Three Tips For Keeping Your Skin Hydrated While Traveling

October 7, 2021

When we talk about skin hydration, we do not mean the skin as a whole, but the upper layers of the skin: the stratum corneum or the stratum corneum. The stratum corneum is made up of keratinocytes, flat skin cells that bind to specific lipids. This layer of skin has remarkable protective and defensive properties against external attacks. Only 10 to 15% of it is water. When its concentration in water is less than 10%, the skin is dehydrated.

Just below the stratum corneum, there is a hydrolipid film that covers the surface of the skin. This is an emulsion of water and lipids produced by the sebaceous glands. This hydrolipid film forms a protective coating on the skin. Its hydrophobic composition (lipids) helps the skin to maintain its elasticity, improve its protection and regulate the water content in the body, preventing the loss of water from the skin. It is also important to remember that 20% of our body water is in the skin. Moisturizing the skin is essential as well-hydrated skin is supple and soft, has a radiant colour, and has a soft feel. So how do we keep it hydrated during a trip where our skin suffers more than ever?

Do Not Miss The Moisturizer

Immediately after cleansing the face, it is important to apply a moisturizer, and if you want natural coverage, you can additionally invest in a BB cream for glowing and even skin. Remember that the texture of the cream depends on the type of skin you have. So choose a cream with a light texture if you have mixed or oily skin and cream with a rich texture if you have dry skin.

Using The Serum

The product that will make the difference in the daily hydration of the skin is the serum. An enhanced moisturizing serum that diffuses and retains water in the skin while softening the dehydration lines is essential for your skin to cope with harsh weather conditions. So, it is important to recognize the needs of your sensitive skin.

If your skin is even more sensitive, you should take care of its daily care with specialized products since it needs immediate relief and soothing without preservatives and alcohol. An excellent choice for sensitive skin includes high-tolerance products, the composition of which contains the least possible ingredients to reduce the risk of allergies.

Choose The Cream That Suits You

Before you buy your cream, consult the experts on which moisturizer would best suit your skin. Remember that dry skin needs deeper hydration. Other needs are mixed, others dehydrated or dry and others greasy. Do not forget that hydration also applies to you who have oily skin with a tendency to acne. Find the moisturizer that addresses your needs and do it in exactly the same way as all of us should do: wear it every morning-evening.

Choose creams rich in moisturizing ingredients if you are feeling more dehydrated this season and cream rich in lipids if, regardless of the season, your skin is dry and “thirsty” all the time! Proper and deep hydration will occur when you do the correct procedures. Always put your cream on clean skin, i.e. not to be painted and ideally to have removed the dirt with a make-up remover disc. This way, your skin will deeply absorb your cream. Of course, we can not talk about hydration without the existence of appropriate care products. Visit the online store of fotopharmacy.com and make your own all those care products that will take off your appearance and give you an unrivalled glow.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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