how to prep your skin for holiday travel
Traveling is at its peak during the holiday season. From those visiting family states away to others vacationing to beautiful, warm-weather destinations, we love using this time to take a quick break from reality and truly enjoy ourselves. But, just as we get ready for holiday travel by booking flights, packing luggage, reserving rental cars or scheduling a much-needed mani and pedi, our skin needs some prep, too. Traveling can affect our skin, but with the right steps your complexion will remain glowing! Check out these tips below for keeping your skin healthy throughout your holiday travels.
1. Pack a travel-sized skincare kit
The best way to nourish and protect your skin while you’re away from home is with a travel-size skincare kit. The products inside may be small, but they’re just as effective as the full-size products you use daily. The kits are compact and lightweight, so you can easily toss them into your luggage to take your skincare routine with you everywhere and anywhere the holidays bring you. Plus, if you’re traveling by plane, our glowoasis cleanse mini duo vegan skincare kit, glow to go vegan skincare kit and powderporefect powder-to-foam enzyme cleanser mini packets all meet TSA carry-on requirements.
2. Keep your destination’s weather in mind
When planning a holiday travel excursion, it’s important to think about what the climate is like where you’re visiting. For instance, if you’re heading out to a destination with plenty of intense sunshine, you’ll definitely need to bring a high-quality face moisturizer with you like glowburst intense hydration boosting cream or probiotics + murumuru hydra surge moisturizer. These products prevent your skin from becoming dry, flaky and/or irritated. For very cold locations, you’ll want to grab these moisturizers, too, as frigid temperatures, harsh winds and dry indoor heat can all draw out your skin’s moisture. With humid climates, having your favorite face cleansers on hand is a must. Our NewBeauty award-winning cloudcleanse cloud-whipped foam cleanser is perfect for removing dirt and sweat from your complexion, while keeping your pores clear.
3. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
Another tip is to stay hydrated! Besides applying a facial moisturizer, you should also drink lots of water. This is especially crucial if you’re traveling by plane, as it will help replenish your skin from some of the moisture loss experienced with the high altitudes. You can even bring an empty water bottle to the airport and fill it up right before you board.
4. Always wash your hands before touching your face
Planes, trains and other means of transportation can be breeding grounds for bacteria. Yikes! But, while it’s hard to avoid contact altogether, we can prevent transferring this bacteria to the skin by washing our hands before we touch our faces. We can also protect our skin from bad bacteria by using vegan probiotic skincare found here at glowoasis.
5. Stick to your normal skincare routine
Traveling is not an excuse to stray away from your skincare routine. If anything, it’s more important than ever to keep up with your daily regimen. Everything from the foods we eat to the amount of sleep we get can change when we’re away from home. While these switch-ups may seem minor, they can really impact your skin. By carrying on with your regular routine, though, you’re helping to protect and support your skin against these changes.
With these 5 skincare tips in mind, your skin will stay looking and feeling its healthiest even throughout your holiday travels. This way you can just focus on what matters most — having a great time with your loved ones. And, for those staying home for the holidays? We didn’t forget you. You, too, can keep your skin thriving by following our glowoasis six-step daily skincare routine here.