Healthy skin makes everyone feel more confident, no matter if you are young or old having that vibrant glow makes you feel younger and walk with a spring in your step. When traveling, it may feel challenging to maintain your skin regimen and keep the soft, supple glow of healthy skin. The tips below will help you not only maintain your youthful look but even improve it on a daily basis.
If you plan to travel to a warm climate for vacation or business, chances are you will spend some time in the hot sun. Who doesn’t love that sun-kissed look after a day in the sun? Your cheeks and nose are pink, skin is clear and splotches seem to have disappeared. However, the sun causes ninety percent of all skin wrinkles. Lather on the sunscreen or make your own using non nano zinc oxide which is a broad spectrum, all natural sun block. Even coconut oil has a natural SPF of 4-5, not enough for all day in the sun but for a daily under-your-makeup sunscreen, it is perfect.
Speaking of makeup, when was the last time you cleaned your brushes or sponges? Traveling can be tricky enough, remembering to pack your core beauty items but these tools are breeding grounds for bacteria. When putting makeup on a freshly washed, well moisturized face, be sure the tools you are using (brushes, sponges or fingers) are clean as not to cause any unwanted blemishes. The recommendation is to wash them every 2-3 weeks for optimal cleanliness.
Did you know your smartphone could as much germs and bacteria as a public toilet? According to a Stanford University study, putting your face to your smartphone is the equivalent of a sick person coughing in your face. Pretty gross, right? It’s even worse if you are traveling and putting your phone down in strange public places. Keep those germs away from your gorgeous skin and wipe your phone with a sanitized disposable cloth such as Clorox Wipes a few times a day.
Drink lots of water. Yes, you have probably heard it a million times before but being well hydrated helps flush out toxins and makes your skin look fuller and younger. Drinking plenty of water also helps take away dark circles under your eyes and clear up any blemishes. When you travel, daily routines can be hard to stick to. Being well hydrated also keeps you more alert and feeling better, which is great when you have to deal with long flights or layovers. Your goal should be to drink half your body weight in ounces – so if you weigh 140 lbs, shoot for 70 ounces of water per day.
Getting your beauty rest isn’t just an old saying. Sleep is essential to healthy skin because that’s when cell renewal happens. When you travel, being in a strange bed or spending excessive amounts of time in airports, bus terminals or on ships isn’t conducive to getting quality rest. Grab it when you can! Depending on your age, 7-8 hours should be enough to help you achieve full sleep cycles. If you need help understanding how you sleep, there are many fitness trackers that offer sleep monitoring so you can measure how much REM and deep sleep you get each night.
There are all kinds of creams, toners, and skin treatments out there start with these simple tips and Cheryl Lee MD skin care products. You don’t have to spend a fortune to have healthy skin, but you do need to have a regular regimen. Traveling is enough of a strain on your skin, mind and body so give it a little pampering with TrueLipids Hydrate, Correct and Perfect Lotion.