As you take a plane, train or automobile to see family and friends this holiday season or head south for warmer weather, traveling can wreak havoc on your skin, particularly if it’s sensitive. But, proactive planning and packing can go a long way towards maintaining beautiful, glowing skin from the first day of vacation to the last. Here are some skin-survival tips you shouldn’t leave home without.
Stay hydrated –– Whether you’re flying first class or coach this holiday season, airplane travel means recirculated cabin air that can deplete skin’s natural moisture. Drinking six to eight glasses of water daily will help skin remain hydrated and soft. If you get bored easily with straight H2O, try adding lemon wedges to your water for added zest. It’s also a good idea to watch your salt intake when you’re traveling too, as salty or fried foods can have a dehydrating effect on the skin. Eating fruit such as melon or oranges also help restore moisture.
Maintain your skin care routine –– Regular cleansing is always important, but especially so for sensitive skin that can be prone to irritation. . Travel and going at a hectic pace seem to go together and you may find yourself with very little time to take care of your skin. If you have to cleanse on the run, a product like the Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes can be a life saver as they contain no alcohol or irritating ingredients that dry out skin, plus they are super portable. The wipes cleanse, refresh and nourish skin and effectively remove water-proof mascara (an amazing plus if you’re traveling anyplace where swimming will be on the agenda). Whether you’re cleansing in the car or the ladies lounge at the airport, try to give your skin a few minutes to rest after cleansing and moisturizing before you re-apply make-up.
Pack your arsenal – You can still take care of your skin on the run, even if you are traveling via airplane. You simply have to keep TSA regulations for bottles and liquids in mind when packing your carry-on. The regs for short trips follow the 3-1-1 rule: One 3.4 oz. bottle of liquid placed into one see-through, one quart-sized zip-lock bag and one carry-on bag per passenger.
Moisturize your skin –– Exposure to cold weather and harsh winds can throw off skin’s moisture balance, resulting in chapped scaling skin. To combat the elements, choose a moisturizer that is gentle and replenishes all day long. Simple Replenishing Rich Moisturizer is made with skin-loving ingredients and pro-vitamins that helps to keep skin nourished. Plus, Simple is a complete range of facial skincare products perfect for even sensitive skin and free of harsh irritants, dyes and artificial perfumes.
Don’t overdo it –– Whether you’ll be on a ski slope or a beach, it is always important to protect your skin against the elements, no matter how much you love the sun on your face or the wind in your hair. Take steps to shield your skin against irritating factors by wearing a hat, sunglasses and/or sunscreen.
Wherever you’re headed this holiday season, these few simple steps will help you take your attention off your skin and put it where it belongs – on having a wonderful time.
For more information, visit www.simpleskincare.com to take the Simple “Skin Health Consultation” and learn tips for caring for sensitive skin.