Our guest blogger Emma has shared her travel skin care tips for us today. She is a skin expert and knows how to keep skin glowing and healthy.
9 Travel Skin Care Tips
If you are a traveler, you know exactly how a vacation in Greece or a business trip to the USA leaves your skin looking dull and tired. Such long trips impact our skin because of the climate change, lack of proper diet, and sleep.
With our packed schedule and so much on mind, taking care of our skin is nowhere on our priority list. Most women prefer leaving their skincare products back at home because of the lesser space in the luggage which becomes another reason for bad skin.
So, how to pack and what to do while traveling that the skin stays healthy and glowing? Here are some quick and tips to answer all your queries. Read through, follow them on your next trip and thank me later!
Pack Your Skincare Essentials Smartly
If you have full-sized jars of all skincare products, you need not worry. You can simply take some small containers and fill them with your skincare essentials. Make sure you pack your sunscreen before anything else because it protects you from all kind of atmospheric changes.
Also, keep your cleanser, moisturizer, a mist, an eye cream, and a lip treatment. Additionally, keep a very small container of your favorite mask too to keep the pores clean.
Detox the Skin
Since we are too busy while traveling, we often get reluctant about our water intake and the diet we are taking. As a result, a lot of toxins take place inside the body which leaves the skin breaking out and getting dull. It is therefore essential to detoxify the body while traveling.
The best way to do so is to drink a glass of lemon water every morning and avoid fizzy drinks at mealtimes. Instead, ask for detox water or simple lemonade.
Soothing Spray to Calm Inflamed Skin
The change in climate, diet and our activity level leave our skin inflamed and tired while traveling. Therefore, it is always best to keep a soothing facial mist inside your bag which you can spray on your skin twice a day. It will not only soothe the skin but also give a hydration boost to it.
You can also use buy a rose water bottle as it is easily available everywhere at cheap rates.
Extra Care for the Eyes
Traveling affects the skin under our eyes the most because of lack of sleep and exhaustion. The best way you can prevent your eyes from appearing puffy and tired is to use an eye cream before going to bed.
Also, use some eye drops to soothe and calm your irritated eyes. It will prevent the redness and tiredness that appear due to long flights.
Easy on the Makeup
Using full-coverage foundations on a daily basis, while traveling, is the biggest mistake that women make. If you want to protect the health and glow of your skin, go easy on the makeup, especially foundations.
Rather than using foundations, apply a thin layer of tinted moisturizer that contains high SPF. It will work as both sunscreen and moisturizer and also provide a little sheer coverage to the skin.
Never Compromise on Cleanser
A lot of women often forget their cleansers back at home and then, cleanse their face with whatever is available. But I must tell you; never compromise on your cleanser!
Cleansers are specifically made for certain skin types and your skin gets used to the one that you often use. If you change your cleanser all of a sudden, your skin will obviously react. Therefore, the first thing you keep in your bag while packing should be your cleanser.
Carry Around Your Water Bottle
Another great way to stay properly hydrating while traveling is to keep a bottle with you. Get your hands on a fancy water bottle that you would like to carry around with you. Keep refilling it at least twice and finish it. This way you will not get dehydrated and your skin will remain fresh and supple.
Use Vitamin C Serum
Vitamin C is the ultimate glow booster for skin. It does not only bring a healthy glow to the skin but also strengthens the collagen inside the skin that keeps it youthful. Packing a vitamin C cream or serum will help you maintain the beautiful glow on your skin.
Apply the serum before going to bed or even as a primer before makeup. You can also keep vitamin C powder in your handbag and add filtered water to it in the plane and apply it on your skin if your flight is a long one.
Pack a High SPF Sunscreen
Never miss packing a sunscreen in your travel bag. Traveling involves roaming around towns in the sun. Therefore, it becomes essential to use a sunscreen that gives maximum protection against the sun and outer atmosphere. Keep a sunscreen that is at least SPF 30 to 50.
Also, make sure it suits your skin and feels light on the skin. Keep it in your handbag and apply it two to three times a day to ensure your skin is completely protected.
If you follow the simple and easy travel skin care tips given above, you will not end up with a dull and tired skin by the end of your trip. I personally follow them while traveling and use minimal makeup. I try to protect myself from the sun as much as possible as well.
Wear hats, scarves or even take an umbrella along. Roaming around in the sun is the major reason why our skin gets affected badly. Keeping your skin calm and detoxified is the key to healthy and glowing skin while traveling.
So, try these 9 travel skin care tips and share your experience with us.
9 Travel Skin Care Tips
Emma Hanson is a mother of two, a skincare freak and an avid reader. She loves trying out new products and treatments for healthy and glowing skin. She shares her knowledge and experience by writing regularly on her blog. She is one of the co-founders of http://www.clearawayacne.com/.
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