How to Protect Your Skin During Travel

By Mona Lavare posted Feb 01, 2021 04:09 AM

Travel restrictions are beginning to lift, just in time for summer! If you're one of the millions of people who have been stuck at home for months, you may be dreaming of a vacation that takes you to an exotic destination...or at least anywhere but your living-room couch!

If you're lucky enough to score super-cheap air travel and make a getaway during the summer months, it's essential to make sure that your skincare regimen is up to the task. Here are some quick and easy tips for taking good care of your skin even when you're miles from home!

Mini-Size Me!- It's easy to slack on your daily skincare regimen while you're on vacation, especially when you discover that the TSA won't allow your usual products due to their size! If the idea of putting all your skincare products into teeny tiny bottles is making you tired already, we've got some good news for you- numerous luxury skincare brands offer travel-size versions of their most popular products. Invest in the micro versions of your favorite items so you can stay on top of your daily skin routine no matter where your travel takes you!

Moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturize!- Whether you're at home or on-the-go, keeping skin hydrated and well-moisturized is always important, but it's even more critical to stay moisturized when you're traveling. Why? The pressurized air in an airplane cabin can be excessively drying to your skin. Be sure to slather on a lightweight, non-comedogenic (that means non-pore clogging) moisturizer twice a day to ensure that you are locking in your skin's natural moisture and keeping it supple and soft. Pro tip: a moisturizer that contains sunscreen gives you one less thing to pack while still offering the right amount of sun protection. Look for a moisturizer that packs the double whammy of sunscreen before heading off on your travels. It's a win-win!

Don't Forget Sunscreen- In case there's anyone who still needs to hear this...WEAR SUNSCREEN! Avoiding sunscreen application not only increases your risk factor for developing skin cancer, but the UVA and UVB rays from the sun can have damaging effects that will do a serious number on the texture and pigmentation of your skin. Applying sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30 before heading outside helps you not only avoid a painful, vacation-ruining sunburn but could literally help save your life! Pro tip from ClareBella Aesthetics skin care in OKC: Get a sunscreen with moisturizer, and save a step.

Taking a relaxing, much-needed vacation to an exotic locale after months at home doesn't mean that you should also take a vacation from your skincare regimen. Plan ahead and prioritize your skin's health so you can effortlessly maintain your usual radiant glow while you're soaking up the summer sun. Bon Voyage!