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Travel skincare: 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 dilemmas. Like, what’s the best face mask for long-haul flights? And will the hot weather play nice with your skin? No panic. Here are our favourite holiday 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. 

Simple facial wipes and suitcase with holiday items

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!

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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 take an empty water bottle and re-fill post security so we’re well hydrated, right from take-off. Then, jump on a mid-travel skincare routine.

Help stop more moisture loss in your skin by using a hydration helper on the plane 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. If you like, you can make the most of your air time with a mask: the best face mask for long haul flights will be both extra-hydrating and mess-free. Kick back with our Water Boost Hydrating Sheet Mask for convenient in-flight hydration with no need to rinse!

Simple micellar cleansing water mini pouch with cotton pads and cosmetic bag

3. Pack light(er) with essential toiletries for travel 

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 on-the-go holiday skincare whenever your skin needs a boost. They’re super-light so you can squeeze in a few!

4. Testing for sensitive skin

Even though we leave out the harsh ingredients, we still like to test our products to make sure they're absolutely safe for your skin. We make sure our finished products are as kind to your skin and eyes as possible. So we put them through the wringer to make sure they come out skin-loving on the other side. In fact, all our products are:

Hypoallergenic
Dermatologist-tested
Non-comedogenic
Ophthalmologist-tested
pH-balanced to your skin

Two Simple products against airplane window

5. 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.

6. Keep sun safe: include an SPF in your travel skincare routine 

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 essential toiletries for travel and try some of these tips to keep your skin feeling calm and holiday-happy.

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