It’s no secret travel can be the ultimate skin saboteur. The warmer temperatures, longer days, summer office hours make it the best opportunity for traveling. Romping from place to place is one of the perks of summer.
But, there is a downside to this on-the-go lifestyle, especially during the summer months. Your skin pays the price if you’re not prepared.
The stress of traveling combined with harmful UV rays, and harsh cabin air can sap away the moisture from your skin leaving it looking dull and dry. Let’s not forget those ever-annoying breakouts that crop up during your vacation.
As you get ready for your summer getaway, here are some skin care tips to help you simplify your routine.
Prepare Your Skin with a Pre-travel Regimen
Your skin needs extra pampering to deal with the pressures of travel. Want to look refreshed and hydrated in your vacation photos? Give your skin a boost by scheduling a HydraFacial a day before taking off.
You can fit this facial between your lunch. All it takes is 30-minutes for the exfoliation treatment to extract embedded debris, impurities, dead skin cells, and oils while simultaneously delivering nourishing serums that leave your face feeling soft and supple.
Another great thing about the HydraFacial is you’ll see immediate results and long-term benefits without drying or irritating your skin like other resurfacing and extraction methods. Also, here at SoCo you can get a HydraFacial add-on, where you can take the same vial used in the treatment to give yourself a boost anytime. A handy perk for your skin as you’re traveling.
Create a Checklist
The last thing you want to do is forget to bring your skin products on a trip. Planning to beachcomb in the tropics? But, you forget to bring your moisturizer, even worse sunblock. Getting sunburned will definitely put a damper on your vacation. Avoid this headache by carefully creating a list of your must-bring products then carefully check them off as you pack.
Pack the Essentials
Simplify the task of packing your skincare by focusing on the core essentials: cleansing, hydrating and protecting. You’re probably thinking, “Why do I need to moisturize my skin in the summer? However, it’s crucial.
The humidity in the air can make your skin produce oil. Using lightweight products help balance the skin when you’re traveling to hot and humid climates. Be sure your checklist includes a lightweight moisturizer to balance and absorb oil.
Since you’ll be sweating a lot in the heat, don’t forget your facial cleanser and sunblock. Make sure you go for the light and minimalist approach with your makeup. Heavy makeup, sweat and high humidity are the makings for the perfect breakout. You don’t need that.
Avoid New Skin Products
One of the worst possible times to try new skincare products is while traveling. Save yourself the headache of having to deal with annoying skin reactions or products not doing what they’re supposed to do for your skin.
You’re more likely to run into unwanted surprises while vacationing if you decide to switch to new products you’ve never tested before. Traveling is no time to experiment with your skin. Keep it simple by sticking to your usual skin routine but with some minor changes to accommodate being on-the-go.
Streamline Your Skincare Stash
The excitement of visiting a new location can make anyone a bit overzealous with packing. Of course, you don’t want to forget anything. Keep in mind how long you’ll be away and the essentials you’ll need on-hand to keep your skin glowing throughout your trip.
So, how do you avoid bringing a suitcase full of skin and beauty products? A great trick is to keep your skin care products in a single pouch that you can easily tuck into your carry-on or handbag. If you put your moisturizer, sunblock, cleanser, and toner into travel-size containers it makes it easier to stick them into a travel pack or large Ziploc bag.
Dr. Evans’ Travel Tip: Tuck a one-ounce bottle of our Neova Squalane Oil into your travel pouch to combat dry skin from the cabin air on the plane. During your flight, apply it to your face even over makeup to add hydration without the greasy feel.
Afraid the oil will make you breakout? It’s non-comedogenic so it will not promote acne.
If you’re on a long flight, having your skin care products close at-hand means you can freshen up before, during, and after your flight.
Drink Plenty of Water to Stay Hydrated
Your skin gets brutalized with the air-travel, time zone and climate changes. That’s why it’s so important to drink lots of water. We all know this but often ignore or forget when in travel mode.
Drinking plenty of water will keep your skin looking hydrated and clear. Added bonus: it keeps bloating in check. Also, avoid alcohol and caffeine on travel day. These drinks have a tendency to dehydrate the skin which is the opposite of what you want when flying, especially on a long flight.
Still not sure what skin products to bring with you on your summer travels? Schedule a complimentary 15-minute, personalized assessment with our licensed medical aesthetician Sandra. She’ll help you choose the right routine for your skin, so it stays hydrated and protected – in all climates and conditions – when travelling.
Call us at 1 (203) 323-5660 to book your skin care consult.