Preparing your skin for a summer holiday is a great opportunity to give your skin a little extra attention and even develop some life-long skincare habits. When summer arrives and you shed the layers of clothing you had to wear just days before, your skin will not only be on display for all to see but also be more exposed to the outside influences. We have a few tips on how to summer-proof your skin for that much deserved holiday but remember, your skin needs care all year round.

1. Facial is your best friend

The skin on your face can be very sensitive. You can have problems or inflammations that you’re not even aware of and will only get worse once you expose your skin to the sun. Many people make the mistake of thinking that sunbathing will solve their skin problems when in reality, tanning only hides the problems and can makes things worse. Get a facial before your summer holiday to refresh and hydrate and ensure you have booked one in for when you get home because your skin needs time to recuperate. Continue with your regular skincare routine after your facial.

2. Don’t skip the scrub

Summer holidays mean a lot of time in the sun and water and, however fun that can be, our skin can really suffer from the exposure. The sun and water element can leave our skin dehydrated and rough so repair with regular scrubs. Use different products for your face and body, as your skin is not the same on different parts of your body and your face needs specially formulated scrubs for getting the best results. To have a deep cleanse without stripping your skin use the Excel 02 Soft Scrub it is a daily foaming cleanser, which gently polishes away dead skin and impurities. The creamy foam contains lactic acid to hydrate and milk proteins to soothe and reduce inflammation, so your skin does not feel tight and dry after cleansing!

3. Moisturise like there’s no tomorrow

You already know that your skin gets dehydrated and rough from the sun so make sure that you’re well moisturised, even more so during summer especially if you are about to spend a lot of time time in the sun. To make sure the skin soaks in the moisturiser as much as it can, regular scrubs allow the skin to absorb.

Apply moisturiser to the face, body, and hands after every wash and pay special attention to areas like the elbows and feet, which are usually a bit drier. Before your holiday, use a more hydrating cream than the one you normally use and, of course, use moisturisers with SPF during the day. If you don’t like wearing foundation in Summer,  try a tinted cream for daily wear instead.  CC Cream gives a makeup finish (without feeling like you are wearing anything!) and has an SPF30 for daily protection, it is perfect for all skin types.