No Matter what our age it is important to take care of our skin – especially on holidays.

This is great advice – I have been known not to follow it at times to my detriment!

You’ve booked the conference and you’re excited about combining great education with a fantastic travel experience. It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement but we need to remember to take care of our skin – that’s what a dermatology nurse will tell you.

The easiest thing to do is to drink lots of water. It’s good for your cells and your gut and urinary system.

On holidays we can overdo the wine and alcohol can be very dehydrating. So for every alcoholic drink have a drink of water.

When you are on a tour make sure you take a bottle of water with you.

You will feel great.

Sunscreen is your best friend.

You can get burnt easily and you don’t have to be baking in the sun on the beach to burn.

Always use sunscreen on your face under makeup but don’t forget your neck, and arms.

Always reapply at every opportunity and follow the shade when you are walking in the open.

There are a number of sunscreens available try a few so that you can find the best one for you.

Wear a big hat – not a visor or a cap. You need a good wide brim to protect your skin.

If you hate a hat then consider carrying an umbrella with you. This will provide great shade and you won’t get a sweaty head.

A long sleeve shirt is also a great accessory – carry it in your bag and when the sun is out pop on the shirt and save your arms.

Shade is fabulous but you can still get burnt under the shade of a tree so take care to protect your skin.

Moisturise every day – it does not have to be a big brand moisturiser – there are some great products on the market that don’t cost a bundle.

Moisturise your body as well as your face – after a shower is a great time. 

Don’t forget to apply to your heels etc – the feet can take a battering on a holiday and may need special attention – a holiday is a great time to put your feet up so you can kill two birds with one stone.


Holidays are a great experience. To be able to combine continuing professional development with a fabulous holiday experience is exceptional.

Take the time to take care of your skin – it’s your biggest organ and will show the world when you have not been looking after it.