During summer every one travels whether it be few scattered weekends spent on a beach resort or jet setting halfway across the world to exotic locations. One factor common between summer and travelling is that both take toll on the skin. There's no question summer heat is harsh on skin and traveling has it’s own way of being stressful on accounts of being outdoors. Trying to look good while you're traveling is pretty much on the top of everyone’s stress-o-meter these days. Here are some tried and tested tips to let you enjoy your summer escapades while looking fresh skinned and selfie-genic for your instagram travel diaries.
Hydrate Your Skin Before You Take Off
Apply intense moisturizer the night before you are going to travel. This will help increase hydration in your skin before you're exposed to the dehydrating effects of cabin pressure.
Omit foundation on the day of your trip, and instead wear only moisturizer. Before you land, add a tinted moisturizer for a fresh, healthy look. If you just can't leave the house without some foundation be sure to put on a primer first - a silicone-based liquid or cream that puts a layer of protection between skin and makeup. It will help foundation and blush last longer and help keep your skin from becoming dehydrated.
Refresh With Mineral Water
To refresh your makeup while traveling never glob on more foundation, powder or blush. Instead, use a mister of mineral water like Avene Thermal Spring Water spray and add a dab of moisturizer on top.
Blot Out Excess Oils
To keep oily skin from getting out of control while traveling, bring blotting papers or rice papers and dab the T-zone of face as often as necessary. This way you'll dab up the shine and excess oil without stripping out the moisture, so you'll arrive looking fresh faced instead of open pored and out of control shinny.
Be Generous With Your Lip Balm
You can further protect your kissers by packing a lip treatment in your carry-on bag and using it liberally while traveling. All airlines pack a intense lip balm in your flying "must have" first class gift bags because it doesn't rub the lipstick off and it keeps the lips hydrated while flying. The same principle applies on bus and train rides, where high heat or air conditioning can also cause lips to feel dehydrated. To nail the perfect duck-face and be the envy of all your cronies try AminoGenesis “Lips To love” and voila you’d have gorgeous pillowy lips that’d give Angelina Jolie a run for her puckers anytime.
Cool Down Puffy Eyes
To reduce under-eye puffiness after a long trip put crushed ice in a washcloth and apply it under the eyes. It's an automatic wake-up call that makes you look and feel immediately fresher.
Perk Up Your Peepers
Watching back-to-back in-flight movies, or reading that paperback novel cover to cover, can also cause you to arrive at your destination with red, watery, not-so-attractive eyes. To avoid it, use soothing hydrating eye-drops. They will lubricate and soothe eyes if you're reading or watching a movie, and refresh and wake up your eyes if you nap.
Keep Your Hands Off Your Face
To minimize breakouts while you're on vacation avoid touching your skin while you travel. You can pick up any number of unknown bacteria that can result in any number of skin problems after you arrive. If you're going to apply makeup while you're in transit, use an antibacterial hand wash on your hands first to further protect your skin.
Don’t Travel Without Your Cleanser
If you can only take one skin care item from home, let it be your cleanser. An abrupt change in cleansers can disrupt skin's acid balance and cause a vacation breakout.
Get Your Beauty Zzzz’s
If you're going to nap on the plane, dab some super-rich night cream around your eyes and don a sleep mask. Both will help you look fresher and more relaxed when you wake.
Don’t Neglect Your Hands
Never leave home without a tube of your favorite hand cream in your tote bag, and use it liberally throughout the trip. This will not only keep your hands from drying out but in the event you do need to wash them it can help counter the effects of harsh commercial-grade soaps found in public restrooms.
Apply SPF Religiously
Whether you’re spending time on the beach, in a metropolis or at a mountain resort do not neglect your sunscreen. Use oil-free light textured lotion or gel with SPF 30 or higher and keep reapplying every 3-4 hours. Neglecting sun protection can lead to pigmentation anomalies in addition to collagen and elastin damage. In light skinned individuals risk of skin cancer can become very real.
Wish you all great happy adventures and safe travels.