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How to care for your skin while traveling

Summer is a prime time for traveling. Whether you travel somewhere exotic by plane, or head somewhere a little closer by car or train, your skin can take the fall when you are away from home. It could be because of a bad “vacation diet,” not getting enough sleep or using the products they provide in a hotel. Here are some tips to help you put your best face forward even on vacation.

Don’t forget your vitamins! Let’s be honest, we often eat a lot more junk on vacation. You can try to pack your own food, but sometimes we want to splurge. Vitamins can help you with nutritional holes in your diet. Make sure your multivitamin has Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K and take a fish oil supplement.

I don’t know about you, but I tend to not drink as much water while traveling. I chalk it up to not wanting to take as many bathroom breaks, but drinking lots of water is necessary for not only your health but your skin. You will need lots of water, especially while traveling in a plane because the higher altitude and stale airplane air can really dehydrate your skin.

Don’t forget your products. Buy travel sizes for a plane ride if necessary. If you rely on the products they provide in a hotel, it could make you break out or dry out your skin depending on what products you need. You will already have enough changes in your routine and changing your beauty products can wreak havoc on already stressed skin. Try keeping a bag of travel toiletries in a bag that will be ready to go whenever you want to take a spontaneous trip. Also, don’t forget a heavy duty moisturizer. Especially if you’re traveling by plane or will be spending some time in the sun, your skin can get really dehydrated and moisturizer is a necessity. Mineral water spray is also a great way to hydrate your skin and feel refreshed after a long plane ride or car ride.

Don’t forget to get plenty of sleep. You may be tempted to be on the go constantly so you don’t miss anything, but sleep is a must to keep your skin health and minimize under eye circles. If you have a hard time sleeping while traveling, try taking some melatonin or drinking tea.

What are your travel skincare routine tips? Do you have any horror stories of skin care woes while traveling?

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Lauren Stewart
By: Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart is a freelancer writer from Michigan. She enjoys writing about beauty, health and fitness! She is passionate about learning new ways to take control of her health and wellness and is a makeup and skincare junkie! You can contact her by emailing lrstewar@gmail.com.