Travelling can be a healthy addiction full of fun, adventure and an opportunity to learn new things. Unfortunately, there is a downside to this; whenever you travel, your skin is exposed to environmental and weather conditions different from what you may be used to.
It could result in nasty breakouts, dryness and many other skin complications that will require time to heal. Keeping your skin and body very well hydrated during and after travel is essential to speedy skin recovery. So if you’re planning to travel anytime soon, here are some skin care tips to consider.
Skipping your makeup application may be challenging for many to adhere to, but it is beneficial to your skin’s health when you travel. Regardless of your medium for travelling,
applying makeup is not advisable. A different atmosphere may cause your applied make-up to change consistency and clog your pores. Also, changing weather conditions (even the cold air while on the plane) could cause harsh breakouts on your skin, especially on the face. Fortunately, there are tinted moisturisers women prefer to use, but the safest bet is your daily cream.
Do not forget to moisturise
A good face moisturiser helps maintain hydration and prevents excessive dryness in any skin type. Moisturisers such as the Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream, and Paula’s Omega & Complex Moisturisers are excellent choices for all skin types.
It is always advisable to pack your moisturisers (with extra ones) rather than wait to purchase them when you arrive at your destination. Do not worry about the size; many moisturisers come in travel-sizes, making it easy for you to take along on your trip.
Use lip balm
Soothe dry, chapped lips during your travels with Lique Cosmetic’s Pure Lip Balm. Infused with the conditioning properties of coconut & jojoba oils, this Hydrating Lip Balm features a weightless, non-sticky vegan formula for soft, hydrated lips that shine with a hint of colour, no matter where your day takes you. You can also use the lip flip with a plasma pen, exfoliating Lip Scrub to cleanse lips and polish away flakes before applying this ultra-conditioning, hydrating Lip Balm.
The primary purpose of every sunscreen is to prevent UV rays from penetrating the skin. With active ingredients such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, your SPF scatters dangerous rays as they bounce off the skin.
It is why you need to research the destination you are travelling, to determine whether or not it is a temperate zone. To be on the safer side, however, pack your sunscreen creams anyway. Neutrogena and Colorescience are excellent brands to choose from.
Avoid touching your face often
When you travel, you tend to touch multiple surfaces such as seats, forms, etc. while inadvertently picking up unknown bacteria. If you keep touching your face, you transfer these pathogens onto your face, causing breakouts or other skin conditions. As a solution, wash your hands often or use alcohol-based sanitizers to protect yourself.
Skincare routines are essential at all times, especially when you are travelling. Taking care of your skin is a full-time job, and to see the best results, you need to be consistent with your routine.
Apart from taking care of your skin with your routine, be careful what you consume as well. Unfamiliar foods and drinks could have adverse reactions on your skin. Surprisingly, skin allergies from food top the charts for a lot of travellers, and there is the need to take extreme precautions.