5 Skincare Tips for Frequent Travelers

Keeping your skin looking fresh and healthy when you travel frequently is a pretty challenging task. Due to different weather conditions, time zones, and simply less time to care of it properly, it becomes sensitive and prone to breakouts, or other changes. Thankfully, there are some steps you can apply in your routine if you travel often and keep your skin radiant and clean.

What is your skin regimen?

Wash your face when you are on the go

Washing your face is essential, regardless if you are traveling or not. When you are at home, different face washes are available, but what to do when you are traveling? The simplest yet effective solution is to use micellar water and/or toner that is going to clean your face. Micellar water works wonders in removing your makeup as well as cleansing your face in general, which means that even men can use it as a part of their skincare routine and get flawless skin. Clean your face with it and afterward apply a moisturizer for your skin type. This can be your solution when you are on the go, however, you can also bring wash gels or foams depending on what you use and wash your face, while you are abroad.

Start using masks

Many beauty gurus use masks while they are traveling, on the train, airplane, or car. And while some may think that’s a bit over the top, this can help you a lot. You can follow their example or simply keep the masks for when you get there. Hydrating sheet masks will help your skin stay hydrated and plump even when changing climates. To reduce puffiness and eye bags, you can get gel eye masks that you can keep in the fridge and use cold because they will feel great and have a soothing effect. Your lips also tend to get dry or sensitive when traveling, so you can use a balm with lanolin as a lip mask.

What kind of face mask do you use?

Choose natural products

Many brands have a line of products that are perfect for traveling, which means they are rich, moisturizing, and will take care of your skin. Since traveling makes your skin sensitive and irritable, the best choice is natural skincare brands because they often have SPF to protect your skin, zinc to give it extra hydration and anti-pollution products. With this, you will be sure your skin is soft and healthy. 

Never skip moisturizer

One more basic product that any skin type needs is a moisturizer, especially when traveling. Your normal day cream may do a great job at home where your skin is acting normal, but to make sure it doesn’t get extra dry or oily or sensitive, you should consider getting a product that is going to provide you with extra care. This just means you should get a more moisturizing cream if you tend to get dry skin, or light water-based if you tend to get oily. Don’t change products drastically because you don’t want your skin to react unexpectedly. You can even get the same brand you have already been using since you know how your skin is going to react.

I love a good moisturizer.

Your skin depends on nutrition as well

Even though it may seem like the last thing when it comes to skincare, a healthy diet is very important for your skin to look healthy and tight. Citrus fruits rich in vitamin C are great because they act as antioxidants and they make your skin firm and elastic. Vegetables like radish, cabbage, brussels sprouts are rich in zinc, selenium and vitamin C, which enhances the production of collagen and helps elasticity. If you are traveling, try to eat these foods because it will reflect well on your skin.  

Taking care of your skin is important daily, and even more when traveling. That is why it is important to provide it with adequate nutrients and care to make sure it is healthy, glowing and fresh. These steps are simple, yet very effective, so you can try them as a part of your routine.

20 thoughts on “5 Skincare Tips for Frequent Travelers”

  1. It’s so easy to forget skincare when I travel. These are some solid tips and a good reminder to protect my skin.

  2. I haven’t used a mask in ages, I think I’m well overdue. I was actually thinking about picking up a cooling gel mask recently, I heard they also help with headaches as well as puffy eyes.

  3. It is so important to take care of our skin not only when traveling but every day. My youngest son has sensitive skin and I keep reminding him to protect his hands with cotton lined gloves when he goes on his outdoor adventures.

  4. I like the idea of using a facial sheet mask. I wonder if you are suggesting to use the mask in public?

  5. I definitely have to become more loyal to my moisturizer. I felt so much better and had better, clearer skin when I was moisturizing daily, but I feel like I’ve fallen out of my routine while travelling so much lately (when I should be ESPECIALLY keeping my face moisturized, from all the dry airplane air).

  6. I like to take something along for skincare while traveling too. Skin gets grimy when traveling if you go outside a lot or to a bunch of different places.

  7. I always carry face cleansing pads with me when I travel. I always feel so grimy on long flights and hate it.

  8. Great tips as traveling through different weather conditions has played havoc on my skin. However, washing my face is something I always do even on flights to prevent dryness.

  9. This is such a great post and exactly what I need! I’ve just got back from a 3 month trip and my skin totally needs some TLC! I’m going to start using masks!

  10. Great tips! Skin suffers so much on the road, especially when it comes to long flights! Great tips – for me, goo nutrition and moisturizer are a must on the road!

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