Whether you’re driving to a family reunion, taking the train for a weekend getaway, or jetting halfway around the world, there’s no question that traveling is stressful. Trying to look good while you’re traveling is pretty much on the top of the stress-o-meter. Here are some suggestions from Skin Deep on how to look and feel your best while on the road.
1 – Moisturize!
Apply intense moisturizer the night before you are going to fly. This will help increase hydration in your skin before you’re exposed to the dehydrating effects of cabin pressure. Skip foundation on the day of your trip, and instead wear only moisturizer. Before you land, add a tinted moisturizer for a fresh, healthy look. If you just can’t leave the house without some foundation, be sure to put on a primer first — a silicone-based liquid or cream that puts a layer of protection between skin and makeup. It will help foundation and blush last longer and help keep your skin from becoming dehydrated.
- Product Recommendation: Skin Deep Restorative Nighttime Bio-Therapy Moisturizer, glo minerals Tinted Face Primer
2 – Refreshing
To refresh makeup while traveling, never glob on more foundation or blush. Instead, use a mister of mineral water and add a dab of moisturizer. To give lips color that will last through your trip, skip the long-lasting lipsticks — they’ll only dehydrate and parch your mouth. Instead, color your lips with several coats of a lip stain, let dry, then top with a clear gloss. Reapply the gloss throughout the trip and your lips will look “just-made-up” fresh. You can further protect your kisser by packing a lip treatment in your carry-on bag and using it liberally while traveling. A soothing lip balm will keep your lips hydrated while flying. It also works on bus and train rides, when high heat or air conditioning can also cause lips to feel dehydrated.
3 – Eyes
Perk up your peepers and reduce under-eye puffiness after a long trip, with a roller ball under eye product that contains caffeine. It’s an automatic wake-up call that makes you look and feel immediately fresher. Avoid wearing mascara while traveling; napping can lead to a migratory trail of mascara down your cheeks. Consider skipping cream eye shadows, which have a tendency to move around on your face as you snooze.
- Product Recommendation: Obagi Elastiderm Serum rollerball
4 – Don’t Touch!
To minimize breakouts while you’re on vacation, avoid touching your skin while you travel. You can pick up any number of unknown bacteria that can result in any number of skin problems after you arrive. If you’re going to apply makeup while you’re in transit, use an antibacterial hand wash on your hands first to further protect your skin.
5 – Cleanse
If you can only take one skin care item from home, let it be your cleanser. An abrupt change in cleansers can disrupt skin’s acid balance and cause a vacation breakout.
6 – Don’t Forget Your Hands
Never leave home without a tube of your favorite hand cream in your tote bag, and use it liberally throughout the trip. This will not only keep your hands from drying out, but will also help counter the effects of harsh commercial-grade soaps found in public restrooms when washing.
- Product Recommendation: Skin Deep Intensive Hand Cream
7 – International Travel
If you’re traveling outside the country, bring your high-end facial products along. Most are much more expensive abroad.
For more information, tips, or answers to your questions, contact Skin Deep. We’re happy to help!