Changing your routine, traveling, and changing weather can affect your skin. Traveling to different places can cause breakouts, and neglecting your skincare routine while on vacation can make your skin dry out.
While traveling this summer, it is important to wear SPF and keep to as much of your normal skincare routine as possible. Here are some tips to have in your back pocket while you are traveling this summer, or in the future.
1- Retain Moisture
Your skin requires internal moisture and external moisture. It is important to make sure that you apply moisturizer to your skin and drink plenty of water to hydrate your skin. If you are traveling to a humid climate try to drink more water than you normally would. Hydrated skin helps your skin look younger and more buoyant.
Traveling in the heat can make you dehydrated, so it is important to drink water for your skin and your overall health.
2- Wear Sunscreen Even On Travel Days
Wearing sunscreen is the best way to protect your skin from damage. The sun’s UV rays can be really damaging to your skin cells and can cause skin cancer if you are not proactive about sunscreen. Even on days when you are in a car or on a plane, it is important to wear sunscreen. Flying on a plane can put you closer to the sun’s rays, so even though you are inside the plane, rays can still enter your skin through the windows.
Wearing sunscreen daily that is at least SPF 30 can help your skin last longer. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends reapplying sunscreen every couple of hours.
3- Try To Stick To Your Orignal Products
Staying in a routine helps your skin stay consistent and keeps your skin healthy with products you already trust. Asking your skin to adjust to a new climate and new products can cause breakouts and moving them to different containers can cause them to work less effectively.
If possible, keep your skincare in the original containers and store it in a cool, dark place that is away from extreme heat. Cleansers often do ok in travel bags and can be helpful to keep your skin clean.
4- Prepare For Acne Breakouts
Even if you follow all the tips and do your best to keep your skin free of irritants, you can still experience breakouts. Stress, different water and pH balance, and outdoor elements can affect how your skin reacts. Breakouts are often unavoidable while traveling. Prepare for breakouts with benzoyl peroxide or acne patches.
5- Treat Yourself To A Sheet Mask
Showing your skin some love is never a bad idea, especially while you are traveling. Travel can be stressful, so hydrating your skin after a long flight or after a long day at the beach can help hydrate your skin and keep your skin from breaking out.
Facial mists are also another good option to help hydrate your skin. You can spray it periodically throughout your trip to keep your skin healthy and moisturized.
6- Go Light On The Makeup
Fighting with makeup can be a battle for your skin and cause your skin to react badly. While traveling, you can use a tinted moisturizer or a moisturizer with SPF to help protect your skin, while covering breakouts. Makeup can get cakey throughout the day and won’t look good after traveling or touring the town. Go light on the makeup to help your skin and give you a more natural look with glowy skin.
7- Use Antibacterial Handwash
Keeping oils and dirt off your hands can help transfer those to your skin. Using antibacterial soap kills germs on your hands and can keep you healthy and free of harmful germs and oils. Keeping your hands away from yourself will also help prevent breakouts, but having clean hands will help if you do have to touch your face.
The Skin Institute
The Skin Institute works with our students to teach them about skin and how it reacts to the elements. We work with students to teach them about skincare and esthetics that will help their skin look younger and more healthy.
If you have a passion for skin care and helping others, esthetician school might be the right fit for you. Our teachers and doctors help to produce the best estheticians in the state. Our school offers basic esthetics courses and master esthetics courses to best fit your educational goals. Working with us in St. George, UT is a wonderful experience for students and customers alike. Contact us to schedule an appointment for a facial peel, massage, or more, today!