Summer is well underway here in Tofino - the beaches are packed, we’ve got sand between our toes and (hopefully!) some SPF on our nose! August can be a jam packed travel month for all of us, so in keeping with our summer skincare theme of prevention and protection, I wanted to share my top tips this month for maintaining a sound skincare routine while out and about, on the road, and out exploring!
Whether you’re camping in the woods or flying overseas, swimming in lakes or hiking up mountains, I’m sharing my Top 3 Tips for caring for your skin while travelling this summer. I’ll also be sharing a few of my convenient travel-sized product recommendations that you can pick up in person here at the studio. Your skin is your body’s largest organ, so it’s extra important that the products you use are recommended by a professional (hello!).
Come in for a visit for an express summer facial treatment, and let me help you put your best face forward no matter where your summer travels take you!
BE A CLEAN MACHINE
With the summer heat comes an increase in your skin’s oil production (and acne causing bacteria, unfortunately), as well as a build up of sun protection products like heavy zincs (especially if you plan on getting in the water) and SPF. Bringing a thorough cleanser on the road with you this summer will help so much in reducing product build up, so your skin can breathe easily while absorbing the thirst quenching products it will need at night this time of year. Take your time cleansing at the end of a long day, and use soothing, long strokes to coach the dirt up and out - your skin will thank you :)
Product go-to: Stop by the studio to pick up a travel sized version of your favourite cleanser (pumpkin cleanser is a top fave for post sun and surf) and moisturizer, as well as a pack of Rhonda Allison’s All Purpose Cleansing Pads for easy cleansing on the go.
2. MASK IT UP
The fun never seems to stop this time of year, but that doesn’t mean your skincare should! After a long weekend of swimming, sunning and adventuring, (and following a good deep clean!) a sheet mask or a travel-sized enzyme mask can be the perfectly pampered addition to your routine. In studio, there are multiple options from Rhonda Allison that come in tiny, easy to pack containers that make masking on-the-go a breeze! Apply to clean skin and kick up your feet to let it work its relaxing magic after a long day of summertime stimulation.
Product go-to: Newly added to the product shelf are the BEST sheet masks i’ve ever tried - the Orgaid Organic Sheet Mask. Come in today to pick up one or two for your next summer trip out of town. You can even maximize your travel time by wearing one en route to your destination, just try to not scare your seat buddy!
3. TONE ON-THE-GO
There can be an awful lot of travel-related sitting around this time of year! You know the feeling of hurry up and wait? The next time you find yourself parked in a 2 sailing wait, or posted up thanks to a delayed flight, why not treat your face to a little toning, lifting, and sculpting on-the-go? Come into the Sound to experience a Gua Sha treatment for yourself if you’re unfamiliar, and I’d be more than happy to show you how to self-massage using one of the many tools I have available for purchase. Jade Gua Sha tools make a difference in the face because of their specially designed shape and edge to gently scrape the skin for a perfect detox and uplift.
Product go-to: Try one of my Jade Gua Sha tools (starting at $48) and I promise you’ll be hooked on self-massage in no time! The lifted and toned results speak for themselves, and what better way to practice proper skin maintenance while you wait to arrive at your next summertime destination?
When you’re all finished with your new express routine, I’d recommend adding a moisturizing mist of Cucumber Spritz (available in travel sizes) for additional hydration and soothing support post sun-exposure. For more product recommendations and on-the-go skincare travel tips, come in and see me every Tuesday from 11-2 at my studio!