Travelling can really play havoc with your skin. Apart from keeping up your skin care regime, there are a few other important steps you can take to help keep your skin looking fabulous while your travelling.
Maintaining your skin care regime
Firstly, of course one of the most important steps to keeping your skin looking great while travelling is to not ditch the skin care regime. It is easy when you are travelling or on holidays to forget or feel like you don’t get a chance to take care of your skin as much as you’d like to but by taking the time out to cleanse, tone and moisturise your skin, you’ll notice a big difference.
To make it easy to take your skin care products with you while travelling, purchase a travel size of each of the products, or pour them into travel bottles. It’s a good idea to take these with you on the plane/train/coach so you have them nearby in case you want to use them at a rest stop, or moisturise your skin if it’s feeling dry.
Hot tip – the Multi Active Toner Spritz and/or Antioxidant Hydramist from the Dermalogica range can be a great hydrator when travelling on a plane and also come in travel sizes.
Drink plenty of water
How we feel on the inside really shows on the outside. It is so important to drink lots of water while travelling, because especially when flying, it is easy to become dehydrated. Similarly in heavily air-conditioned areas, such as airports and even coach buses, your skin can become dehydrated making it look dull and lifeless. Drinking water will not only keep you feeling good, but it will also keep you looking good also.
It’s normal to want to indulge when your travelling or on holidays. That’s part of the fun. Just limit the oily and fatty foods to avoid having breakouts and other issues with your skin.
There is a definite trend of people wanting to come back from holidays tanned, but this leads to premature aging and sun spots. Dermalogica have a great sunscreen, Extra Rich FaceBlock which is SPF30. Great to have in your bag while you’re on the go. Remember to reapply after a few hours or if you go swimming. It’s important to wear sunscreen while you are away, and if you want the bronzed look, there is no harm in faking it. Plus, if you do get sun burnt, the rest of your holiday could be spent being very sore.
No experimenting on your trip
Choosing to trial a new product the day before you leave for your trip is not a good idea. Stick to what you know works for you. This same principle applies while you are on holidays too. You don’t want to buy a product that could potentially react to your skin while your away. Especially if you have sensitive skin.
Keeping your skin looking fabulous while your travelling doesn’t have to be a chore. I hope our tips have given you some ideas on how to keep your skin looking fabulous the next time you go travelling.