'Wild heart, child heart, all of the world your home,' that's what 'wander lust' call for. But it can ruin your skin in a big way, especially when you are travelling from one city to the other having adverse temperatures.
Whether you are going to the beaches, coastal towns or mountains, travelling can ruin your skin if you do not pay attention to it. Exhaustion, ignorance, improper diet, hectic schedule and the changing weather are a deadly combo when it comes to ruining a glowing skin.
Here are a few smart tips by Dr. Megha Shah, Cosmetologist, Beauty and Curves Clinic, to keep your skin healthy and supple while you travel so that you glow like a star!
Many places with direct sunlight or speedy wind dry the skin and damages the skin texture markedly. Reapply the moisturizer while you travel to maintain a soft, supple skin irrespective of the weather conditions.
Sunscreen-Your BEST FRIEND: Irrespective of the season, apply sunscreen generously to save your skin from the harsh effects of UV rays. This way you can protect your skin from tanning and sunburns. Excessive exposure to the sun also result in early ageing therefore, sunscreen is an ideal product to save yourself.
Reapply sunscreen every 2-3 hourly and use a good emollient to keep the skin moist from within.
Cleanser is A MUST: According to Dr. Shah, It is quite obvious that while travelling, your skin attracts a lot of dirt and dust which gets accumulated on your skin and cause breakouts. A cleanser will wash out all the mug and keep your skin clean and refreshed. It is also important to keep your cleanser with you as even a slight change in skincare products may act abruptly on your skin & cause 'vacation breakout!'
Comfort Clothing- HIGH ON PRIORITY: While going out, you will be engaged in activities like trekking, games or simple roaming around, exploring the places;comfortable clothing will save you from the horror of irritation, itching, and rashes that could happen due to uncomfortable, tight clothes. Various issues like eczema, infections, heat bumps are common with tight clothes, therefore wear loose, comfortable clothes. Skin allergies and some types of contact dermatitis need to be diagnosed and taken care as one observes them.
Blotting Papers- THE NEW TONER: Most people experience oily skin while travelling, mainly because of accumulation of dirt. Blotting papers come handy to remove that oil from the face especially the 'T Zone' and are much better than the regular tissues that leave a residue. People with sensitive skin can use them easily.
Drink Water- For HYDRATION: Apart from keeping your body happy, water is a boon for your skin as well. Often, we skip drinking water while travelling simply because of avoiding the hassle to find a restroom. But this habit not only disturbs your system but ruins your skin.
'ICE' for 'Eyes' BABY: Under eye circles are quite common among frequent travellers. Keeping an ice pack on your skin can help soothe your eyes and relieve them from the stress and exertion. Do this repeatedly for days while you are travelling!