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Article: Sun-Kissed and Carefree: Your Summer Skincare & Vacation Checklist

Sun-Kissed and Carefree: Your Summer Skincare & Vacation Checklist

Sun-Kissed and Carefree: Your Summer Skincare & Vacation Checklist

The sun is beckoning, it's warming up and vacation is within reach! But before you jet off with your loved ones, let's give your skin some TLC to ensure it keeps up with your summer adventures.

Sun Safety Squad:

    • Sun's Out, SPF Must Be Out: This mantra cannot be repeated enough. Pack a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher (go higher for sensitive skin or intense sunshine). Reapply religiously every two hours, especially after swimming or sweating. Bonus points for reef-safe formulas like ISDIN's Eryfotona SPF 50 which is super light-weight and safe for you and the environment

    • Hydration Heroes: Summer heat sucks the moisture out of everything, including your skin. Pack a lightweight, hydrating moisturizer for morning and night. Be extra skin savvy with cooling mists and hydrating serums – they're great post-sun. We like G.M. Collin Hydramucine Hydrating Mist

    • Avoid The Burn, Hold Off Until Back Home: Two weeks before your trip, stop using retinoids and focus instead on a Vitamin C regimen. Vitamin C can help prevent brown spots and provide additional protection against the sun. Consider packing Gräfin the ONE Serum for a boost of vitamin C and extra hydration.

Packing Prowess:

    • Cleansing Crew: Choose a gentle, travel-sized cleanser that removes makeup and impurities without drying you out. Put a bit of plastic wrap under the cap for added protection against spills. I travel with the ultra hydrating, cooling and cleansing Micellar water is perfect for travel if you use a mini nalgene bottle to avoid spills.

    • Lip Loving Luxury: Don't neglect your lips! Pack a moisturizing lip balm with SPF to protect them from the sun and wind. A nourishing lip mask for night pampering is a bonus for happy, kissable lips.

    • Dry and Sensitive Skin Savvy: If your skin feels irritated or dry, adjust your routine accordingly. Give it some extra TLC with soothing masks or calming products. We always carry a travel size Daily Ceramide Comfort capsules in our carry on no matter what time of the year, it's a reliable choice for both plane rides and nighttime use.

Remember, summer is about joy, relaxation, and making memories. Don't let skincare stress you out. Pack your essentials, reapply your sunscreen, and most importantly, have fun! Your skin will thank you for it.

Bonus Pro Tips:

    • Invest in a new SPF before you leave: Open sunscreen loses its effectiveness over time, so stay sun-safe with a fresh bottle.
    • Vitamin C Boost: Two weeks before your trip, swap retinoids for a Vitamin C regimen. It helps prevent brown spots and boosts sun protection. Pack Gräfin the ONE Serum for extra hydration and vitamin C power.
    • Packing Must-Haves: Don't forget to pack band-aids, hydrocortisone cream, calamine lotion, insect repellent, facial cleanser, body lotion, hand cream, and lip balm.
    • Carry-on Trick: Buy the quart-sized bags with the pleated bottom for extra packing space that will get you flying through TSA like a pro.
    • Sunscreen Savvy: Apply sunscreen to all exposed skin, including ears, feet, hands, face, legs, arms, and chest. Be generous and reapply, DON'T FORGET YOUR EARS!

What are your must-have summer skincare essentials? Share your tips and tricks in the comments below! Let's embrace the sunshine and rock that healthy, summer glow together!

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