Traveling is an interesting experience: it takes a lot of time and effort to prepare for a trip, and no matter how brief it is, it takes a while for you to fully recover. People don’t enjoy traveling because it’s always stressful, and they believe that beauty and traveling are mutually exclusive. Luckily, there are things you can do to make sure you stay fresh and relaxed no matter if you’re on your way to an exotic destination by plane or taking the train to the countryside.
Drink more water
Travelling is exhausting, and you might not want to drink water because you want to avoid having to use a small train and plane bathrooms or you don’t want to make small stops every half an hour. Still, it’s of utmost importance that you drink water regularly; otherwise not only will your skin be dry, but you might get a migraine and feel sick and dizzy.
Anyone who’s ever traveled by plane will tell you that it leaves your skin looking like a mess – dehydrated and dull. This is one of the reasons why you should prepare for your flight thoroughly, starting with the night before your flight. Apply moisturizer, and go heavy – olive oil, aloe vera, coconut oil, and the likes are all welcome even if you have naturally oily skin. Being on a plane is like being in the desert minus the heat, and your skin will need all moisture it can get. What is more, you should skip makeup completely, as oil and dead skin cells can clog your pores which will result in blemishes.
When taking a train
Bus and train rides last really long, so it’s important to arm yourself with essential beauty products such as makeup and baby wipes, microfiber cloth, and face moisturizer. If you’re taking the train, avoid using their water as it’s not treated for drinking, thus not great for your face either. Bring your own bottle of fresh water and use it to wash your face after you’ve removed makeup with wet wipes. Similarly to the air in the plane (but fortunately, not to that extent) the air in the train is dry, which is why you should use very nourishing moisturizing gel or cream.
If you’re wearing makeup
If you’re wearing makeup, you will probably need to refresh it at one point. It’s important to skip both foundation and blush, and instead, use a mister of mineral water with a bit of moisturizer. If you notice that your skin is becoming oilier, use plain old tissues or rice papers to gently dab the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin). Don’t wipe your face, but dab gently – this way you will remove the shine and extra oil without spoiling your makeup or removing the moisture from your skin. If you feel tired and your complexion is sallow, use high-lighter to add healthier glow.
Beauty bag is a must
The most important thing is to understand what exactly you can carry on with you. This doesn’t apply if you’re taking a bus or a train, but it’s important if you’re flying. Remember that all your beauty essentials have to be packed in zip-lock bags, and you can also buy travel-size moisturizer, hand sanitizer, hand cream, lip balm, as well as a hydrating cleanser. Nothing that’s bigger than 3.4 ounces/100ml per product will be allowed on the board, so make sure your beauty bag contains only travel-sized packages. This is especially important if you’re using a specific product which has to be applied at certain times, so plan and pack ahead to avoid unpleasant surprises. You will surely be finding some gifts for yourself along the way, so having a good packing plan is a must.
If you’re recovering
People who recently have had a cosmetic procedure done should avoid traveling until their surgeon says it’s okay. This is especially important for those who had face procedure done: nose job, hairline lowering, eyelid surgery, or a facelift. On their blog, experts from Silkwood Medical wrote about complications which can occur after surgery such as inflammation or bleeding. This is why you should avoid traveling until your surgeon agrees that it’s safe. You will usually be able to return to work within three weeks, which means that until then you should stay home, be disciplined, and make a full recovery.
Some of these tips are mere ‘survival tips’ and they don’t work for everyone. In order to find travel beauty routine that works for you, you will have to experiment a bit and try out different things before you find the one that’s best for your skin.