Tips for Keeping Your Skin Looking Gorgeous While Traveling

March 21, 2023

Taking a well-deserved vacation does wonders for your mood. It gives you a chance to rest and recharge, all while exploring exciting new places. However, travel can stress out your skin, leaving it looking dull and tired. Little sleep, pollution exposure, and long days in the sun are just a few of the culprits that affect your skin. Learn how to keep your skin looking gorgeous so you can proudly show off those vacation photos.

Take a Supplement

It’s tough to stick to a healthy diet while traveling. You may have limited options, or simply wish to indulge in a few treats. However, a poor diet can affect your health, including the condition of your skin. Taking a supplement can help ensure you are getting the nutrients you need. There are supplements for nearly any concern. You can benefit from taking multivitamins as well as brain health supplements to maintain normal brain function so you can continue enjoying your vacation. 

Drink Lots of Water

Drinking plenty of water is a must. It keeps you hydrated, which is essential for healthy skin. Adequate water intake helps to moisturize your skin and leave it looking supple and smooth. Drink water throughout the day. Make it easy to keep yourself hydrated by carrying a refillable water bottle with you. Also, opt to drink water at mealtimes instead of sugar or caffeine-filled beverages.

Take Cleansing Seriously

You may be tempted to skip your nightly skin cleansing routine after a long day of sightseeing, but taking these few minutes to clean away the dirt and buildup of the day is crucial to skin health. Dust, sweat, makeup, and even toxins can build up on your skin and clog your pores, making you more prone to breakouts and irritation. Make sure you remove all traces of makeup before thoroughly washing your face and body.

Apply Moisturizer Daily

A good moisturizer does wonders for the appearance of your skin. Apply a high-quality product twice per day. You may wish to use a lighter moisturizer in the morning to wear during the day and select a heavier one for overnight.

Moisturizing your skin helps to soothe irritation from dryness, including unsightly redness. It’s also a great way to prepare your skin before applying makeup. Healthy, moisturized skin has fewer blemishes that require careful makeup application or specialized techniques to cover them. Using a daily moisturizer is an excellent way to look and feel great.

Simplify Your Makeup Routine

It’s natural to want to look amazing while you travel. You want to make a good impression on the people you meet, as well as show off your best self in your vacation pictures. It can seem tempting to complete a full makeup routine daily, but this isn’t the best practice while traveling.

Instead of dragging your entire makeup collection with you, establish a daily routine that uses a few favorite products. Try out some ideas before you leave to find a look that you love. Keep it simple and classic. Layering on too much makeup can not only take forever, eating up your precious time, but it can cause issues for your skin. If you are vacationing in a hot and humid climate, you could sweat off your makeup and require frequent touch-ups. It’s best to apply a minimum to avoid this and prevent possible irritation.

Wear Sunscreen Every Day

You already know how important it is to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Sun exposure can lead to skin damage, even on overcast days. Get into the habit of applying sunscreen on a daily basis so you are never unprotected. Choose one suitable for your face, and another for your body for the best results. Remember to reapply every few hours, especially if you are in the water.

A few simple adjustments to your normal routine are all it takes to keep yourself looking and feeling great while you enjoy your travels. You may even want to continue with your new habits when you return home to give your skin that healthy 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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