Planning a sunny getaway this summer? You’ve been thinking about your beachside outfits for weeks, but what about your skincare wardrobe? Don’t forget to plan ahead; between drying airplane air and serious sun exposure, you’ll need some complexion help! Here are a few things that I always remember when planning a summer escape.
Too many times I’ve finally reached my destination only to find an enormous breakout on my face! It’s no coincidence: airplanes are crawling with acne-causing bacteria. Because of the drying effect of recycled airplane air,skin goes into sebum overdrive in an attempt to restore its moisture balance. Sebum creates the perfect environment for bacteria to thrive, leading to painful acne. To avoid post-flight breakouts, wipe your face a few times throughout the flight with a cleansing towelette. Then, when you arrive at your destination, apply my TCA Multi-Acid Face Peel to balance skin and kill any residual acne-causing bacteria lurking on the surface.
It can be hard to stay hydrated while traveling. You’re on a new schedule, indulging in a few cocktails, and otherwise enjoying the scenery. But in order to look and feel your best, make sure to keep sipping water! If you’re vacationing in a warm climate, your body will lose water at an accelerated rate. To keep your skin plump and hydrated, try to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day and follow each cocktail with an extra glass. Apply my HA Hydrating Serum twice a day to infuse skin with additional moisture.
Lighten Up On Sugar
If you’re traveling somewhere tropical, it can be tempting to load up on sugary cocktails and fresh fruit juices. I’m not saying don’t indulge, but do be mindful of your sugar intake. Sugar can cause breakouts and inflammation,exacerbating any lurking inflammatory conditions like eczema and rosacea. Red,itchy patches when you’re rocking a bikini? As an eczema sufferer myself, let me tell you—it’s not fun.
Protect Your Skin
It should go without saying, but you must protect your skin from the summer sun. Hats, umbrellas, SPF—do it all! I prefer a sunscreen that has a blend of physical protectants like zinc oxide and chemical protectants like oxybenzone to provide full coverage. Just remember to re-apply every few hours and avoid spray formulas; they simply don’t provide the reliable coverage you need.If you want more advice on how to choose the right SPF for your skin, read up here!