July is a great time for fun in the sun! You’ve worked so hard all year and now it’s time for that oh so well deserved vacation. While it’s nice to travel and play fancy free, a break in routine and change in climate can really wreak havoc on the hair and skin. How can you enjoy your vacation without negative consequences on your beauty? With proper planning, your vacation will go off without a hitch or zit!
The closer you can stay to your normal routine, the better. If you are traveling by plane, it’s important to remember to carry 3 oz travel size containers that can be put into a ziplock baggie, so you can pass through airport security. Stop by the spa to get your travel kit size products.
It’s essential to keep your skin and hair well hydrated, even more so if you are going to spend time in the sun, whether it’s in the sand or snow. It’s good to choose a moisturizer that includes sun protection with at least an SPF of 15. Be sure to apply it often, since as you sweat they can wear off. Make sure you also drink plenty of water to replace any fluids lost through sweat and sun. Before you go on your trip, visit the spa for a nice hydrating facial, body scrub, manicure, pedicure, and waxing. This will get you feeling good and confident to put on that bathing suit and look your very best!
As well, it’s good to get a trim and deep conditioning treatment for your hair prior to your trip. This will keep it healthier, and help it to hold up to the sun and any salty seabreeze. While away, it’s best to use a conditioner everday. Be sure to take along sunscreen to apply to your hair too, so as to keep the color from fading and protect it from drying out. Remember to buy your sunscreen from the spa and pack it in your checked-in luggage.
It seems our skin picks up more dirt while on vacation. Perhaps this is due to spending more time outdoors; regardless, nobody wants dirty skin leaving them with clogged pores. Toner is great for a quick clean-up, a quick wipe with a toner soaked cotton pad will keep your skin looking fresh and clean.
Choose less fuss and more fun! Try to keep makeup to a minimum and more natural. Heavy makeup can crease and smudge. Instead, use a light tinted moisturizer and a moisturizing lip balm. Eye drops can sooth the eyes and keep them looking bright. This way, you won’t have to spend so much time in the mirror and can instead enjoy the scenery of your getaway destination.
Going away doesn’t have to mean going rough. With the right planning, you can enjoy your vacation with ease, so you come back looking and feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and glowing. Besides, taking good care of your skin leads a long way to lasting beauty! Your esthetician can help you pick out the right skin care products, as well as advise you on how to care for your complexion on the go. Call or visit our spa for a consultation today; it will take the stress of planning your trip totally away!