Honeymoon Skincare 101
While your honeymoon is the ideal setting to get your skin on the road to recovery (assuming lounging and resting are part of the itinerary), the journey itself can complicate your complexion recuperation plans. Think long plane rides, change of weather, different diet, and humidity.
You just need to make sure the stress built up from months before and the stress of travel doesn’t suddenly manifest on your skin in the form of acne, wrinkles, and dryness. How do you do that? Keep reading for our 6 tips to help you out.
Tip 1: Don’t skip on skincare while packing
Packing for a honeymoon can feel like packing to move. So understandably, there’s a temptation to minimise on skincare when it comes to travel. While you’re cramming everything from sleepwear to straw hats into a carry-on, you somehow convince yourself that your just fine without your usual multi-step skincare regimen.
This couldn’t be further from the truth. Especially when you travel into different settings your skin isn’t used to, you need to be prepared even more with the right products. You should at the very least make sure to take along the basics you rely on at home. If you’re scrambling for space, sort through the samples you’ve been faithfully storing up. You can also fill up empty travel-size bottles.
Tip 2: Take care of your skin in-flight
The flight to your honeymoon destination, presents another hurdle for your skin. Stale, circulated airplane air is notorious for drying out skin and accumulating buildup, both of which lead to increased sebum production, which in turn means bacteria and breakouts.
If possible, try to board with a fresh face: a true no-makeup look with SPF as your last skincare step. If that’s out of the question, opt for makeup that doubles as skincare, keeping facial makeup as minimal as you can and focusing on the brows, eyes, and lips.
In-flight skincare can vary for everyone depending on how long the flight is and how comfy you are next to others. But to the latter, just consider it less embarrassing to take care of your skin next to strangers you’ll never see again than to spend your honeymoon with a post-flight zit.
Tip 3: Check in to your hotel and get your skincare sorted
Once you settle into your room, cleanse and exfoliate your skin. To reveal your soft and glowing skin again, it’s important to slough away buildup and bacteria from the flight. Just make sure the exfoliator is gentle, as harsh ones can irritate your vulnerable skin.
Tip 4: Improve your SPF game
Just because you’re taking a break from reality doesn’t mean you can ditch your SPF duties. Especially if your itinerary consists mainly of sipping on cocktails by the beach, you need to get super serious and rigid about your sunscreen application. A good rule of thumb is to reapply sunscreen every two hours and as soon as you step out of the waters.Take it up another notch by wearing hats.
Tip 5: Double cleanse
Washing up after a day in the water is pretty obvious, but some skip the double cleanse because they didn’t wear makeup while swimming. Bad mistake. One, you most likely wore sunscreen, so you need to melt all that away with a good cleansing oil. Two, your skin is probably drier than usual since you emerged from the water and either air- or towel-dried your face.
Skipping straight to a second-step cleanser can strip your already dry skin even more, leaving you prone to irritation, peeling, and even breakouts. Add a facial mist into your beach tote so you can rehydrate your face right then and there after a swim.
Tip 6: Go makeup-free
Your honeymoon is the ideal time to treat your skin to a nice break from makeup. They are formulated with colours and ingredients that can clog pores and exhaust skin. If you’re enjoying newlywed bliss on an island, the heat and humidity most likely doesn’t vibe well with pore-clogging makeup either.
So try to find days where you can skip makeup for the best recovery of your skin before you head back home. Whether you’re newly married or just finally going on your annual vacation, use these honeymoon skincare tips to give your skin some care and love.