Travel Skincare Tips

Usually, I travel so much during the holidays. This time the fam and I enjoyed a must needed stay-cation. But for the rest of you all, traveling is a part of life. One of my friends stopped by Chicago for four days and got back on the plane to head to New York for five. That’s a lot of lines. Watching some of my favorite vloggers and IG stars, I  felt like the only one not hopping on the wings of a plane. This girl is pretty happy about that.

The one thing that suffers when I travel is my skin. I don’t know if its the stress or what but my face decides to explode in breakouts. This is why as you are getting back in those baggage checking lines you can read these six tips for better skincare when you are traveling.

1. Know the Climate

It is important to decrease the number of things you are going to pack. Do some research on the weather forecast and climate of the place where you are visiting. This will help you a lot in deciding what you should take with you. Will you be in humid weather or a dry one? You should prepare yourself for high winds, moisture loss or breakouts. If you are traveling to a place with drier weather, then it will be better to replenish the moisture in your skin. Lightweight moisturizers and serums are the best choices for the same. If you are going to a place with humid weather, carry an exfoliator that can help you get rid of dead cells. A cleanser that contains salicylic acid will also be of real help.

2. Get Packing

Now that you have an idea of what your skin is going to be up against, it’s time to get packing. If you are traveling by flight, then the amount of things you can carry on a plane is even more limited. But, that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on your skincare. Think of this trip as a chance to give your skin a much-needed break from the harsh skin care and beauty products you use on a daily basis. You might even get an idea about what kind of skincare products you need. Get down to the very basics like moisturizer, sunscreen, and a cleanser. You can take a face oil with you, this way you need not carry an extra eye cream.

3. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

You can apply a good moisturizer even before you board the plane or hit the road. While traveling by plane or car the air conditioner is your biggest enemy as it can dry up the skin. You can carry some face mask sheets that will help in boosting hydration. If you know your destination and have some time to spare, you can always book a facial at a spa.

4. Skip Makeup

Every one of us wants to look our best during a long trip. But, let’s face it, makeup can get smudged or ruined if it is a long journey. Heavy makeup can also dry up your skin adding more to the drying effect of airplane flights. So, it is better if you wear a tinted moisturizer only. If you can’t avoid makeup, wear a primer before you put on makeup. This will give you additional skin protection, and your makeup will stay put.

5. Keep Your Hands Off Your Face

This is a colossal mistake many of us make while traveling. When at a public place, we come in contact with many germs. So, when we touch our faces, we are transmitting all these germs to our skin. This can later contribute to pimples and acne breakouts. If you have to touch your face, use an oil blotter or tissue as a protective layer between your hands and face.

6. Eat and Drink Healthy

In addition to the products you use to keep your skin healthy from the outside, it is also important to keep your skin healthy from the inside. Ensure that you carry on a healthy lifestyle while you travel as well. Exercise, eating healthy meals and drinking ample amount of water are the best ways to keep your skin at its best. Good skin begins from within. So, don’t just rely on skincare products. Stay hydrated and engage in some physical activity when you have time to spare.

Other Tips

• If you find that you have developed under eye circles while traveling, get some crushed ice and a towel. Then, apply it like an ice pack.

• Never forget your sunscreen. It is better to use your sunscreen even when you are on a plane all day. This way your skin can effectively combat the harmful UV rays coming through the windows.

• If you have oily skin, make sure that you carry blotting tissues with you that you can use while traveling.

Adhering to the tips listed above will Fix Your Skin and keep it beautiful even when you are miles away from home. Happy vacation!

About the Author

Hello, Amelia here from FixYourSkin! I have a lot of experience with skin health and have written several articles that have been published. FixYourSkin has a lot of useful tips and skincare advice on Vitamin C serums, moisturizers and DIY recipes which can give you great looking skin without any side effects!

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  • Reply Courtney Hardy December 28, 2017 at 3:39 am

    These are really good tips. Drinking water, and eating healthy can make such a big difference.

  • Reply Cindy Elena December 28, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    Excellent tips, babe! I definitely need to moisturize a lot when traveling.

    xo | Cindy Elena

  • Reply Deasy @ Rose Gold Rhyme December 28, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    I am the worst when it comes to not touching my face. I rest my head on my hands sooo often. I’ve gotten into a better habit of wearing a face mask on flights, so I’m glad I’m doing something right ^_^

  • Reply Quinn December 29, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Totally agreed – sometimes a staycation is just better! As I leave for Boston this afternoon, LOL. Moisturizing is so important when traveling – it’s a pain when you’re doing it, but worth it! Happy New Year!


  • Reply olia January 4, 2018 at 5:42 am

    I love these tips

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