Beauty & Health

Tips for taking care of your skin while traveling

Traveling takes us out of our normal lives full of habits and routines and switches it all up. However, it doesn’t have to affect your skincare routine as much. By following our tips, you’ll be able to have glowing skin unaffected by the train of traveling.

Bring only your essentials with you

Just like when packing clothes and other items you should focus on taking only the most essential beauty products with you so as not to be covered in mountains of luggage, the same logic should apply to your skincare products. Do not bring every single moisturizer you own with you – pack only one. Also, don’t put things you use only occasionally in your skin care bag, there truly is no need. There should be place in your skin care bag for true essentials such as a moisturizer, sunscreen, cleanser and one serum of your choice.

Detox your skin after flying

While flying can take us to some incredible places across the world, it can also have effects on our skin. For example, with limited air circulation it can lead to significant dehydration as well as with the pollution it can lead to buildup and clogged pores if not treated properly. It’s important to minimize these effects by traveling with the right products and a focused detox session after flying, in order to prevent breakouts and other problems of the skin.

First it’s important to clean and exfoliate your skin after flying. When you exfoliate, you go in with a bit of a more intense ‘cleanse’ of the skin. It helps to remove more buildup, dead skin skills, and anything else you may have picked up during your travels. Many find it helpful to think of this step as a reset for your skin. It reveals smoother skin underneath and when you continue on with your next steps, it makes it so your next products and treatments are focusing on that polished layer of skin. For some gentle yet effective exfoliation, you can check out Blue Lagoon face masks that you will treat your skin with biocactives and are lovely to use. If you have acne prone skin you can help it further by using a hot towel for acne. This will open up your pores, letting them get a deep cleanse.

After cleansing and exfoliating, it’s time to replenish! Many find that a ‘nourishing’ or heavier moisturizer after flying helps to calm it and give it that hydration it so desperately needs. A trick for this step is to apply moisturizer to skin that is slightly damp for better absorption.

The last step is to use a replenishing serum. Serum is a skincare step that you can tailor to your specific skin care needs. For example, a hyaluronic acid serum is an effective one to use after flying to help boost hydration levels and plumpness. You can also use a calming serum or perhaps an overnight serum that you already know your skin knows and loves. It can be challenging to find the right serum and especially if you have sensitive skin, it can be aggravating to use a new one when you’re trying to focus on soothing and hydrating your skin!

Chapstick is essential

Traveling by plane can have a very drying effect on your lips which is why you should always have your chapstick with you. The chapstick should not leave your pocket even when you’ve safely landed. There’s nothing more annoying than vacation photos in which you have chapped lips!

Skin protection is skin care

A lot of us get very invested in different types of serums and moisturizers which feed our skin but forget the most important thing of all – to protect it. Wearing an SPF should be a part of your skincare routine in general, but especially when you are traveling since it’s assumed you will be spending more time being exposed to the UV rays. Applying a waterproof sunscreen of SPF over 30 should be one of your vacation priorities. If you don’t use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least 30 SPF, all your other skin-care products and efforts will be for naught.

Don’t touch your face

Constantly touching your face is a habit that is hard to ditch but you should make a conscious effort to stop it especially when you’re traveling. When we touch our face we’re exposing our pores to bacteria. This may be something your face has gotten used to, but when you’re visiting foreign countries you’re introducing your body to bacteria that it isn’t accustomed to. In order to prevent unnecessary touching your face you should have your hair tied. This simple tip could save you from potential unwanted breakouts.

Take sheet masks with you

Sheet masks don’t use up a lot of luggage space and can be quite nice to use from time to time while traveling to give your skin additional nourishment. Apart from being beneficial for your skin, they can also be a nice addition to a relaxing night in your hotel after a long day of being on your feet.

Get some rest

The best way to treat your body is to have some beauty sleep. Not being well rested can have detrimental effects on your skin so honoring it with rest is one of the most important things you can do.

We hope these tips are helpful for you. If you have any other tips, feel free to leave a comment behind in the comment section below.

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One Comment

  • skin care tips

    Hello There! I agree with you that it is very important to take care of your skin while traveling because dust and smoke have a lot of effects on your skin. Keep it covered as much as possible. You shared a great blog. These things and tips are important for everyone who takes care of their skin. I will also follow these tips of yours! Thanks for sharing!

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