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Travel Skincare Tips: The Holiday Edition

Ah! The anticipation of a holiday. Sunny skies, sandy beaches, and most of all, time to chill out. Travelling can bring with it a new set of skincare woes. Like, how many sheet masks to pack? And will the hot weather play nice with your skin? No panic. Here are our favourite travel skincare tips, plus what to pack for your travel skincare routine (both in-flight and pool side) to keep your skin feeling calm, happy, and refreshed, from the moment you step off the plane.

1. Keep it clean

Wipe away the day before you hop on a long-haul flight. Out of time? Gentle Simple® Facial Cleansing Wipes will do the trick just before the seatbelt sign comes on. Not only do they include Triple Purified Water to gently lift impurities, they won’t leave skin feeling dry mid-flight. Added plus? They won’t get snagged at security. Winning!

Girl using Simple Facial Cleansing Wipes

2. Rehydrate sensitive skin in-flight

Aeroplanes and airports have a pesky habit of dehydrating skin. The reason? Cabins have really low levels of humidity, meaning your skin loses moisture. We like to grab an extra bottle of water before we get on (post security dash of course) so we’re well hydrated, right from take-off. On the plane, stop more moisture loss in your skin by using a hydration helper like Simple Water Boost Hydrating Booster. It has a soft, silky texture, boosts moisture levels in your skin, and instantly relieves that dry, tight, skin irritation that a long-haul flight can bring.

3. Pack light(er)

Oh, the eternal struggle. Keeping the kilos down in your carry-on. “We don’t need another hydrating sheet mask” said no one, ever. One way to beat the excess pounds is to pick multitasking products. Micellar water? It’s great gentle cleanser and removes stubborn waterproof mascara, perfect even for sensitive skin. Stash a few gentle, alcohol-free sheet masks in your bag for those on-the-go holiday moments when skin needs a boost. They’re super-light so you can squeeze in a few!

A bottle of Simple Water Boost Micellar Cleansing Water on a wooden background with a travel postcard alongside it

4. Refresh on landing

Your skin doesn’t know that you’ve taken it on holiday. New temperatures, fluctuating humidity, pollution levels, and even switching from soft or hard water can impact your skin. Why not give it a heads up and prep it right before you disembark? For tired eyes, try Simple Kind to Eyes Soothing Eye Balm, which calms down puffy eyes, and includes gentle ingredients your delicate skin will love.

5. Keep sun safe with an SPF

You’ve landed, unpacked, and are heading out to explore. Rain or shine, keep SPF in easy-reach to protect our skin. Yep, we’ve heard it before! But remember, sun damage happens beyond the burn and lasts a lot longer than your tan line. The trick? Avoid those rays between 10am and 3pm (when the sun’s at its hottest and most damaging to skin).

Wherever your travel plans take you, be sure to stock up on some travel skincare essentials and try some of these tips to keep your skin feeling calm and holiday-happy.

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