Sticking to a routine, especially when travelling, will keep your skin looking its best. Good skin equals a confident, happy you. No matter where your destination is or what climate you’re travelling to, packing the right skin care is equally as important to packing your favourite outfit. Here are some handy skin tips when it comes to travelling.
The key to having glowing skin when travelling is to prepare your skin for the dehydration and environmental changes to come. It's a great idea to prepare your skin before you leave for your adventures. Having a skin treatment before you take off to the airport will provide your skin with a healthy, travel ready canvas. LED Therapy with Hyaluronic Delivery Mask is a super hydrating treatment that cools, soothes, provides intense nourishment and has a soothing anti-inflammatory effects on the skin. With glowing skin and no down time, you'll be ready to zip off after your session of relaxation.
Keep in mind, no matter where your travelling to, applying a sunscreen should never be restricted to summer alone. Summer or winter, monsoon or spring, the need for shielding your skin from the harsh rays of the sun is essential and sunscreen is the product to do that job for you.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL 50+ Ultra Light Fluid is a very high, broad spectrum UVA/UVB protected sunscreen. Perfect to use in the harsh European and tropical heat. This product is great for all skin types including those who are that little bit sensitive as the secret ingredient from this product is the La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water that has the soothing and antioxidant benefits included. The ultra-light texture fluid is non-greasy and has an invisible finish, perfect for that humid weather. After all who wants to be stuck with thick sunscreen on their face? Fortunately this sunscreen is water resistant and can be used daily or for all your water sporting activities. Why not use a product that has it all? Prevents premature skin ageing, sun-induced pigmentation and long-term skin cell damage. It's like liquid gold!
It’s important to remember when flying, your skin can become quite dehydrated. This is due to recirculating air in the plane cabin which draws moisture out of your skin. No one likes to feel like a dried raisin when flying, so keep up your intake of water. Make sure to take a sip or two whenever you feel thirsty. Even if you’re not feeling totally parched, mild thirst is still a sign of impending dehydration.
Your time spent in the plane is when your skin will need that little extra TLC. Aspect Gold SMC is a super-rich moisturising complex that absorbs immediately into the skin providing instant relief to dry, dehydrated skin. This intense moisturiser protects against free radical damage and provides the skin with barrier function support from dying out during your flight. So having a quick wash down and applying a nice layer of moisturiser will fit into the short bathroom break easily.
Many patients mention that when travelling, they'll continue to moisturise but their skin still feels dry or dehydrated. Sometimes introducing a light serum can assist with this common issue. Synergie Vitamin B Serum is a great serum to bring along on your adventures and to be used underneath your existing moisturiser. This lightweight serum absorbs with an oil free finish utilises the power of Niacinimide to offer a range of benefits for the skin. Vitamin B is known to improve skin hydration and the health and immunity of the skin, lowering the chance of skin abnormalities caused by sun exposure. It can reduce pigmentation of the skin and provides you with a plump feel, while also helping to minimise oil production and therefore reducing acne formation.
After all the dehydration your skin has gone through to get to your holiday destination, the last thing you want is to not be confident in your skin, so make sure you give your skin a good exfoliation and buff away all that dead skin build up. Aspect Gold Fruit Enzyme Mask is a potent antioxidant-rich fruit enzyme mask designed to eliminate dead skin build up and leaves your skin nourished with a soft finish. The gentle gommage exfoliation is non-abrasive, so it is perfect for sensitive skin types. This mask is used on a cleansed, dry face with dry hands and massaged in for 3 minutes or until visible dead skin has balled off. The baby soft skin left behind is a perfect canvas to be photo ready for any adventure!
Don't forget to prime your skin prior to the application of makeup, even when you are on holidays. Not only for the reason that it helps smooth any fine lines, wrinkles, large pores and helps to keep your makeup put during extreme whether but because it also locks in the skin care products you have previously applied to your skin. It provides an extra barrier between your skin and the environment. INIKA Certified Organic Pure Primer with Hyaluronic Acid creates an even look for foundation application or can be worn alone. Containing certified organic essential oils such as Lavender, Lemon Myrtle and Jojoba for nourished and hydrated skin, this primer calms and soothes the skin. The Hyaluronic Acid component of this primer is what makes it so unique as it feels like a light weight moisturiser rather then having a silicone finish.
Finding the right makeup that is long-lasting and will provide you with all-day coverage whilst travelling can be difficult. GloMinerals Liquid Foundation with the protection of 15 SPF is a great mineral foundation that smooths out your complexion. Satiny pigment provides your skin with an even and flaw-free appearance with medium to full coverage. Containing a cocktail of Aloe Vera, Vitamin E, Green Tea, Vitamin C and antioxidants to protect your skin from age-causing damage and Aloe Vera to sooth away redness and irritation, this is makeup fit for all occasions. This oil free, buildable formula dies to a soft-focus, powdered look finish.
Don't forget to continue with your skin care routine while you're away and keep hydrated with lots of water. Most of all, don't forget to have fun and make some long lasting memories!
Written by Natasha Mirra - Skin Therapist
Natasha is a Dermal Therapist who has graduated from the Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science and has worked alongside many successful cosmetic physicians. Having a great depth of knowledge in skin science and a passionate interest in helping each individuals unique needs, Natasha’s ultimate objective is to aesthetically improve the outward appearance and well-being of each patient.