It’s absolutely possible to continue the effort of reaching your skin care goals and stay well while traveling! It just takes a little planning. Before you say “bon voyage”, be sure you’re prepared to protect your beautiful complexion and have a great trip!
The first thing to bear in mind is your method of travel. If you’ll be traveling by car for an extended amount of time, it’s important to practice consistent use of sunblock. (Did you know that UVA rays penetrate through glass?) The UVA ray, also known as the “aging” ray, is responsible for creating damage in the dermis. This damage manifests itself as cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions, the destruction of collagen and elastin fibers, and promotes the acceleration of hyper-pigmentation and melasma, among others. The good news is you simply need to reapply your sunblock about every 90 minutes to 2 hours on all exposed skin and you’re good to go! Set a timer on your phone if it’s difficult to remember.
If you’ll be traveling by plane, consider adding our Travel Kit (Dry/Sensitive or Combination/Oily)to your carry-on bag along with your sunblock. If you’re scheduled for a very long flight, consider selecting the seat closest to the window so you’re able to put the shade down so you are not exposed to even higher levels of UV radiation. The recycled air on a plane is incredibly dehydrating, as you know. Blend our Amber Primrose Facial Oil with a small dab of our Avocado Rosehip Moisturizer to provide more long-term hydration and comfort to the skin. Top the skin with a few extra drops of Amber Primrose Oil to seal in hydration.
Don’t forget your lips! Using a non-petroleum-based lip balm will help keep your lips feeling comfortable even on the longest flight. When you reach your destination, Cleanse your skin twice with our Herbal Mint Cleanser and follow up with 3 to 5 drops of our Amber Primrose Facial Oil to flood your skin with antioxidant support.
Regardless of the length of your trip, it’s important to maintain consistency in your skin care regimen and not deviate too much. Experiencing a different climate, changes in your diet, possibly more sun exposure, etc. can encourage the skin to misbehave. This is why we find people break out during their trip or when they return home. Increase your water intake, regardless of your method of travel, to assist the skin and provide hydration and detoxification. Consuming water-rich foods such as watermelon, cucumbers, and berries is a delicious way to increase your hydration. Bring enough of your vitamins to last the entirety of your trip so you stay well and feel great!
- Jenny Califano, House of Hilt Aesthetician