Labor Day weekend is right around the corner and now is the time to start gathering all of the best skin care supplies for your weekend getaway. It is important not to ignore the needs of your skin while traveling; if you don’t keep up your skin care routine, you may find that it takes longer to get your skin looking great again after the weekend is over.
Here are the “must-have” items for the best skin care over your Labor Day weekend vacation:
- Gentle facial cleanser: It is imperative that you wash your face after coming in from the beach and before going to sleep after a night out. Dirt, grime and makeup can build up in your pores, attracting the p. acnes bacteria that causes acne. Bring your Clarisonic brush as well (a single charge will last over a week, so feel free to leave the charger at home!) and use it to cleanse your face with gentle facial cleanser twice daily.
- Acne medications: Don’t skimp on your regular acne routine while away. Most acne medications work best when used regularly. Even if you are traveling by plane, you can carry-on prescription medications. Your dermatologist may also be able to give you a few samples if you are tight on space.
- Sunscreen: This is the most important “must-have” item to pack for your weekend trip. Apply sunscreen every two hours (more often if you are in the water) in order to avoid a sunburn, but can lead to premature aging and an increased risk of skin cancer in the future.