How To Take Care Of Your Skin While Traveling?
by Bettina Miski on Aug 08, 2023
Amidst all the excitement of traveling, it’s easy to take things a bit too easy. Including neglecting our usual skincare routine. Whether it be by air, road, or sea, be it just a weekend trip, or weeks away, travel can take a toll on our skin due to changes in climate, environmental factors, long hours of transit, or even our diet. Let’s uncover the secrets to maintaining healthy and glowing skin while hopping around the world.
Prep Your Skin Ahead
Before you let wanderlust completely take over you, start with a fresh canvas. Use your favorite cleansing mask before you begin your journey, and don’t forget to cleanse your skin with a gentle yet effective cleanser to remove dirt, excess oil, and impurities. A thorough prep will ensure your skin is ready to absorb all the goodness (and challenges) that lie ahead on your trip.
Hydration is Key
Long travel hours, tired and lazy layovers, and potential climate changes can all leave your skin feeling dehydrated. Not to mention the dry air on airplanes or even trains and cars that will make your skin dry and dull. Hydration is key to not losing your healthy glow from the beginning. Make sure to moisturize in-depth before leaving. And pack a small, lightweight product that’s easy to reach on the road so you can hydrate again during a layover or bathroom break if you’re on the road. A travel-friendly sheet mask can also save you from losing your plump and radian skin on the journey!
Water Is Your Skin's Best Friend
Hydration is key, but not just as mentioned above. Sometimes you simply don’t even remember to drink, and sometimes you rather just skip water to avoid bathroom breaks. But dehydration won’t only leave you with dull skin, tired looking eyes, but can also lead to headaches and other health issues. So don’t forget to hydrate from within either!
Shield From The Sun
We keep talking about the importance of sun protection for a reason, and it is a non-negotiable step in your travel skincare routine. A sunscreen or a travel-friendly sun stick will be your best companion, shielding your skin from harmful UV rays even in the most picturesque destinations. Remember to reapply every few hours, especially if you're basking in the sun or exploring outdoor activities.
One of the biggest reasons we step away from our regular routines during a trip is because we don’t want to overpack. Space is often limited, and every ounce counts, so this is the best time to make the most of miniature products or those samples you received with previous orders and now just lay around in your drawer. Both the samples and the miniature kits are real gems for those times you can’t pack heavy but still don’t want to give up any of your regular skincare steps. Whether it's a mini facial cleanser, a travel-sized serum, or a compact moisturizer, these little wonders will keep your skin happy and nourished while you're on the go.
Keep It Clean
Try not to touch your face too much. The dust and dirt of your journey can easily transfer from your hands deep into your pores. So it’s useful to carry a pack of travel-sized sanitizing wipes to cleanse your hands(, and any surface you come into contact with), especially before reapplying any product on your face. This will help keep bacteria away and prevent breakouts and skin irritations.
As you embark on your next travel adventure, don't forget to also consider your skin's needs. Keeping the above in mind and utilizing those handy travel-sized miniature products in your routine, you can keep your skin healthy, hydrated, and glowing throughout your journey. Remember, self-care goes beyond the destination; nurture your skin and embrace a radiant complexion wherever your wanderlust takes you. Bon voyage!