Skincare Mistakes You Could Be Doing While Traveling
SKINCARE MISTAKE #1: You don’t carry a water bottle with you at all times
Staying hydrated is incredibly important for your skin. The fact is that skin is an organ, and just like any other part of the body, your skin is made up of cells. And skin cells, like any other cell in the body, are made up of water. Without water, the organs will certainly not function properly or at their best. If your skin is not getting the sufficient amount of water, the lack of hydration will present itself by turning your skin dry, tight and flaky.
Drinking water helps you remove toxins from your skin and helps your skin glow. However, when you are traveling, your normal routines usually get thrown aside and staying hydrated can be a challenge. Bring a reusable water bottle with you, and get your hands on fruits and veggies to get your hydration back up.
SKINCARE MISTAKE #2: You buy new products just for your trip
A vacation is a perfect opportunity to experience new cultures and see new places, but it’s not the right time to try new skincare products. Don’t leave behind your regular treatments and favourite brands. Shop for travel-size skin care products or put your products into small, reusable containers.
Also, if you have sensitive skin, avoid the free hotel soaps and skin care products as they often don’t feature a complete list of ingredients on the packaging and your skin can react to them.
SKINCARE MISTAKE #3: You don’t prepare your skin before a flight
The stale air and lack of movement will take its toll on your skin and its protective barrier. Start by washing your face with a creamy cleanser to remove dirt and debris to leave your skin feeling healthy and comfortable. To calm inflammation and keep skin hydrated and radiant, incorporate a serum to your pre-flight skin-care routine – it will help maintain the health of your skin’s invisible barrier and lock in much-needed moisture. To leave your skin smooth, soft and protected, apply a rich moisturizer. Most importantly, make sure you drink plenty of water to ensure you are well hydrated before you get on the plane.
SKINCARE MISTAKE #4: You don’t take care of your skin during your flight
Even just a couple of hours in dry airplane air can dehydrate your skin. Try to travel with clean, makeup free skin, and have makeup removing wipes just in case. Pack a face mist to refresh your face as soon as you wake up and a serum to get any essential nutrients deeper into your skin.
SKINCARE MISTAKE #5: You don’t refresh your skin after your flight
Before you unpack your bags, grab a cleanser to immediately wash off the dirt and germs that landed on your skin during the flight. Look for a non-foaming version to prevent drying out your skin any further. If your skin feels dry and sensitive, it is important that your pick out a cream and mask that will soothe it. Go for a rich calming cream that will repair your barrier.
SKIN CARE MISTAKE #6: You don’t tailor your skin care routine to your destination
Always remember to alter your skincare routine based on your destination. Whether you are heading to a hot, cold, tropical or humid destination, tailor your skincare routine based on the climate.
For hot and humid destinations, use lightweight products that won’t clog pores as well as water-based cleansers so your skin won’t get oily.
For cold and dry destinations, use rich and heavy-duty moisturizers that will stop your skin from drying out.
Skincare routine on holiday does not have to be a burden since holidays are meant for fun and adventures. However, you need to stick to the basics and follow some simple rules and adapt your skincare routine to the new conditions.
SKIN CARE MISTAKE #7: You forget about your feet, hands and lips
Your hands are out in the elements and frequent hand washing can cause them to become dry. The same temperature fluctuations that make your face dry can also dry your feet and make your lips chapped. Be sure to toss a hand and foot cream into your purse so that you can moisturize on the go and also keep a hydrating lip balm because your lips also deserve some extra love.