Travelling frequently and spending many hours on planes can really take a toll on your skin. This is because planes and buses come with artificial air conditioning systems that expose your skin to dry air, leading to a loss of moisture. Besides, while away from home you may not have all your skincare products ready at hand but are more likely to rely on what you’ve packed (and not your entire skin care collection).
You can maintain your skin in good condition while travelling by following a few simple skin care tips and avoiding things that may negatively affect your skin. Let’s take a look at a few skin care tips you can try the next time you travel.
Hydrate Consistently with a Rich Cream
As explained earlier, the most common problem you will face while travelling is moisture loss. This makes the skin dry, dull and cracked. The best way to tackle this problem is by investing in nourishing hydrating creams and always pack at least one in you carry-on when travelling by plane. These products create a moisture barrier and prevent water loss, ensuring that your skin remains supple and radiant, even with the onslaught of the extremely dry cabin air.
Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the outer layer of the skin, as well as cleaning out the pores by removing excess sebum, debris and other impurities you picked up during the day. It is vital to choose gentle yet effective products, like the Blue Lagoon face exfoliators for example, that are suitable also for sensitive skin types. Exfoliation also plays an important role in fighting the appearance of signs of aging by stimulating cell turnover.
Always Remove Makeup at the End of the Day
No matter how tired or jet-lagged you are, do not go to bed with the makeup you put on at the start of your day. Remove it with a cleansing balm or makeup remover wipes and then wash your face with mild soap and water. By removing the makeup, you give your skin a chance to breathe, and you will also avoid the formation of buildup that leads to clogged pores. This routine is also important to prevent breakouts.
Never Skip Sunscreen
Sunscreen protects your skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun. did you know that it does not have to be sunny weather for the rays to your skin? While there isn’t sunshine, UV rays are present even on a cloudy day. Therefore, do not fail to apply sunscreen every day, and in every season, before going outside. Plus, the filters in sunscreen are also great for protecting the skin against pollution.
Don’t Try Any New Skincare Products during Travel Days
Do not attempt to try new products when you are travelling. Since your skin is already stressed out, it might tolerate a new product, and this may lead to irritation or breakouts. Better to stick to the tried and tested products throughout your travels.
Drink Plenty of Water
Do not just hydrate your skin. Hydrate your body too, and from the inside out: make sure to drink lots of water during your travels. This ensures that your skin remains supple and hydrated, even in overly dry air and pressurized cabins. Water also assists in maintaining your general wellbeing during your travels, as it is crucial for flushing out toxins from the body. The amount of water you should take varies according to the weather and activities you will engage in.
Finally, follow a general wellness routine by keeping a healthy diet, avoiding too many alcoholic drinks and getting enough sleep during your travels. These habits not only keep your mind in top form but also ensure that your skin stay happy and healthy.