Skincare on the Go

Maintaining a routine while traveling

Traveling can be a thrilling experience, and whether it’s during the holidays, for work, or a vacay, we want to help you advise clients on putting their healthiest face forward so they can feel their best, without travel taking a toll on their skin. Between changing climates, high altitudes in-flight, environmental stressors, and disrupted skincare (and sleep) routines, skin goes through a lot while you’re on the go. But travels don’t have to compromise skin health. Take it from the skincare professionals who travel year-round teaching and exploring throughout the country for this ultimate guide to maintaining skin rituals while traveling!

“Between changing climates, high altitudes in-flight, environmental stressors, and disrupted skincare (and sleep) routines, skin goes through a lot while you’re on the go”

1. Plan Ahead and Invest In Multi-Tasking Products

The key to maintaining a skin ritual while traveling is to pack wisely. Start by researching the destination’s climate and plan accordingly. If you’re traveling to a colder climate, bring a facial oil to lock in moisturizer and protect skin from the harsh windy and frigid temperatures. This prevents trans-epi-dermal water loss (a technique referred to as slugging). On the other hand, if you’re going to a warmer climate, pack a lightweight serum that doubles as a moisturizer. To keep packing light and the skincare routine simple, it’s a great idea to invest in multi-tasking products such as a primer with SPF so that sun protection doubles as makeup prep. Serums that target a multitude of concerns such as a polypeptide complex are great for hydration and acne healing. Additionally, try to bring mini versions of skincare products to save space in luggage and make it easier to carry the essentials while traveling. Pro Tip: Pack them in your carry-on. If your luggage goes MIA, at least you’ll be able to clean and hydrate your skin!

2. Keep It Simple

While it can be tempting to bring your entire skincare routine with you on your travels, it’s best to stick to the basics. This will not only save space in your luggage but will also prevent you from overloading your skin with too many products, which can cause irritation and breakouts. Stick to a simple routine that includes a cleanser, serum, moisturizer, and SPF and you’ll be good to go.

3. Protect the Skin

Traveling exposes skin to a lot of environmental stressors such as pollution and dehydration. To combat this, make sure to hydrate on a cellular level, both internally and topically. Drink plenty of water with electrolytes and be sure to apply hydrating serums and moisturize regularly. Sporting a hat and sunglasses in addition to SPF will help protect skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

4. Take Advantage of Samples

Many supportive skincare brands offer travel-sized sample packs that are perfect for maintaining skin rituals on the go. These sample packs ensure that you never compromise your skin or over-pack for your trip. Maintaining skin rituals while traveling doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With a little planning, keeping it simple, protecting the skin, and making use of samples, you can easily maintain your skin health while on the go. So, pack your bags, follow these tips, and get ready for a memorable journey with gorgeous, healthy skin!