As we were taking a look at what would be the best skincare possible for our clients during the frustrating season change, we came across this article from Dermalogica Canada. Typically we think that when we travel, our skin gets oily. However the truth is that our skin is actually gettingdrier.Take a look at this article, it will help you optimize your skin while jet-setting away to your dream vacation!
Sitting at our desks for the next few months, we won’t be able to stop our minds from drifting off to a faraway exotic land to relax our racing minds on a tropical beach. But when the time comes this dramatic change in climate combined with air conditioned rooms and the cabin pressured flight, can leave us looking less flying high and more flying dry! But we have plenty of tips to ensure your skin is radiant, healthy and keeps hold of that summer glow for longer!
jet-setting tip #1
Treat your skin with respect at all times. Our skin is our largest living organ. As it is ‘living’ we need to remember that when travelling to new climes it takes time to adjust and may become sensitized. So make sure that your skin care regime is on the gentle side. Use a Sponge Cloth for cleansing and stick to bottled water rather than tap when washing the delicate face area. When applying moisturizer imagine your fingers move like delicate butterfly’s across the skin using light, upward, circular movements. Then when it comes to eye cream, apply underneath from the outer to inner eye, then from the inner to the outer eye above the lid. When applying any product to the skin, keep those fingers feather light. This will not only keep skin calm but also safeguard against dragging, contributing to unnecessary fine lines!
jet-setting tip #2
Keep skin hydrated during flying. The low humidity on a plane causes essential moisture to be sapped from the skin leaving you looking like a dried prune after ten hours in the air. Guard against dehydration with a silicone based moisturizing gel that will form a barrier against moisture loss. Also, try to book yourself a hydrating skin treatment right before you fly and immediately when you return … get to the airport early and you can even do this while waiting in departures! For an at home treatment that will restore critical moisture to stressed skin before you fly, try our Skin Hydrating Masque
jet-setting tip #3
Instant redness reducer. If you experience redness at the first hint of any lifestyle change you will need to travel with some emergency anti-inflammatory goodies. To reduce the appearance of redness on the skin apply a soothing booster that contains red raspberry extract such as Gentle Soothing Booster. The Vitamin P in the raspberries works by strengthening the capillary walls and helping to reduce the inflammation to avoid dilated capillaries. Use UltraCalming Mist to combat redness and hydrating while in-flight, it reduces redness up to 30% in 30 minutes! Keep this product in the fridge of your hotel room for the ultimate skin soother at the end of a hot and humid day.
jet-setting tip #4
Avoid all products with S.D. (specially denatured) alcohol. This ingredient can irritate, strip and dry the skin and is often found in toners as well as some hair care products. All Dermalogica products are free of this type of alcohol. Also remember to stay clear of mineral oil, and any artificial colour or fragrance. These ingredients can act as a block against moisture and can trigger irritation. Particularly nasty when flying as the skin needs all the moisture it can get!
jet-setting tip #5
The sun is enemy number one to the skin. Daily sun protection is absolutely essential every day of the year but particularly when spending time in direct sunlight. If you truly value your skin you will always apply and reapply your sun block. Look for a minimum SPF15 and apply about a teaspoon for your face and shot glass worth onto your body every two-three hours for maximum protection. Our Solar Defense Booster SPF50 be combined with any moisturizer, body lotion or liquid foundation, giving these items instant SPF cred. There is no such thing as a ‘safe tan’ except when it comes from a bottle!
jet-setting tip #6
Your skin loves vitamin therapy. Whether in flight or after a day admiring the sights, skin is parched. For instant rejuvenation, apply products with a cocktail of Vitamins such as A, C and E as well as the very healing Panthenol (pro vitamin B5) and essential fatty acids. Find these in single dose treatments or power packed masque products such as our MultiVitamin Power Recovery® Masque. Apply after cleansing as a revitalizing remedy for dull, dry, dehydrated, lackluster, photodamaged skin. Just one application may have your skin looking soft, supple and radiating good health.
jet-setting tip #7
Get smooth, silky lips. Use our most gentle exfoliant that’s ideal for even the most sensitive skin, Daily Microfoliant®. With rice bran powder, it gently ‘polishes’ the delicate skin of the lips allowing your lipstick to have a flawless finish. Follow withClimate Control barrier balm to repair damaged skin and seal in moisture.
jet-setting tip #8
Spritz, spritz, spritz. Hot temperatures and air conditioning cause your skin to dry out as moisture moves through osmosis from the area of greatest concentration to the lowest, toner can transform this. We’re not talking about the old fashioned wipe off with cotton pads kind, but the spritz, refresh and hydrate variety. Look for humectants such as glycerol and honey that will bind vital water to the skin for all day long fresh skin. Try the MultiActive Toner to keep your skin smooth and refreshed. And they can be used over make-up too! Follow this with a lanolin and mineral oil free moisturizer such as Active Moist to seal in moisture and acts as a barrier to keep all the dirt and pollutants out.
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