The point of a vacation is to take a break and relax, but as many of us know, beauty doesn’t really take one. Your skin is still on duty, working to block environmental aggressors, retain moisture, maintain active cell renewal, and produce healthy levels of collagen and elastin fibers—and travelling makes all of those jobs much more difficult. Discover how you can give your skin a helping hand with a simplified beauty routine that keeps skin looking its best no matter the destination.
The easiest way to keep skin healthy on vacation is to stay well-hydrated. Get started by booking an appointment for an ultra-hydrating facial treatment like Venus Glow™. Travelling by plane, lounging on tropical beaches, or exploring cold climates can deeply dehydrate the skin. Opting for a cleansing, hydrating facial rejuvenation treatment can help strengthen the lipid barrier, giving it a better chance to thrive while you enjoy new adventures. A Venus Glow™ facial rejuvenation treatment can offer a deep clean with gentle vacuum suction, a 360-degree rotating tip, and ultra-fine jet streams that work simultaneously to open up pores, flush out debris, and hydrate and massage the skin for a immediately healthier, brighter, and more revitalized complexion that’s ready for takeoff.
Airports can pose problems for your skin with additional bacteria to fend off, potential aggressors from the airport’s fluorescent lights, dry air that zaps away moisture, and generally less nutritious meal options along the way. All of these factors can damage the lipid barrier, reduce its ability to generate adequate collagen and elastin production, and dry out the skin—all of which block pores and even enlarge their appearance. When possible, opt for healthier foods that can better help to support your skin’s health without tossing the troubles of sugars and AGEs at it. Look for seasonal produce and freshly made meals over convenience-packaged meals. Even more importantly, allow your skin to breath and avoid blocking pores by skipping out on heavy, layered makeup while in transit. If needed, consider tinted moisturizer that offers light coverage while supporting the skin’s hydration levels and pack a touchup bag you can use to refresh and glam up your look on arrival.
If you’re flying to your destination, keep the essentials in your carry-on to prep and protect your skin. Cleanse the face with a micellar toner, facial cleansing balm, or cleansing wipe before departure. Layer on a nourishing toner, serum, and eye cream to support your skin’s natural lipid barrier and seal it all in with a rich moisturizer. You may also wish to pack a facial mask in your carry-on for extra in-flight hydration. Don’t forget to treat your hands and lips to some moisturizing balms as well.
The products that work for your skin at home may not be the best fit for your beach vacation or an adventure through the alps. Consider your destination and pack the appropriate skin care. Lighter tinted gel moisturizers or powder makeup may be your best options for hotter temperatures where you’re likely to sweat more often, whereas moisturizing balms and creamy foundations may be better suited to dryer, colder destinations. Simplify your beauty routine by getting creative with makeup application tips that can help you appear younger without too much fuss—you’re on vacation after all!
The closer you’re travelling to the equator, the more intense UVA and UVB rays will be. Further to that, even those destinations farther from the equator can pose greater risk of sun damage due to UV reflections from ice and snow. Higher elevations also mean higher UV levels. Pack more sunscreen than you think you might need, just to be safe, and always opt for a minimum broad-spectrum SPF of 30. In fact, SPF 50 might be better for the beach, at least to begin with, and reapplication is essential. If you’re concerned about reapplying sunscreen over makeup, opt for a tinted facial sunscreen or even a powder facial sunscreen. Finally, if you’re flying and booked a window seat, it’s not a bad idea to apply SPF before you leave—UV rays still exist and can still significantly damage skin even 30,000 feet in the air.
Even with the greatest care, changes in our environment, increased UV exposure, long travels, and jetlag can all have an impact on our skin’s health. For those who need a little extra recovery on your return home, consider three-in-one Venus Versa™ TriBella™ total facial treatments. TriBella™ treatments from Venus Versa™ combine the power of three unique procedures—photofacial, anti-aging, and skin resurfacing—into one complete skin renewal treatment for smoother, younger, healthier-looking skin in fewer sessions. TriBella™ treatments can help to target and correct discoloration, age spots, sun damage, skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin texture, and skin laxity.