5 Travel Skincare Tips when Flying Home for the Holidays

Are you getting ready to travel home for the holidays?
  
Skincare on a plane can be difficult, with recycled air and dry cabins that can strip your skin of its natural moisture. Luckily, there are several travel skincare tips you can use to make sure your skin stays healthy and hydrated during your journey.
   
In today's post, I'll share 5 skincare tips to help you make the most of your holiday travels. From selecting the right products to carrying the right items, these tips will ensure that your skin looks and feels its best when you arrive at your destination.

1) Invest in a good skincare routine- but it doesn't have to be expensive

When it comes to travel skincare, you don’t have to break the bank. A good skincare routine doesn’t have to be expensive, but it is important to maintain a consistent skincare routine, especially when flying for the holidays. Whether it’s holiday skincare before, during, or after your flight, investing in a good skincare routine is essential for keeping your skin healthy and glowing on your travels.

Before your flight, make sure your skin is SUPER moisturized, apply an antioxidant serum for UV protection (like our Vita C Primer) and protected with adequate SPF. During the flight, keep your skin hydrated by drinking plenty of water and avoiding products with alcohol. After the flight, use a salicylic acid cleanser to cleanse your skin and replenish any moisture that may have been lost in the air. Remember to re-apply sun protection when you land in case you plan on spending time outdoors.

Traveling home for the holidays doesn’t have to be stressful for your skin. With the right skincare routine in place, you can arrive at your destination with a healthy, glowing complexion.

2) Drink plenty of water

It might sound basic, but proper hydration is a crucial part of any travel skincare routine. Whether you're going on vacation or just flying home for the holidays, it's important to make sure you're drinking enough water before, during, and after your flight. This is especially true due to the altitude and humidity levels on a plane, which can dry out your skin.
 
To maintain your skin's hydration levels while traveling, make sure to drink plenty of water both before and during your flight.  Bring a bottle of water with you onto the plane so you don't have to wait for plane service! Additionally, after your flight is over, continue to stay hydrated and consider double cleansing your face at the end of the day to get rid of dirt and makeup that accumulated throughout your travels.

3) Only pack your skincare essentials

When traveling for the holidays, it's important to make sure you have the essentials for your skincare routine. To make sure you don't overload your bag, be realistic and only pack what you need.
 
A good travel skincare routine should include a cleanser (cucumber cleanser), antioxidant serum for free radical protection (vita c primer), a moisturizer (squalane skin silk moisturizer for dry skin), and SPF above all else. 
 
It's a best practice to double cleanse after traveling to make sure any dirt and grime that accumulates during your flight is removed before it can cause irritation or breakouts. D ouble cleansing involves using an oil-based cleanser to remove SPF / makeup, followed by a water-based cleanser to clear away impurities. 
Traveling can take a toll on your skin, so taking care of it before, during, and after your flight is essential. Pack your skincare essentials for your next holiday trip and enjoy your vacation knowing your skin is taken care of!

4) Use a toner/essence

Traveling for the holidays? Don't forget to give your skin some extra love with a toner/essence. A toner/essence isn't absolutely necessary, but it can help control oil production and prevent acne breakouts-- two common issues when it comes to flying.
 
We recommend the Vita C Mist by the [pH]ix which contains niacinamide, mandelic acid, green tea and aloe.  These will mitigate excess oiliness, prevent breakouts, unclog pores, hydrate, and brighten your skin while in the air.  Who doesn't want to look fresh when they land?!
And if you have a little extra room in your carry on, we would definitely throw in our caffeine eye cream for puffy eyes.

5) Don't forget sun protection

When it comes to travel skincare, especially during the holidays, it's important to remember to protect your skin from the sun.
 
UVA rays, which can cause cancer, can still reach you even when you're in the air. Whether you're packing for a vacation, work trip, or flying home for the holidays, make sure you don't forget your sunscreen.
 
For optimal protection, use a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. This might be extra, but never hurts to close the blinds if you're sitting in a window seat, or bringing a hat / sunglasses for added protection. Wearing sunglasses on a plane is chic, right? 🤣

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