Whether you’ve planned a week lying on the beach, an adventure-packed trip away, or you’re embarking on a staycation road trip, you need to think about your travel skincare.
Long-haul flights, long drives, and exposure to the sun can all take their toll on your skin, meaning you need to be extra careful when it comes to shaving and your grooming routine.
Discover our top travel skincare tips below.
How Does Travelling Impact Skin?
From the plane’s cabin pressure to pre-travel anxiety, there are many ways that travelling can affect your skin:
- Dehydration – Due to a lack of humidity on the plane, skin is left feeling dry and dehydrated after a flight. With dry skin often comes a dry, flaky beard.
- Exposure to pollution – Long car journeys aren’t much better for your skin. If you’re covering a lot of ground, your skin can be exposed to a high level of pollution along the way, potentially leading to a build-up of dirt and bacteria on your skin, which could leave you with a breakout of spots.
- Reduced blood flow – A plane’s cabin pressure can restrict the blood flow to your skin, resulting in a dull, dreary complexion.
- Puffiness – When travelling, you’re often stationary for an extended period of time. This can cause water retention and skin to appear puffy as a result.
Travel Skincare Top Tips
There are a number of ways to pay extra care and attention to your skin and beard if you’re going on holiday this summer.
Tip 1 – Drink Plenty of Water
Before we even think about travel skincare, it’s important to make sure you’re hydrated from within.
Be sure to always have a water bottle to hand, whether you’re flying or travelling by car. Our bodies need more water in particularly humid conditions to retain a healthy level of hydration.
Dehydration can lead to dry skin, so drink plenty of water to give skin the best fighting chance while travelling.
Tip 2 – Apply Moisturiser Liberally
Treat the skin pre and post flight with a topical moisturiser to keep skin feeling comfortable and to reduce dryness.
The Ultra Sensitive Moisturiser is the perfect travel skincare companion, as it helps to bind water in the upper layers of the skin with its blend of humectants, shea butter and Vitamin E. It helps to replenish skin moisture and to restore the skin’s natural barrier, leaving skin feeling soft and nourished, without a greasy finish.