Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Skincare Tips for Traveling

If you’re going on vacation this winter - lucky you! We love how a nice vacation makes us feel happier and more relaxed when we get home. However, we don’t love what traveling on airplanes does to our skin. If you’ve ever taken a long flight, you know exactly what we’re talking about.

The humidity level in most airplane cabins is 20 percent, much lower than the 40-70 percent range most beneficial to skin. These lower humidity levels cause dehydration, making dry skin drier and oily skin oilier. Inactivity and salty snacks can result in water retention, making the face appear puffy. Finally, travel-related sleep deprivation results in under-eye bags and circles; on the whole, not a healthy or attractive look!

Follow these skincare tips for traveling to counteract the negative effects of flying, so your skin looks great when you reach your destination.

Skincare Tips for Traveling

Pack the Essentials

Be sure to include travel beauty essentials in your carry-on. TSA regulations stipulate that you cannot bring on board liquids in containers larger than 3.4 ounces per product. Items must be kept in a clear plastic bag, so plan accordingly.

Skip the Makeup

Keep makeup to a bare minimum when you’re traveling. Mascara and eyeliner can smear when you nap, and foundations and powders will only serve to further dehydrate your skin.

Moisturize Frequently

The longer your flight, the more your skin will dry out en route. Keep a facial moisturizer on hand and reapply frequently to keep skin hydrated. Since flying means that you’re much closer to the sun than usual, UV rays are stronger. Choose a facial moisturizer with broad spectrum sunscreen to repel those damaging rays.

Sip Water

International flights may offer free alcohol, but that doesn’t mean you should imbibe! Alcohol has the unfortunate effect of causing dehydration. Instead, stick to water in-flight. One glass of water for each hour in the air will keep you hydrated. We recommend buying a big bottle at the airport once you’re past security so you don’t have to rely on the flight attendants for your hourly H2O.

Keep Hands Hydrated

Airplanes and airports are full of germs, so chances are you’ll be washing your hands and applying antibacterial gel more often than usual. Unfortunately, both of these actions can zap the moisture right out of your hands, resulting in dry skin and fragile nails. To protect your skin and nails, pack a hand moisturizer like Herbacin Kamille Hand Cream and reapply after every hand wash.

Don’t Forget Your Lips!

Oh, that sinking feeling--boarding a flight and realizing  that you forgot your lip balm! To combat the dry air of the plane, pack at least one moisturizing lip balm like Herbacin Kamille Lip Balm and reapply often to avoid chapped lips.

Freshen Up

As you approach your destination, make a short trip to the restroom to freshen up. First, cleanse face with a makeup remover wipe to remove any traveling grime or excess oil. Next, apply facial moisturizer and a little bit of makeup (if desired). Then you’ll be ready to begin your vacation in style!

Do you have any skincare tips for traveling?  Share them with us through the comments section.

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