a good chance that you’ve already started thinking about packing and what you’re going to take with you. Packing your usual skincare might not cut it if you’re in a totally different environment to home, so we thought we’d take a look at some of the different types of skincare that you might want to pack, depending on your destination.
A city break during the warmer months might not be everyone’s idea of fun, but there are plenty of European cities which are coastal, giving you the best of both worlds. If you’re planning a trip to a busy city, one of your main concerns will probably be pollution, so investing in Decleor’s Anti-Pollution range before you jet off would be a good idea.
If you’re going somewhere in the desert, like Egypt or Tunisia, the heat can feel very dry and in turn can make your skin feel parched. Drinking a lot of water is vital, as is using a good hydrating formula like Dermalogica UltraCalming Calm Water-Gel. It will give your skin a wash of moisture and refresh you immediately.
Humidity can play havoc with your hair and skin, and many people report feeling like their skin has become extra oily when spending time in a humid environment. Jan Marini C-ESTA Oil Control Serum is designed to protect the skin against free radicals while controlling the amount of sebum your skin produces, which is essential if you want to combat oily skin.
If your idea of a vacation is more ski lodge than swim-up bar, then you’ll be aware that constant changes from cold slopes to warm lodges can dry the skin out, leaving your whole face feeling chapped. Dermalogica Super Rich Repair is a heavy weight cream that will deliver immediate benefits to extremely dry or dehydrated skin. It replenishes barrier lipids while moisturising skin as well as soothing and insulating skin from extreme environmental elements while fighting inflammation.
If lounging by the pool is your idea of hell and you’d rather be jet-skiing than sunbathing, you’ll need a sun cream which can keep up with all of your activities. Dermalogica Protection 50 Sport SPF50 is a water-resistant, broad spectrum sun protection for the face and body. It is suitable for all skin types and helps neutralise damage and bind moisture to skin without a greasy after-feel.