Some of the most common skincare issues for Americans, notes the National Institute on Aging, are dryness, wrinkles, and age spots. Each of these issues can be tackled with a daily skincare regime, but of course. Keep skin travel, if you are travelling long distances, it can be harder to stick to all the steps you need to sport beautiful skin. There are three different stages of travel, each of which you can tackle with a different strategy. Supplementation can also help to give skin an extra boost when you need it. To ensure seeing the world doesn’t interfere with the progress of your skincare routine, follow these handy tips:
Prior to Your Flight
Because the atmosphere in planes tends to dry skin out, ensure your skin is beautifully moisturized prior to taking off. Indulge your skin in one long pampering routine. Cleanse, tone, moisturize, and apply a hydrating masque with ingredients like shea butter (which really softens skin), Vitamin E (to help skin fight off free radicals) and Provitamin B5 (which also softens and deeply hydrates skin). For a long haul flight,ditch the makeup and opt instead for a simple BB or CC cream. Which will provide some coverage for your skin but also (in the case of CC creams) target redness, dullness, etc.
Keep it light as you will probably be blotting skin and spraying it during your flight anyway (skin flight). So you don’t want to ruin a full makeup look. When choosing a BB or CC cream, opt for one with a high SPF, especially if you have a window seat. Those who have sun spots or dark skin patches should aim for a higher SPF – around 50 if possible. If you are taking a medication bag with you, pop in a few Vitamin E supplements, since they promote healthy skin and immune function – both of which will stand you in good stead while you are flying from destination to destination.
During the Flight
Being ‘up in the air’ can wreak havoc on your skin, since the air – which has a humidity level of less than 10% – tends to dry out skin. Dehydration can also make you feel fatigued, which can make you less inclined to pull out your skincare products and ensure skin is pampered before you get a little shuteye on a long-haul flight. During this part of your travels, take a cue from flight staff’s beauty tricks. Simple habits they adopt include drinking plenty of water, stashing a moisturizing face mist and blotting powders in your on-flight bag, and using light coverage when you land – once again, a BB or CC cream will do.
Once You Arrive
You will still need to cleanse, tone, and moisturize skin at the very least. Most top companies offer travel size versions of these products, so definitely invest in them. You wouldn’t want to lose an expensive large-size anti-ageing cream so only take the amounts you think you will actually need. If you will be trekking, cycling, or mountain climbing, the crucial ingredient to bring is a high SPF sunscreen. Your daily cleansing routine is still key as otherwise, pores can clog up and cause potential breakouts. If water is hard to come by, bring some micellar water wipes along. They are light and will give skin a good clean at any time of the day.
If you are on a special treatment such as retinol, or you are on a dermatologist-prescribed treatment for dark spots or other skin conditions, try to keep it up during travel. Otherwise the results you have achieved may disappear as the condition your are tackling returns. Retinol and other treatments contained in individual capsules are ideal. Because you can bring one capsule for each day you will be away. And leave the rest of your ‘stash’ at home.
Staying beautiful during travel is challenging because your routines usually go out the window. However, skincare is a continuous process that cannot really be neglected completely – even for a few days. If you have a long skincare routine involving various steps, try to reduce this by a couple of steps. Make retinol and other long-term solutions a priority, and don’t forget the sunscreen for your face and body.
Featured Author: Kylee Franklin.