by Tal Carmel July 15, 2018
With summer approaching, we’ve all got our vacation plans in motion. But along with your passport and luggage, it’s important not to forget about your skincare routine. Fair warning, hydration will be key! In all of its various forms. So grab your pen and paper, and take notes, people, because we’re going to break down traveling for you, one jet-setting step at a time!
-Deeply hydrating moisturizer
-SPF Sun protectant
Before the flight:
The night before a long flight is stressful for everyone. You’re busy rushing around making sure you have your favorite underwear and t-shirt packed. It’s one of those nights filled with excitement and frenzy, as you pretend that you’ll get a good night’s rest. But stop, take a moment. Now go wash your face. Yup. Take off ALL of your makeup, and clean your face. Once your facial canvas is cleaned, apply a nice, thick, andhydrating night mask. While your face mask is doing it’s magic, hop on the computer and check out the weather of your vacation destination. Why? Because, the humidity of the tropics will require a very different type of skincare routine than the drying coolness of the mountains.
Day of the Flight:
Day of the flight is even more stressful than the preceding night. You are flustered going over your checklist and making sure you’ll make it to the airport on time. So take one stressor off your list: forget the makeup.
During the Flight:
Now that you’re in your seat, buckled up, and ready for the ride, relax. Take a nice, deep breath and apply some deeply hydrating moisturizer or replenishing serum. After all, it’s easier to prevent dry skin than treat it. Or better yet, grab a face mask and treat yo’self. I promise no one will say anything, even if they give weird looks.
After the Flight:
Once you get off the flight and fight with the baggage claim carousel to get your luggage, head straight to the bathroom. Wash your face. Seriously, wash your face. Use a gentle face wash as your skin is probably dehydrated and sensitive from the drying airplane air.Cabin humidity has been reported at lows of 10 percent, which is why your skin often feels so dry after a flight. After you gently wash your face, apply a nice hydrating and deeply replenishing serum, followed by, you guessed it, moisturizer. If you must put on makeup, opt for a non-drying formula.
At Your Destination:
Once you get to where you’re going, it’s important to adjust your skincare routine accordingly. To help simplify things we’ve gone ahead and listed out three popular vacation spots and their climates. And will tell you how best to care for your skin.Here are the three hottest summer vacation US spots, according to a rise in Google searches.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
We can never stress enough the importance of water. Drinking water hydrates you from the inside out, and the benefits of drinking enough water throughout the day are undisputed. In addition, a great face mist is a luxury we all can afford. However, it’s important to note that in order to reap the benefits of a facial mist you have to find one with a formula that contains a good humectant — the more, the merrier.
There you have it, your traveling skincare made simple. We’ve compiled a list from the day before your flight, to after you land, and everything in between. As always, the key to happy, healthy skin is hydration and a proper skincare routine. Afterall, just as every skin type is different, so are your skin’s needs in different environments. So, take care of your skin and enjoy your vacation, you deserve it!
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