As they say, travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. However, your skin might pay a high price. Check out our tips to maintain a flawless complexion while exploring the world.
Creating a beauty routine and sticking to it is an important step to improve the health of your skin. The process of product application follows this basic sequence: cleanser, toner, serum, moisturiser and sunscreen, if in the morning. There are other specific products that are applied in between, such as scrubs, eye-cream and oils, but this is a basic and daily routine. If you dedicate time to follow these simple steps am and pm, you will get great results in the long run. However, how do you keep up with this kind of routine while travelling? Small packaging is the first solution. Most brands offer their products in smaller containers, but you can also buy or save small sealed pots. Do take your own beauty bag with essentials and avoid applying hotel amenities, they might not be right for your skin and also may not be of the best quality.
While on the go there are other aspects to consider:
In the Aeroplane
If you are flying to a close destination, the air in the plane might not affect you too much, but if you are travelling, for example, to Brazil or Australia from the Middle East you will need some extra care. The plane cabin has very low humidity, which can dehydrate your skin. Not only will dry skin become drier, but oily skin can become even oilier. When skin loses its water, it tends to produce more oil to compensate for the loss. The way to help your complexion is to apply a mist from time to time and moisturise. A lip balm is also an essential item – trust us!
At the Destination
With overnight flights, train journeys, and road trips, you will not have the time to wash your face properly. And if you don’t clean your skin correctly the dead cells accumulate on its surface leading to uneven skin tone and breakouts. The best way to fight the damage is to try your best to go back to your skincare routine.
Also, check the weather of the place you are travelling to. If it is cold, the air will be lacking humidity, and your skin will dry out quickly. If it is a warm place, it will be humid, and your skin will release sebum and be prone to clogged pores.
Another fact that we rarely take in consideration is that you will also be exposed to different environmental conditions (including different pollution levels), and will probably eat different types of food, maybe a bit more of junk meals and snacks? So be attentive to skin changes and adapt your skincare accordingly.
Here are some quick tips:
-TAKE FACIAL WIPES WITH YOU FOR A QUICK CLEANSING SITUATION.
-SPRAY A FACIAL MIST EVERY TIME YOUR SKIN FEELS DRY.
-WEAR SUNSCREEN, EVEN IN THE PLANE. YOU WILL BE CLOSER TO THE SUN’S RAYS AND THE WINDOWS DON’T ENTIRELY FILTER THEM.
– AVOID WEARING FOUNDATION AND HEAVY MAKEUP, OPT FOR MASCARA AND LIP GLOSS ONLY.
-AVOID TOUCHING YOUR FACE TO MINIMISE BREAKOUTS.
-DON’T COMPROMISE YOUR BEAUTY SLEEP, EVEN THOUGH YOU WANT TO DO IT ALL, LEAVE SPACE FOR SOME REST TIME. OTHERWISE, YOU WILL NEED A HOLIDAY FROM YOUR HOLIDAYS!