Looking after your skin is crucial, come rain or shine.
However, sun-kissed skin calls for a bit of extra care, especially in the lovely sunny weather of Malta, ideal to work on your tan.
After a day of exploring the island’s treasures — whether you’re touring its landmarks or enjoying its beautiful beaches — it’s equally important to conclude your day with a thoughtful skincare routine.
Our experts at 1926 Le Soleil Resense Spa have curated this guide to help you maintain your sun-kissed skin, preserve your tan, and embrace the sun responsibly.
Keeping well-hydrated is key anywhere, but especially in the Mediterranean sun — which can be quite intense, especially during the warmer months.
Particularly after extended sun exposure, ensure hydration tops your list of priorities.
Here are some of the best ways to do it:
- Drink plenty of water
- Include electrolyte drinks
- Snack on hydrating fruit and vegetables, such as oranges, cucumbers, and watermelon
- Mind your caffeine and alcohol consumption
2. After-sun skincare routine
After a day of enjoying the sun, pamper your skin with a rejuvenating after-sun skincare routine to avoid any potential skin damage.
So when you’re packing your bags to visit Malta, make sure you include some of your best skincare essentials, and follow our simple yet effective routine to protect your skin:
- Gentle cleansing: Start by cleansing your skin of any sunscreen, sweat, or anything else that may have settled on your face and skin during the day.
- Aloe vera gel: Aloe vera possesses natural calming properties, perfect for soothing the skin. Apply copious amounts to the sun-exposed areas of your skin to remove any redness and irritation, and keep your skin hydrated.
- Moisturise: End your skincare with nourishing, hydrating moisturiser, especially those with ingredients like hyaluronic acid or chamomile, which will help replenish lost moisture and calm your skin.
Make sure you follow a hydrating skincare routine every day, even on days when you might not feel up to it. Not only will it help your skin remain healthy and revitalised, but it’s also an excellent way to keep your skin glowing.
Exfoliation is an important part of your skincare routine to remove dead skin cells and promote skin renewal.
Use a mild exfoliant once or twice a week to keep your sun-kissed skin smooth and glowing.
However, steer away from harsh scrubs, especially if your skin is sunburned or sensitive. This is likely to cause more harm than good, causing further irritation and potentially delaying the healing process.
4. Protect and prevent with SPF
In skincare, it’s easier to prevent than to cure.
Prioritise safeguarding your skin by making SPF a daily staple, as it not only shields your skin from harmful UV rays but also helps prevent premature ageing and skin damage.
Apply SPF in the morning, and don’t forget to reapply throughout the day to maintain a protective barrier, even if it’s not during the summer months or on overcast days.
Sun protection is a year-round essential for skin health and vitality, allowing you to enjoy the sun responsibly, and avoiding long-term damage.
5. Wear protective clothing and accessories
Similarly, wearing the right clothes and accessories to protect you from the sun is another way to look after your sun-kissed skin.
Choose loose, long-sleeved garments, wide-brimmed hats, and UV-blocking sunglasses to shield your skin and eyes from the sun’s rays, especially during sunlit hours.
Not only can this enhance your style, but it’s an often underestimated way to add an extra layer of defence against any potential sun damage, too.
6. Cooling showers
There’s nothing like a cool shower after a day out in the heat and the sun.
Not only can it be reinvigorating — but it’s also an overlooked way of taking care of your skin too. It’s a natural way to provide instant relief from the heat while helping soothe any sun-exposed areas, reducing redness and inflammation.
7. Healthy diet
Just like all the parts of your body, the food you eat has a direct impact on how well it functions.
When you’re on holiday, it’s often easy to get caught up in the excitement and not consider maintaining a balanced diet.
However, nourishing your body with a wholesome and balanced diet is key to maintaining vibrant health.
Make sure you include fresh fruits, colourful vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains in your diet when in Malta. Fortunately, the Mediterranean diet, rich in olive oil, fish, and various produce, is the ideal place to do so.
Enjoy the flavours and benefits of locally sourced ingredients, such as:
- Olive oil
- Nuts and seeds
- Herbs and spices
…and red wine. Consumed in moderation, red wine contains antioxidants like resveratrol, which may benefit the skin. The good news? Malta boasts a variety of exceptional red wines, crafted from indigenous grape varieties like Ġellewża and Marnisi.
8. Listen to your body
Your body knows best. So pay attention to how it feels and appears. Sunburn, irritation, or unexpected changes are often a sign you should reach out to a dermatologist or expert for advice and appropriate treatment.
Your skin’s well-being is a priority, and should never be compromised for any reason. Whether you’re on holiday or not, remember to nourish and protect it, allowing your natural beauty to shine through.
9. Indulge in spa treatments
There’s nothing like treating yourself to a rejuvenating spa experience when on holiday. It’s an ideal way to relax and unwind, while rejuvenating and nourishing your sun-exposed skin.
At 1926 Le Soleil, we offer an extensive range of treatments that will leave your skin feeling refreshed and revitalised.
Every treatment we offer at 1926 Le Soleil Spa by Resense has been carefully designed to provide you with a timeless and luxurious experience.
The Spa 1926 is found in the 1926 le Soleil Hotel, offering a lavish, contemporary, and eco-friendly stay.
Conveniently linked to all of the island’s attractions, 1926 Le Soleil offers easy access after a day of exploration, ensuring you maximise your visit.
Book your room today, or reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or +365 21333565 for further details.