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Must Have Pre-Travel Treatments to Beat the Summer Skin Stressors

By July 29, 2019 No Comments

Whether you are heading for a luxury city break, a cruise or a trip to an exotic island paradise, it’s important to look and feel your best while you’re away.

The combination of scorching summer sun, sand and sea and the stress of travelling can all take its toll on your skin, so if you are heading off on holiday soon, make sure you spend a bit of time caring for your skin before you go.

In the rush of organising travel arrangements, packing and tying up loose ends at work and home, it is easy to forget to look after yourself. But scheduling some vital “me” time will not only pay dividends now, but it will also help to give you the healthiest holiday glow while you’re away.

Here is our essential guide to the treatments you really must fit in before you fly (plus a few nice-to-haves if you can spare the time). We’ve also included our expert recommendations on sun protection…

Epinova Photosonic Facial

The best 90 minutes you’ll spend getting ready for your holiday! This wonderfully revitalising facial features a gentle cleanse, exfoliating gommage, detoxifying steam, vitamin infused massage, enzyme reactivation treatment, Dermalux LED phototherapy treatment and a few surprise elements that you won’t want to miss.

Lavish this attention on your face and it will reward you not only by looking its glowing gorgeous best but also by building resilience to the summer stressors (sun, sea, sand and stress).

LVL Lashes

A revolutionary new treatment to give you the appearance of longer, thicker lashes. After all, who wants to be bothering about mascara on holiday or watching out for panda eyes in the pool?

This expert treatment will give you perfect lashes from the moment you open your eyes in the morning.

Full Body Deep Tissue Massage

It’s ironic, isn’t it, that preparing for a few weeks relaxing in the sun can be one of the most stressful times of the year? For most of us, there is so much to organise and remember that we need a holiday just to get over the stress of going on holiday!

Scheduling in a massage before you go can help to combat the stress of preparing to head off on holiday and means you will wind down quicker when you get there.

We recommend our full body deep tissue massage but if time is limited you could choose a shorter treatment, such as a back, neck and shoulder massage.

Sun protection

Eighty per cent of skin ageing is down to the effects of the sun. It is vital to choose a good quality sunscreen to prevent sun damage and protect your skin. Sunscreen and UV protection technology is advancing at a rapid pace so talking to a skin expert is recommended. We tell clients that there are, essentially, two main types of sun creams – chemical and mineral.

Chemical products contain UV filtering ingredients that take time to be absorbed by the skin (normally around 20 minutes). Mineral sunscreens have an immediate effect. They contain inert UV protective ingredients such as zinc or titanium oxide which form a barrier on top of the skin. We recommend Heliocare spray SPF50, Heliocare Colour Gel Cream Light SPF50 or Heliocare 360 oil free gel SPF50.

Bon voyage and of course, don’t forget to schedule your back-from-holiday skincare treatments to help your skin to get back in balance after being away.

At TBC. Skin Atelier we offer complementary skin consultation so if you would like some advice or some more information call to book in with one of our aestheticians on

T: 01892 538 202
E: info@tbcskinatelier.co.uk

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