This week’s guest blog post is written by Sonia Deasy, Co-Founder of Pestle & Mortar.
Preparing for holidays shouldn’t stop at wardrobe requirements! From the moment you step on that plane, your skin is exposed to a changed environment. As a living, breathing organ, the skin is highly sensitive to environmental, daylight, humidity and weather changes. Here’s how to prep your skin before travel so that you bring home a lasting healthy glow:
- Use an Exfoliating Skin Toner
Winter often leaves us with dry, flaky skin and more skin cells dulling the surface of the complexion. Before travelling, it’s essential that dead skin cells are sloughed away – otherwise, you’ll end up with flakiness, dry patches and an uneven complexion. Start using a mild acid toner such as a glycolic-based exfoliator as soon as your holiday dates are set. Glycolic Acid works wonders for dull skin, minimises pores and has some impressive hydrating properties too!
- Lighten Up Your Moisturiser
If you switched to a heavier moisturiser for Winter, now is the time to lighten up. Pestle & Mortar’s Hydrate is formulated with Squalane – an ingredient which is not only super-hydrating but also has low comedogenicity. It is unlikely to block pores. Squalane also plays a role in protecting the skin from UV radiation. In addition to containing the super beneficial Squalane, Hydrate is lightweight and easily absorbed by the skin. It is the perfect travel-prep moisturising solution , providing essential hydration without clogging pores.
- Use a Serum
Lock-in moisture with a hydrating serum. Now is the time to ensure that your skin is getting maximum moisture after prolonged exposure to harsh Winter conditions. If you are serious about prepping your skin for travel, a Hyaluronic serum is your best friend. Hyaluronic Acid, contrary to its name, is not harsh – rather, it’s a polymer that attracts water to an amazing extent. Pure Hyaluronic Serum will hold water on to the skin when applied over damp skin and skin will look and feel plumper, more hydrated and smoother.
Pestle and Mortar have a brand new Ultimate Hydration Kit which includes the Balance Misting Facial Spritz, Pure Hyaluronic Serum and the Hydrate Lightweight Moisturiser available in select stores and on our website.