Summertime is travel time due to perfect weather conditions. Just imagine, explore new places, tasting new foods and soaking up the sun! While it is fun and enjoyable, it can also expose our skin to harsh elements like heat, dirt, and pollution. It could cause sunburn, breakouts and various beauty problems. Good thing that there is a solution for every problem as given to us by a skin doctor. Regardless where you might want to spend your summer, be prepared with our quick fixes to remedy any beauty woes that come along the way.
Here are the common skin dilemmas women usually face before and after travelling:
Soaking up the sun to get the perfect tan could lead to unfavourable consequences. It may leave you flushed or burnt to a crisp! Be careful not to overdo it.
Airplane cabins are not ideal for the skin. The skin goes dry due to a deficient oxygen supply, causing the skin to overcompensate for dryness by producing excess oil and causing breakouts.
Glowing and healthy looking skin is hot but the greasy-looking skin is not!
Long days under summer sun causes sweat and excess oil production, which often leaves us looking a little more ‘slick’ than we’d like.
New city, new views. Sounds pretty exciting! But not for your hair if it can’t adapt to the new water. It could leave you with greasy, lifeless locks that need reviving.
Flaky, Dry Skin
Aside from oily skin, flying can really have bad effects on our skin. A lack of cabin moisture can leave our skin feeling (and looking) parched.
Puffy, Red Eyes
One part of our summer adventure that we don’t look forward to is jetlag. Sleepless nights can be very draining, leaving us not only feeling, but looking exhausted.
The mentioned skin issues may sound terrible, but don’t let it discourage you from enjoying your summer. We got you covered. Just follow our skin care tips and advice from top skin care specialists and your skin issues will be a thing of the past when you travel.
Keep up your skincare regimen in the air
Be prepared with short-haul and a long-haul plan for your skin whenever you travel. Regardless how far your destination is, always remember to apply sunscreen when flying during the day, especially when sitting in a window seat. UV exposure is much greater at higher altitudes.
Take off your make-up
If you are on the air for more than 6 hours, be prepared to cleanse your skin to remove any make-up and lather it with serums and hydration. Layering an antioxidant serum to protect your skin from free-radical damage, underneath a heavyweight moisturiser is a good practice.
Wake up your face
You can maintain hydration in the air while being cooped up in an air-plane cabin by spritzing your face with a hydrating mist every couple of hours. It’s also incredibly refreshing in hot humid conditions.
Apply a face mask
Masks are not only nutrient-rich, they are also great skin-boosting treatments. Hydrating cream masks that can be applied like a moisturiser are really recommendable when flying. They are easy to apply, not noticeable and works just as well as sheet masks or gel masks. They are also instantly hydrating – your fellow passengers will be none the wiser. Face masks are great instant facials without the hassle.
Up the ante with your moisturiser
For air travel, it is essential to choose a long-lasting and more occlusive moisturizer that could also prevent moisture loss. The skin is protected from drying out and traps valuable moisture once the barrier is in place.
Layer your serums
An antioxidant serum is indispensable. It protects your skin from free-radical damage together with a hydrating serum. These can be layered under, or mixed in with, your moisturiser to boost hydration levels and keep your skin soft, elastic and plump.
Skip the Champagne
Freebies like champagne and chips may be tempting but keep in mind that they are not worth it. Swap the alcohol for still water and herbal tea and avoid salty and processed foods. And try to get some rest. Compression stockings are very helpful if you’re prone to fluid retention – there’s nothing worse than cankles on arrival!
Cleanse again before landing
Before arriving at your destination, remove all the masks and balms off your face. Wear a fresh look by reapplying a hydrating serum with a lightweight tinted moisturiser, mascara and a dab of lip balm and eye balm.
Adjust to the climate
For warmer climates, choose a gel or AHA cleanser over your regular your milk or oil cleanser. Switch to lightweight lotions and gels and ensure you’re wearing adequate sun protection. For colder climates, use thicker, more nourishing creams and use restorative face oil instead of your active retinol and AHA serums. Apply body oil underneath your body cream and try using a humidifier to replace the moisture in the air and counteract the effects of dry air from heating and air-conditioning.
Rest up and eat up
Travel can be exhausting and with the change in time zones, you can miss out on much-needed rest. This can take its toll on your body. Remember that sleep is vital to your body’s restoration cycle: it’s when your skin and body repair and rejuvenate. Invest in a good-quality sleep mask and earplugs and avoid drinking coffee before travelling to ensure a better sleep. Food and what you eat is also important, we sometimes tend to over-indulge when we travel so don’t forget to eat some healthy fresh food and wholesome take-home meals instead of fast food.