So August is here and that means that most of us are already on vacation or getting ready for this long-awaited summer break. While on vacation though, the mind may be calmer and more relaxed but this doesn't mean it happens the same for your skin.
During your summer holidays, the changes of your environment (temperature, humidity), sun exposure and skincare routine laziness cause some serious "stress" to our skin which fights back with lack of hydration and signs of acne.
What causes breakouts during your summer holidays
"Airplane Acne" is actually a thing and a term used to describe the oiliness of the "T-zone" and acne that develops during a flight. This is caused by low cabin humidity levels during flights. The average humidity in the airplane cabin drops by 20%, so within minutes your skin experiences a huge environmental change that causes an immediate loss of hydration. As our skin does not have the time to adapt to this change, an accumulation of extra oiliness is created under this new dehydrated cells.
Sea salt and the pool clorine
Of course, nothing can keep you away from the dips in the sea you've been longing for all winter. However, the saltiness of the sea and the chlorine in the pool dehydrate your skin, resulting in more wrinkles and acne in the most visible parts of your face (oops!).
We know it's very tempting to keep your suitcase as light as possible by leaving some skincare products at home but think again before relying on hotel products for your skin care. Most of them, since they are being made in mass productions of hundreds of thousands items by their manufacturers come with formulas that keep them low cost to made. For this reason, their ingredients are being quite harsh on the skin most of the times are super low quality. So.. .it's a no.
The lack of proper hygiene
During holidays we're more flexible with our boundaries and habits and that's how it should be. You won't be too bothered about not being able to wash properly your beach towel; you'll just leave it to dry before using it again the next day. However, if you find yourself naping at the beach in such a way that your face touches the towel, do not be surprised by the pimples that you will see almost instantly. The same goes for your makeup brushes.
Yes, but you know better than that...
What can you do to minimize skin stress during your holidays?
What you don't want is for your pores to become clogged with dead, dehydrated cells. That's why proper cleansing with the mildest possible exfoliation is your strongest ally. You want your skin to be clean of dead cells, oil, salt, dust and germs. ALEXIASKIN reusable make-up removal organic cotton pads are your skin's best friend during summer holidays. The 100% organic Egyptian cotton that they are being made of(Cleopatra knew about beauty, right?) removes your make-up in seconds and gently exfoliates the skin while at the same time preseves skins' barrier hydrated.
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Keep your self hydrated with lots of water and moisturizing products. Your skin is thirsty during your vacation and if there's one thing you don't want to happen, it's to constantly have that unpleasant dehydrating tight skin feeling.
To avoid this, use products with hyaluronic acid, which has the ability to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, and do masks with aloe and panthenol that will relieve your skin from sun exposure.
There is no greater favor you can do your skin than using SPF50 daily. Skincare cliche or not, our skin weakens when exposed to the sun. The epidermal barrier works less efficiently without adequate protection and in addition to premature aging our skin is more sensitive to external attacks.
Don't forget that summer is for living in the moment! With these easy tips, you can be sure that you will have that incredible super skinglow without any unpleasant surprises!
Happy summer holidays everyone!