Sun, sea, sand … spots?
Holidays should only be about relaxation and charging, but sensitive skin can really affect our ability to switch off.
Follow our top tips to avoid stressed vacation skin.
Don't leave your routine behind
Turn off this alarm and forget about commuting, but don't leave your usual routine at home.
Stick to your usual products to minimize flare-ups and breakouts.
Make room for travel-friendly apps on your phone to minimize stress – a trigger for sensitive skin.
Nervous flyer? Try a mindfulness app like Headspace to relax.
Pack your own snacks
Our ability to taste is reduced in height so that aircraft food is made extra salty or sweet.
Bring your own snacks (and plenty of water!) To keep you hydrated and to prevent blood sugar spikes. Try Tess Ward's recipe for almonds with amps.
Protects the sunshine
We all know that too much sun is bad news for our skin, but it's easy to be complacent when you put on the sunscreen.
Make sure that you apply SPF to easily overlooked areas such as the neck, toes, and toes.
If the sun makes you prickly, look for a shady spot between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. when the rays are strongest, and cover them with natural fibers such as cotton and linen.