With the holiday season fast approaching I thought I’d share some tips for keeping your skin fresh and healthy whilst away! Aeroplanes are one of the worst environments for our skin. Whereas exposure to the sun enables us to produce Vitamin D which helps the skins cell growth and repair process. However, too much sun accelerates the ageing process of skin. These 10 Tips will hopefully leave you a travel skin-care professional!
Our skin becomes super dehydrated when we are aboard aeroplanes and of course, when abroad. On top of that, the air is recycled. When the skin has no water, it tries to compensate for this by producing oil which leads to blemishes and oilier skin, so you must drink water! This is also imperative when you arrive at your destination! Drinking water will prevent you from suffering from heatstroke/sunstroke. If you don’t like drinking water, try a fruit squash or herbal tea.
Before boarding the plane, use a thick moisturiser to obtain the maximum amount of hydration into your skin! If you’re on a long-haul flight, give your moisturiser a top up part way through! Maybe even do a facemask the night before/morning of your flight. I’d also recommend going makeup free and wearing just a moisturiser on your skin when flying!
Keep it simple!
Don’t panic about your skin, and try not to overload on products. If you put too many products on, that’s going to create more oil and not going to do your skin any favours. Stick to what you know works for your skin and try and keep your skincare routine as consistent as possible with your daily routine back home... our skin isn’t always the biggest fan of change!
Of course we all want to get the best tan on holiday...but it isn’t safe for our skin to be unprotected and in direct sunlight. Wear SPF and you can soak up the rays without having to constantly worry about your skin burning and ageing faster.
Just like our skin, our eyes are very sensitive to the sun! Get yourself some sunglasses and protect your eyes! And remember, the shade is your friend when abroad! Between 10am-3pm is usually the hottest part of the day so take extra care and try and find shade as much as possible during this time.
Although often overlooked, our lips also dry out in higher temperatures. Try a lip mask before or after being in the sun for a few hours, or keep a lip balm in your handbag at all times.
Exfoliating will help kill any bacteria you pick up on your travels. Pack your fave and use it every other day...you can’t go wrong!
Pack one of these so you don’t have to worry about touching your face with dirty hands and causing a breakout!
Care for your hair
If you have long hair or hair that gets in your face, tie it up! This will also help keep breakouts at bay. Our hair also dries out a lot on planes, in the sun, and also is not the biggest fan of chlorine! Try a leave in conditioner whilst you’re at the beach and a hair mask overnight!
Under Eye Masks
If you’re exhausted from your journey but want to look awake on arrival at your destination, try an under-eye mask to reduce the appearance of tired under- eyes!
Happy travelling! X