When it comes to skin care, we all have our morning and nighttime routines which we follow religiously at home. However, when it comes to being away from home and on the road, we tend to focus our energy more on how to efficiently organize our bags, how many pieces of clothing we need to pack and which shoes go with which dress, completely forgetting the fact that our skin needs just as much attention when on the road. Different climate, fast food, and lack of sleep are some of the drawbacks of traveling which will inevitably show on your skin. That being said, taking good care of your skin while on the go is a must, which is why we’ve gathered some useful tips for keeping your skin fresh and healthy while traveling. Take a look.
Before you go
First things first, before you embark on your journey, you need to make sure that your skin is prepped for your destination. If you’ve got a couple of skin care products and brands you use on a daily basis and can’t imagine living without, check whether you’ve got enough of them packed – you never know whether you’ll be able to find those products and brands in the country you’re visiting. Stock up on travel-size goodies – moisturizers, cleansers, and sunscreen with high SPF will ensure your skin is hydrated and protected from the harsh UV rays, while body scrubs and brushes will slough off dead skin cells and help maintain healthy, glowing skin. As for the prepping, it’s essential that you cleanse your skin to prevent dirt and oil from accumulating. If you’re traveling by plane, your skin will be prone to dehydration, so you need to take skin supplements and apply moisturizer to keep your skin looking fresh. Make sure you bring some light makeup you can put on before landing and don’t forget to pack your sleep mask to ensure a restful sleep while traveling.
Whether you’re traveling long or short distances, it’ll inevitably take a toll on your skin, so you need to use high-quality skin care products to ensure your skin looks fresh and healthy. Dry air in planes means dry skin, so be sure to keep a bottle of water at hand to provide proper hydration. If the flight will be long and you know you’ll get jet lag, apply eye-roller or eye cream to get rid of puffiness and dark circles and make your face look fresh and energized. Another tip for achieving a fresh look would be to use a brow pencil to fill in your eyebrows. Your hair will also need some TLC while traveling. Consider using a dry shampoo to ensure your hair looks voluminous and fresh, and rely on a quality hair styling wax to give your hair structure and some extra hold. A good hair styling product will create texture and movement while ensuring everything stays in its place, whether you’re rocking a layered bob, a pixie cut, or a long French braid.
On the go
Once you get off the plane, it’s crucial that you adjust your skin care routine for your destination. The products you usually use on your skin may not be suitable for the climate of the place you’re visiting, so you’ll need to tailor your skin care rituals to accommodate those changes. For example, if you live in a country with a colder climate and your vacation spot is a tropical destination, you’ll need to swap your rich moisturizers for something lighter. Hot weather will rob your skin of its moisture and because you’re constantly sweating and drying off, it can leave your skin irritated and dry, so proper hydration, exfoliation, and facial cleansing are advisable. On the other hand, if the place you’re visiting has a colder climate, you’ll need to supply your travel bag with products that help protect your skin from low moisture in the air. Amp up your skin care routine with moisturizers, oils, and creams to ensure a soft, smooth skin, and use a gentle body scrub to enhance radiance and smoothness of the skin. For those planning an active vacation that involves a lot of hiking, it’d be a good idea to bring some hiking trip essentials such as a thermal water spray for instant refreshment, sunglasses to block the UV rays and a sunscreen with a high SPF to protect your skin while on the go.
Long flights, harsh weather conditions, and fast food you take on the go – traveling can be a big saboteur in your efforts to maintain healthy-looking skin. However, with proper skin care routine and good organization, you can ensure your skin looks radiant and fresh while you’re away from home.