Vacations allow you to let your hair down, have fun, relax, and explore. For many, it’s an opportunity to throw caution to the wind and forget their everyday routines. While avoiding the commutes back and forth to work, the endless household chores and the run-of-the-mill errands is nice, overlooking daily tasks like skincare can have significant consequences once your trip ends. Although it may seem like going a few days without your skincare routine isn’t a big deal, it can lead to issues that take weeks to improve.
You’d be surprised how many travelers have left for vacation with healthy and youthful-looking skin only to return with sunburn, dryness, wrinkles, acne flare-ups, dark eye circles, and a dull appearance that makes them look older and worn-down. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be your story. With a few essential hacks, you can simplify your skincare routine to maintain healthy skin during your travels.
Plan Some Extra TLC Before Your Trip
Give your skin some extra tender love and care before your vacation, especially if you’re traveling to an environment with more extreme temperatures. In a tropical climate, the sun, heat, and humidity increase oil production, resulting in acne flare-ups and clogged pores. Extra sun exposure can also leave you with sunburn or skin cancer. On the contrary, a colder climate with low humidity can increase dryness.
Schedule a day to get a facial that includes an extra boost of vitamins and minerals to enhance your skin’s health and appearance. If you can’t afford to pay someone, there are a variety of face masks, scrubs, and other skincare products you can purchase and complete at home. Pre-trip skincare ultimately ensures you look great and provides your skin extra protection to sustain its youthfulness during your trip.
Take Skincare Essentials
While you may have many skin care products you use regularly, you probably won’t need to take them all with you on vacation. Since you’re simplifying your skincare routine for a few days, you only need to bring the essentials. Below is a list of things you don’t want to leave home without:
- Sunscreen – There’s a wide misconception that sunscreen is only necessary during the warmer months. However, the sun can still harm your skin since the sun is always out during the day. Therefore, you need to ensure that you bring sunscreen to prevent burns and skin cancer. You can opt for a traditional lotion or something more lightweight and beneficial, like a brush-on mineral sunscreen for extra nutrients.
- Facial Cleanser – Relying on hotel soap to clean your face is a recipe for disaster. These soaps are often harsh and strip your skin of essential oils and bacteria. Bringing a facial cleanser designed for your skin type is recommended.
- Moisturizers – After thoroughly cleaning your face, you’ll need to apply moisturizer to restore balance and prevent dry and cracked skin. If you’re traveling to a warmer climate, use a lightweight moisturizer to prevent increased perspiration.
- Minimal Makeup – Keep your makeup to a minimum to reduce the work you must do to treat your skin. Makeup can cause sweating and clogged pores, which results in breakouts. A tinted moisturizer, lip gloss, and perhaps some eyeshadow and mascara are all you need to look great.
A Few Simple Hacks
You’ve already cut your skincare routine by giving your skin some extra TLC before your trip, reducing your packing list to essentials, and minimizing your makeup. Below are a few simple hacks to help you save even more time while maintaining healthy skin on vacation.
- Treat Your Skin While Showering – Cleanse and exfoliate your skin while you’re taking a shower to save time. Once you’re done showering, all you have to do is towel dry, moisturize, and get ready for the day.
- Use Makeup Removal Wipes – Removing the makeup, dirt, oil, and bacteria from your skin at the end of the day is essential to prevent breakouts. However, after a day on vacation, you probably lack the energy to give your face the deep cleansing it needs. You can simplify the process by using makeup remover wipes. They get rid of most of the makeup, meaning you’ll only need to do a quick wash and moisturize before bed.
- Keep A Morning And Evening Regimen – While caring for your skin twice a day seems like more work, it actually saves you time on skincare. The regular routines reduce skin issues, decreasing the time you need to spend in the bathroom.
Casting your cares and having a good time is what vacationing is all about. However, getting too lax with your skincare routine could have grave consequences later. Ultimately, the best way to ensure your skin remains healthy and youthful is to find reasonable ways to simplify your routine. Hopefully, the above hacks have given you some ideas on caring for your skin without compromising the freeing experience of vacation.
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