by Elle van Rensburg
We all know the feeling: you go on a phenomenal holiday away filled with sea, sun, overindulgence, rest and relaxation. We eat food we normally wouldn’t, go for long walks on the beach and look for new adventures to feed our souls. While we are on holiday we try to keep up our skincare routine, but unfortunately we are limited in how much we can do for our skin while away and all the change in climate, exposure to sun, pollutants and skin stressors have a negative effect on our skin.
One of the first things we notice is dehydration, sensitivity, dullness and loss of elasticity. Any underlying condition like pigmentation or acne flair up.
So where do we start to fix our skin:
Treating sunburnt skin
Product Recommendation: Hydra-Intensive Cooling Masque
This powerful leave-on masque is the perfect at-home treatment masque to reverse the signs of sun damage, dehydration, heal the skin and remove all inflammation. What makes this masque extra special is the resveratrol that is a strong anti-inflammatory that protects your skin from environmental stress including UV photo exposure.
Strengthen and repair the Acid Mantle of the Skin
Product Recommendation: Sheald Recovery Balm
Sheald Recovery Balm is a nurse in a bottle that heals the skin 54% faster than normal. It can be applied to any compromised skin, burns or sensitivity. This product hydrates and repairs the skin.
Boost your skin
Product Recommendation: Retinol + Emulsion 0.3 or 0.1
Retinol helps to normalise skin by balancing epithelial turnover and is effective in addressing most of the signs of visible ageing. Retinol+ Emulsions represent an advanced and targeted solution and is particularly beneficial for individuals concerned with signs of ageing, blemishes, and hyperpigmentation.
Product Recommendation: Pro-Heal Serum Advance+
Pro-Heal Serum Advance+ is the strongest anti-inflammatory in the iS Clinical range. The combination of L-Ascorbic encapsulated vitamin C, kojic acid and arbutin with our powerful olive leaf extract helps to sooth, protect and heal even the most compromised skin. Who needs an anti-inflammatory you might ask? Everyone, especially if you are struggling with pigmentation, melasma, acne, rosacea, skin cancer or sensitivity.
Product Recommendation: Warming Honey Cleanser
Warming Honey Cleanser is an advanced cleanser that contains 40% Honey as well as olive oil. Both of these ingredients are natural antibiotics that has anti-inflammatory properties. Why do we need antibiotics in skincare? Antibiotics is important for skin health. It kills bacteria, clears pores and reduces inflammation.
Genie in a bottle
Product Recommendation: GeneXC Serum
Due to its revolutionary formulation, including our proprietary combination of Extremozymes, GeneXC Serum is clinically proven to repair the skin from environmental damage. GeneXC Serum repairs fragile DNA by stimulating the genes associated with ageing. On top of that it also provides hydration, antioxidant protection, and improves skin barrier function. Magic!
To make your products even more effective remember to compliment it with in-clinic treatments like the Foaming Enzyme Facial which will exfoliate and revitalise the skin, but is safe for the most sensitive or compromised skin.