Traveling around the world, or even just around your own country, can be really hard on you. From the time spent out of your comfort zone to the changes in routine, your body and mind can seriously take a beating after travel. But one part of yourself that you might not have been too concerned with taking care of when traveling in the past is your skin. However, your skin is one of the first things to become affected by travel. So to help ensure that you’re taking care of it the way it should be, here are three ways you can protect your skin while traveling.
Prep Your Skin For A Flight
While prepping your baggage and identification for your upcoming flight, you might want to start prepping your skin as well. According to Renee Rouleau, a contributor to Refinery29.com, airplanes have very low humidity in them, which can cause them to quickly dry out your skin. Knowing this, you should apply a serum before you get on the plane. This serum will help to keep the moisture in your skin and prevent you from getting too dry. In addition to a moisturizing serum, you should also apply sunscreen, as being in the air gets you closer to the harsh sun’s rays. Putting on sunscreen, even though you’re not technically outside, will help keep your skin from getting burned and irritated.
Gather Specific Products For When You’re On The Road
For some people, the products that they use at home aren’t necessarily easy to take along on trips. Especially if you’ll be flying, your products might be too big for you to take on board. Because of this, Alexandra Owens, a contributor to Allure.com, suggests that you just have a travel kit that’s always filled with smaller sizes of the products that you normally use on your skin. If you choose to just use whatever’s available when you get to your destination, those products might not react well with your skin. So to keep things clear and clean, just keep a go-bag for your own products that you can take wherever you go.
Don’t Neglect Your Sleep
Although what you’re putting on your skin is important for its protecting while traveling, arguably the most important way that you can take care of your skin when you’re on the road, according to Dr. Philippe Allouche, a contributor to Travel and Leisure, is to get enough sleep. People who are traveling are notorious for not getting the sleep that their body needs. And when this happens, your skin might be the part of your body that pays the price. To keep this from happening to you, make sure you’re putting sleep as a priority.
To keep your skin protected and healthy while traveling, consider implementing the tips mentioned above during your next trip.