Skin troubles while traveling? It can happen to anyone, but the last thing you want while on vacation is to be worried about your skin. Between the dry air on the airplane, the changes in temperature or humidity in a new climate, and the stress of leaving home, travel can be a trial for your skin. However, you can prevent skin troubles by tweaking your skin care while you’re on holiday, and it can even be an opportunity to pamper your skin in new ways. Here are our top tips for keeping your glow when you go on a trip.
Set your skin up for success by spending some time planning your vacation skin care routine before you leave. This might include checking the temp and humidity levels of your destination to make sure you have enough sunscreen or toner—and it can also save room in your luggage because you’re not going to need a heavy moisturizer in a tropical climate. Additionally, if you think ahead, you’ll have time to put everything you need in travel-sized containers, so you’re not hauling your whole vanity around. It also cuts down on the likelihood that you’ll forget something essential, like acne patches!
Airplanes are notorious for taxing the skin, especially since the atmosphere can be so dry, it actually pulls moisture away from the skin. If you start prepping and protecting your skin before you get on the plane, you can step into your vacation with a radiant complexion. Here’s how:
Hydrate — Drink lots of water to keep your skin hydrated during the flight, starting the day before you leave. Keep it up on the plane, and avoid dehydration by skipping alcohol and caffeine while you’re flying.
Skin TLC — Before liftoff, hydrate your skin by applying a hydrating serum, especially those containing hyaluronic acid. Follow up your hydrating serum with a thick or richer moisturizer to seal in moisture for the duration of your flight. If you can, don’t wear makeup on the plane, as it tends to be drying. And don’t forget to wear sunscreen! UV rays are actually more intense at 30,000 feet elevation.
Post-Flight — Once you land, refresh your face with a swipe of toner and reapply your moisturizer and sunscreen. Dab on some makeup if you like, or simply breeze onto the beach with a hydrated glow.
Holidays are for relaxing, but you also want to look good, which means keeping up your skin care routine. You may want to do a streamlined version of your at-home routine, or ramp up the love you give your skin for a bit of extra self-care oomph while on vacation. Either way, here are our tips for taking care of your skin once you’ve reached your destination:
Sun Protection — Nothing spoils a trip like getting a sunburn on the first day. If you’re staying somewhere sunnier than home, you’ll be more prone to sunburns and sun damage. With that in mind, load up on sunscreen and layer on sunglasses and a hat when you’re outside.
Moisturizer — Going somewhere hot and humid? Pack a lightweight moisturizer that won’t clog pores and allows your skin to breathe. Headed somewhere cold? In that case, bring a thicker moisturizer to combat the drying effects of the climate. It’s never a bad idea to bring two options in case of changing weather or skin conditions.
Exfoliants — Skip them, especially if you’re visiting a tropical destination, where exposure to the sun and salty ocean swims can tax your skin. Since you’re on vacation, give your skin a break from physical or chemical exfoliants or retinol, which you should stop using a week prior to spending a lot of time in the sun.
Acne Products — The stress of travel, changing weather conditions, increased humidity, pollution, sweating, and unfamiliar food can all lead to a vacation breakout. Come prepared with your acne product of choice, whether that’s a mild AHA/BHA product or acne patches, to clear the way to great skin.
Masks — If you rarely have time for them at home, holidays are the perfect time to try a pampering face mask. Easy to pack, masks can treat vacation skin woes or give your skin some extra TLC for a fresh, glowing face all holiday long.
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If you’re skin feels congested after your trip, our facial renewal treatments will get your complexion back on track in a snap. A deep cleansing treatment that also restores skin’s beautiful glow, Venus Glow™ facial renewal treatments flush out pores and pull dirt, excess oil, and impurities from below the skin’s surface, resulting in a more radiant, refreshed complexion. The micro-massaging tip then stimulates nutrients to spread through the derma layer and restore nourishment to tired, stressed skin. It’s a fast, safe, and effective way to leave skin feeling noticeably healthier and more hydrated.
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