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Travel Skincare Tips: How to Care for your Skin While Traveling

Travel Skincare Tips: How to Care for your Skin While Traveling

Whether you’re traveling over the holiday period or are planning a summer vacation, it’s important to care of your skin while you’re off on your adventures. Long journeys, broken sleep and unfamiliar destinations can play havoc with your skin’s complexion, but flying can impact your skin the most.  

The low humidity levels in an airplane cabin can leave your skin feeling dry and dehydrated, so make sure you’re prepared for the journey before take off. Read on for tips on how to care for your skin while traveling, including how to adapt your skincare regimen to a new climate.  


How does flying impact your skin? 

After take off, the humidity levels in the plane’s cabin are around 10%–20%. You might notice that your mouth and eyes feel dry, or that you’re more thirsty than usual. Because of the lack of moisture in the air, it’s likely that you’ll also experience some skin dryness.  

On the opposite end of the scale, low levels of humidity may also lead to oily skin, as your skin may try to counteract the dry air by producing extra oil.  


How to prepare your skin before take off   

Whether you’re preparing your skin for a long flight or just a short-haul, there are some steps you should take to protect your skin on the plane. Before your journey, make your own travel skincare set, choosing a cleanser, a serum and a moisturizer suited to the climate in your destination.  

Before boarding the plane, apply a hydrating moisturizer such as our MULTI CORREXION® Hydrate & Plump Moisturizer With SPF 30 to your face.  

It’s essential that you apply an SPF product to any exposed areas of skin before and during your flight. This is because you're physically a lot closer to the sun and its harmful UV rays, even though you're not outside. Using a SPF moisturizer will help protect your skin from damage caused by these rays, such as skin cancer and premature signs of aging.  


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How to maintain healthy skin once you’ve landed 

Once you’ve safely landed and gotten off the plane, visit the nearest restroom to freshen up using your travel skincare set. The humid, recycled air in the cabin is likely to leave your skin feeling dry, so begin by cleansing your skin with a cleanser such as our MULTI CORREXION® Revive + Glow Gel Cleanser. Next, use an eye cream and a moisturizer which are targeted towards dry and dehydrated skin, even if your skin appears oily. This will boost the moisture levels in your skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth. 


How to care for your skin in a new climate 

Every climate will require a different skincare regimen, so you should either follow a winter skincare routine or a summer skincare routine depending on the weather. Come rain or shine, you should still be using a moisturizer containing SPF. Our MULTI CORREXION® Hydrate & Plump Moisturizer With SPF 30 is ideal for warmer climates since it’s lightweight and non-greasy—and the SPF will protect your skin from the sun’s UV rays.  

For dryer climates, make sure you choose moisturizers and serums that are ultra-hydrating, such as our MULTI CORREXION® Revive And Glow Daily Serum. If you’re planning on sleeping straight after you’ve landed, make sure to apply a moisturizing cream at night such as our RETINOL CORREXION® Max Daily Hydration Cream

Traveling can impact your skin in many ways, so it’s important to have a good travel skincare regimen in place. Find out more about how to get glowing skin or for more skincare tips and advice, visit our blog

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