Travel Skincare Tips by Annabell: Taking care of Your Skin on Holiday
As I’ve been traveling a lot over the last 2 month from tropical islands in Indonesia, the Jungle in Ubud, Bali as well as the desert in Dubai, to the beautiful country side in France and Berlin, Germany. I thought I would give you some tips on how to take care of your skin on holidays.
About 7 years ago I started looking better after my skin especially on my face. I`m in my mid-twenties and can definitely tell that my body has changed quite a lot over the last 5 years or so.
I`m actually suffering most of the time from a rash around my nose, which also likes to spread down my chin. This rash could be anything really. I’ve been to a dermatologist a few times in Germany and was told that this irritation of the skin is called: “Flight attendant rash”. That sounds too funny but its actually not. Once I knew what it is or could be, I started googling it. Apparently Stewardess are often suffering from it, due to the dry air on the planes and the make up foundations they have to apply and reapply during a long distance flight. This means they covering up an existing rash, which makes everything worse.
I could write lots about this issue of mine, but I actually want to give you some tips about ‘How to take care of your skin whilst on holiday.’
REAPPLY SUNCREAM AFTER YOU JUMP INTO THE WATER
So here we go..
As many of you know, we are 3 girls living in London and often a cloud is hanging in front of the sun. That doesn't mean you can't get a proper Lobster. ;) Many of you might have experienced a nice overcast day in Europe without any SPF protection on your face or body and ended up lobster red in the evening. Ouch!
I can`t stand getting a sunburn as my skin is already so sensitive but of course it still happens to me. Sometimes I forget to apply some cream on certain body parts, like in Bali for example - my forehead, well actually the hairline. So I ended up peeling like a snake :/ at one time of the trip.
A few tips
- Apply a moisturiser with SPF 15-20, even though you live in Europe. It doesn't hurt to do this during the winter months
- Apply suncream/moisturiser to your complete face & neck, the hairline, lots on the nose and don’t forget your ears and neck!
- When on holiday in a hot country, use minimum Factor 30, and also reapply after swimming and after sport, or when you have been sweaingt a lot.
- Protect your wonderful and very sensitive eyes with some cool shades
- Wear a hat, cap or bandit to protect your scalp from burning as well as to protect your hair from the UV light
- Drink enough water ;)
- Smile :)
WEAR SUNNIES & COVER YOUR HEAD/HAIR
HIGH UV & STRONG WINDS IN DUBAI'S DESERT
SWEAT & SALTY SKIN
The sea salt often dries out my skin, but usually it also helps my skin heel quicker. Most of the time when I come back from my trip, my skin is really smooth and fresh. I ALWAYS use the AVENE Thermal water spray, I'm carrying one in my handbag, on travels, on the plane and by the sea. Even after I have removed my make up I spray it all over my face and neck. It's just super refreshing and smoothes your skin instantly.