Don’t Let Holiday Travel Ruin Your Skin
‘Tis the season for heading home for the holidays. But if you’re traveling by plane, you could be booking yourself a one-way ticket to breakout city. Germy, stale plane air can be a real Grinch, leaving you with dry skin sullen skin and a sullen complexion. So, we’re gifting you with a few of our favorite tips for caring for your skin at 30,000 feet.
Along with ordering spring water as your complimentary beverage, pack a moisture-capturing hyaluronic serum—we love Environ’s Ionzyme Focus Hydrating Serum—in your carry-on and apply it before, during, and after your flight. It’s your golden ticket to keeping your skin hydrated and feeling fresh.
Lips are particularly susceptible to dehydration while traveling. Swipe a moisture-rich balm, like Image Skincare’s Ormedic Balancing Lip Enhancement Complex. Best of all, you can also use it to protect nostrils, cheekbones, cuticles, and any other areas where skin is thinner or more prone to dehydration.
Pack an SPF
Even if you’re not on your way to a sunny destination, it’s important to maintain your SPF routine. The fact is, flying in a plane puts you a lot closer to the sun—especially if you’re in a window seat—and its harmful ultraviolet rays. Wear a physical SPF of at least 30 when you’re flying, and reapply as needed.
Book a Post-Travel Facial
Once the holidays are over and you’re back home, there’s one more gift you’ll want to give—but this one’s to yourself. Treat yourself to a post-travel facial of your choice to help correct any imperfections, de-stress your skin, and ensure you’ll be glowing in 2016.