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Take Care of Your Skin and Have Fun in the Sun

Skin Care Travel Tips

Take Care of Your Skin and Have Fun in the Sun

While vacationing in a tropical paradise, it is important to take care of your skin after a day in the humid air. Here are a few tips to help you maintain your beautiful skin during your visit to a place like Barbados.

Wake Up

Drink a glass of water – it does a body good! Much like the other cells in your body, your skin cells need water.

Cleanse your face using a gentle facial cleanser. It is important to wash your face to remove excess dirt and oil to prevent your pores from getting clogged. After cleansing, use a toner that is compatible with your skin type, followed by a light moisturizer to hydrate the upper layer of your skin for the day.

Apply sunblock with at least SPF 15 every time you do something outdoors. Vacationing in a tropical climate means the UV rays are strong and it is important to protect your skin from any possible sunburn.

Washing Face


Enjoy your Day

Spend the day on the beach or exploring the wonders of your tropical destination. Just remember to reapply sunblock as directed on the bottle. Keep a package of moist towelettes or facial wipes with you to cleanse your face throughout the day when necessary.

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Return from your Day Out

After spending the day out in the hot sun, it is important to soothe your skin. Begin by washing your face with a gentle cleanser to remove the day’s impurities, including any makeup or sunblock you applied during the day. Follow this cleanse by applying a natural face mask to ensure your skin is moisturized and cared for. It is recommended that you only apply a facial mask once a week.

Here are a few masks that you can try:

Cucumber & Honey Mask: Soothes and moisturizes skin


  • Half a cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon of honey


Dice up the cucumber (blend if you are traveling with a blender) then mix it with the honey in a small bowl. Use a spoon to crush the cucumber as you mix.

Applying the Mask:

Using clean fingers, gently massage the combination onto your face in a circular motion. Once your face is fully covered, let the mask sit for 10 to 15 minutes then rinse the mask off with cold water, patting your skin dry with a clean towel.

Cucumbers Honey


Banana Face Mask: Fades dark spots, removes blemishes, and brightens dull skin


  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice


Mash the banana into a small bowl with a spoon or fork until it is lump free, then add the honey and lemon juice to mix in. Mix thoroughly.

Applying the Mask:

Using clean hands, rub the mixture onto your face allowing the ingredients to penetrate deep into your skin pores. Leave the mask for about 10 – 15 minutes then rinse with lukewarm water. Pat your face dry with a clean towel.





After cleansing your face and using a natural mask, your skin has been treated for the day. If you go out at night remember to remove your make up and clean your skin with a gentle cleanser before you go to bed.


The Next Morning

If you wake up with puffy eyes due to lack of sleep or an extra fun night, you can use cucumbers to treat your eyes. Slice one cucumber into thick slices then refrigerate the slices for about 10 minutes. Place the cold cucumber slices on your eyes for 10 minutes or until they get warm. Repeat this process as needed.

Cucumber Eyes



Treat Yourself to a Spa Date

If you visit Barbados, be sure to stop by Karma Spa at Bougainvillea Beach Resort or Sugar Bay Barbados to try their exclusive Brown Sugar Scrub, perfect for exfoliating your body or feet. What’s even better is exfoliating your skin helps to give you a glowing and longer lasting tan! So do this step before you check off your plan to lay on the beach.

Karma Spa

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