When we go on vacation, our time schedules and routines get out of whack. Relaxing by the pool or exploring a new city is great for our mental health, but it’s not always great for our skin! Whether you’re traveling by car, by plane, or by train, follow these simple skin tips to avoid breakouts.
1. Hydrate with H20
During our travels, especially while on vacation, we tend to eat out, which often means ordering sugary foods/drinks (that includes alcohol, UGH). Foods and drinks with high glycemic indexes cause a spike of insulin levels, which trigger inflammation throughout the body. Bodily inflammation is correlated with skin inflammation, which can make acne worse. However, experts say we can minimize sugary effects by drinking water before or after we eat or drink something sugary. AND drinking water helps flush toxins out of the body while carrying nutrients to our skin cells. HELLO H20!
While it’s important to hydrate your skin from the inside, it’s important to hydrate it from the outside too. Topically hydrate your skin with a good moisturizer! We recommend moisturizing in the morning and at night. If you are about to hop on a plane, we suggest applying an intense moisturizer the night before to prepare your skin for the drying effects of flying high in the sky. Inside the cabin, the air is recirculated and can be extremely drying. Moist skin provides a strong barrier to keep harmful toxins and chemicals out.
Whether you’re traveling to the warm and sunny tropics or to the cold and rainy mountains, always apply sunscreen. The sun is strong and its harmful UV light can penetrate clouds. Sunscreen helps keep our skin young and damage-free in all weather. Also, there are so many sunscreen varieties that have non-comedogenic properties which means they don’t clog pores. So, you have no excuse to skip on the sunscreen!
4. Control the oil
Traveling entails long hours on the go, so we recommend you bring some blotting sheets to control oil on your skin. Blotting sheets are affordable and can be bought at any beauty store and in skin care aisles in most grocery stores. Simply pull out a sheet and blot (gently tap) your T-zone or other oily areas for a quick skin refresher.
5. Prepare with TSA-friendly product sizes
As if the stress of traveling wasn’t enough, getting your beauty and skincare products taken away at airport security is the worst! Make sure your liquids, creams, aerosols, and gel products are in compliance with TSA guidelines, which means they must be in containers no larger than 3.4 ounces. Thankfully, the #FOBO Kit is all TSA and travel-friendly. The CLEANSE with Benefits AM/PM Cleanser is 3 fluid ounces, while the SCANTILY Pad AM/PM Acne Treatment, the SUPPLEMENT to Be Daily Pre + Probiotic Mix, and the PATCH Me (If You Can) Targeted Pimple Patches are all compact and perfect to take on the go.
So, as traveling can bring on the unexpected, expect great skin with these simple skin tips from Dermala!