Monday, May 27, 2024

Skincare and Travel: Keeping Your Skin Fresh on the Go

Travelling often means that you’re away from home and your normal skincare routine, but that doesn’t mean that you should leave your skin care behind! Keep your skin looking healthy and radiant while you’re on the go with our tips and tricks for keeping your skincare fresh and your complexion glowing during your travels. With our simple strategies, you’ll discover how easy it is to make your skin look and feel great while travelling.

1. Make Packing Lightweight Skincare Part of Your Travel Routine

Traveling can be a great opportunity to break away from your regular routine, but if, like many people, your skin care routine is something you don’t want to forget, it can be difficult to make it work with the strict luggage weight restrictions. With thoughtful packing, however, almost any kind of routine can be made light and manageable when traveling.

Here are some of our best tips for making sure that your skin care routine doesn’t weigh you down on your next journey:

  • Consider using sample size products. Not only are these more cost effective, they are also much lighter and easier to store.
  • Opt for non-liquid products. Most conventional skin care staples (i.e. face wash, facial moisturizer, and even sunscreen) come in solid or powder form that conforms to the TSA’s 3-1-1 carry-on regulations.
  • Combine products. If you prefer not to use sample sizes, look for products that combine multiple benefits into one, like makeup that also provides sun protection and hydration.

Bring multi-use products. Make sure that the items you bring with you can be used for multiple steps of your routine and can work for both day and night. Look for things like cleansers that can be used both as a face wash and a makeup remover and facial mists that you can use as a toner, setting spray and a hydrating spritz.

Lightweight skin care options are out there, you just need to know where to look. With the right planning and preparations, a lightweight skin care routine can be just as effective (if not more) than any of the alternatives.

2. How to Protect Your Skin During Long-Haul Journeys

Travelling on long-haul journeys can be tiring, but it doesn’t have to take a toll on your skin. With these tips, you’ll be able to protect your skin during those long hours of sitting and flying.

  • Hydrate: Long journeys often serve dry, recycled air, making it important to stay hydrated. Consider bringing a water bottle with you and refilling it before takeoff. You can also drink a variety of other fluids such as coconut water or flavored water to ensure you’re getting the right mix of electrolytes.
  • Moisturize: Using a good moisturizer is essential to keeping your skin fresh and hydrated. Make sure to use lotions that contain natural ingredients and oils to help naturally moisturize your skin. Consider applying your moisturizer before takeoff and then again mid-flight to combat the air’s dryness.
  • Eat Healthy: The food you eat during your journey can make all the difference. Healthy snacks such as nuts, fruits, and veggies can make a huge difference in improving your skin condition. Avoid processed snacks and meals as these often contain high levels of sodium, which can leave your skin feeling dry and dull.
  • Wear Sunscreen: Although you might not be spending much time in direct sunlight during your journey, it’s still important to wear sunscreen. Apply a broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen before takeoff and reapply as needed to maintain sun protection throughout your journey.

By following these simple tips, you can make sure your skin is protected during long-haul flights. Be sure to also drink plenty of fluids, eat nutrient-rich foods, and be prepared for possible jet lag.

3. Get Creative and Maximize Space in Your Suitcase with Mini Skincare Products

Start Rolling, and Folding Like a Pro!

When you’re traveling, skincare can take up a lot of internal suitcase space. A great way of reducing the space is to get creative with your packing and thinking of new ways you can travel with mini skincare products. This will help you free up space for all the other travel souvenirs and items that come up along the way.

Getting creative is easy, here are some ideas:

  • Fit small containers of your favorite products in toiletry tins to tuck away.
  • Go for travel sized versions of your skincare items, like serum capsules.
  • Reach out to your favorite brands and see if they offer samples for your desired products.
  • Look to see if you can make your own travel kits (good for makeup too!)

When it comes to your skincare- all the will and creativity in the world won’t make up for the incorrect products! Be sure to only pack products that you know are safe for your skin type, and are good to go for the climate and temperature you’ll be in. So if you’re making a custom travel kit, ask a professional what they would recommend for your skin.

4. 5 Essential Tips for Keeping Skin Fresh While Traveling

1. Moisturize Often

The key to keeping your skin feeling fresh and vibrant during travel is to moisturize. Take a bottle of your favorite face moisturizer with you and apply it often. Make sure to save some for your flight because the cabin air can be very drying. Also, keep some nourishing hand lotion handy to apply throughout the day.

2. Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate

Rehydrating is essential to keep skin healthy and energized. If you find yourself in hot climates, make sure to drink plenty of water (at least 8 glasses per day) to replenish lost moisture. Avoid drinking caffeinated beverages and alcohol because they can contribute to dehydration.

3. Wear Sunscreen

It’s important to protect your skin from the harsh UV rays of the sun when travelling to distant lands. Apply sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 15 to exposed skin before going out. A hat and sunglasses are also helpful to keep the sun’s rays from doing too much damage to your complexion.

4. Sleep in a Cool-ish Room

A cool, dark and quiet room allows your skin to get the rest it needs to recover from your daily adventures. Aim for about 8 hours of sleep per night so your body can repair itself and refresh your luminous complexion.

5. Eat Healthy Foods

Eating healthy and nutritious meals can make a big difference to your skin’s immunity and vitality. Stay away from processed, greasy, and sugary foods as much as you can and aim for more fruits and vegetables as well as healthy proteins like salmon and tuna. Your skin will thank you for it.

5. Combat Skin Dryness and Pollutant Exposure While Abroad

Invest in a Good Quality Sunscreen
It’s no secret that the sun’s harmful UV rays can cause skin dryness, and this is especially true during hot summer months. Make sure to lather up with a good quality sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 before you head out – even on cloudy days. Reapply the sunscreen every 1-2 hours and make sure to get hard-to-reach places like behind the ears and the back of the neck.

Stay Hydrated and Moisturized
Dry air and humidity can cause skin dehydration. Make sure to drink plenty of water and moisturize often. Heavy-duty moisturizers are especially recommended for extremely dry climates.

Protect Yourself from Pollutants
Exposure to substances like cigarette smoke and vehicle exhaust can clog pores and lead to other skin issues, such as blemishes and breakouts. Make sure you wear a face mask when it’s necessary and make sure to cleanse your skin properly after you spend time outdoors.

Opt for Natural Ingredients
Make sure to use natural ingredients when it comes to skin care while travelling. Bring cleansers and moisturizers that contain natural ingredients like aloe vera, jojoba oil, cucumber extract, rose water, and shea butter. These ingredients can help keep your skin moisturized, clean, and hydrated.

When it comes to skincare and travel, you don’t have to choose between looking your best and seeing the world. With the right routine and a few tried-and-true tips, you can have the best of both — capturing amazing memories and glowing skin no matter where you go.

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