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3 Tips for Protecting Your Skin During Travel

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As winter weather chills the Northern Hemisphere, people who are dreaming of sand and surf have been making plans to take a vacation to a warm tropical paradise such as a Caribbean island or an all-inclusive beach resort in Mexico. If you're lucky enough to be taking a sun-soaked island getaway this winter, it's crucial to make sure that your skincare regimen is up to the challenge. Here are some quick and easy tips for taking good care of your skin even when you're on the go.

Mini-Size Me!


It can be tempting to let your daily skincare regimen slip while you're on vacation, especially when it dawns on you that your usual products are not a TSA-friendly size! If the idea of putting all your skincare products into teeny tiny bottles is making you tired already, fear not- numerous skincare brands offer travel-size versions of their most popular products.  Invest in the micro versions of your favorite items so you can conduct your daily skin routine no matter where your travel takes you.


Moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturize!


The winter months are drying enough on the skin, and this can be maximized by lengthy air travel to your vacation destination. The pressurized air in an airplane cabin can dry out your skin. Be sure to slather a lightweight, non-comedogenic (that means non-pore clogging) moisturizer on twice a day to ensure that you are locking in your skin's natural moisture and keeping it supple and soft. Here's a pro tip from ClareBella Aesthetics of OKC: use a moisturizer that contains sunscreen will give you one less thing to pack while you're on your trip, while still offering the right amount of sun protection. Look for a moisturizer that packs the double whammy of sunscreen before heading off on your travels. It's a win-win!


Don't Forget Sunscreen


We don't know who needs to see this, but in case you somehow haven't heard...not wearing sunscreen is very bad for you. Avoiding sunscreen application not only increases your risk factor for developing skin cancer, but the UVA and UVB rays from the sun can have damaging effects that will do a number on the texture and pigmentation of your skin. Please do your skin a favor and apply sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30 before going outside. Not only will you avoid a painful, vacation-ruining sunburn, but you could literally be saving your own life!

Taking a relaxing, much-needed winter vacation to an exotic destination doesn't mean that you should also take a vacation from your skincare regimen. By planning ahead and prioritizing your skin's health, you can maintain your usual radiant glow while you're globe-trotting, without having to put in too much extra effort. Bon voyage to both you and your epidermis!

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