Updated in June 2024

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to get ready to explore new places and pack our suitcases. Whether your holiday is filled with adventure and excitement or is simply a moment to take a break and relax, you must not forget to bring along your essential skincare products alongside your favourite attires, swimsuits, and summer accessories. However, remember that travelling, whether by plane, train, or car, can stress your skin! Elements such as jet lag, sun exposure, and humid climates can make it dry, dull, or cause breakouts.

So, welcome to our ASC’s summer skincare guide! From skincare essentials to SPF, we will share the best tips and treatments for your skin to remain radiant, healthy, and glowy throughout your holidays this summer.


Get Your Skin Ready: The Vital Steps of Solid Skincare Routine

Having a good skincare routine is not just a luxury but a necessity, especially when preparing for a holiday, whether it’s a short trip or a long stay. After all, taking care of your skin is the first step to making sure it remains healthy and clean, not just during summer but all year round! But what should a solid skincare routine involve? Here are the most vital steps of any effective skincare routine:

  1. After removing any trace of makeup, wash your face with a gentle cleanser to remove dirt, oil, and impurities accumulated throughout the day to prevent breakouts and clogged pores.
  2. Follow this up with a toner or face mist to rebalance your skin’s pH levels and minimise the appearance of pores.
  3. Apply a lightweight moisturiser to provide essential hydration and a protective barrier against harsh environmental elements.
  4. Finish with an eye cream or serum to leave the area around the eyes refreshed, supple, and well-hydrated.

Of course, this is a basic version aimed at helping you get started on your skincare journey. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work, and each step can be tailored to your specific needs and skin type, adding products or facial treatments as needed. So, remember to assess your skin concerns to achieve the results you desire.

HydraFacial: The Best Treatment Before Holidays

If you want to kickstart your holidays by making sure your skin is prepped to its finest, our HydraFacial in Jersey is just what you need. This facial offers a comprehensive solution to make your skin radiant so that you look and feel your best throughout your travels. Suitable for all skin types, it combines deep cleansing, pore extraction, and lymphatic drainage massage techniques to purify and rejuvenate your skin. HydraFacial delivers instant, noticeable results, improving overall skin health and addressing concerns such as pigmentation, fine lines, and mild acne.

You can implement HydraFacial sessions as part of your skincare routine with regular treatments that will help your complexion achieve a fantastic, glowing look well beyond the summer holiday season.

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Stay Hydrated Before and During Your Trip

While it’s undebatable that a solid skincare routine and the right beauty products and treatments make a difference, the secret to having luminous skin lies in keeping it hydrated, starting from within. And this is particularly true when travelling! Drinking plenty of water offers numerous benefits, ranging from boosting metabolism to supporting your skin’s health and vitality; however, it may be challenging to stay hydrated when on the move, so using products specifically designed to boost skin hydration is key.

Our advice is to replenish your skin’s hydration levels before starting your journey, whether by plane, car, or train. For example, a good tactic is to incorporate into your skincare routine a hydrating serum rich in hyaluronic acid, an ingredient renowned for its ability to attract and preserve moisture within the skin. Its lightweight texture, suitable for all skin types, is perfect for the summer, guaranteeing the skin’s exceptional hydration levels without being too heavy.

The unique range of Swisscode serums available at Aesthetic Skin Clinic in Guernsey, for instance, effectively combines a balanced blend of pure, active ingredients to help restore and moisturise the skin and create a radiant, youthful glow. Just a few drops a day will give it that much-needed boost, especially before the holidays.

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Keep Your Skin Shielded from the Sun with SPF

Sun protection should be worn all year round, regardless of the season, region, or weather; UV rays are present even on cloudy days and can penetrate through windows, so wearing a good SPF is highly recommended. Of course, protecting your skin from sun damage is particularly important when spending your holidays in sunny destinations. Prolonged UV exposure without adequate protection can have severe consequences ranging from painful sunburns to more long-term effects like premature ageing and even skin cancer. So, when choosing the right SPF to pack in your suitcase, consider the following:

  • Opt for a broad-spectrum sunscreen that shields against both UVA and UVB rays for a well-rounded protection against harmful radiation.
  • Aim for an SPF of at least 30 to shield your skin from the sun’s damaging effects.
  • Choose water-resistant sunscreen if you know that swimming or sweating will be part of your itinerary, and apply it generously.

While it’s important to take precautions against sun damage, we want to emphasise that enjoying some sunlight is perfectly fine! Moderate sun exposure is extremely beneficial for your health as it stimulates the production of vitamin D, especially vitamin D3, which is essential for the body to function properly.

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Going the Extra-Mile with Semi-Permanent Makeup

If outdoor activities are common during your holiday and you always want to look impeccable, whether you’re swimming or exploring exceptionally hot destinations, you may think about semi-permanent makeup. At ASC, we offer non-surgical semi-permanent makeup treatments based on micro-pigmentation, an advanced technique implanting pigment directly into the dermal layer of the skin to enhance natural features with precision, ensuring long-lasting results.

So, why not choose our semi-permanent eyebrows, lips, and eyeliner makeup treatments to create a flattering, natural look that complements your style and maintains a flawless appearance?

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Fighting Jet Lag’s Negative Side Effects

If you choose a distant destination such as the US or Japan, jet lag is something you must consider as it can take its toll on your skin, leaving it dull and stressed. To counteract its negative effects, the first thing you want to do is to get some good rest before your flight so that both your body and skin have the time to regenerate properly. Skin health relies a lot on sleep, and not getting enough rest can lead to a few negative side effects, including dark circles, increased dryness, and breakouts.

Hours spent confined in a plane cabin often result in stiffness and confusion upon arrival, and there’s not much you can do about those. As for your skin instead, here are some practical solutions we can suggest to rejuvenate it:

  • Bring aboard a brightening sheet mask; convenient and compact, it will provide an instant boost of hydration and radiance.
  • Keep travel-size skincare products in your handbag and use them in small quantities; they will help!
  • As we mentioned earlier, drink plenty of water as it will hydrate your skin from within.


By following these simple skincare tips and making them a consistent part of your beauty routine before and during your holiday, you’ll manage to keep your skin healthy and nourished throughout your trip!

Our experienced team at Aesthetic Skin Clinic is here to accompany you every step of your journey. Your well-being is our top priority, and our skilled cosmetic doctors, surgeons, dermatologists, and aesthetic nurses are committed to delivering the best and most effective skin treatments. Whether you’re lounging on a tropical beach or exploring new thrilling destinations, we’re here to address any skin concerns you may have. Enjoy your holiday, and remember, contact us if you need assistance!