Are you ready for travel this holiday season? Don’t make your skin pay the price!
During the holiday season, most of us do at least some travel in order to reunite with family for the holidays, or vacation travel for everyone who decides to take advantage of the built-in days off. Tropical getaway anyone? Or maybe you fancy ringing in the New Year in a different hemisphere? Either way, a lot of air travel takes place during this time!
Most of us are familiar with the “less-than-ideal” conditions of air travel, to be fair no form of transportation offers “ideal” conditions, teleportation can’t come fast enough! But alas we digress…. Air travel offers up challenges to both body and mind, but the organ that suffers most is the skin.
- Due to the pressurized, low humidity environment of the airplane our skin tends to get completely de-moisturized and dull, which leads dry skin to get drier and oily skin to get even oilier (our bodies tend to overcompensate).
- With our own anxiety that comes with travel along with a cabin full of bacteria and particles being recycled over and over into the air. our skin can become red, irritated, inflamed, and break-out prone.
Overall we are looking at a skin disaster situation! There are a few tricks that we can do before, during, and after a flight that will help us keep our skin in check. Let’s break them down:
- Wear minimal makeup or better yet, none at all. Not having any makeup will allow oil and dead skin cells, that are sure to form during the flight, to fall away or be wiped off instead of just sitting there and clogging up your pores.
- Once you board the plane, you can remove your makeup using Silk’n Dual Clean, a makeup remover and cleanser. It will thoroughly clean and massage your skin preparing it for the “unfriendly” conditions.
- Apply plenty of moisturizer before, during and after the flight to fight the dry air in the airplane. A moisturizing mask done the night before the flight offers an added shot of hydration.
- Mist with mineral water regularly during the flight to hydrate and refresh your face.
- Bring blotting papers or face wipes to be able to wipe off any residue makeup, oils, and dead skin cells.
- Use SPF, unless taking a night flight you are even closer to the sun than when grounded, so continue to protect yourself from the sun rays coming in through the windows.
- Drink lots and lots and lots of water, this is self-explanatory at this point.
- Wear cotton clothing instead of synthetics. Wearing loose-fitting, cotton clothes will be easy on the skin and will help prevent rashes.
- After the flight take a minute to cleanse, gently exfoliate, and moisturize your face one more time. For a more thorough exfoliation use Glo Me, a microdermabrasion treatment device which functions as a stronger exfoliant to remove dead or damaged skin cells.
Now you are ready for travel!