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From Flights to Sightseeing: Managing Dry Skin Throughout Your Travels

Traveling is great for body and soul, but it can be tough on your skin. While you might find taking a Southampton cruise or jumping on a plane to an exotic destination exhilarating, the combination of dehydration, dry air, and change of climate can be a challenge for your skin. Taking care of your hands and face while on the road can be tricky, and it is important to adopt a skincare routine that targets the specific issues that traveling throws up. Here are a few of the best ways to keep your skin healthy and radiant wherever your adventures take you. 

Hydrate Inside Out: Drink Water Religiously

Staying hydrated while you travel is important for a whole load of reasons, but your skin is one of the most significant. Long flights and shifts in climate can be extremely dehydrating, which is damaging to your skin, and it is easy to forget to drink enough water when you are on the go. Stay hydrated from the inside out by always carrying a water bottle and avoiding caffeine and alcohol as much as possible. 

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize: Your Skincare Mantra

A good moisturizer is the best defense against dry skin, and ‘moisturize, moisturize, moisturize’ should be your skincare mantra while you are on the road. Find a great moisturizer that suits your skin type and apply it generously before, during, and after your trip, especially after washing your face. It is worth looking for products that contain ingredients specifically designed to hydrate your skin, like hyaluronic acid and glycerin.

Adapt Your Skincare to the Climate: Know Your Destination

Of course, every destination is different, and not all skincare routines apply to every climate or atmosphere you visit. So do your research beforehand and find out what impact the local weather might have on your skin! Humid climates will require lighter, water-based moisturizers, while cold weather will need a cream-based moisturizer. Don’t forget to protect against wind, and remember to pick products with a good SPF to prevent sun damage. 

Sun Protection: A Non-Negotiable Step

Wherever you go, sun protection is key. Whether cold, hot, or cloudy, UV rays can damage your skin easily, so your skincare solutions should always, where possible, come with decent SPF protection. If you are planning to spend lots of time in the sun then you should top this up with sunblock, and wear a hat and sunglasses whenever you can. 

Cleansing: Gently Does It

Keeping your skin clean is important, but you must make sure you are gentle with your face as well. Too much cleansing, or overly strong products, can remove the natural oils that protect your skin, leaving it drier than when you started! Look for gentle cleansers that come with hydrating properties to ensure you aren’t damaging your face as you clean.

Sheet Masks: In-Flight Skincare Boost

Sheet masks are a great way to give yourself a little pampering session during a long flight and keep your skin fresh and moist at the same time. 

Stay Hands-Off: Resist the Temptation to Touch Your Face

One of the best ways to protect your skin while traveling is to leave it alone as much as possible! Our hands are often covered with dirt and unseen bacteria which can be very harsh on your skin, so avoid touching your face as much as possible. 

Keeping your skin fresh and healthy while traveling doesn’t have to be a challenge, and the skincare tips above will help you maintain a radiant glow wherever you go. Healthy skin helps you look and feel your best and allows you to enjoy your adventures worry-free!

xoxo