My skin is the biggest attention seeker, I swear. I don’t give it attention for a few days and out comes the aggression in the form of acne and whiteheads. And because of that, I’ve transitioned from the person who used to pack a 100 clothes for a small vacation to packing an extensive skincare regimen. And I’m pretty sure I ain’t the only one.
We all crave that flawless, airbrushed skin that celebs and beauty influencers (edit and) share on the ‘Gram. But guess what? It’s not really that difficult to achieve.
The first basic step is to take care of thy skin. No amount of skincare steps can undo the damage in a short time. Remember, everything takes its time and if you wish for celeb and influencer level glow, you need to start taking care of your skin, today!
The most basic step of ‘em all! Whenever possible, clean your face thoroughly. A clean face glows like no other, even if you have acne!
If you have oily or acne-prone skin, you must wash it at least twice a day to keep the oiliness at bay. Double cleansing is your best friend. Start by removing your makeup, if any, followed by washing your face with a mild cleanser. Use a towel to pat it dry. Next, use a toner with exfoliating ingredients like glycolic acid and gel-based moisturiser to balance your pH levels and get rid of acne scars.
Quench your skin’s thirst by applying a nice moisturizer. You can also use a facial oil to add an extra dose of hydration. Simply put two-three drops all over your face, neck and lips and use a facial roller to massage it. It’ll boost the blood blow in your face and hello, glow!
Never underestimate the benefits of a good skincare regimen. Your regular CTM (cleansing, toning and moisturizing) routine isn’t gonna make the cut anymore. Use facial mists, face masks, face packs or even a sheet mask once a week for the extra love.
Vacation time is always a fun time for everyone but not your skin. Your skin is exposed to the harsh sun for long hours and there’s only one thing you can do about it, protect it as much as you can. Lather up your stunning self with layers of sunscreen and keep skin issues at bay or use a sunscreen pill.
Now that your skin is all healthy and prepped, it’s time to dabble with makeup. Use a strobe cream or DIY by mixing a facial moisturizer with a few drops of liquid highlighter. Use a lip balm to keep those lips moisturized and try to find one which has SPF in it. The best makeup look on a vacation is one that you don't have to fuss too much over. Pick multi-tasking products that won't take up too much space in your bag. After all, you're there to have fun, not show off your amazing makeup skills!
When on vacation, we tend to drink less water as we *where will I pee* is a constant dire thought? But this is no excuse to skip your regular 8 glasses of water as your body needs to stay hydrated to gleam from within. Our advice, drink at least two glasses of water as soon as you wake up and always carry a water bottle with you (No, NO plastic!).
Today’s to-do list:
- Incorporate these simple steps in my skincare routine.
- Book a flight for my next vacay!
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