Aaand we’re back… Whether it’s back-to-school or back to work, vacation is officially over for most of us. Wipe away the tears and take some notes—before you get caught up in the busy work-school cycle—because your post-vacation skin is screaming for some extra attention.
Between the sun, sea, chlorine, cocktails, air travel and jet lag, your skin got the brunt of travel-related stressors. Now that you’re home, it’s essential to get back to a dedicated skincare routine.
Here are 5 tips to keep your post-vacation skin healthy and glowing.
Post-summer, almost everyone’s skin needs extra hydration. Airplane cabin air and the strong sun dry out skin like nobody’s business. It’s crucial to replenish lost moisture from the inside out. This means drinking lots of H20, of course—at least 6 to 8 glasses a day. (Adding a squeeze of lemon juice or a few slices of cucumber makes it more refreshing.)
If you don’t already use one, get a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture and restore your skin’s natural barrier. Dry skin will drink in serums and oils, so add that step to your routine.
Treat yourself to hydrating masks—sheet masks, gel masks or overnight masks—for an extra boost of moisture with nourishing ingredients like aloe vera or ceramides. Mask and relax for twenty minutes and pretend you’re back on vacation. Ahhh….
Sunscreen, sweat and excess oil contribute to blocked pores and breakouts so it’s important to cleanse your skin, but gently. It’s already been through enough on your holiday! Use a mild cleanser that doesn’t strip skin of its natural oils. This is where the K-beauty holy grail of double cleansing comes in. Use an oil-based cleanser followed by a water-based one to effectively remove dirt and impurities.