Traveling is one of the most exciting adventures you can pursue, but it can also present a hardship to your skin if you don’t practice good skin care while you’re away from home. When you travel, you’re exposed to different climates and environments, different foods, a different daytime routine, and a different sleep schedule. All these changes can leave your skin vulnerable to acne breakouts, inflammation flare ups, rashes, sunburn, and dehydration.
But it’s easy to practice good skin care when you travel by following the 6 great tips below.
6 Skin Care Tips for Traveling
- Don’t skip your skin care routine. When you’re trying to make the most out of every moment of travel time, skin care may fall by the wayside. But maintaining your regular skin care routine is even more important when you’re out exploring a new area. When you’re in different environments and on a different schedule, consistency in cleansing and moisturizing is key to prevent acne breakouts, rashes, and dehydrated skin. Make sure you take time to cleanse your face twice a day, remove all makeup before bed, and apply a hydrating moisturizer before you head out for the day and at night.
- Don’t buy all new products. This tip goes hand in hand with the one prior – try to stick to your regular routine as much as possible. It may be tempting to buy all new products just because they come in mini travel sizes. But if you don’t know how a new product will affect your skin, then the worst time to experiment is when you’re away from home and trying to enjoy your vacation.
- Do bring your own products. Bring your own cleanser and skip the hotel soap. Hotel soap is usually low quality and may dry out your skin. You can pack light by looking for travel-sized versions of your regular products or by transferring some products into smaller bottles or jars.
- Do bring prescription skin care products. Make sure to pack all prescription products or skin medications you use for managing a skin condition. Even if you only use prescription products as needed, don’t leave them behind in case you experience a flare up while you’re traveling. A sudden change in environment or travel-induced stress may trigger an unexpected flare up during travels.
- Wear sunscreen every day. Load up on sunscreen, especially if your travel plans involve spending a lot of time outdoors. Sunscreen is one of the most important products in your toolkit – it protects your skin from sun damage, reduces your risk of developing skin cancer, and prevents premature wrinkles and fine lines. Make sure you also pack a hat and sunglasses to help protect your face and eyes.
- Keep it simple and pack light. Maintaining your regular skin care routine doesn’t mean you need to bring every single balm, serum, and oil you own. Bring the basics: a good cleanser, moisturizer, sunscreen, and makeup remover. You could even leave the makeup at home and free up more space in your luggage. Depending on your destination, consider bringing a few other essentials:
- Chap stick or lip balm to hydrate lips in cold climates or on an airplane
- Blotting papers to soak up excess facial oil in humid climates
- Portable cleansing wipes to give your face a quick wipe down during long days on the move
Come Home to a Treatment Session at Ageless Allure Medispa
At Ageless Allure Medispa, we hope you find time for a relaxing spa session during your trip. But if you don’t, come home to a session at AAMS to refresh and reset your skin after traveling. We offer facials and exfoliating treatments to hydrate and rejuvenate dry, tired skin. Or you can schedule a massage to ease the aches and pains of a long plane or car ride.