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Wondering what skincare products should be in your routine for a vacation in the Caribbean?
To prevent breakouts and minimise sun damage to the skin, having a good skincare routine which takes into account the sunnier hot weather is a must.
A summer/vacation skincare routine often requires swapping heavier products for lighter, hydrating formulas that help recent water loss and dehydration.
Here’s a rundown of products along with my personal favourites as examples *
Hot, hot and hot! If you’re like me, you’ll be sweating for England. Get rid of the days sweat, pollution and SPF with a double cleanse routine. You can use a gentle foaming cleanser or micellar water. Pump up the hydration with step two of the double cleanse with a cleansing milk, oil, cream or gel, one that will give your skin a much-needed cleanse of the days SPF.
Step One: Hada Labo Gentle Hydrating Cleanser
5g Glass jar
Step Two: Clinique Take The Day Off
10g Glass jar
To keep the skin as hydrated as possible acids are better skipped during the vacation. If you simply can’t live without an acid step (looking at myself in in the mirror!), then a hydrating toner would be the best option.
Hydrating Toner: Fresh Deep Hydration Facial Toner
Amber 5ml dropper bottle
As you sweat more than normal, remember, that extra layer of sweat, doesn’t count as moisturiser!! So, ramp up the hydration and follow the cleanse or toner with a lightweight hydrating moisturiser or a light serum if you’d rather the feel of oil.
Sunday Riley Tidal
Clear 5g Glass jar
The intensity of the sun means SPF factor 30/50 if nothing else, is top of the list. The UV rays can damage the collagen that provides the skin with elasticity and keeps it looking smooth. A broad-spectrum sunscreen with UVA and UVB.
SPF: Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturiser Spf 30
I did not include it, but Retinol can still be used if you’re out there long enough and you want to. Just ensure you follow the days off rule.
Sunday Riley Luna
Blue 5ml Glass bottle
Its worth mentioning PLE (polymorphic light eruption- a reaction to UV) those prickly heat rash-like skin eruptions which occur almost as soon as you hit sunnier hot climes, like stepping off the plane! From antihistamines to sunscreens to creams and aloe vera and wearing loose clothing, many cures have been suggested. Should this be the case for you, please conduct some research into the best products to use as there are many.
Two top tips for a pleasant healthy vacation: stay in the shade and drink lots and lots of water.
Don’t forget pre-flight, in-flight and post-holiday skincare routines which will all help in ensuring your skin is looking and feeling it’s very best.
And one last tip, if you can, have fragrance-free products, otherwise those mosquitoes will be your new best friend!
Caribbean vacation skincare routine:
Hydrating toner (optional)
Vitamin C (optional)
SPF SPF SPF!
Use the labels included in your The Karry set on your karryable bottles and jars to distinguish the products.
I am not a qualified aesthetician. I’m sharing my own information from experience and research. Please seek further professional advise if you have skin concerns.
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