Travel-Friendly Skin Care Tips
“It’s best to wash your face at least four to five times a day, if you want clean, fresh skin”
Though we get a break from our monotonous routines while travelling, we tend to ignore regular habits and hardly care about following a beauty regime. We also have a tendency to neglect the adverse effects of our negligence on our skin and body. And although the main focus of travelling should be of course to enjoy the place and company of your loved ones’ providing a little tender loving care to yourself will cause no harm. So, here are a few tips you must follow to keep your skin fresh and healthy, while away from home and on the move.
Stick To Your Basic Beauty Regime
It is important to always take your cleansers, moisturizers, toners and serums for use in travel appropriate bottles. The products you carry should be rich in antioxidants and nutrients because this will be important for your skin to look fresh.
Since long hours are spent outdoors, your skin is exposed to dust and pollution and this can make it look dull,unhealthy and tired. Thus, it’s best to wash your face at least four to five times a day, if you want clean, fresh skin. This is also an effective method to remove excessive oil from your skin, especially if it is oily.
Moisturizing Is Vital
After cleansing, don’t forget to moisturise your skin. This is the one skin care habit that will help your skin look good throughout your travelling period and even after that. When you are outdoors, your skin becomes dry and appears stretched. Moisturise just before stepping out and also while travelling, to keep your skin hydrated and fresh.
Hydrate Your Body Well
Dehydration is a common problem during travelling, because the long hours of travelling and lack of schedule brings this on. And moisturizing alone, wont help your skin. You will need to drink plenty of water which means at least eight glasses of water throughout the day. Keep a bottle of water for every individual, just to be safe.
Don’t Forget Sunscreen
Don’t forget to carry a sunscreen with you, irrespective of the location you are travelling to, or whichever season it may be, as sunscreen is extremely necessary before stepping out. Also, since you are going to be spending most of your time enjoying your beautiful surroundings, your skin will tan and may even bum, in severe cases, due to the direct exposure to harmful sunrays.
Avoid Harsh Products
Another important tip for skin care while travelling is to avoid using any kind of harsh products, as you don’t want to get any unexpected breakout or irritation on any part of your body, while you are enjoying your vacation. Thus, take extra care in this matter and buy only those products that will have no side effects and which you know will suit your skin type.
Keep An Eye On Your Diet
While on holiday, we all want to eat the best foods available in that particular place and thus, we spend a lot of time gobbling junk food. But if you want to retain the beauty and health of your skin, try to keep a track of what you are eating and try to avoid eating junk food all the time. Choose healthy and antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables like tomatoes, carrots, and berries to maintain a balance.
Get Your Beauty Sleep
A vacation also leads to an imbalance in sleeping patterns. And as no sleep or very few hours of sleep in a day is what you tend to get in, your eyes may get puffy and red. So, make sure to grab some good beauty sleep, if you wouldn’t want to look tired in all your pictures.
Carry Under Eye Cream
If you are not able to get good sleep, this is an important beauty care tip to keep in mind while traveling as your skin becomes dry and your eyes get putty easily, especially when you don’t get enough sleep. So, an under eye cream will help prevent line lines from appearing. Apply it before you start your day for a fresh and rested look.
Travel Essentials Kit
- Toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash and floss
- Face wash
- Hair conditioner
- Hair accessories like clips, bands, bobby pins etc. comb or hair brush
- Make-up remover or wipes
- Moisturizing lotion
- Vaseline or lip balm
- Personal hygiene items
- Feminine hygiene products