Travel Tips

9 Travel Skincare Tips to Know Before Your Next Trip

Are you ready for your summer adventure? Here are some travel tips to keep you looking your best.

Are you planning a vacation to take a break from the hustle and bustle of your daily life? Whether you are heading to a tropical paradise for relaxing days or seeking a mountain adventure, you must not forget to prioritise your skincare. Since you spend a lot of time outdoors while travelling, you are more susceptible to sunburn, tanning, breakouts, and hair damage. Therefore, you need to find a way to keep your skincare routine intact while you are travelling. I have compiled a list of effective travel tips that will keep your skin healthy and protected on your next adventure.

Stay hydrated

When you are on the move, it can be challenging to keep up with your hydration goals. Long-haul flights, different climates, and increased activity levels can all amplify the problem and make you more dehydrated. So, if you want a radiant complexion while travelling, I recommend drinking at least six to seven glasses of water every day. Carry a water bottle with you at all times to avoid dehydration.

Shield your skin from the UV rays

One of the best travel tips for healthy and happy skin is to keep your skin protected from harmful UV rays at all times.When we are on vacation, we tend to spend a lot of time outdoors. Excessive UV exposure can wreak havoc on your skin and cause skin issues like tanning, hyperpigmentation and sunburn. It can also expedite the ageing process. Therefore, it is important to apply a broad-spectrum SPF before stepping out for your travel adventure. Reapply it every two hours to minimise damage. Dr G Sun Block SPF 50 is an excellent option if you are looking for a sunscreen that shields your skin against UV damage and pollution.

Don’t forget your lips

Since the skin of your lips is more delicate, it is more prone to sun damage. Therefore, I recommend adding a lip balm with SPF to your travel skincare arsenal. It will keep your lips hydrated and plump and minimise tanning.

Keep your hair covered

One of the best travel tips to minimise hair damage is to keep your hair covered. Hats and scarves are lifesavers for those who spend a lot of time basking in the sun. These stylish summer accessories can protect your hair from the sun’s rays and add a splash of colour to your style without compromising protection.

Pamper your skin with a sheet mask

From excessive UV exposure to drying cabin air, your skin goes through a lot while travelling. Therefore, one of my favourite travel tips is to pack a handful of hydrating sheet masks for your vacation. Apply one after cleansing in the evening to rejuvenate and hydrate your skin instantly. Look for masks that contain hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, or green tea to soothe your skin and leave it looking plump and radiant.

Ditch the actives and retinol

Travel already takes a toll on your skin. Therefore, I recommend avoiding retinol and other potent active ingredients during your vacations to prevent skin irritation. When you are on the go, it is advisable to stick to a simple, soothing routine to keep your skin calm and healthy.

Always carry a facial mist

Long flights, hectic travel schedules, and sudden exposure to different environments can leave your skin feeling tired and dull. Are you looking for an instant pick-me-up during long travel days? You must incorporate a facial mist into your travel skincare arsenal. A quick spritz can instantly freshen your complexion and deliver an adequate dose of much-needed hydration.

Don’t step out without your favourite pair of sunglasses

Sunglasses are not just a stylish accessory; they also help protect your skin from harmful UV rays. They can cause more harm to the sensitive skin around your eyes. Therefore, I recommend wearing large sunglasses with UV protection to shield this sensitive area from harmful rays, thus preventing damage.

Carry a silk pillowcase

While we all love the fluffy and soft hotel pillows, they can cause an array of skin and hair issues. To prevent this, I recommend packing a silk or satin pillowcase in your suitcase. Silk is hypoallergenic, soft on the scalp, and reduces friction, which in turn helps to keep hair smooth and free of frizz and wrinkles. Moreover, it helps your skin retain its natural moisture balance.

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