4 Simple Skincare Tips For Healthy, Glowing Skin While Traveling
Who isn’t looking forward to taking a well-deserved break from everyday life? Whether you’re a fan of sunny beaches and colorful drinks in a beautiful destination or prefer the quietness of hiking in remote locations without any technology, one thing for sure is: traveling is exciting.
But… it can also be super stressful, and that stress can take a toll on your skin. Not to mention, following your skincare routine when away isn’t as simple as doing it at home because, well, your suitcase can only fit so much, right?! Luckily, your skin doesn’t need to suffer, and you can absolutely maintain that healthy glow no matter your destination with these simple tips!
1. Avoid touching your skin
Your skin really doesn’t like to be touched (unless when applying your beauty products), and it’s not afraid to show it – think breakouts and zits that weren't there the night before… It’s even more important if you have oily and acne-prone skin! Touching your skin causes bacteria and dirt to spread from your hands to face, significantly contributing to clogged pores and blemishes. Besides, traveling and being in an unusual environment means new germs your skin hasn’t been exposed to before, which can aggravate existing flare–ups and inflammation. If you really, really need to touch your skin, wash your hands first or at least use a sanitizer.
2. Keep facial wipes handy
It won’t always be possible to have access to a private bathroom when traveling, so carrying a pack of facial wipes with you is a great alternative to refresh your skin in the meantime. Varying temperatures, fluctuating humidity, pollution, and even switching from soft or hard water can impact your skin, so remember to pay closer attention to cleansing your skin and keeping dirt and bacteria off whenever possible.
3. Don’t forget the hydration mist
Or a moisturizing sheet mask, which is actually super easy to pack even if you have limited space in your suitcase! Keeping your skin hydrated is crucial, especially when traveling by plane, as the cabin air tends to dry it out and overcompensate the lack of moisture by overproducing sebum. Having a hydration mist spray handy will hydrate and refresh your skin, keeping it supple and glowing throughout the day.
4. Pack smartly
We know, it’s easier said than done. However, considering that even the slightest changes to your skincare routine can cause vacation breakouts, it’s probably best to be safe than sorry and spend your holiday hiding your face! Or worse, come back without a single photo to look back to… So take advantage of the small, travel-sized beauty product containers, fill them up with your skincare essentials, and continue your routine as usual. Also, don’t forget the convenience of multi-purpose products, like compact cushion foundation with SPF protection to save even more room in your luggage for souvenirs and foreign snacks to bring back with you!