7 Skin Care Hacks for Travel

This time of year my skin gets really dry and itchy, but is also prone to breakouts. The holidays can add stress to my life and my skin, but I still aim to find that perfect holiday fresh-faced glow – even while I’m traveling.

It can take quite some time to develop the perfect skincare routine. Just when you think you’ve nailed it, then comes the challenge of picking the necessities for your travel case.

TSA guidelines often help keep us in check, but choosing which items to bring can be more difficult than planning outfits! Rest assured there are great, universal tips to keep your glow strong no matter where you roam. Read on for a few favorite skincare travel hacks.

  • Travel Prep:
    • Increase your intake of omega-3’s a couple of days prior to send off to protect your skin cells from stress and dehydration.
      • Salmon, chia seeds, walnuts, or cod liver oil are all great options with over 2,000 mg per serving
    • Avoid harsh, drying treatments. Our skin needs every last bit of moisture, so it’s best to bypass peels and most acids.
  • En Route:
    • Apply a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid to support hydrated skin.
    • Sheet masks/under eye gels are convenient when on the go.
      • Invest in a few masks with moisturizing properties and vitamin C for a brightening effect.
      • For those who don’t want to devote themselves to a full sheet mask, under eye gels are a great option, too as they are a little more discreet. Under eye gels do a great job at plumping fine lines around the eyes and decreasing puffiness.
  • Post Travel:
    • Cleanse your face to remove dirt and oil, and to help calm down from the day’s stress.
    • Apply hydrating mask and massage:
      • Apply moisturizer on finger tips and massage the cream in upward, outward circular motions. Follow the natural muscle direction and repeat.
  • Lastly, always HYDRATE!
    • When flying, pack an empty water bottle and refill it once you pass through security.
    • Try adding collagen to your water. I like this one.

What do you like to do to take care of your skin? I’d love to hear from you! Comment below. Happy Holiday season everyone!

Author: Katie

Hi! I'm Katie, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. This website it dedicated to those looking to heal their bodies from the inside out - and it all starts with balancing out your blood sugar. Let's heal disease together one plate at a time.

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