Travelling can be such a therapeutic experience for your mind and soul. Whether your next vacation takes you to the beaches or the mountains, you have to make sure that your skin remains at its best. You wouldn’t want your photos to be anything less than perfect now, would you?
Skin care while you travel can get a tad bit tricky. You are at a new place which involves a lot of activities, exploration, and a completely new climate. This makes you more prone to exhaustion, hectic schedules, improper diet, and, to an extent, ignorance on your part. Read on as we discuss a few strategies which you can use to take care of your skin while you travel.
Don’t forget to wash your face
This must seem like an obvious step but it’s important that you keep washing your face whenever you travel. Before you get ready for the day and when you are about to retire for the night, washing your face is important. Your skin will thank you later.
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize
Moisturizing is an important part of any skin care regime. If you don’t have the time to do so during the day, you can make up for it by applying an intense moisturizing cream during the night. Whether you are going for a drugstore face moisturizer or the luxury one, this remains an important part of your skin care as well as your makeup routine.
You should also take the initiative to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun when you are out exploring the heritage and culture of the place you are visiting. Apply the sunscreen at least 20 to 30 minutes before you step out of your hotel room. This will help to absorb the goodness of the skin providing you complete protection from the sun or even the strong winds.
Keep a travel-friendly moisturizer and sunscreen in your purse in case you need to reapply the product. And yes, sunscreen and moisturizer are different products with both being important for skin care while you travel.
Avoid hot water contact
We get that taking a shower with hot water sounds and feels heavenly, but it doesn’t really help your skin issues. Your skin is already trying to adapt to the new weather conditions.
Since your skin is more sensitive now, you need to stick to warm or cool water for cleaning purposes. There might be cases where the water levels are harsher and contain different minerals that can have a drying effect overall.
Ice for the eyes
Your under-eye area is the first place that will show signs of exhaustion from all the travel. To help you remove those dark circles, keep an ice pack handy to help soothe the puffiness near the eyes. You can also use an under-eye cream to reduce any exhaustion or stress symptoms. Do this on a periodical basis throughout your traveling schedule.
Carry a makeup cleanser and wipes
Since we want our Instagram to look perfect with all our travel photos, we are obviously going to apply makeup to look our absolute best. While applying makeup isn’t the problem, not being diligent enough to remove it is.
Throughout the entire day, your skin is coated with a cosmetic layer, so it’s important to let it breathe during the night. So, no matter how tired you are with all your adventurous escapades, you need to clean your face to prevent breakouts or dullness. The best way to do so is by using a makeup cleanser. Thankfully, the formulas are so effective, that even a simple swipe of the cotton pad can help remove even waterproof foundation and mascara easily.
If you’re feeling extra lethargic, keep a pack of makeup wipes beside your bed for lazy emergencies. At least, they can help to remove enough product to clean your skin.
Drink lots of water
Proper hydration is important to keep your skin hydrated from within. Drinking enough water is important for that healthy glow that can replenish your skin cells making it naturally look supple and dewy.
Sadly, drinking enough water can take a back seat when we are traveling for work or for fun. One of the biggest reasons why we neglect drinking water is to avoid the hassle of finding a restroom. But, frequent visits to the restroom is a small price to pay for healthy skin and proper body regulation.
Comfort clothing is equally important
While this may sound absurd as clothing and skin care are different fields, trust us when we tell you that comfortable clothing can indirectly affect your skin, and we aren’t kidding.
If you are an adventurous traveler, you may want to engage in activities like trekking, adventure games, and lots of exploration of local spots. If you indulge in these activities wearing clothes that aren’t appropriate, you will have higher risks of suffering from itchiness, irritation, and skin rashes. Keeping this in mind, it would be better for you to swap uncomfortable and tight clothing with something which is roomier and climate-friendly.
If you are not stepping out for the night, stick to wearing loose, comfortable clothes to keep skin conditions like heat bumps, eczema, and other infections at bay.
Blotting papers are the new toner
If you have oily or combination skin, always make a point to carry enough blotting papers with you to last for the entire trip. Not only do these papers help to eliminate excess shine on your face, but it can also get rid of dirt and grime accumulation. Instead of constantly applying a face powder that can potentially lead to skin breakouts, stick to blotting papers to get the job done.
Even in comparison to facial tissues, blotting papers are better as they do not leave any kind of residue on the skin. This, in turn, makes it suitable for sensitive skin types as well.