Sometimes it can feel like your day has just slipped you by. Between work, family and social engagements, self-care can quickly fall by the wayside. To help you prioritise your wellness - even when you only have a few minutes to spare, here’s our 5 step ritual for how to keep your skin hydrated and protected whilst on-the-go.
The key to preparing your skin for the day ahead starts with prepping your base. The secret to healthy and glowing skin is a clean canvas that is perfectly primed for your moisturiser and sun protection. To effectively cleanse your face of any residual makeup, dirt and excess oils, we recommend a hydrating cleanser such as the Grown Alchemist Hydra-Restore Cream Cleanser.
This soothing formula works to gently clean your skin without stripping it of its natural oils, leaving your complexion feeling clean and fresh sans that tight or stretched feeling. Available in both a mini (20mL) and full size (100mL), we recommend keeping the travel-friendly tube in your carry-on if you’re heading away for a work trip or vacation, so that you can travel with ease.
The next step is to restore your skin’s natural moisture with a hydrating moisturiser. We recommend choosing a moisturiser based on your skin type and the weather conditions of where you are, or where you are going. For those in warm or humid climates, a lighter day moisturiser such as the Grown Alchemist Hydra-Repair Day Cream will hydrate your skin without an uncomfortably thick or greasy feeling. However for those with dryer skin or in cooler climates, a richer formula such as the Grown Alchemist Age-Repair Intensive Moisturiserwill help to deeply nourish and rejuvenate your skin whilst also reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, thanks to its advanced Phyto-Peptides.
Perhaps the most critical step in looking after your skin and skin's health is using sun protection daily. By protecting your skin from harsh UV rays, you can reduce the onset of fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation. At GLDN Girl, we recommend the We Are Feel Good IncSPF50+ range for ultimate sun protection.
Available in both light and medium tint for your face, a baby-friendly mineral option and a delicious coconut infused formula option, these broad spectrum and water resistant sunscreens cater to a variety of preferences and daily needs. Keep your SPF in your GLDN Girl Splash Proof Zip Bag or beach bag and apply regularly throughout the day for effective sun protection, that your skin will love and appreciate.
Whilst you may think you’ve covered the basics with a cleanser, moisturiser and sunscreen, it’s important to also look after the other parts of your body - that often work the hardest. Your hands can become dry and brittle without special care, particularly with frequent hand washing and sanitising.
We recommend keeping on hand the travel-sized Grown Alchemist Amenity Kit that includes the deeply moisturising Hand Cream with Vanilla and Orange Peel 20mL - a fan favourite! Formulated with botanical extracts, this hydrating cream will help to rejuvenate tired hands and cuticles, whilst invigorating your senses with its refreshing citrus scent. This kit also includes Hydra-Repair Day Cream 12mL and Watermelon and Vanilla infused lip balm 12mL - perfect for your handbag.
As a final step, remember to hydrate your lips for a little touch of luxe and self-care that you can top-up in an instant. The gorgeous Silk Lip Kit from Peggy Sue Co includes both a lip exfoliant and lip conditioner, for helping prime your lips by scrubbing away dry or flakey skin, and a nourishing silky-feel lip conditioner that you can keep in your handbag to replenish your lips’ natural moisture on the go. This kit is not only perfect for popping in your bag or suitcase, but also for gifting to a friend or family member who’s heading away for a special occasion.
There you have it - a simple skincare routine to hydrate and protect your face, hands and lips. These easy and low maintenance steps will help to protect your skin and restore your natural glow, even when on the move.
We love hearing how you embrace self-care when on the go - leave us your top tips and recommendations in the comments below.
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Written by Sweni Shah for GLDN GIRL - Sweni is a freelance copywriter and content creator with Studio Shyra, a boutique content creation agency based in Melbourne. She loves working with purpose-led brands, and telling their stories through meaningful and authentic storytelling. When she's not researching skincare ingredients or writing for clients, you'll find her experimenting with vegan recipes or trying out a new DIY face mask. Check out her insta here: @studio_shyra
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