Traveling can be really fun and exciting but it can also take a huge toll on your skin. When you’re used to having a daily routine, it can be disrupted when you travel because you aren’t used to the new environment or you’re unable to follow your daily skin care routine. It’s also especially easy to put your skin and health on the back burner when you’re too busy having fun.
If you experience this when you travel, here are 5 ways to keep your skin healthy on the go.
Keep Your Skin Healthy By Staying Hydrated
Forgetting to drink water can be one of the worst things you can do when you travel. Maybe you’re too busy exploring new sights or you’re just having too much fun that ensuring you drink your 8 daily cups of water is the last thing on your mind. If you’re traveling and there’s no access to water, you might just shrug it off and tell yourself that you’ll drink it later. That’s a no-no! You don’t want to become dehydrated because that can be detrimental to your health and your skin will also take a hit as a result.
If you’re out and about all day, a great way to keep hydrated if you don’t want to spend a lot of money on expensive drinks is to bring a lightweight water bottle along with you. I like filling up my Nalgene water bottle at my hotel in the mornings with clean water that I boil in the coffee maker the night before and bringing it with me during the day. This way, I know if there’s no water later during the day, I’m still good. If you’re living in the same hotel for a while, you can also buy a pack of bottled water to keep in your hotel for when you’re thirsty at night.
Eat Your Fruits & Vegetables
You know how when you were young and you were told to never skip your fruits and veggies? Well, those were some pretty wise words and they’re especially true when you travel!
Now what I will say next may be a little TMI..
Constipation can be a huge issue when you’re away from home and you don’t get enough fiber from fruits and vegetables. Since your regular diet, sleep, and time schedule will probably be all disrupted and jumbled up, you can imagine how much more your body will react if it doesn’t get enough fiber and can’t expel the waste. All of the toxins will be stuck in your body and this can result in acne, dull skin, and a variety of other health issues. Plus, it’s super uncomfortable!
Making sure that you get enough fruits and veggies in your diet on your trip along with water, like I already mentioned earlier, is very important if you want healthy bowel movements and clear, healthy skin. Skin care starts from the inside out so make sure you feed your body properly to keep your skin healthy and hydrated! If you don’t have easy access to these things, make an effort to obtain them. Find a local grocery store to purchase them from or seek places to eat that have those foods readily available.
Another tip to keep your skin healthy is to bring multivitamins and omega-3 supplements with you on your trip. If you know that you won’t be eating as healthy as you normally would at home, taking extra vitamins and minerals will help supplement your diet and give your skin a natural glow. I recommend the Eukonic Triple Strength Omega-3 Fish Oil Softgels and also the New Roots Wild Omega 3 Softgels for good quality omega-3 supplements.
Bring All Of Your Skin Care Products
If you’re a light packer when you travel, you may be tempted to only bring just a few of your regular skin care products or use whatever products the hotel provides you. I get that bottles of skin care take up a lot of precious space in your luggage but it’s not a good idea to skimp on your skin care routine! Keep your skin healthy by treating your skin the way you would treat it at home, which means bringing all your skin care products and ensuring that you follow your regular skin care regimen.
Also, don’t rely on what the hotel gives you (if they even give you any at all) because you don’t know the quality of the products they provide you with. You might even get an allergic reaction if you have sensitive skin, which is something you don’t want to deal with when you’re on vacation.
To fit all of your skin care products into your luggage, one tip is to transfer each full-sized product you need into a mini travel sized bottle. This will help save a lot of room in your luggage and you’re probably not going to use up all of the full-sized products anyways on your trip so why waste all that space. More room for outfits and shoes? Yes please!
Pamper Your Skin On The Plane
I love traveling to new places around the world but that usually means traveling by airplane. Planes are known for being dry and dehydrating which is no good for the skin. You’re going to have to put in extra work to make sure your skin doesn’t become dehydrated after a flight (like all the moisture has been sucked out of it!) so it’s important to hydrate your skin when you’re on the plane.
A great way to hydrate your skin on the plane is to give yourself a small facial. First, wash your face in the restroom and then apply your favorite hydrating sheet mask when you’re back at your seat. Try doing this discreetly if you’re self-conscious. If you end up getting weird stares from your neighbors, think of all the good that you’re doing for your skin and just try to ignore them! After the recommended amount of time, take the sheet mask off and pat the serum onto your face until it dries. Your skin will feel refreshed and hydrated.
I love using the My Beauty Diary Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Sheet Mask to give my skin that extra boost of moisture. Definitely check them out because they’re affordable, jam-packed with essence to help with hydration, and packaged individually so they’re easy to bring on the plane.
Use Sunscreen Religiously
Wearing sunscreen every day is very important to keep your skin protected from the sun regardless if it’s sunny, raining, or overcast outside. This is even more important especially if you’re going to be outside for long periods of time such as hiking or relaxing on the beach!
I recommend that you wear a physical sunscreen all over your face and body that has an SPF of 25 or higher to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. I always bring my favorite Clinique City Block Sheer Oil-Free Daily Face Protector SPF 25 that I’ve loved using for years. It’s a great sunscreen that has no white cast, no overwhelming sunscreen smell, and also acts as a moisturizing primer!
Traveling is always fun and exciting but don’t forget to take care of your skin and body while you’re out exploring new sights. Follow these 5 tips I’ve outlined in this post and you’ll be doing what you can to keep your skin looking great.
What are some ways you like to keep your skin healthy on the go? Feel free to share in the comments below!