For years when I would go on vacation I would find that my skin would change. Sometimes it would become super dry, sometimes it would breakout, and other times it would be lack luster. I always chalked it up to the different water or a different environment. Sure, that had something to do with it, but the true culprit came down to routine. Not only was I casting aside my usual routine, but I was also not tweaking my routine to gel with my new locale. I naively thought that a couple days away meant I could use hotel provided products and skip a step here or there and my skin would bounce back to its usual self when I got home.
It wasn't until I started taking an abridged version of my daily, organic skin care routine with me did I realize that I didn't not have to sacrifice skin health while traveling. Here are some travel tips to help keep your skin healthy and looking its best:
Don’t let airline regulations stop you from bringing your own products. We understand that carrying on your luggage is an ideal way to travel, but don’t let the “liquids” rule keep you from packing your favorite skin care products. Transfer your lotions and potions to travel sized bottles (3.4 ounces or less) or pick up our Traveler, which has travel-sized portions ready to go. However you choose to contain your products always make sure to put them in a tightly sealed plastic bag. Air pressure can do tricky things to your sealed bottles and we would hate for leaky lotion to get on your clothes.
Check the weather at your final destination and pack accordingly. If you're headed somewhere dry, pack a moisturizer. If you're headed to the beach, pack products with plenty of antioxidants. Knowing where you are going and what you will need will keep you from packing unnecessary items. It will also keep you from having to make a drug store run for a product that may not necessarily fit with your organic lifestyle.
Don’t forget to wash your face. We know how exhausting vacations can be, but the most important thing to do before your head hits the pillow is to wash your face. Whether you’re on a plane, in the ocean, hiking, or sightseeing, your skin will be exposed to a lot of different environmental factors. Washing your face will get rid of any debris, sweat, and other looming bacteria. Plus, if you use our Tamanu Luxury Facial Cleanser, the anti-inflammatory ingredients will help calm the skin for a restorative sleep.
Feed your skin with antioxidants. Chances are you will be outside more than usual while on vacation. This means a higher potential for skin damaging, free-radical formation. One way to keep skin healthy and balanced is to add a scoop of our Antioxidant Skin Boost to your nighttime travel routine. Kimberly Snyder agrees, calling it one of her top 5 Best Travel Tips (see minute 2:08).
So what products do we recommend in your travel bag? Our travel product picks are:
- Tamanu Luxury Facial Cleanser
- Daytime Antioxidant Serum
- Antioxidant Skin Boost
- Get Even Finishing Powder
- Lip Skinny
- B Soothed
B Soothed? It can be a diaper rash ointment, soothe blisters after long walks, heal minor cuts and scrapes, and even be a mega boost of moisture for lips. It really is something to not leave home without.
Traveling can be stressful enough, but there is no need to put stress on your skin. You'll be surprised that by simply following your routine, or an abridged version of it, will keep your skin nourished with the same beneficial ingredients that it is used to. And that's the first step to beautiful, healthy skin.
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