Tips to keep your skin healthy while traveling

If you're going on vacation, remember that your skin is being exposed to a very stressful environment. Your skin will be introduced to a new climate where your skin is not used to and will have problems that you have to deal with. 

The first challenge your skin will have to overcome starts on the airplane. The humidity on the plane is very low and it is usually below 20% which will cause your skin to get irritated and dry. You should moisturize your skin before you enter the plane and avoid using products that will dry out your skin such as retinol. 

Dry Climate

If you are travelling to a dry climate you should follow these procedures while you are there: 

  • Moisturize daily
  • Avoid Scented products
  • Do not shower more than once a day
  • Use a sensitive body wash that will help prevent excessive drying.

Hot and Humid Climates

If you travel to hot or humid climates, your skin is vulnerable to a skin condition called rosacea, which cause redness and small bumps on the face. You should consult a dermatologist before the trip but if you didn't, you should schedule an appointment to see one as soon as you get back so you can get the proper treatment that you need. 

All in all, travelling around the world will expose you to the sun's ultraviolet rays and you should remember to apply a zinc based sunscreen with an SPF of at lease 30.