For rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation, who doesn’t love a good spring break getaway?
Yet while travel is good for the soul, it is sometimes less than friendly to your skin’s complexion. If you’ve recently returned from a tropical destination, it’s important to support your skin properly to prevent any damaging after effects. Here are a few tips to help you do so:
Tip #1: Focus on replenishing and rehydrating
Upon returning home from the beach or any warm destination, it's likely that your whole body may be recovering from heat exposure, and one of the most common side effects of this is dehydration. Knowing that your skin needs lots of water - both internally and externally - to promote optimal function, replacing lost fluids should be a top priority. Be sure to drink plenty of H2O, as well as apply water-based products topically. We recommend our Glow Jar Beauty Dewy Moisture Mist, Moisturizing Face Cream and Hydrating Body Lotion.
Tip #2: Incorporate ingredients that target sun damage
If you are prone to uneven skin tone, UV exposure is a common trigger for causing dark spots and hyperpigmentation. However, you can help support your skin’s repair process by incorporating some ingredients that help promote repair and natural brightening. Some of our favourites for this include niacinamide, tranexamic acid, licorice root, azelaic acid, and Vitamin C, all of which can help fade dark spots and encourage cellular renewal. Check out our Radiance Brightening Serum.
Tip #3: Stay on top of sun protection
Of course, your best defence against sun damage is to always apply/reapply SPF and protective clothing while you're out adventuring. However, once you return home it is equally important to maintain good habits and continue to apply your favourite sunscreen daily. This will ensure that you prevent premature aging and other serious conditions like skin cancer.
Bonus Tip: What to do if you burn
It happens to the best of us. If in spite of your best efforts, you find yourself bringing home a sunburn as a souvenir, your best bet is to focus on calming and soothing your skin. Think lots of aloe vera, and gentle moisturizer and a cool bath to troubleshoot peeling.
You might also consider incorporating cold therapy in the form of cold cloth or a chilled jade roller for the face. Lastly, be sure to avoid any active or aggressive products, such as scrubs or chemical exfoliants, until your skin is fully healed, in order to prevent additional irritation or damage.
Glow Jar Beauty’s Post-Trip Product Picks:
- Dewy Moisture Mist - For maintaining that vacay afterglow and infusing your skin with much needed hydration, our facial mist makes an amazing remedy. It has aloe vera, green tea, glycerin, and other essential skin nutrition for calming and soothing post-sun care.
- Radiance Brightening Serum - If you are concerned about sun damage, our treatment serum is the perfect antidote. It provides gentle ingredients that promote moisture retention, while also addressing dark spots with natural brightening and lightening agents.
- Hydrating Body Lotion - Deliver instant hydration to your daily body care routine with our lightweight, fragrance-free body lotion formulated with Shea Butter and Glycerin to support and protect the skin’s moisture barrier.
- Fragrance Free Body Oil - Our body oil is formulated with an intentional blend of oils, like Evening Primrose and Calendula, rich in omega 6 fatty acids and antioxidants. Suitable for all skin types, especially those with sensitive skin and for intimate areas externally like the bikini area.