How to Keep Your Skin Looking Healthy When Travelling | Guest Post

With holiday season around the corner, thousands of us jet off to warmer climates. However, an important aspect of travelling which people often forget is taking care of your skin. Travelling can cause unnecessary stress and forgetting your daily skincare routine while on-the-go can have an adverse impact on your skin.

Travelling, especially if it involves aeroplanes, can be harsh on our skin. This is because the air we are exposed to on plane cabins is less humid than the air we breathe on the ground. In aeroplanes, humidity in the air can drop down to 1 percent, especially on long flights. This leads to problems such as itchy and dry skin.

Hence, it is always important to pack a special bag of skincare products and not forgo your beauty routine as it can have a long term impact on your skin. However, we understand that hauling a long list of products such as multiple types of moisturisers, creams and serums can add considerable weight to your baggage.

This step by step guide provides the various actions you should take before and during your holiday to ensure that your skin remains healthy and that no unnecessary weight is added to your already full baggage.

Pack Makeup

Instead of using a base with heavy, oil based formulas, you can apply a lightly tinted moisturiser such as a CC or a BB cream while flying. Usually, these moisturisers come in small and compact tubes which don’t take a lot of space and are easy to apply. For best results, it is recommended that you apply a facial serum to ensure that your tinted moisturiser stays in place, especially during air travel. Facial serums also help keep your skin hydrated and come in small travel size tubes which are ideal for carrying in your bag.

Keep a Moisturiser

As the most important skincare product, don’t leave your moisturiser at home. Moisturisers help keep your skin fresh and hydrated, while ensuring that your skin does not suffer in the long run. If you are older, then moisturisers can ensure that your skin does not dry out, especially during long flights. Anti-ageing moisturisers are one of the best skincare products you can buy, particularly if you get them from a natural skincare company like whose products will be more gentle on your skin, so don’t forget to take it with you on your travels. You can pack a small moisturiser or transfer your favourite moisturiser into a small bottle while travelling.

Bring a Cleanser

Use water based cleansers to remove makeup during long flights. As opposed to harsh makeup wipes, light cleansers help clear away makeup, remove dead cells, dirt, oil and other pollutants from the surface of your skin without over-drying it. You can carry a cleanser decanted into a small, travel size bottle. Even during your holiday, it is recommended that you cleanse at least twice a day – once in the morning and once before sleeping.

Apply a Mask

Carry a small tube of hydrating mask in your makeup bag. Ideally, you should at least apply a mask once a week. If you are travelling for more than a week, then a light mask without colour or harmful chemicals which also does not need to be wiped or rinsed off is an ideal choice. Such a mask is ideal for flying as it can hydrate your skin and clear away any impurities which can clog your pores and cause acne or inflammation. This is especially important if you are travelling to a hotter climate with more humidity than you are used to.

Use a Hydrating Spray

Flying can be very dehydrating due to controlled temperatures in the plane. Hence, packing a hydrating spray or toner can help hydrate and smooth your skin, ensuring that your makeup stays in place. You can spray this liberally throughout the flight for fresh looking skin, even after long and tiring flights. If you can’t find a travel size bottle, then decant the spray into small bottles. You can keep this in your bag to ensure you always look fresh and well-rested.

Carry Eye Cream

Eyes are our most important feature, and often the most ignored as well. While travelling, we tend to forget basics such as the importance of hydrating eye creams. During long flights, it is recommended that you continuously dab a little eye cream around your eyes to prevent under-eye bags and wrinkles. Eye cream tubes and bottles already come in small packages/bottles which can be ideal for placing in your bag without worrying about space or baggage issues.

Don’t Forget Your Sunscreen

If you are not carrying a tinted moisturiser with SPF protection, then carrying a sunscreen is important. Whether you are flying or planning a staycation, it is important to avoid being exposed to the sun without a protective layer of sunscreen. This can help prevent sun damage, sunburns or deeper skin damage. Pack a waterproof sunscreen if your holiday involves blue beaches and white sand. Transfer a small amount of sunscreen into a small pot to ensure that it does not take extra space.

Travelling can cause your skin to become dehydrated, leading to wrinkles and fine lines in the long run. Hence, it is important to carry at least a few basic skin care products such as moisturisers, especially if you are older.

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