Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you should stop taking care of your skin! In fact, it’s best to take extra precautions during your trip because being in a new environment can put your skin under stress. That’s why you should bring as many skin care products as possible when you travel. If you think carrying a whole skincare kit is too much and you only want to bring the essentials, don’t worry! In this post, we’ve collected top tips on how you can best take care of your skin on the go.
While everyone wants to look their best in their travel photos, it’s a good idea to wear light makeup during your travels. First, do you absolutely have to do a lot of physical activity?—especially if you’re going to do some exploratory activities?—and your makeup will most likely run off your face. Plus, makeup can clog pores, so it’s best to give your skin a break while on vacation. If we can’t convince you to go bare-faced during your travels, Glamor’s guide to natural makeup will state all you need is concealer for problem areas, eyelash curler, your trusted brow kit and your favorite lip balm.
Choose the right moisturizer
Airplane cabins are notorious for being extremely dry, so you need to keep your skin moisturized during flights. What’s more, traveling to a new place forces your skin to adapt, and this can have different effects on your skin – depending on whether your destination has a cold climate and dry or hot and humid. This is why carrying moisturizer with you on your travels is one of the most important skin care commandments! Beauty writer Sheena Dizon’s review of AR Vitamin E Cream highlights the importance of natural moisturizing ingredients like sunflower seed oil. These can help hydrate your skin without making it too greasy. We also mentioned in ‘6 items to help you survive the flight’ How can a facial mist be helpful?—especially in times when you feel your skin is extra dry and it’s inconvenient to apply moisturizer.
Never skip sunscreen
Never forget to carry a bottle of sunscreen with you wherever you go. In addition to protecting your skin from sunburn, sunscreen also helps block UVA rays that accelerate the aging process. And since you’re bound to be in the sun for extended periods of time during your vacation, you should take extra steps to protect your skin. Travel writer Melanie Lieberman’s article on what you should look for in sunscreen states that the best travel sunscreen should be at least SPF 30 and have broad spectrum coverage. Remember to reapply sunscreen every two hours?—or even more often?—especially if you plan to go swimming.
If you want your skin to look healthy and radiant during and after your vacation, be sure to follow these tips! To make this process convenient, carry all your essential skin care products in a bag that you can easily take out from your carry-on or travel bag. If your travel skin care products exceed the flight weight limit, try to decant them into smaller, spill-proof reusable containers. And for more information on how to make the most of your trip to Asia or Australia, check out our other travel tips here!