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5 Life-saving Skincare Tips for These Summer Holidays

Who doesn’t love the summer holidays? I bet you can’t wait to enjoy yourself under the sun, free from all the stress of your daily life on a beautiful island like Aruba. Sounds like a great plan, doesn’t it?

However, every rose has a thorn and, as much as you love to bask under the summer sun, you’ve got to be careful when dealing with it, because it can threaten to ruin the memories of your vacation with terrible consequences for your skin’s health.

Since we know that staying at home is not an option and you really want to get that sexy summer tan, we present you with these 5 tips that you should follow to avoid damaging your skin as much as possible during the holidays.

1. Use non-comedogenic products

During the summer, the high temperatures and moisture can lead to excessive sweating and oils building up on your skin, eventually causing you to break out.

You can do your part to control this situation by avoiding comedogenic products at all costs.

That is, products containing ingredients that may clog your pores, causing blemishes and blackheads. This includes most natural oils, such as coconut, avocado, and almond.

However, it doesn’t mean that these ingredients are bad for our skin. They also have their benefits when used right, especially in products with a combination of the right percentages of comedogenic and non-comedogenic ingredients.

But when it comes to summer… better stay away from them, even if they’re your regular moisturizers. This brings us to our next point.

2. Moisturize constantly

Even if you’re sweating and swimming in the ocean or pools, it doesn’t mean you don’t need the extra moisture from your regular skincare routine.

Salt water can help you open your pores and help your skin retain moisture. It also acts like a natural exfoliant, which is why your skin feels smoother, softer, and brighter after a good dip in the sea.

The downside is that contact with salt water implies constant exposition to the sun, which has the opposite effect on your skin. For this reason, you should use a light, non-comedogenic moisturizing product whenever you’re not in the sea.

You can use gels and lotions with aloe vera, vitamin C, and glycerin for this purpose.

3. Stay hydrated

A big part of maintaining your moisture levels depends on your diet. Drinking water on a regular basis is essential to avoid dehydration, but it’s not the only way to do it.

A good summer diet should include lots of juicy fruits, fresh vegetables, and seafood, which are rich in nutrients and antioxidants that can prevent cellular degeneration and promote skin blood flow.

Some good products to add to your meals are coconut water, pineapple, oranges, fish, and nuts. All the vitamins in them are great for your skin’s health.

4. Wear SPF at ALL times

Whether it’s raining, cloudy, partly cloudy or there’s a fully clear sky in sight, sunscreen is a must. Dermatologists may have different opinions in some cases, but when it comes to protecting your skin from the UV rays of the sun, they will all agree that SPF is the way to go.

You can use a hat to protect your hair and shade part of your body, as well as sunglasses to shield your eyes from the sun and light clothes to cover the rest of your body. Nonetheless, every part of your body that’s exposed must be covered with sunscreen.

If you’re going to swim, you should use an oil-based product, so it doesn’t wash off as fast, and if you were previously wearing an SPF 30 on a daily basis, it would be good to level it up to SPF 50 for extra protection.

5. Get professional skin care

Last but not least, there are professional treatments. There’s only so much you can do with your own beauty creams and skincare routine. No matter how careful you are, your skin might need a glow-up that only a specialist can give you.

With Clinical Massage & Spa Aruba’s skin therapies you can protect yourself with a moisturizing treatment before or during your vacation, as well as recover from sun damage with our rejuvenating facials once you’re back.

Either way, we are here to help you get the most out of your summer holidays.

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