Your Holiday Skincare Survival Kit

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Your skincare routine should never be skipped, especially when you go on holiday. Whether you’re travelling to a warm or cold country, the weather will affect your skin. Maintaining your routine with a few essential items will make sure your skin always looks – and feels – your best. You don’t have to pack all of your favourite Skinstation skincare essentials in your checked in bag; simply put them in travel sized bottles and label them! You’ll always have them at hand and won’t lose them in security.

And don’t forget to buy a bottle of water once you’ve passed security! You’ll find that, because of the drier plane air, you’ll need to drink more water to compensate your skin’s dehydration. With less oxygen, your skin will quickly become itchy and irritated. Keep hydrated to ensure your body is healthy from the inside out.


What’s In Your Suitcase?

Pack bigger bottles of skincare products in your luggage, to make sure you don’t lose them when you go through security. Face Mist is good for quick hydration, so make sure to pack a bottle do you can use it on the go when you’re sightseeing. It’s more convenient than applying sticky moisturiser and letting it dry, and it’ll have the added bonus of refreshing you.

One of the most important skincare products you can own, moisturiser is essential to keep your skin from becoming dry and for wrinkles to appear. Not moisturising means you don’t repair weather damage done to your skin, which leads to ongoing inflammation that can break down the collagen in your skin and accelerate your aging. And who likes dry, itchy skin? The outer layer of your skin is sensitive to weather changes, and it can easily become irritated and flake. You should never skip moisturising – not even on holiday!

Regardless of whether you’re planning to go to a warm or cold climate, sun cream should always be packed in your bag. Even when clouds cover the sun, the rays can easily penetrate your skin. Sun cream protects your skin from skin cancer and from other skin spots and discolorations.

After bathing or exfoliating, you should always apply moisturising body lotion to ensure your skin is well hydrated and healthy. A properly nourished skin will look years younger, and it will also make it smoother to touch.

A whole day of sightseeing can accumulate impurities on your skin. You’ll need a good cleanser to make sure that all of these impurities are removed from your skin. Be sure to choose a cleanser that is right for your skin type, to avoid irritating your skin. A gentle cleanser will also ensure that your skin’s pH isn’t altered.

Travelling is tiring and, unfortunately, your eyes start to show just how tiring it can be faster than other areas of your face. An eye gel will help to reduce these effects, guaranteeing you a fresh and fatigue-free look. And you can say goodbye to any bags under your eyes!


Other Essentials

Cleansing wipes will ensure your skin is clean and fighting off dead skin cells and oil accumulation. As soon as you can, you should remove your makeup on the plane to help your skin breathe. This is the start of your in-flight beauty regimen, and you can buy wipes that also exfoliate to help your skin feel smoother. You might be shocked to see just how much dirt you accumulate in the airport.

If you have a long flight, you can also utilise a face mask for added revitalisation. If you want to avoid feeling silly and would rather not attract your neighbour’s confused stare, there are clear face masks you can apply as a cream. Effective and discrete! You simply wipe it off after with one of your cleansing wipes. Add some lip balm to your list to ensure your lips feel hydrated; the dry air of the plane is sure to dehydrate your lips too, not just your skin!

You might find your hands feel dry or itchy when you fly. Our hands suffer the most with temperature changes and humidity levels, as we wash them more often and they are more exposed. And our hands are one of the first areas of the body to show your age, so be sure to take care of your hands with a good hand cream.


The damage the lack of a proper skincare routine can do to your skin will become apparent as you age. Premature aging skin and wrinkles will transform your complexion, so be sure to always be prepared wherever you go. Contact us today on +44 (0)1481 736699 to speak to our team; we will happily advise you on which products suit your skin type the best!

Latest update: 14/09/2017
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