Looking out the window at the rain covering England at the moment might not give you summer vibes, but many of us are getting packed up and ready for a summer holiday! So what are the skin essentials we should be taking to protect and repair our skin?
Sun Protection Essentials
No one wants sunburn and UV rays are damaging to your skin and face. Not only does it cause premature ageing, but getting sunburnt can increase your risk of getting skin cancer in the future. It’s really important in midlife to take care of your skin, so here are some of the best products to take on holiday.
Shiseido Sports Invisible Protective Mist SPF 50+
This mist spray means you can spray throughout the day for a top-up when you have been out in the sun for a long time. It offers strong sun protection and absorbs quickly into the skin. If you’re having an active holiday, this is ideal with its easy application and non-sticky, smooth silky finish. Plus, the spray is a cooling mist when the sun gets too much! Find out more.
Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF30 Moisturiser
This moisturiser is great protection for your face whilst on holiday, ramping up the skins daytime defence against UV light. It also provides all-day hydration for visibly smooth skin and boosts the skins natural luminosity. Plus, it has no artificial fragrances or colours! Find out more
NARS Cosmetics Smooth & Protect Primer SPF 50
An alternative to a moisturiser, this SPF50 primer from NARS is lightweight and oil-free. In boasts Invisible Defense Technology to give a broad spectrum of sunscreen protection without leaving your skin greasy. The antioxidants and vitamins help revive your skin and brightens it over the long term. Find out more
End of Day Essentials
After a long day in the sun, your skin can be dry and in need of some deep moisturising. Aftersun’s and cleansers are an important part of your holiday packing to ensure your skin repairs overnight, ready for another day.
Lancaster Tan Maximiser Soothing Moisturiser Repairing After Sun Face and Body
A great way to prolong your sun-kissed glow, this premium formula delivers intense hydration to sun-exposed skin. It also has a Tan Activator Complex developed for extended-release of natural melanin. It calms the skin, enhances your tan and helps the skin recover and repair. Find out more.
Evolve Organic Beauty Gentle Cleansing Melt
A luxurious cleanser, this balm contains nourishing organic baobab oil that soothes and hydrates. It’s a great way to cleanse your skin at the end of a day where you have been laying on the suncream and gives it a really deep clean. Find out more.
Indulge Your Skin
Your skin deserves a holiday too, so why not take some time out for a deeper hydrating masque to take home the holiday glow with you.
Kiehl’s Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque
This is a lightweight mash that has a gel-like texture so its great to have on after a hot day. It also contains aloe vera, meaning it will soothe sunburn and prevent peeling – keeping your skin hydrated and skin. Find out more.
Elemis Absolute Eye Serum
It’s important to look after the skin around our eyes. It is thin and sensitive, and prone to ageing, so after a day in the sun, an eye serum helps to soothe and revive the skin. This Elemis cream helps lighten dark circles and preserves your eye tissue leaving you looking fresh and radiant. Find out more.