A little bit of wanderlust never hurt anybody. Well, except for your skin maybe. Because while traveling and exploring new places is an enriching experience, it can take quite a toll on your skin, leaving it feeling less than its absolute best.
Not only is traveling accompanied with a significant amount of stress, even if it’s a vacation to an exotic place, the long flights, weather changes as well as the change in water and diet can wreak havoc on the skin, especially if it’s not taken care of.
However, if this preamble is making you think that skincare during travel is going to be time consuming and a nuisance, let me assure you right away that it won’t be. Infact, just a little bit of prep before embarking on your journey, and a consistent routine throughout, will ensure that your skin behaves and doesn’t be a party pooper.
So let’s get right into it shall we?
- First things first, it’s important to be smart about what products you pack. It’s likely that you can’t carry lots of things given the luggage allowance, and hence just the essentials will have to do. This means your trusted cleanser, toner, serum, moisturizer and lip balm will have to take preference over scrubs, mists and facial oils.
- Before getting on to the plane ensure that your skin is properly cleansed and free of makeup. If you absolutely must wear it though, try to keep it as minimal as possible. Instead, pay extra attention to hydrating the skin by using a nourishing toner, replenishing serum and a hydrating moisturizer.
- The air in the plane is not only full of germs, but also arid and dry, making your skin feel depleted and tight. Which is why it’s important to cleanse the skin using a gentle cleanser like the Leovard Multicleanser at regular intervals and keeping a moisturizer handy at all times. Make sure that it contains humectants like hyaluronic acid and aloe vera to keep your skin soft and supple throughout the flight.
- Don’t forget to keep your lips hydrated and nourished using a generous amount of lip balm at all times. The desert-like dry airplane cabin can make them feel extremely dry and shriveled, which is not a good sight. We recommend the Leovard Lip Luster which contains hyaluronic acid as well as polypeptides to hydrate and plump up the lips, giving you the coveted pout that you can flaunt at your holiday destination.
- Try to avoid alcohol inflight as it can dehydrate your skin, making all your skin hydration efforts go down the drain. Instead, keep taking small sips of water throughout the flight to keep your body and skin hydrated and replenished, allowing you to arrive at your destination looking fresh and rejuvenated.
- You want to cleanse your skin right after you get off the plane to prevent any likely breakouts. A salicylic acid cleanser like the Leovard Multicleanser will not only leave your skin squeaky clean, but will also ensure that it isn’t stripped of the skin’s natural oils. Follow it up with a hydrating and soothing toner like the Leovard Tonic, which contains lavender and chamomile to help soothe any inflammation and irritation.
- Keep replenishing your body and skin throughout your vacation, sticking to your usual skincare routine. Avoid experimenting with any new products as it might mess up with your skin, causing a nasty breakout. If you’re traveling to a place that is cooler and drier, make sure to pack a thicker moisturizer and if it’s a place that is hotter, a lightweight one will do.
- Don’t forget sunscreen at any cost. Infact, make sure to reapply it every two to three hours for maximum skin protection.
- Once you are back from your holiday, it’s time to get into healing mode, pampering your skin and letting it recuperate. Try to keep up with your usual skincare routine and avoid anything that might stress it out. Just like your jet lagged body, your skin might take its sweet time to get back to normal, even if it had been cooperating during the vacation, so go easy on it.
Travelling can be an exhilarating experience, enabling you to make fond memories that will last you a lifetime. It enriches your life and helps broaden your horizons. But it can definitely give your skin a hard time given all the stress it comes with. Not to mention the change in
weather and diet. Hence, a little planning beforehand will help the skin stay sane instead of going crazy, enabling you to enjoy your vacation without having to worry about your skin acting up.