Skin Care for Vacation by Jackie
July and August are busy vacation times and whether you’re taking a weekend road trip or a flight to an exotic location you want to pack light and keep it simple when it comes to skin care. No need to bring your whole vanity with you- just a few key products can keep your skin in shape with little effort!
I always recommend bringing a hydrosol when you travel. Hydrosols are distilled floral waters (think rose water) that hydrate the skin and contain different healing properties. All the toners we use are hydrosols, including our all around favorite- Hylunia’s Colloidal Silver Mist. This is a lavender flower water infused with colloidal silver to provide antiseptic properties to the skin while hydrating it and balancing natural oil production. Use on a cotton pad as a toner or mist over the skin before applying moisturizer or oil. Most can be used over makeup as a setting spray and on the skin to help refresh and soothe sunburn.
A great quality oil is a wonderful multi-use item to bring. Use oil as a cleanser by massaging a few drops on *dry* skin before wiping off with a warm, damp washcloth. Oil doubles as a great makeup remover as well, for even the most stubborn waterproof mascara.
Oil acts as a natural defensive barrier against outside aggressors and moisture loss. Use a few drops of oil on your face to soften and protect your skin after using a hydrosol. This helps lock in the moisture from the floral water to prevent dehydration. The same oil can be used on the body to nourish the skin after too much sun and as a substitute for shaving cream.
There are so many options for oils depending on your skin type but I mostly recommend Jojoba oil as it’s chemical structure is most like that of our natural sebum. When choosing your oil be sure it’s 100% pure and cold pressed if possible to ensure high quality. Avoid using any blends with “fillers” like mineral oil that can clog your skin.
If you are looking for convenience when you travel we carry 4 great Travel Kits from Hylunia; each contains a TSA-size approved cleanser, toner, serum, & moisturizer. Our popular Colloidal Silver spray is now available as a mini size, perfect to keep in your carry on!
Wishing you all safe travels and a natural glow! ✨ Jackie