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Treatments to book and skincare to pack before your holiday

Whether you are traveling afar or holidaying in the UK, its important to continue to look after your skin.

Most of us know that sun exposure is the most powerful cause of skin damage, and for many of us, a holiday will mean an awful lot more sun exposure than we’re used to, especially if we’re going abroad. There are also a number of other environmental factors that impact our skin health, such as water intake, diet, and air quality, which are likely to be different when you’re on holiday. It’s therefore imperative to prepare your skin as effectively as possible for the potential stresses posed by travelling.

Treatments to book before your holiday

With this in mind, we’ve put together a pre-holiday package which includes specially selected treatments to prepare your skin for your holiday. Our acclaimed HydrafacialIntraceuticals Infusion, and complimentary Pressotherapy will not only give you an extra glow and help boost your skin’s barrier, but will provide relaxation to ease you into your break and prepare you for travelling. The package includes the following:

Hydrafacial

Recommended two weeks prior to travel, this non-invasive skin resurfacing and rejuvenating treatment combines deep cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration and antioxidant protection. Hydrafacial is suitable and beneficial for all skin types, providing complete, instant rejuvenation, as well as tailored results which can be targeted towards treating fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, as well as oily, acne-prone skin. Our patients benefit from both a more youthful appearance immediately after a single session, with no pain or discomfort, and minimal downtime, if any. Safe, and with low risk of irritation, Hydrafacial is one of our most popular treatments, and also prevents the signs of ageing, which is invaluable when preparing for a holiday where you’ll likely see increased sun exposure.

Intraceuticals Infusion

Recommended as close to travel as possible, Intraceuticals Infusion is a gentle and relaxing treatment which effectively plumps, hydrates, and rejuvenates, providing a natural, youthful glow. The treatment uses hyperbaric pressurised oxygen to infuse the skin with hyaluronic acid and various antioxidant serums to target concerns from fine lines and wrinkles to uneven skin tone. The infusions boost overall hydration, which is vital to maintaining skin health on holiday when dehydration and environmental factors such as air conditioning can be a greater risk than when at home. We tailor the infusions to match your concerns, and you can expect instant results with absolutely no pain or discomfort, zero downtime, and only 45 minute treatment time.

Pressotherapy

To complement your Hydrafacial and Intraceuticals Infusion, we’ll also be looking after your body. During each facial treatment we will offer you complimentary Pressotherapy – a gentle and effective form of mechanical massage to help boost circulation & lymphatic drainage, removing toxins and aiding cellulite reduction. Patients finds this a deeply relaxing way to complete their treatment, which we think serves as a perfect preparation ahead of a long journey, and to get you into a restful mindset.

Our pre-holiday package is priced at £470, which includes the Pressotherapy with each treatment, worth £200 as a standalone. Appointments are currently available here.

Skincare

It should go without saying that your luggage should be well stocked with suitable sunscreen, but don’t neglect the other skincare products that will help retain the glow you’ve achieved from your pre-holiday treatments. We believe that good skincare provides the foundation for healthy skin and has the power to optimise your skin’s rejuvenation, as well as preventing damage. Our skincare experts hand-select the most effective products on the market, recommending based on each patient’s skin condition and concerns, either as as standalone treatments or part of a treatment plan.

The products we carry are cosmeceutical–grade, professional skincare, essentially a cross between a cosmetic and a pharmaceutical product. These products look and feel similar to other skincare, but unlike those you’ll find on the high street, they are extensively researched, clinically-tested, and contain biologically-active compounds proven to have demonstrable results. As such, we usually assess your skin in person (or during an online consultation) to ascertain which will most effectively treat any concerns you have and deliver the results you wish to achieve. You can get in touch here to book a consultation, but we’ve listed some examples of skincare products we often recommend for use before and during a holiday:

Sunscreen

We should all of course be using sunscreen every day, year round, to protect our skin from the damage caused by UVA, UVB and HEV rays. When exposed to the sun for more hours in the day than usual, or perhaps significantly stronger sunlight on holiday abroad, it’s especially important to take measures to protect our skin. Seeking shade in the hottest times of the day, covering up with a hat and clothing is also advisable to reduce exposure too. In terms of sunscreen, we recommend using a mineral product as these are immediately effective, more photo-stable, and are less likely to cause an allergic reaction. We regularly recommend Heliocare 360 which offers protection against UVA, UVB, and HEV, as well as DNA repair enzymes and anti-oxidants to help boost the health of your skin. It’s important not to forget to re-apply regularly, especially after swimming or if there’s a chance that any clothing may have removed some of the product.

Vitamin C Serums

Vitamin C, when used in a skincare serum, is shown to boost the skin’s natural glow, and improve skin tone and texture. Furthermore, the potent formulae in products such as those in Obagi’s Professional-C range serve as a powerful line of defence from environmental stressors. Made from the industry’s gold standard of vitamin C, fortifying the skin’s barrier and working to neutralise free radicals, these targeted serums are a valuable addition to your holiday wash bag.

Hyaluronic Acid

Addressing dehydrated skin is likely to be a necessary priority on holiday, and there is nothing more potent than hyaluronic acid to boost skin plumpness and moisture balance. Teoxane’s exclusive formula of RHA™ and Restructuring Complex boosts the synthesis of hyaluronic acid and collagen, providing intensive hydration that is invaluable to your holiday skin. By ensuring your skin is hydrated throughout your break, you’ll avoid any dullness and uneven skin tone, as well as retaining the glow and plumpness from your pre-holiday treatments.

If you’re in the throes of holiday preparations, or busy working in readiness to take a break, it’s worth taking some time to both prepare your skin and ensure you have everything you need to keep it healthy while you’re away. Avoiding too much sun exposure and ensuring you stay hydrated will help keep your skin happy, and you can always treat yourself to our post-holiday package on your return. Happy holidays!

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