Summertime is in full swing and that means lots of traveling on the horizon. No matter where your travels take you, traveling is tough on your skin. Changes in temperature, climate and altitude, coupled with hydration and nutrient depletion, combine to really put stress on your skin. Vacation does not have to be a stressful time for your skin. Keep in mind that not only is your skin an organ, but it is also the largest organ of the body. So, while vacationing this summer, slow down and give your skin all the TCL it deserves!
Think about your destination for your travels and the climate. Will you be going to the beach? Are you traveling by plane? Will you be in a dry climate? Ensuring radiant skin while you travel begins while you are still at home. Start by exfoliating and hydrating your skin. Even if you have oily skin, you need to exfoliate and apply a light moisturizer. You should make sure that your skin is in good condition and vacay ready.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Your skin is an organ, which means that it relies on hydration the same way your other organs do. Remember to drink lots of water. You need at least 64 ounces of water daily. While on vacation, you will be involved in lots of activity. You will need to drink more water than normal to keep hydrated. Bottled water can be pricey at tourist spots, so keep your empty water bottle and fill it up at water fountains located at your vacation destination. If you are traveling by plane or your destination is in a dry climate, be sure and pack a hydrating cream for your face and skin. Believe me, your skin will thank you later.
Protect Your Skin
Traveling exposes your skin to an abundance of chemicals including jet fuel, pesticides in food, and even chlorine in your shower water. It is essential to use clean skincare products to reduce your overall exposure to toxins. Traveling is not the time to use skin care products with synthetic ingredients. Cleanse, hydrate, protect, and nourish your skin every morning and night with a quality organic and nutrient-rich skincare product.
Don’t Forget the Sunscreen
Wherever your travels take you, don’t forget to pack the sunscreen. Apply it daily to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. Remember to apply sunscreen even when isn’t sunny and hot. Skincare may be a little trickier when you are on the road but with a little bit of preparation, you can maintain a high-quality skin routine. Take care of your skin while vacationing and when you arrive back home, your skin will appear to be well-rested and have a healthy glow.