If you live in the UK, it is very common for us Brits to get over excited about the prospect of a holiday abroad. We pack all the essentials, but it’s important to not let your skincare routine slide. In fact, with undoubtedly more exposure to the sun, attention to your skincare products should be more important now than at any other time of year.

Before you jet off on a holiday of a lifetime, Dr Alexandrides highlights the holiday skincare sins that we often subject ourselves to:

Dehydrated skin during flight

The filtered air that circulates through the plane during the flight and the high altitude can be dehydrating to the skin. Firstly, drink lots a water throughout the duration of your flight. For skincare, apply the Y Theorem Repair Light Serum which will provide a barrier of defence against the harsh altitude, followed by the intensely moisturising Space Anti Age Day Cream.


It goes without saying that sun protection is a must. Any sign of burning can be seriously detrimental to your skin’s health. Protect your face with a mineral UV filter which will deflect the sun’s harmful UV rays.

Forgetting to cleanse

On holiday, a lot of people tend to prefer using makeup wipes because they are light and easy to pack. However, this can be one of the biggest holiday skincare mistakes. If you’re on holiday you are likely to be producing more sweat and oil which is just one cause of breakouts. If you’re not removing the impurities at night with an effective cleanser, you’ll be even more prone to breakouts whilst you’re away. What’s more, a hydrating cleanser will ensure that your skin is well nourished, allowing your tan to last longer.

Repairing the skin

After a long day in the sun, your skin is likely to be feeling the effects. Aftercare of the skin will ensure that your tan lasts longer and that the skin can recover from any burning. The Y Theorem Repair Serum will work with your skin to regenerate itself whilst you sleep, whilst restoring a youthful appearance.