How to Protect your Skin from the Effects of Traveling


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Travelling is something that we all love to do, but it is also something that might not have such a positive impact on your skin. We all like to embrace that laid back carefree holiday vibe, swimming in the pool or sea and sitting in the beautiful warm sun trying to get tan. Whatever you choose to do when you’re out and about, the right skin care is always needed especially if your visiting a very hot or very cold destination as your skin will need more care during these times. Before we begin I also want to say that if you are planning on taking a flight I also recommend having ear wax removal, done as build up can cause you to have an uncomfortable flight, also a build-up of ear wax can cause pain, hearing loss and dizziness which you don't need while travelling.

Back to skincare and long journeys can also take their toll on your skin so some thought and simple preparation need to be taken - but it's really easy.

Top Hacks for keeping skin in check while travelling 

1. Stay Hydrated - this is my number one tip and is so simple! When travelling make sure to drink plenty of water and take a refillable bottle with you. Staying hydrated aids the skin looking fresh, healthy and helps get rid of toxins.

2. Moisturise

Aeroplane cabins and hotel rooms can dry out your skin as well as a change in a climate so using a daily moisturiser morning and night is essential for keeping your skin looking for feeling good.

3. Protect your skin

If you are heading to a warmer destination then you must take suncream with you, don't be tempted to go without as getting burnt causes serious damage to your skin. Suncream shields you from harmful UV rays, lowers skin cancer and prevents premature ageing, so yes it's very important. 

4. Try and keep to a healthy diet

Harder said than done when on holiday but it's still a good idea to try and eat as much fruit and veg as possible and avoid too much-processed food. Some Skin-healthy foods include avocado, watermelon (perfect for those hot days), oranges, sunflower seeds and dark chocolate.

5. Get enough sleep 

When we travel we often find our own personal routine goes out the window and even more so when you have kids but it's still just as important to get enough sleep and keep those dark bags at bay. Sleep helps your skin repair itself and keeps you looking fresh so aiming for 7-8hrs still applies no matter what country you're in. 

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What Vitamins and Nutrients to Look for in Skincare Products 

Squalane oil is one of the ingredients that you need to look for in the product you are thinking of using. This is going to combat any ageing that happens in the skin. This is due to the fact that when the skin is dry, it can cause wrinkles and creases to form. Squalene oil provides the moisturising that is needed.

One of the products that not only holds this oil, but a number of other ingredients including the vitamins that are needed to help with smoothing the skin are Matrixyl. This is a great product that is highly regarded in the skincare world as one that helps with ageing and dryness.  There is also a beneficial way to go about getting youthful skin and you can use Timeless Vitamin C serum to bring with you. Offered in a small bottle, slip it in your bag and head out on your next adventure.

Just make sure to bring your skincare products with you whenever you are heading out to do some travelling. You want to make sure that you are getting all that you can get out of the routine that you do. Just because you are away from home doesn’t mean your skin has to suffer because of it. 

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  1. Great tips literally I observed all those problem in my travel. For my next travel I will definitely use these tips. Thanks for sharing.

  2. These are some great tips, we all need to do our best to make sure we look after our skin no matter the time of year and what is going on around us. Moisturising and staying hydrated are essential.

  3. I have not tried this product yet, but it sounds amazing am definitely going to have to try it x

  4. Some great tips! Staying hydrated is key - it is so easy to get dehydrated whilst travelling as we often forget to drink

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  6. Travelling really does impact the moisture level I find especially on plane trips. I always feel like it is much dryer. I try to drink more water and use rich hydrating products before going to bed to combat this.

  7. These are great tips - I am really trying to keep hydrated as my skin is getting drier as I get older. Kaz

  8. Great tips for looking after your skin. I am guilty of letting my skincare routine fly out the window when we're away!

  9. This is really useful, I'm not travelling, but my skin tends to get dry quite easily in winter so every little helps.

  10. My skin is the one thing I make sure I look after. It thanks me in the end!

  11. This is a topic that is close to my heart... Cheers!
    Where are your contact details though?


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