Exploring new places, experiencing different cultures, and creating lasting memories, are just some of the many perks of traveling. However, the constant changes in environment, climate, and our skincare routines can take a toll on our skin. From dryness and dehydration to breakouts and sun damage, maintaining healthy skin when you’re on the go may seem hard. Luckily, we’ve pulled together some easy tips to help keep your skin looking radiant in every time zone! 

1. Stay Hydrated.

Long journeys and changing climates can lead to dry and dehydrated skin. Plus, the lack of humidity in airplane cabins can strip the skin of its natural moisture, leaving it dull and flaky. 

Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water during your travels. Because alcohol and soft drinks can also dehydrate you, skip or limit how much you consume. Consider carrying a reusable water bottle to ensure you stay hydrated on flights and throughout your journey. 

2. Keep Cleansing. 

The change in climate can also do a number on skin. Moving from a humid to a dry climate, or vice versa, can disrupt your skin’s moisture balance which can lead to irritation, redness, and breakouts. 

To help keep your skin looking its best, make sure you don’t take a vacation from cleansing it while you’re away from home. For ease and convenience, try facial wipes and micellar water when you aren’t able to wash your face since they can help remove dirt, oil, and makeup, leaving your skin fresh and clean.

3. Don’t Forget to Moisturize! 

While staying hydrated is part of the battle against dry skin, you’ll also want to keep your skin and lips moisturized. 

Sheet masks are perfect for adding instant hydration after a long flight, while a lip balm with SPF will help your lips stay moisturized and protected during the day. At night, you can even try a lip mask that is specifically formulated to moisturize dry, cracked lips. 

As for your skin, a multi-purpose cream like Ultimate Revitalizing Cream™ that can be used morning and at night after cleansing can keep your skincare routine easy while delivering results you’ll love at home as well as on the go. Featuring Synchronized Peptide Complex™ which is 4X more EFFECTIVE over time than any Growth Factor product ever created, your skin will look smoother, softer, firmer, and brighter—even when you travel!

4. Use SPF Rain or Shine. 

The sun’s UV rays can increase the risk of sunburn, premature aging, and skin cancer. So, while it may be a habit to grab your sunscreen when you’re headed to the pool or the beach, it shouldn’t just be something you toss in your beach bag or apply before spending a day outdoors. 

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, over 50% of UVA rays are able to penetrate glass. So whether you’re on a road trip, on a plane, or even just sitting by a window, it’s important to wear an SPF of 30 or higher. And even if you can’t feel the rays, don’t assume they aren’t there. Sunscreen is just as important on cloudy, rainy days.

DIY Moisturizing Mask Hack: 
Just 2 tbsp of honey and 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar are all you need for this Soothing Honey Mask that’s ideal for dry skin. Just mix and leave on for 20 minutes before rinsing. 

According to Medical News Today, the benefits of using honey on the skin include fighting skin infections. In addition, its anti-inflammatory properties help with skin conditions such as acne. As for apple cider vinegar, it’s an antimicrobial astringent that may help with breakouts. 

Ready for your next adventure? 

Don’t forget these skin-loving favorites!

Travel Checklist:

  • Facial wipes 
  • Micellar water
  • Cleanser
  • Sunscreen with high SPF
  • Individually wrapped sheet masks
  • Nourishing lip balm with SPF
  • Ultimate Revitalizing Cream
  • Reusable water bottle
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