5 Top Travel Tips for Skin
Whether traveling for business or pleasure, often the health of our skin is thrown to the wayside. From drying recycled airplane air conditioning to adapting to changes in weather, our skin goes through a lot as we venture abroad. Use these 5 top tips to caring for your skin the next time you travel and come back feeling relaxed and looking renewed!
1. Hydrate Inside & Out
When we travel we are often exposed to harsh environments that dry out our skin. The air conditioning on airplanes can be especially drying. Melissa Kanchanapoomi Levin, a clinical instructor in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City told Allure, “Typically, skin is comfortable when the humidity is between 40 to 70 percent. Most airplane cabins are at about 20 percent.” This dip in humidity is harsh for our skin causing dryness, flaking, and sometimes redness. The artificial pressure in a plane is no picnic for the complexion either.
Changes in weather can also dry out the skin. From increased exposure to the sun to rapid changes in climate, our skin can become depleted of moisture. To combat dry skin while traveling moisturize throughout the day. It is important to shield the skin from environmental stressors with a hydrating moisturizer such as Oxygenetix Hydro Matrix. Hydro Matrix replenishes moisture loss with a powerful combination of PCA and Hyaluronic Acid. These water-loving molecules maintain moisture levels while the Hydro Matrix pro-healing formula heals the skin. Oxygenetix patented Ceravitae® promotes rapid cellular turnover, healing signs of travel while on the go.
Drink more water than usual while traveling to flush toxins accumulated from foreign foods and environments. This will not only prevent stomach upset but also skin issues such as breakouts.
2. Bring a Travel Pillow
Travel pillows are great for sleeping comfortably while traveling, but also do wonders for protecting skin from contact with dirty surfaces. Instead of leaning up against bus windows and seats, utilize a travel pillow. Both your neck and face will thank you later!
3. Hand Sanitize Often
Bring a travel-sized hand sanitizer with you wherever you go. Sanitize often to prevent bacteria from spreading to your face or making you sick. From touching handrails and door handles to shaking hands and looking at souvenirs, there are many places to make contact with unfriendly bacteria. Acne is created when the skin harbors bacteria, which can occur when we touch our faces with dirty hands. Avoid contact with your face and sanitize as you travel to prevent breakouts.
4. Bring Your Own Skincare Products
Hotels don’t always have high-quality products to use, especially when it comes to the face. Bring travel-sized toiletries of your essential skincare products when you travel. Make sure to include a gentle face wash, toner, and moisturizer in the mix. Switching skincare products can cause adverse reactions in the skin so fill up travel-sized bottles with products you already love and use daily. All Oxygenetix products are sized airplane friendly and make the perfect travel companions. Protect your skin and look flawless down the runway with your Hydro Matrix and Oxygenating Foundation.
Traveling can cause breakouts due to the stress hormones released during the hustle and bustle of a trip. Take time each day to relax. Bring your favorite essential oils with you to smell when you need an uplift. Listen to chill music in your headphones. Take a moment to breathe, feel grateful for your journey and meditate. Relaxing is one of the best ways to care for yourself and your skin.
Wherever your trip takes you, we bet if you take the time to take care of your skin you will look and feel your gorgeous self!