From the dehydrating effects of recycled cabin air to exposure to new environments, traveling can profoundly affect our skin's health and appearance. In this article, we delve into the world of travel skincare, unraveling the secrets to maintaining a radiant complexion while jet-setting across the globe.
How Traveling Can Negatively Affect Your Skin
Sunburns and Sun Damage
If you are away to somewhere tropical, or your vacation plans involve laying on a beach, swimming in a lake, or spending a lot of time outside, any overexposure to UV rays can cause sunburns and long-term damage to your skin. Spending prolonged hours under the scorching sun without adequate protection can lead to sunburn, premature aging, and an increased risk of skin cancer. It is crucial to apply and reapply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF, wear protective clothing, seek shade during peak hours, and wear sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat to shield your face from the sun. Try our Mineral Sunscreen with SPF 30 for your daily sun protection and after you’ve spent some time in the sun – apply our After Sun Cooling Gel to help soothe, calm, and hydrate skin.
Dehydration and Dryness
Traveling to different climates, particularly to arid or humid destinations, can affect your skin's hydration levels. Airplane cabins, hotel rooms with air conditioning, and excessive sun exposure can strip the skin of its natural moisture, leading to dryness, flakiness, and even exacerbating existing skin conditions. It is essential to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, using a hydrating moisturizer, and incorporating a hydrating face mask or serum into your skincare routine. Additionally, avoid excessive consumption of caffeine and alcohol, as they can contribute to dehydration.
Changes in Climate and Environment
When we travel, we expose our skin to different climates and environments. From hot and humid tropical locations to dry and dusty deserts, each place brings its own set of challenges. Sudden changes in humidity levels can disrupt the skin's balance, causing oiliness, breakouts, or increased sensitivity. To adapt to changing conditions, adjust your skincare routine. Use lightweight, non-comedogenic products in humid climates, and opt for richer, nourishing formulas in dry environments. Do not forget to pack a gentle cleanser, a hydrating toner, and a suitable moisturizer to cater to your skin's needs.
Exploring bustling cities or spending time in heavily polluted areas can expose your skin to harmful environmental pollutants. Air pollution can contribute to skin irritation, clogged pores, and the breakdown of collagen, leading to premature aging. Combat these effects by cleansing your face thoroughly each evening, using an antioxidant-rich serum to neutralize free radicals, and ensuring your skin is well-moisturized and protected. Consider incorporating gentle exfoliation into your routine to slough away dead skin cells and remove impurities.
What Skincare Products to Use When Traveling
While vacations are meant to be a break from routine, it is important not to neglect your skincare regimen entirely. Frequent travel and irregular schedules can make it tempting to skip steps or use unfamiliar products, which may not suit your skin type. To maintain healthy skin, create a simplified travel skincare routine with essential products such as a cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen. Consider using travel-sized containers or purchasing sample sizes of your favorite products to ensure compliance with your skincare regimen.
Finding smaller sized products to travel with is a great opportunity to purchase a gift set or value set which is packed with mini and travel sized products which are perfect for travel.
Skincare Value Sets for Travel
Good Skin is Forever and Clear Set: Perfect for skin that has been breaking out due to a change in climate or the stress from traveling – this set contains products designed to promote clear and healthy skin, making it ideal for travel to maintain a fresh complexion on the go.
This set includes travel sizes of our Acne Facial Cleanser, Drying Lotion, Oil Free Moisturizer, Healing & Soothing Mask, and a set of 6 Drying Patches.
Good Skin is Forever and For All: With a versatile range of products suitable for all skin types, this set is a travel essential and has all the products you would need on vacation.
This set includes travel friendly sizes of our Gentle Foaming Cleanser, Facial Spray with Aloe, Adaptogens and Coconut Water, Hyaluronic Dew Cream, Hyaluronic Dew Drops, and a sample size of our Caffeine Eye Cream.
Essentials Mini Set: This compact set includes must-have skincare essentials in travel-friendly sizes. It is the perfect easy 3 step skincare routine for those who only need a few products to get them by.
This set includes travel sizes of: Enzyme Cleaning Gel, Botanical Exfoliating Scrub, and Oil Free Moisturizer with SPF 17
Body Care Mini Set: Perfect for travel, this set offers a selection of body care products to nourish and hydrate your skin, leaving it feeling soft, smooth, and rejuvenated during your trips.
This set includes travel sizes of our: A.H.A. Botanical Body Soap, Rose Body Soap, Summer Shine Body Lotion, Super Rich Olive Body Lotion, and Hydrating Hand Cream
Brightening Mini Set: Specifically formulated to enhance skin radiance, this mini set is an ideal travel companion, helping you achieve a brighter and more even complexion while away from home.
This set includes travel sizes of our: Glycolic Foaming Cleanser, Vitamin C Serum, Brightening Mask with Vitamin C
Rose Collection Mini Set: Infused with the soothing properties of rose, this mini set offers a delightful travel experience, providing gentle and nourishing skincare with a delicate floral scent. Perfect for temperamental and unbalanced skin that has been disrupted by travel.
This set includes a full-size Rose Lip Balm and travel sizes of Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater, Rose Hand Cream with Vitamin E and Rose Body Soap