With summer vacations well under way, many people will be flying across the country to reconnect and relax with family and friends, lie on the beach or a resort pool, hike mountain trails, explore a new city, or perhaps seeking a storybook-worthy vacation to Europe.
No matter the destination, preparing your skin and packing the right skin care products is important to counteract the effects that flying in an airplane will have on your skin.
If you’ve spent any time in an airplane, you’ve probably experienced that dehydrated, dry tight feeling on your skin caused by the recycled air that is low in humidity, which sucks moisture from the skin. If you already have dry skin, your symptoms can be worse, including redness, itching, flaking, and cracking. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way. There are things you can do to counteract these effects so that you arrive at your destination looking radiant.
We’ve put together some great tips to keep your skin glowing, radiant, and clear wherever your travels may take you this summer.
CLEANSE WITH GENTLE CLEANSER. Commercial cleansers start the drying process because they are formulated with synthetic ingredients that dry and irritate the skin. We highly recommend getting rid of the liquid body washes and switch to a moisturizing body bar of Goat’s Milk Soap. You can use the Goat’s Milk as a facial cleanser too, or try one of our Facial Cleansing Oils that provides the delicate facial skin with intense hydration and moisturization. Learn how to choose the right facial cleanser for your skin type here.
PREPERATION. Gently exfoliate your skin the night before you travel to clear away dead skin cells. Try one if our facial masks; Pore Minimizing or Nutrient Rich, both formulated with natural moisturizing and hydrating ingredients. To exfoliate your body, try one of our Sugar Whipped Body Scrubs formulated with ultra-moisturizing shea butter and botanical oils that leave skin silky-soft and smooth.
MOISTURIZE. After you cleanse and exfoliate, it’s important to moisturize your skin. Natural skin care products are formulated with botanical ingredients that are easily absorbed to nourish and instantly hydrate the skin leaving it smooth and supple. They also restore elasticity while they condition and soften the skin.
We recommend one of our Facial Moisturinzing Creams and our Hand and Body Lotion with Goat’s Milk or our luxurious Whipped Shea Body Butter.
CONSIDER A TONING MIST. Commercial hydrating sprays contain synthetic ingredients that evaporate quickly, leaving the skin dry instead of refreshed. Our Toning Mists are a natural alternative and solution. Choose one that is perfect for your skin type here.
TAKE THE MOISTURIZER. There are plenty of small refill bottles available that meet the three-ounce limitation size, so fill one up and take it with you in your carryon bag, applying it a few times during the trip.
WATCH YOUR DIET. Drink plenty of water and eat well several days before your flight. Processed food can cause inflammation and skin problems. Choose healthy meals and take fresh veggies, fruits and nuts for snacks on the go. Avoid alcohol and limit caffeine which dehydrate the system. Don’t let your body get dehydrated as this will dry out your skin too.
No matter the destination, packing the right skin care is as equally important as choosing the right wardrobe. If you are looking for natural products in convenient travel sizes, we have a number of travel kits and products to choose from. Check them out here.