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Skin Care Tips for Your Next Tropical Vacation

Couple sunbathing at the beachSummer’s here and your much-needed R&R is finally going to happen! You’ve already drawn out an itinerary for your two-week stay in Florida including visiting the famous Ft. DeSoto beach, sailing along the Gulf of Mexico and visiting a spa or two in St. Petersburg such as the Marilyn Monroe Spas.

Tropical vacations are fun but don’t forget about your skin amidst all the excitement. Here are some skin care tips to help keep your skin healthy in Florida’s tropical climate.

Wash your face the proper way

While it may sound basic, it is vital to wash your face properly. Florida’s hot and humid climate means you’ll be sweating a lot. Open pores are more susceptible to bacteria, dust and dirt. Combat this by washing your face. Opt for a gentle, preferably unscented cleanser to avoid drying your skin out. Also, don’t wash more than twice a day.

Turn down the heat

Meanwhile, after a day out, it’s tempting to take a long, hot shower to relax. Don’t do it. Hot water can dry your skin. Use lukewarm water instead. Also, if you suffer from dry skin, limit bath time to 5 or 10 minutes. Always pat yourself dry after a shower or bath. Rubbing can irritate your skin especially if you have sensitive skin.

Lock moisture in

After every shower, moisturize after drying off. This traps the moisture your skin needs to avoid drying out.

Humidify indoor air

The heat might make you want to stay in your air-conditioned hotel room. Air conditioners can make the air dry which can then cause dry skin. If you’re staying in, use a humidifier.

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Don’t forget the sunscreen

Use sunscreen. Florida is famous for its beaches so it’s not surprising that you’re planning on a beach day while you’re there. Follow the classic, tried-and-tested advice of any dermatologist and slather on sunscreen.


Stay hydrated. Your body loses fluids when sweating and can result in skin dryness if you don’t replenish the fluids you lose. Drink plenty of water. You can also drink isotonic drinks from time to time to replace the salts your body has lost. Coconut water is a good and delicious way to rehydrate, as well!

Following these tips can help you achieve the stress-free tropical vacation of your dreams. Enjoy Florida, guys!

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