With the summer holiday season coming up, you might be wondering how you can maintain your good skincare practices while you're away from home.
It's smart to give this some thought in advance, after all, holidays often include more of some of the most common skin hazards. Things like excess alcohol, late nights, sun exposure and travel pollution can all take their toll on even the best cared for skin.
Even though it may be tempting to relax your usual skincare regime as you shift into holiday mode, it's actually more important than ever to pay attention to your skincare routine.
But this doesn't mean it needs to be more time-consuming or complicated. It's still possible to keep it simple – all you need to do is to go back to basics and ensure that you're prepared for some of the common issues that affect holiday skin.
Back To Basics for Easy Summer Skincare
Wherever your travels take you this summer, it's good to know that the basic 3-step skincare routine will do a great job of supporting your skin.
At FACEGYM, we stress the importance of this simple routine all year round, but it's even more relevant when you throw some holiday fun and travel adventures into the mix.
Summer Skin Cleanser
The foundation of any great skincare regime starts with creating a clean, blank canvas. Perspiration from the hotter climes, make-up from nights out, and essential sun protection can mean even more need to thoroughly clean your skin while you’re away, ideally twice a day – AM and PM.
Our Electro-Lite Gel Cleanser will work double-duty on holiday, as it not only removes the usual day-to-day impurities, but it will also cleanse away SPF and dissolve travel grime.
The brightening formula is powered by a combination ofmagnesium, calcium electrolytes and bio-compatible glycolipid to clean, hydrate and replenish the skin’s upper layer with an optimal non-stripping pH level of 5.5. We’ve also added red clover extract to minimise the appearance of pores.
- 86% agree the product instantly washes away daily impurities*
- 88% agree the product doesn’t strip the skin*
- 82% agree the product leaves the skin smooth & soft*
*14 day independent in-use study on 50 participants.
Summer Skin Toner
Once you've cleansed your skin, it's time to tone.
It may be tempting to skip this step if you're away from home or feeling more relaxed, but including a toner in your skincare routine can deliver some very important benefits for your complexion.
FACEGYM’s Skin Changer 2-in-1 Exfoliating Essence-Toner combines the exfoliating power of an acid toner with the hydrating, repairing benefits of an essence.
From SPF to increased perspiration, several factors that clog pores on holiday.Powered by a potent complex of exfoliating 2% succinic acid, pore-reducing quince leaf extract and rejuvenating upcycled pumpkin extract, Skin Changer offers skin-transforming results through its multi-action approach targeting congestion, blemishes, dullness and dehydration without damaging the skin barrier to leave you with clearer, hydrated and brighter-looking skin that feels revitalised.
Summer Skin Moisturiser
If your summer plans include hot weather and high temperatures, the third step in the classic skin regime is more vital than ever.
A great moisturiser will seal in all the active ingredients and skin nutrients, helping your complexion to look its best as you get on with enjoying your holiday.
The FACEGYM Supreme Restructure Firming Moisturiser is a great choice for summer skincare. It not only deeply moisturises your skin but it also acts as a protective barrier that helps to keep toxins, grime and pollutants from penetrating the surface of your skin, where they can cause problems and damage.
If you have additional skin concerns, such as problem skin or acne-prone skin, it's even more important to include this step to protect your skin barrier.
Holiday Skin Protection
While we're all about the lifestyle and confidence-boosting benefits of great-looking skin, your skin’s health is the most important factor. So a vital element of any holiday skincare regime is a good SPF product to protect your skin.
We use Protect + Glow or Protect + Hydrate SPF in our FACEGYM studios for a whole range of skin-friendly reasons, including the pro-age and intelligent ingredients they use for boosting your skin health.
Remember to keep topping up your SPF throughout the day.
Enjoy your holiday with great summer skin
With these simple steps in place, you can look forward to a happy holiday experience knowing that you've got your skincare basics covered.
Planning ahead with the right products and good practices will mean that your summer skincare can be quick and easy, leaving you to get on with the serious business of enjoying your well-earned trip.
And if you're travelling the world with our products this summer, don't forget to tag us on Instagram so we can share in your holiday fun!