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Staycation Essentials with a dose of Vitamin Sea


It’s summer, which means time for staycations and outdoor events. This also means that your skin needs a little more TLC than usual. Skin care routines are essential to maintaining healthy skin at all times of year, but especially during the hot and humid months when you’re outside much more often.This is a great time to make some strategic swaps in your skincare routine and opting for a core skincare routine for staycation season so that you can come back home with glowing skin that lasts all summer long!

1)Step up your cleanse

Along with the great protection, sunscreen means an additional layer of product to take off at night. To help expedite this process and keep your skin happy, it’s time to kick cleansing up a gear!  At night opt for double cleansing first using an oil based cleanser to draw out oil based impurities such as sunscreen, make up and pollutants. Follow on with a water based cleanser to draw out sweat and dirt. If you’re going away and your skincare routine is a bit lax, the Neostrata restore facial wash could be just what you need. This soap free non foaming gel cleanser is formulated to gently exfoliate and cleanse without drying or stripping the skin. NeoStrata Facial Cleanser is suitable for all skin types particularly sensitive skin.

Neostrata Restore Facial wash

NeoStrata Restore Facial Cleanser

2) Exfoliate away dull skin cells

As we age our skin cells renewal process slows down and this makes for dull looking skin which can be easily remedied by an exfoliating routine. By sloughing off dead layers of surface cells from time-to-time, it ensures that your healthy complexion becomes more smooth surfaced and therefore light reflective this gives skin a dewy glow.

Exuviance Glycolic polish

Exuviance’s latest antiaging formula takes a unique triple-action approach to skin renewal in a single but powerful treatment with a blend of physical, chemical and enzyme rejuvenators. With just one application this exfoliating treatment delivers instant skin resurfacing.

3) Add a daily dose of Vitamin C

Vitamin C can help prevent dehydration and reduce inflammation, while also working to shield your skin. This powerful antioxidant combats the effects of pollution, smoke and is the second line of defence against the suns harmful uv rays. Vitmain C is an important ingredient that helps to brighten complexion and boost radiance of the skin.

Obagi Professional C serum 15%

Obagi Professional C Serum

Dubbed liquid gold in a bottle, Obagi Professional-C 15% offers maximum daily antioxidant protection and greater absorption than most other Vitamin C products. The greater the absorption the more antioxidant benefit to your skin.

4) Facial Sun protection is a must!

Weather you are indoors or outdoors on your staycation, it is important to protect your complexion from the suns harmful rays. Choose a broad spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30 sunscreen and apply generously in all areas of skin at least 15 minutes before going outside. It takes approximately 15 minutes for your skin to absorb the sunscreen and protect you. Reapply after swimming, perspiring excessively as well as every two hours while outdoors.

Skinceuticals Advanced Brightening UV defence sunscreen

Skinceuticals Advanced Brightening UV Defense SPF 50 40ml

Dual-action, lightweight sunscreen with SPF 50 that helps protect the skin from UV-induced discolouration and helps brighten and even skin tone. It is residue-free so won’t leave a chalky or ashy cast on your skin. Skin brightening & hydrating.

5) Don’t forget lipcare

Its important to wear a lip balm with spf on your lips. The more the lips are exposed to the sun unprotected the more damaged the lips will become.Your lips in fact have very thin skin with very little melanin and so have minimal protection from the suns damaging uv rays. Layer on a lip balm daily with at least spf 15 or higher. If choosing a lip balm with zinc oxide or titanium oxide be sure to reapply frequently as these particularly ingredients sit on top of the lips and so are easily wiped away when talking and eating.

La Roche Posay Anthelios spf50+ stick

La Roche Anthelios SPF 50+ STICK

This easy to apply, non greasy stick ensures a very high broad spectrum protection against the suns UVA and UVB rays. It has an optimal SPF of 50+ for targeted areas of the body and face. Water resistant.



About the Author: Anna Puri

Dr Anna Puri is an Aesthetic doctor and GP with over 14 years experience in both the medical and aesthetic fields. She completed her undergraduate training at the University of St Andrews and University of Manchester. She continues to work both as an Aesthetic doctor at her clinics in Ascot and Kew and as a GP. Dr Anna brings her holistic approach to all aspects of the care she provides with a strong focus on advice and treatment that is specifically tailored to her patients expectations and needs. She has worked with cosmeceutical skin care brands and treated a wide range of skin concerns for over a decade. Dr Anna has a special interest in Antiaging skincare and procedures . Dr Anna's work has been featured in various magazines including Lux and The Aesthetics Journal. You can follow Dr Anna on the SkinoraUK instagram page and Skinora YouTube channel.

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Last update: July 11th, 2021

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