Are you ready to blow this popsicle stand and head out for a vacation? I know the feeling. The ‘let the planning begin’ phase is consumed with the destination, hotel, transportation, excursions, food options, clothing choices, and how to stuff everything into that suitcase (am I right?)
Some of you can throw together a vacation like nobody’s business, but when it comes to planning, I can almost guarantee your skincare routine isn’t a thought. At best, you may toss your current regimen into your travel bag and assume you’re good to go! However, you need to adjust your skincare when you travel. I bet you have noticed however different weather systems or climates affect your hair; well, your skin is also impacted.
Skincare should be chosen not only by skin type, but by climate. In every routine your mission is to CLEANSE, BALANCE, NOURISH, MOISTURIZE + RESTORE.
Here is our cheat sheet when traveling to different climates and what essentials you should bring depending on your skin type.
Now that we have our perfect skincare routine, let's dive into the ingredients:
Travelling to an area of high heat and high humidity increases oil production, boosting clogged pores, and age spots. Here you will want to choose light weight serums, lotions, foaming cleansers and DON'T FORGET your SPF; avoid think heavy creams.
Dry or cold environments often lead to rosacea or cracked, flaky skin. Choose products with hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, or oils high in ceramides like jojoba oil. Cleansing oils are a must for those with dry skin, and lotions or creams will lock in the hydration from treatment serums.
In warm areas with fluctuating humidity and pollution, opt for lighter weight products that won't clog pores, wear SPF, and aim for Vitamin C infusions that will defend against free radicals.
*Free radical protection is also present in carrier and essential oils so vitamin C isn't necessary.