After the long months of cold, dreary winter, most of us cannot wait to feel the warmth of the sun. Whether you plan to take a vacation or relax at home this spring break, learn how you can take care of your skin while you enjoy the outdoors.
Top Seven Skin Care Tips for Spring Break
1. Sun Safely
If you do nothing else on spring break, at least protect your skin from the sun. Wear sunblock and a hat, and seek shade. If you will be traveling toward the equator, remember the sun becomes stronger as you draw closer to the earth’s midpoint.
Exfoliating your skin will create a fresh glow and ensure sunless tanner can be applied evenly.
3. Schedule Treatments Early
Be sure to schedule waxes and facials a few days prior to your vacation. This will give your skin enough time to heal and balance out after any potentially irritating spa treatments to ensure you don’t have to deal with extra sensitivity or redness when you’re trying to relax.
4. Take Your Coconut without Lime
Limes contain compounds known as psoralens, which can make your skin extra sensitive to the sun. This condition, called phytophotodermatitis, can lead to blistering and bruising.
5. Sleep In
Beauty rest is great for your skin. You can more safely enjoy the warmth of the sun by heading out after 4 p.m.
6. Lighten Up
If you'll be vacationing in a warmer climate for spring break, trade your heavy winter moisturizers and foundations for lighter formulations. While the extra moisture is more than welcome during the cold, harsh weather of winter, they will feel much too heavy paired with sunblock and sunny weather.
7. Stick to Your Routine
Being on spring break doesn’t mean you should also take a break from your skin care regimen. You work hard to develop skin-healthy habits and cultivate a stunning complexion. Even when you break away from the rest of your day-to-day routines, stick with your healthy skin care habits to prevent any breakouts during or after your vacation.
Shed Winter Dullness and Rejuvenate Your Skin for Spring
At Robert Andrews Laser & Medical Aesthetics, we can help you get bikini-ready for your vacation or relax with a spa treatment during a staycation this spring break. Schedule a luxurious spa treatment today.