Tips for caring for your skin during travel

With spring break approaching, you may be preparing to head to the beach or mountains. Regardless of your vacation destination, if you’re flying there, you’ll spend hours in the desert-dry air inside a pressurized airplane cabin. In that super-dry environment, dry skin becomes even drier and oily skin may produce more oil to compensate for the moisture loss.

Tips for caring for your skin during travel

After you arrive at your destination, changes in climate and altitude can wreak havoc on your skin, causing irritation, breakouts or flare-ups.

Skincare tips to keep your skin healthy and beautiful while you’re traveling:

  • Apply intense moisturizer the night before you fly. Doing so will increase your skin’s moisture content before you spend time in that dehydrating airplane cabin.
  • Moisturize regularly on your travel day. Reapply moisturizer every hour you’re on the plane. Use oil-based products, even if your skin is oily, to prevent moisture evaporation during the flight.
  • Apply lip treatment regularly. Use a medicated lip balm to keep your lips from becoming dry when you’re flying or traveling by bus or train, when high heat or air-conditioning can be dehydrating. When you’re outside, use a lip balm or lipstick with an SPF of 15 or higher, and reapply it regularly.
  • Avoid touching your face. While you’re traveling you can pick up bacteria that can cause breakouts and other skin problems. If you’re going to apply makeup while you’re en route, use an antibacterial wash on your hands before you do so.
  • Blot out oily skin. Use rice papers or blotting papers to dab your T-zone as often as necessary to remove the excess oil and shine without stripping your skin’s moisture.
  • Pack skincare products based on the climate at your destination. Many people pack travel-size containers of their usual skincare products. However, using the same products may not be the best way to protect your skin when you’re traveling. Instead, you may need to alter your skin care regimen based on the climate where you’re going. To prevent acne breakouts or flare-ups of rosacea or eczema, choose appropriate skin care products based on your destination.

SkinPen Micro-needling

Because SkinPen doesn’t remove or damage the epidermis, your skin’s outer layer that protects from the sun’s harmful UV rays, your skin won’t be photo-sensitive after the SkinPen micro-needling procedure. Therefore, the SkinPen micro-needling procedure can be safely performed before you leave for your sunny vacation. The Skinfuse post-micro-needling protocol products optimize the results of your micro-needling procedure without irritating your skin or interfering with the skin rejuvenation process. Skinfuse RECLAIM Hydrating Support — a bioactive moisturizer designed to repair, strengthen and support dry, dehydrated or compromised skin, while delivering intense hydration — is particularly appropriate for use while traveling.

Contact your SkinPen provider to learn how the SkinPen micro-needling procedure and Skinfuse post-micro-needling protocol work together to improve your skin’s health and appearance.