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A Guide to Keeping Your Skin Fresh and Healthy While Traveling

Girls Who Travel | A Guide to Keeping Your Skin Fresh and Healthy While Traveling

Keeping your skin fresh and healthy while traveling can be a challenge. When it comes to skin care, we all have our own morning and nighttime routines which we religiously follow at home. However, when it comes to being away from home and on the road, we tend to focus our energy more on how to efficiently organize our bags, how many pieces of clothing we need to pack and which shoes go with which dress, completely forgetting the fact that our skin needs just as much attention when on the road.

A Guide to Keeping Your Skin Fresh and Healthy While Traveling

Girls Who Travel | A Guide to Keeping Your Skin Fresh and Healthy While Traveling

Different climate, fast food, and lack of sleep are some of the drawbacks of traveling which will inevitably show on your skin. That being said, taking good care of your skin while on the go is a must, which is why we’ve gathered some useful tips for keeping your skin fresh and healthy while traveling. Take a look.

Before You Go

First things first, before you embark on your journey, you need to make sure that your skin is prepped for your destination. If you’ve got a couple of skin care products and brands you use on a daily basis and can’t imagine living without, check whether you’ve got enough of them packed – you never know whether you’ll be able to find those products and brands in the country you’re visiting. Stock up on travel-size goodies – moisturizers, cleansers, and sunscreen with high SPF will ensure your skin is hydrated and protected from the harsh UV rays, while body scrubs and brushes will slough off dead skin cells and help maintain healthy, glowing skin. As for the prepping, it’s essential that you cleanse your skin to prevent dirt and oil from accumulating. If you’re traveling by plane, your skin will be prone to dehydration, so you need to take skin supplements and apply moisturizer to keep your skin looking fresh. Make sure you bring some light makeup you can put on before landing! Click here to find out how to pack makeup for traveling. And don’t forget to pack your sleep mask to ensure a restful sleep while traveling.

Know Where You’ll Go

Girls Who Travel | A Guide to Keeping Your Skin Fresh and Healthy While Traveling

What you pack for your skincare routing depends largely on your destination, and it’s crucial that adjust your skin care routine. The products you usually use on your skin may not be suitable for the climate of the place you’re visiting, so you’ll need to tailor your skin care rituals to accommodate those changes. Are you traveling somewhere warm? If you live in a country with a colder climate and your vacation spot is a tropical destination, you’ll need to swap your rich moisturizers for something lighter. Hot weather will rob your skin of its moisture and because you’re constantly sweating and drying off, it can leave your skin irritated and dry, so proper hydration, exfoliation, and facial cleansing are advisable. Make sure to pack beauty essentials for hot climate travels.
Are you off to a ski destination, ready to visit European Christmas markets in December, or going on an expedition to Antarctica? If the place you’re visiting has a colder climate, you’ll need to supply your travel bag with products that help protect your skin from low moisture in the air. Amp up your skin care routine with moisturizers, oils, and creams to ensure a soft, smooth skin, and use a gentle body scrub to enhance radiance and smoothness of the skin. Pack these 4 beauty essentials for cold climate travels.
If you happen to be on an active vacation (which implies a lot of traveling) be sure to bring your thermal water spray for instant refreshment, sunglasses to block the UV rays and a sunscreen with a high SPF to protect your skin while on the go.
Your needs will differ depending on your destination, and your skin will thank you for packing the exact right skin care essentials to keep it fresh and healthy.

During Travelling

Girls Who Travel | A Guide to Keeping Your Skin Fresh and Healthy While Traveling

Whether you’re traveling long or short distances, it’ll inevitably take a toll on your skin, so you need to do your best and use high-quality skin care products to ensure your skin looks fresh and healthy. Dry air in planes means dry skin, so be sure to keep a bottle of water at hand to provide proper hydration. If the flight will be long and you know you’ll get jet lag, be sure to apply eye-roller or eye cream to get rid of puffiness and dark circles and make your face look fresh and energized. Another thing that will help you achieve a fresh look is a brow pencil – fill in your eyebrows before landing, comb your hair and cleanse your skin with a face scrub if you can access the bathroom – if not, a baby wipe will do the trick. Your hair will also need some TLC, so consider using a dry shampoo to ensure your hair looks voluminous and fresh. You’ll need to take special care if you travel with curly hair. Apply some light makeup such as light foundation, concealer, nude eyeliner, and highlighter, and voilĂ  – you’re ready to get off the plane looking like you’ve just got out of a spa!

Long flights, harsh weather conditions, and fast food you take on the go – traveling can be a big saboteur in your efforts to maintain healthy-looking skin. However, with proper skin care routine and good organization, you can ensure your skin looks radiant and fresh while you’re away from home.

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About Fiona Wood: Fiona is a lifestyle blogger based in Melbourne, Australia. She’s in love with good coffee, croissants and fashion magazines. In her spare time, she plays tennis and travels around the world. You can read more from her on her blog High Style Life.

Fiona Wood

Fiona is a lifestyle blogger based in Melbourne, Australia. She's in love with good coffee, croissants, and fashion magazines. In her spare time, she plays tennis and travels around the world. You can read more from her on her blog High Style Life.

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