Whether you’re driving to a family reunion, taking the train for a weekend getaway, or jetting halfway around the world, there’s no question that traveling is stressful, and can take its toll on your appearance. Bear in mind that when travelling, your skin may be exposed to heat, sun, salt water and humidity. All have an impact on your skin and hair, even over a short period of time. It is important to know the climate of your destination and take the right advanced skin care products for those climates. Cold mountain air will affect your skin differently than the moist salty air at a tropical beach.
Preventing skin problems during travel is relatively easy, as long as you follow a few common-sense rules:
Apply intense moisturizer the night before you are going to fly. This will help increase hydration in your skin before you’re exposed to the dehydrating effects of cabin pressure. Skip foundation on the day of your trip, and instead wear only moisturizer. Before you land, add again moisturizer for a fresh, healthy look.
Moisturizing Phyto-Aromatic Mist
Select a mist that does not contain alcohol. This dries the skin even more. To refresh and hydrate the skin, awaken and infuse your skin with a refreshing boost of hydration any time. Phyto-Aromatic Mist can be used during air travel and throughout your vacation. Mist on your skin any time during or after-sun exposure for immediate hydration. Carry this mist with you during the day when at the beach or sightseeing. It will refresh and control excess oil formation on the skin.
Daily Skin Cleansing
Daily skin cleansing is important to avoid breakouts, blocked pores and the formation of blackheads. An abrupt change in cleansers can disrupt skin’s acid balance and cause a vacation breakout.
Daily Skin Moisturizing
Re-hydrate twice a day. A light, non-greasy moisturizer keeps the skin nourished and hydrated. Remember to take your own brand with you on your excursion. It may be nice to take advantage of the free bottle of skin moisturizer offered by your hotel, but sometimes the new, untested lotions can cause your skin to break out. For the same reason, you might also bring a travel sample of your facial cleanser or soap as well.
Sunscreen’s play a very important role as they protect your skin. The best sun protection is to stay out of the sun during extreme heat of the day, or to wear loose cotton clothes that cover sensitive areas. If you really need a sunscreen on the mountains or while boating, select one that contains vitamin E. These ingredients can help renew the skin and prevent cell damage.
Apply Lip Treatment
Lips can dry and chap in any kind of weather. Traveling into different climates will also take a toll on your lips. It is advisable to avoid longer lasting lipsticks. Bring some lip cream along on your trip and apply it regularly, even over your lipstick, to keep your lips healthy and avoid dryness.
Rest & Hydrate
Make some time to put down the Blackberry, iPhone, laptop and really get some sleep. This is the time where your skin can recover without the rest of your body working hard to get you through your trip. Stay hydrated! The more water you drink, the less your body will be fighting the elements of dehydration, thereby over-producing oil, which could lead to a nasty, surprise break-out. Drink a big glass of water before you sleep and give yourself a good bedtime. You’ll wake up looking refreshed.