Travel Skincare – How to Protect Your Skin While Traveling

Travel Skincare - How to Protect Your Skin While Traveling

Traveling abroad may not be in the cards for you this summer, but there are still plenty of fun vacation opportunities right in your backyard! Whether you prefer to take a fun-filled road trip to a sunny, secluded beach or head up to a quiet mountain cabin to get away from it all, summer 2020 can still be filled with safe and relaxing adventures. And hey, even if it’s just a stay-cation at a local hotel or rental house, at least you’re visiting a place other than your living-room couch!

If you’re one of the lucky ones who are still planning a getaway this summer, it’s essential to make sure that your skincare regimen is up to the task. Here are some quick and easy tips for taking good care of your skin even when you’re miles from home!

6 Travel Skincare Tips

Mini-Size Me!

It’s easy to procrastinate or even abandon your daily skincare regimen completely while you’re on vacation, especially when you think about lugging your full-size products with you on the go! Before you decide to just skip your skincare regime for a few days, you may want to look online for your favorite products in miniature form! Numerous luxury skincare brands offer travel-size versions of their most popular products. Invest in the micro versions of your favorite items so you can stay on top of your daily skin routine no matter where your travel takes you!

Bring Face Wipes

Bring good face wipes with you. Rather than having to carry on multiple cleansers, or use the soap provided by the hotel on your face, carry premoistened makeup-remover towelettes—Neutrogena, Garnier or Simple—in a ziplock bag. They’re great to use on the airplane and in the hotel room, and the added bonus is that they don’t count as liquid in your carry-on.

Moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturize!

Whether you’re at home or on-the-go, keeping skin hydrated and well-moisturized is always important, but it’s even more critical to stay moisturized when you’re traveling. Why? If you live in a hot, humid climate, your skin may not be used to arid desert air- or vice versa, and may produce too much or too little natural oil to compensate. Be sure to slather on a lightweight, non-comedogenic (that means non-pore clogging) moisturizer twice a day to ensure that you are locking in your skin’s natural moisture and keeping it supple and soft. Pro tip: a moisturizer that contains sunscreen gives you one less thing to pack while still offering the right amount of sun protection. Look for a moisturizer that packs the double whammy of sunscreen before heading off on your travels. It’s a win-win!

Pack Sheet Masks

Sheet masks don’t take any extra space in your luggage and are great for your skin. These treatment-soaked papers can be an excellent alternative for the serums and special creams that you will miss while traveling.

Don’t Forget Sunscreen

In case there’s anyone who still needs to hear this…WEAR SUNSCREEN! Avoiding sunscreen application not only increases your risk factor for developing skin cancer, but the UVA and UVB rays from the sun can have damaging effects that will do a serious number on the texture and pigmentation of your skin. Pro tip from ClareBella Aesthetics in Oklahoma City: Applying sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30 before heading outside helps you not only avoid a painful, vacation-ruining sunburn but could literally help save your life!

Get Your Beauty Sleep

Not getting enough sleep while traveling can make your skin more prone to issues. So, try to get a good night’s sleep even when you are traveling. We all want to look good in our vacation pictures. If you take good care of your skin while traveling, you don’t need to rely on foundation to make your skin look and feel good. You will have a natural glow to you, and will look better than ever. Follow these simple tips to avoid worrying about your skin during your trip.

Taking a relaxing, much-needed vacation after months at home doesn’t mean that you should also take a vacation from your skincare regimen. Plan ahead and prioritize your skin’s health so you can effortlessly maintain your usual radiant glow while you’re soaking up the summer sun. Bon Voyage!

Shahbaz Ahmed

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