During the summer months comes the light-hearted bliss associated with the anticipation of our upcoming travel plans and holidays. With the scramble of planes, trains, and automobiles, traveling can be energy-draining and exhausting, and it can also take its toll on your skin. We put some steps together to keep your skin looking as good at your time of arrival as it did when you first departed (if not better).
ONE – Wash your face
Prior to setting off on your adventure, WASH YOUR FACE. We cannot stress this enough! Airplanes are infested with germs due to the close quarters, not-so-clean setting, and recycled air. Besides, no one wants to deal with clogged pores and flare-ups during their fun in the sun!
TWO – Treat
The cabin air in an airplane has the humidity of a desert, which translates to mean that it severely dries out your skin. Treating your skin will give it an extra boost of moisture that it is begging for! You will absolutely feel like Michael Myers from Halloween – and will get the stares that go with that – however, it’s so worth it when you arrive at your destination with your skin feeling plump and revitalized.
THREE – Moisturize
As with any skincare routine, post-treatment you should moisturize your skin. If you are traveling during the day, we recommend using a day cream as it will energize and leave you feeling radiant. If you happen to be taking a red-eye overseas, we suggest using a night cream as it works to repair damage and gives an ultra shot of hydration that is able to penetrate deeply into your skin. We promise you’ll wake up looking dewy and glowing!
FOUR – Hydrate
Drinking plenty of water is absolutely vital for not only your skin but for your overall well-being. Because skin cells are mostly composed of water, it is important to keep them hydrated and best to avoid caffeinated, carbonated or alcoholic beverages, as well as high-sodium or fried foods as these, will dehydrate you. Bringing an empty water bottle that you can fill up before boarding the plane is a great tip to ensure you stay hydrated (as we all know the airlines can be a little stingy with the water!)
Safe and happy travels!