Glow on the go: tips for your holiday skincare

Glow on the go: tips for your holiday skincare

Aug 22, 2023Izzy Payne

When you're travelling, it can be easy to let your skincare routine fall by the wayside. But neglecting your skin can lead to breakouts, dryness, and other issues that can put a damper on your vacation. Here are some tips to help you keep your skin looking and feeling great while you're on the go.

Plan ahead

Before you leave for your trip, take some time to plan out your skincare routine. Make a list of the products you'll need and pack them in a separate bag so they're easy to find. You might want to consider investing in travel-sized versions of your favourite products to save space in your luggage.

Keep it simple

When you're travelling, it's best to keep your skincare routine simple to save time and effort so you can be out enjoying your time away. Stick to the basics - cleanser, moisturiser, and sunscreen - and leave the more complicated products at home. This will make it easier to stay on top of your routine even when you're on the go.

Protect your skin

Travelling often means spending more time in the sun than you're used to. To protect your skin from harmful UV rays, make sure to apply sunscreen every day. Look for a sunscreen with at least SPF 30, and reapply it every two hours or after swimming or sweating.

Using products that contain Niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3, is also a great way to help protect your skin. Niacinamide is known to promote elasticity and reduce the appearance of blotchiness, all whilst strengthening skin barriers. Having a strong skin barrier allows higher protection from environmental stress such as pollution and UV radiation whilst locking in skin moisture, providing intense hydration which in turn plumps up the skin.

Stay hydrated

Travelling can be dehydrating, which can lead to dry, dull skin. Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated and glowing. It’s also worth investing in a long-lasting moisturiser to ensure that your skin stays as hydrated as possible. Using emollients in your skincare routine will ensure that your skin stays as smooth and glowy as possible.

Be flexible

Finally, remember that your skincare routine might need to be adjusted depending on where you're travelling. If you're going to a humid climate, for example, you might need to use a lighter moisturiser to avoid feeling greasy. Be prepared to make changes as needed to keep your skin looking and feeling its best.

Make it easy

Whether you’re indulging in a swanky resort holiday or backpacking through Europe this summer, no one wants to be lugging around massive bottles of skincare products. Do yourself a favour and opt for the travel size of your skincare favourites before you embark on your journey. 

Enjoy yourself!

We go on holidays and travel to free ourselves from some of the burdens and bores of everyday life, so keeping up with your skincare routine can feel like unnecessary stress to your time away. No one needs a 2387-step skincare routine, especially when you’re trying to relax and enjoy yourself. Keep it simple and stay consistent.

With these tips, you can keep your skin glowing and healthy while you're travelling. Don't let your skincare routine fall by the wayside - prioritise it so you can enjoy your Summer to the fullest.

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