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Cleansing routines on holiday....

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Indecisivejo Fri 06-May-16 19:02:19

Ok so the mornings are fine, just as usual a single cleanse then moisturiser and suncream but then what do you all do later on.....when u come in from beach/pool etc getting ready to go out for food etc you have to shower and maybe put some light make up on so then do you double cleanse again at night once ur in from dins/dancing or watever to remove the make up before bed?!?!

BubsAndMoo Fri 06-May-16 22:05:52

I was only away for a week, and relaxed my skincare whilst I was away.

I took a single oil cleanser, and a seperate eye makeup remover, and that worked for morning and evening cleansing. Skipped acids for the week and just took a small bottle of refreshing toner, my favourite hydrating serum and an SPF50 moisturiser.

What I did do was a mini facial on the flights each way......cleanse with micellar wipes, refreshing toner, eye gel, overnight mask. Kept repeating toner and mask. Then cleanse, moisturise and makeup at the end...arrive with fab feeling skin smile

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 06-May-16 22:18:27

I'm forward planning here grin my holiday is October.

I'll take a tin of Bodyshop Camomile Cleansing Butter and a couple of muslin cloths (take off eye make-up and cleanse).
100ml tube of Australian Body Care Skinwash already tucked away for DS/DH (I bought three sizes, we use the big bottle in the shower)

No idea what DD will take,, though her suitcase is always the heaviest wink

Indecisivejo Sat 07-May-16 07:50:09

Thanks so far for replies...

I want to know though if you will be doing the cleansing thing 3 times a day, morn, after beach, then before bed??

SinglePringle Sat 07-May-16 07:55:56

Yup, I do. Clinique 'Take The Day Off' cleanse in the morning, before going out in the evening, before bed.

Eye cream, serum and moisturiser x 3 also.

Passthecake30 Sat 07-May-16 07:56:54

I have mini bottles of clinique....face scrub and wash, tone and moisturise in the morning, face wash, tone, moisturise after the shower before dinner and then cleanser, wash, tone, eye cream and heavier face cream before bed.

Ifiwasabadger Sat 07-May-16 08:01:33

Yes I cleanse three times a day. After the beach my skin is so greasy from cream, water, sweat etc...and yes deff before bed. Are you worried about negative effects? I've never had any.
Oh and lashings of fake tan on the face before bed too smile

BubsAndMoo Sat 07-May-16 08:44:14

Oh yes, cleansed 2/3 times a day. Use the oil cleanser in the morning, perhaps again if I had a shower before going out or just used a micellar wipe from the plane to wipe off the grime of the day before painting my face for the evening. Then eye makeup remover & the cleanser again before bed.

I'd normally only use an oil (or balm) cleanser as a first evening cleanse and a gel or milk/cream cleanser for morning cleanse and second evening cleanse, but for holiday I simplified it and just took a light oil cleanser which worked for all those, plus the eye makeup remover for mascara etc and the micellar wipes for plane/quick clean up before going out.

I used the refreshing toner after each cleanse (and took it out on the go), the SPF moisturiser every morning & top ups through the day, the serum as an extra step some mornings or as final step in the evenings, and the overnight mask on one night when DP fell asleep way before me grin.

mowglik Sat 07-May-16 08:45:03

Yup I cleanse three times too, double cleanse in the afternoon and evening between activities. I used to get a lot more spots on holiday and just accepted it as normal for me but once I started double cleansing all the grime and sunscreen off more often it made a difference (still get worse skin on holiday but not as bad as before)

At the least it feels good to get all that grease and sweat and grime off from walking around, swimming in the heat etc

EustachianTube Sat 07-May-16 08:46:47

Wow, this is like a different world to me! Don't wear makeup, don't cleanse, simple! Just wash in the shower and that does me.

SinglePringle Sat 07-May-16 09:21:40

Cleansing isn't exactly rocket science Eusta. Put balm on face. Smooth across face. Wring out hot flannel. Apply to face. Remove. Simple!

BubsAndMoo Sat 07-May-16 09:37:43

Eustachian Some of us like wearing makeup, though, and not everyone would be happy with their skin with just splashing hot shower water on it. We're not saying you need to do a full skincare routine too, so where's the harm in those of us that do like a fuller routine discussing how we tweak it for holidays?

Not quite sure what the point of your post was, tbh.

Indecisivejo Sat 07-May-16 15:18:57

Oh good thank you all!
Do u use flannel for all of these cleanses though? That's what I'm worried about using a flannel all those times might irritate my skin.

Leviticus Sat 07-May-16 18:31:54

Eusta you are missing out! There is nothing lovelier than cleansing your face with gorgeous-smelling creamy products before bed.

OP I would cleanse X 3. Last holiday I didn't take a decent cleanser because I didn't think I'd need it. Forgot about sun cream, sweat and salt. My skin was bloody awful and I couldn't wait to get home and have a decent scrub with a flannel.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 07-May-16 19:00:47

Flannel is softer than cotton wool , but I prefer the muslin cloth (they get softer with use and washing)

IRL, I use a wash off cleanser in the shower in the morning and lotion cleanse at night (maybe Philosophy Purity) if no make-up, and BodyShop balm or Lush Ultrabland if I do wear make-up.
Once a week or so, face scrub (M&S thermal is nice or Indeed Lab Exfoliant Powder which I bought last week)

On holiday, I'll do morning shower/wash off/Face Factor 30.
Shower before dinner, wash off my suncream, shampoo hair, wash off cleanser.
Balm cleanse before bed to remove make-up and apply something like collagen gel (DH uses this too)

I always think on holiday I'll have more time to do treatments, but I never do.

EustachianTube Sat 07-May-16 19:41:02

Fair enough, each to their own! It's as much as I can do to stay awake long enough to brush teeth these days so I'm happy with my minimalist approach. smile

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