Traveling can be the gateway to mental and physical relaxation, but it can adversely affect your skin. Long journeys can stress your body and skin simultaneously.
Whether traveling in a flight, taking a road trip, or a train journey, your skin is susceptible to change in weather, exposure to pollution, irregular eating schedules, and change in your daily skincare regimen. The results can be devastating.
From tanning and dullness to chapped lips, puffy eyes, skin irritation, clogged pores, and infection, your skin goes through some significant wear and tear.
The good news is, several fixes can make travel and your skincare routine go hand-in-hand.
Here are seven hassle-free skincare tips that you can follow in no time during your journey. These tips will save your skin from environmental factors and help you to get crystal-clear skin through your trip.
1. Hydration is a must
During travel, especially in a long haul flight, your skin tends to lose a lot of moisture.
Your skin can be dry, tight, or flaky. Drinking at least 2 liters (8 cups) of water every day can keep your body and skin healthy and happy. Adequate water intake can make your skin plumper, brighter, and better.
You can sip plain water throughout your journey or can infuse water with fruits or herbs to make it a refreshing drink. By this, you can avoid alcoholic beverages that can cause acute dehydration.
The only side-effect of consuming more water has continuous bathroom breaks. But, these breaks will keep your body moving, which will enhance the blood circulation and also cut the boredom of sedentary traveling.
2. Pack travel-size skincare products
It is always better to follow the same skincare routine while traveling that you follow in your home. But that means you have to carry a lot of products.
Taking all supplies can increase your load and also calls for the violation of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), during flights. As per TSA, you can carry a specific amount of cosmetics like creams and lotions, shampoos, or any other liquid in one carry bag.
To avoid dumping your resources in security checks, take along all your skincare products in small portions say, 3.4 ounces in small containers.
But, this is a contrasting case during a road trip. Packing in road travels is much easier as you can carry a lot of luggage without having to worry about the storage.
You can mount roof rack accessories on your automobile to keep all the bulky luggage. By this, you can make ample room inside the vehicle for essential and emergency items like edibles and skincare items in desired quantities.
3. Moisturize frequently
Apart from keeping your skin hydrated from the inside, provide it with external hydration with your moisturizer. The prolonged exposure to the air conditioners in your vehicle and changing weather conditions can damage your skin by making it dry.
Moisturization can prevent dryness and breakouts. Remember to place the moisturizer where it is easily accessible, like your handbag. And apply it at regular intervals to make your skin soft, supple, and healthy during long journeys.
4. Apply Sunscreen at regular intervals
Traveling means your skin gets a lot of sun exposure.
You are at an increased risk of harmful ultraviolet rays and sunburns, either on a road trip or traveling in a plane. A recent study in JAMA dermatology reveals that the passengers in the flight are also at higher risk of skin problems.
At 30000ft, the sun rays are more harmful. You need a dedicated sunscreen with higher SPF to safeguard your skin from harmful UV rays and prevent it from tanning, sunburns, and other skin issues.
Also, if your travel destination is a desert, beach, or any tropical place, sunscreen is a must-have item for you.
5. Clean the impurities
Accumulation of dirt, impurities, and pollution on the skin are the negative side-effects of traveling. It can often lead to rough, dry, and infection-prone skin.
Although you can not keep your skin completely free from dust exposure, using a good cleanser or cleansing wipes can help. These can remove most of the impurities right away.
Just like your cleansing regime at home, use the cleanser twice a day while traveling to get clean and refreshed skin. And anywhere in between, you can use the wipes to get that instant cleansing effect on your skin.
6. Use Blotting Papers
Blotting sheets are useful while traveling. It can absorb the excess oil from the application of creams and other skin products and helps to set your make-up.
You can quickly refresh your skin with blotting papers as they can act as a toner for your skin. Being small in size, you can easily squeeze blotting papers in your handbag for instant use.
7. Take care of your eyes
The skin under your eyes is most sensitive and shows stress during the long-haul travel.
Dark circles, dry, and red eyes are common problems that arise due to lack of moisture and hydration, fatigue, and lack of sleep. You can always keep some ice-packs and under-eye cream or gels that can help to lessen the dark circles, relax, and brightens up your eyes.
Also, try to get some beauty sleep while traveling. It can help you to stave off the puffiness of the eyes and rejuvenate your skin and body.
Traveling can be fun, but taking care of your health and skin in due course may be severe.
While you are away from home, it is tough to maintain a beauty regime, religiously. Try to follow healthy habits for better-looking skin while traveling.
Eating the right food, stretching and moving at regular intervals, and wearing comfortable clothes can make your body and skin feel relaxed.
Also, taking proper care of your skin before and during the travel can revive your skin from travel exhaustion. For the rest of the travel schedule, you can go along with the easy tips above, to have healthy and glowing skin worth a perfect photograph.