Sand between your toes or a luxury safari may appear to be the only way to get through the rest of the year, but if you’re a travel planner, you know better.
Here are some tips to avoid common skincare problems before and after a trip.
Puffiness around the eyes
The most prevalent cause of puffiness is water retention, although lack of sleep and sleeping in makeup are also contributors (which causes the eyes to get irritated).
Simply erase any traces of makeup with a makeup wipe before boarding the plane. You won’t be able to fall asleep with your makeup on a long journey this way. Apply an eye mask or a hydrating eye cream. Massage your preferred eye care product into the skin to increase blood flow.
Acne and blackheads
There are numerous variables that lead to the development of acne while travelling. There are several factors that could contribute to this problem, including dry air on the plane, an unhealthy diet, excessive alcohol intake, and a sloppy skincare routine.
Consuming delicious foods is an important part of being on holiday; but, overeating oil or sugar can wreak havoc on the intestines, resulting in acne outbreaks. Choose healthier alternatives (such as brown seeded bread instead of white, or water instead of sodas), and drink plenty of water, especially if you’ll be drinking alcohol.
Makeup should always be removed before going to bed (even if you’re too tired to notice), and your regular skincare routine should be followed as much as possible. While on vacation, exfoliate twice weekly and, if possible, continue your weekly face mask treatment.
Drinking enough water is essential if you want to keep your skin hydrated during the flight (dehydration can send the skin into oil-producing overdrive, resulting in breakouts). Purchasing a moisturising serum to use throughout the trip to keep your skin supple is also a smart option (try Lamelle Corrective HA Plus Serum). Keep some oil-absorbing paper in your purse to dab at shine as it appears.
Because of the low humidity, aeroplane cabins are drier than ground-based ones. To renew itself and prevent dehydration, our skin produces oil. In addition to triggering breakouts (as previously said), this can make those of us with dry skin feel even worse when we get home.
Because both alcohol and salt can dehydrate your skin, it’s better to avoid them during the journey. Use a hydrating serum before, during, and after your trip, and if your skin appears to be dehydrated, consider relaxing with a hydrating sheet mask (try Lamelle Serra Lipid Recovery Mask).
If you get a new batch of sun spots or pigmentation that you thought had vanished, you may blame it on your skincare routine, not your travels. Pigmentation is a common side effect of beach vacations because it is produced by the sun’s radiation.
SPF (sun protection factor) products are the solution. This is the first rule in every country on the planet. Use broad-spectrum sunscreen every day before going outside and reapply it multiple times during the day. Use the Lamelle Helase Photo Repair cream with SPF 50. Pigmentation may develop despite your best efforts. If you’re concerned about your scars worsening, use a high-quality vitamin C serum first thing in the morning (we recommend Lamelle Correctives Vita-C Lipid Serum).