You may not know this, but when traveling for a long or short period of time, your skincare routine needs extra attention. First, traveling means that you are moving your skin to a completely different habitat than it is used to, and your skin could react to that. Also, you are not completely aware of what elements your skin will come in contact with at this new location, especially if it is a new adventure location. Your skin needs an extra dose of care when you are planning to travel, while you are on your trip, and after you return from your trip.
Here are travel skin tips you can get involved in when you are preparing to take an adventure.
Take all your products with you.
Your skincare routine does not stop because you are taking a three or four days trip; it doubles. You may think that the days are too short for you to pack up all of your skincare products, but four days can do a lot to your skin. You do not want to end up spending two weeks treating four-day damage on your skin.
So, do the right thing by taking all of your skincare products with you. Also, you cannot depend on the place you are going to provide skin-safe products for you. You are the only person who understands your skin and how products work for you. Therefore, you must make sure that you are using only products approved for your skin by you.
If you are worried about taking large packs with you, get a travel skincare pack, it comes in small containers that could contain your skincare products for the period that you would be traveling. You do not have to take the entire pack with you, just enough to keep your skin in the same perfect condition while you are on your trip.
Don’t stop hydrating.
When you are traveling, you need to always have a bottle of water close by. Your skin will have a fighting chance against whatever it is that it may come across when it is fully hydrated. Drink as much water as possible, especially if your adventure involves being under the sun and hiking. As your skin is losing moisture, you need to replace that moisture by hydrating from the inside and restoring the PH balance of your skin.
Like we said earlier, you are not entirely sure of the elements you will encounter at the place you are traveling to, so use sunscreen to protect your skin. Sunscreen does not only protect you from the sun; it protects you from harsh weather elements that may harm your skin. Radiation does not only come from the sun, but it also comes from other weather elements as well, and you may never know how safe your skin is until you try. It is safer not to try at all by using sunscreen to block your skin from these radiations.
Take your own sheets and pillowcases.
It may sound dramatic to take your own sheets and pillowcases on vacation, but if you care about your skin, you will do that. You do not know what cleaning products have been used on the sheets and pillowcases and what effects they may have on your skin, but at least you trust your own. Also, sometimes the material on the pillowcases may cause breakouts on your skin, and you will not know until you have used it. So, take your pillowcases and sheets with you, and even if the sheets are too dramatic, at least take your pillowcases; that’s where your face rests.
Always use warm water for your face.
If you are traveling to a tropical area, for instance, and you are not sure of the water and its purity, get the water hot, let it settle, and use the settled water on your face. At least you are sure it is clean by this point.
Take your night routine seriously.
Every day after you return home from a long day exploring, take your night routine very seriously. Make sure that your skin gets some extra loving kindness in the night after such a long day. Run your products from your forehead to your ears and underneath your chin. Apply eye products as well, and make sure your skin feels soft and tender at night.
Your skin deserves better than what you are currently giving, and you should do more when you are traveling for your skin’s sake. Up your skincare routine, follow the tips we gave, and make sure you do not come back from your trip looking terrible.