Traveling to an exotic island for vacation or going away for the weekend?
In any case, travel can wreak havoc on your skin. So to ensure that you have glowing skin throughout your travel, it’s important to take care of yourself and your skin while traveling. So that you feel great on vacation and when you return home.
In this article, we’re going to discuss the top 10 travel skincare tips. Let’s start!
1. Keep things as similar to your normal routine as possible
This one is the most important. Your skin is used to the products you apply in the normal routine. So while traveling, try to pack the necessary products.
You should also know where you’re going and pack according to the climate there.
For instance, if you plan to visit an area with high levels of ultraviolet radiation (like the Mediterranean), make sure to carry enough sunscreen with you.
Also, we would advise you to avoid engaging in any activity that you don’t normally do while you’re traveling. Such as tanning beds, as they emit dangerous UVA rays and might not be suitable for your skin while you’re on vacation and in a different climate.
Do keep in mind that you will need to pack light when traveling because you won’t have access to laundry facilities. However, you shouldn’t forget to bring travel skincare essentials like sunscreen, your essential makeup products, and toiletries.
2. Don’t forget the sunscreen!
We have mentioned packing your sunscreen because it’s the most important thing that should be on your travel skincare checklist. Here is the information on packing sunscreen in your carry-on from the TSA.
If you’re going somewhere warm, pack an extra sunscreen lotion and lip balm to avoid skin dehydration.
If you are going somewhere new, pack sunscreen with at least SPF 30.
Also, stay out of direct sunlight and protect your eyes while you’re out. Wear sunglasses with UV protection and use an eye cream with SPF 15 or higher for the best protection.
And lastly, you should ideally apply sunscreen lotions at least 30 minutes before sun exposure.
3. Cleanse and moisturize
You also need to bring along a good moisturizer and a facial cleanser and toner. These products will help prevent dryness and irritation.
Moreover, it would help you keep your skin hydrated. Moisturizing helps prevent dryness and irritation, which can lead to cracked skin. So to avoid that, pack a good moisturizer.
You can find lots of fillable travel skincare bottles on Amazon for just about any skincare item you will need.
4. Drink plenty of water
This one goes without saying, but water is your skin’s best friend!
We understand the urge to indulge in exotic drinks and mouthwatering mojitos when you’re vacationing, but make sure that you intake water too.
Water keeps your skin naturally hydrated and prevents dehydration in the body. So don’t forget to drink water while you’re on a holiday.
5. Eat a balanced diet
And just like you need to maintain your water intake, you need a healthy diet too.
Yes, even on holidays!
Maintaining a good balance of healthy foods like fruits and vegetables can protect you against radical damage.
Also, you’ll need to eat well when you travel, especially if you plan to participate in outdoor sports like hiking.
So we’d advise you to pack a good range of snacks with protein and carbohydrates so you won’t feel hungry between meals. However, avoid eating too much junk food, as it’s high in calories and low in nutrients and can cause skin outbreaks.
6. Avoid alcohol and caffeine
Holidays and alcohol go hand in hand! After all, you’re vacationing to take time off.
But make sure that if you drink alcohol, you limit yourself. It is so easy to overindulge on vacation. A sudden change in your alcohol or caffeine consumption can cause temporary skin breakouts. It won’t make for the best Insta selfies or snaps.
7. Avoid harsh or new chemicals
The next travel skincare advice we have for you is to go easy on trying out the hotel toiletries.
Sometimes, our skin’s not used to new chemicals that we try on it so it’s important to understand what suits the skin and what doesn’t, especially if you have sensitive skin.
Try to bring your own range of makeup removers, hair products, lotions, and shampoos to avoid any harsh or new chemicals. We know you have a weight limit for your bag, but try to make personal care items a priority if you are sensitive to new skincare products.
Pro tip: Try to wash your face and hands regularly. It’ll help remove dirt and bacteria that can clog pores and cause acne.
8. Take advantage of hotel amenities like steam rooms and saunas
But that being said, indulgence is often what your skin needs.
If you’re staying at a reputable hotel with amenities like steam rooms and a spa. Use them to relieve travel fatigue.
You can avail spa services such as massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, and body wraps. These services can help you feel refreshed after a long day of traveling.
9. Get enough sleep
While it’s important to load off and have fun while you’re traveling, it’s equally important to maintain your sleep schedule.
Lack of sleep can leave your skin feeling tired and irritated. So, if you have a long itinerary, make sure that you plan out your sleep time too.
10. Keep moving and exercise
And lastly, do take time out to do some basic exercise as well. You can start your day with a few morning stretches to stay active throughout.
Regular exercise improves circulation and reduces stress levels, contributing to better skin. Plus, it’ll help you maintain your normal routine too.
We hope that you find these travel skincare tips have been helpful. You can also take advice from beauty professionals and certified estheticians in case you have a specific skin problem.
Have fun packing your cute makeup bag!
Make sure you pack your travel skincare essentials. Happy vacationing!