Take Care of Your Skin When Traveling This Holiday
It’s that magical time of year again! Between Thanksgiving and the New Year, chances are high that you will be taking a trip somewhere. According to AAA, 98.6 MILLION Americans travel during the holiday season.
Traveling can take a toll on your body, and your skin may suffer as a result of it. Switching climates can be a serious culprit of skin wackiness, but there are also some issues to look out for while simply in transit to Granny’s house, as well.
So how can you combat these conditions? Here are a few of our pro travel skin care tips:
On airplanes, you’ll experience conditions of low humidity, low oxygen and high pressure that will dry out your skin. However, your skin also gets busy making more oil to compensate for the loss of moisture. This means that if you’re prone to oily skin, it may get worse.
On top of that, your lack of movement for ground or air-based transportation leads to fluid retention in your ankles, stiff joints, and puffy eyes and hands. Drink plenty of water to help retain your skin’s elasticity and reduce the effects of dry, low-oxygen environments. And make sure to use an extra hydrating moisturizer or even a quick facial mask.
Get Plenty of Sleep
If it’s possible for you to sleep while traveling, do so. Slumber is nature’s best beauty secret, because your blood doesn’t flow efficiently when you’re tired. Your body is better able to produce collagen at night when you’re resting. Poor sleep leads to increased stress hormone levels that can cause inflammation as well.
Invest in a comfortable sleep eye mask and ear plugs for your in transit slumber.
Sunblock should be a part of your daily skin care regimen. You might not think to wear sun protection during the winter, but even when overcast, the sun’s UVA / UVB rays reach the earth’s surface. While you’re traveling in a vehicle or by plane you might think you’re protected but remember that windows won’t block out all the harmful UV rays. As your transferring at airports or taking a gas break, you may also get hit by the sun’s rays. So protect yourself!
Indulge in a Pre-Travel and Post-Travel Cleanse
Before and immediately after traveling, take a moment to wash with an exfoliating cleanser, which will remove the topmost layer of dead skin cells. Follow up with a hydrating, protective serum to pack in the moisture. Taking the time to pamper your skin will help combat any skincare issues you may experience in transit. Make sure to have these products on hand in your carry-on, so you have them when needed.
Try these products:
- Cosmedix Mystic -This is a lightweight, oil free moisturizing mist. Perfect for on the go. It provides hydration for sensitive and problem skin. It also sets mineral make up…bonus!
- Cosmedix Rescue – This product is a balm to providing instant relief for irritated skin. Perfect for anyone hitting the slopes and the wind burned, chapped skin that can follow.
- Cosmedix C.P.R.- Loaded with vitamins and antioxidants it provides instant relief for visibly irritated skin. The go-to product for a sunburn.
- Revision Skincare Intellishade 30 spf – The must-have daily sunscreen. It’s tinted so it can double as foundation. Great to keep in your carry on in case your luggage gets lost.
- Cosmedix Purity Clean – A concentrated exfoliating cleanser. Penetrates deep to unclog pores. The perfect cleanser when your face is feeling dirty from the trip.
- Cosmedix Clear – If you are prone to blemishes when you travel then you’ll want to take along this detox mask. Helps to restore clarity to oily skin, it’s also a great spot treatment.
The experts at WIFH are skilled in developing customized skincare regimens for our clients. For a personalized skincare evaluation, schedule a consultation with WIFH today. Safe travels!