Yes, my husband and I love to travel.
Of course it is somewhat of an obsession of ours; it is something that allows us a break in our lives and opens our minds to history, culture, learning, and (usually much-needed) REST.
But, skincare is both my profession and my passion.
So how do I keep a good skincare routine while traveling you may ask?
Girl, don't you worry, I have this traveling skincare thing DOWN. I have so many tips and tricks that I had to make a note on my phone to remind myself to not forget items.
Traveling Skin Tip #1
Travel sized EVERYTHING! If possible and if it is a trip that is two weeks or less that is.
This is important to save space, because we all know the dreaded costs of a suitcase overweight. Plus, who wants to be so overloaded that there is no room for souvenirs?!
(Click here to have access to my Travel Kit - If you don't have the password to access please click and let me know so I can send it to you firstname.lastname@example.org )
Traveling Skin Tip #2
For long or overnight flights (which I always suggest if it's over 8 hours - might as well get shut-eye while in air), be sure to bring some items in a medium sized clear bag on your carryon. Of course, the items must be under 3.4 ounces each to be allowed on. Security will love you if you toss the clear bag in the bin so they can see all the items clearly, and your travel buddy will be much appreciative that you don't get held up at the end for a double-check!
These items should include makeup wipes (alcohol and fragrance free), a hydrating spray, and a good moisturizer. Flying is extremely dehydrating to our skin and bodies. That's why I also make sure to drink coconut water the day before flying as well as the day of. And, I know we all must hate airplane bathrooms, but stay hydrated in-flight as well! ONE glass of wine won't hurt though.... After all, you are on vacation!!!
(I recommend Neutrogena Makeup Cleansing Towelettes. I purchase a mini Hydrating Spray through one of my partnered companies, PCA, and the Moisturizer is included in the Travel Kit listed above)
Traveling Skin Tip #3
Do NOT skip washing your face even one night of the trip!!!
There is a reason that our skin is more sensitive and prone to breakouts while traveling. And that secret reason is...... the change in the environment and water. Our skin can be picky and it likes our routine. It will be struggling enough with these changes and there is no need to stress it even more!
Traveling Skin Tip #4
I don't care if you are on a cruise in Mexico or off the coast of Alaska. The truth is, you will be outside A LOT more (duh - it's vacation!). Is it foggy out? The sun actually reflects off the moisture more intensely and can slow burn you sneakily and easily. Are you on the water in the cold winter? Sun will reflect off the water. South of the equator? The sun is very strong in those parts, even on rainy days it could affect your skin.
Any questions? Don't know where to find goodies to put in your bag?
Please reach out to me! I have lots of tips and suggestions to keep that skin glowing and healthy while you enjoy your well deserved break.
As always, I love and appreciate each and every one of you!
The better question to me might be:
Why wouldn’t you travel?
There are so many beautiful landscapes to be discovered.
So many bustling cities to be explored.
So many countries full of history to be toured.
So many interesting cultures to be immersed into.
It’s my thinking that we probably learn more about history, geography, cultures, religions, and societies from traveling than we learned in all of our schooling.
As humans, we learn best when we are personally fully involved in the experience.
Memories from what is learned through traveling cannot be replaced.
Images of what was seen through our own eyes is much more powerful than looking at pictures and reading through pages of a textbook.
In Pompeii, I thought I knew all there was about Mount Vesuvius and how the volcanic eruption wiped out the city in one swift vicious sweep of lava and ashes. But, was I prepared to see the bodies that were buried and suffocated in fear? No.
Sure, I knew that archeologists were able to uncover and recreate the forms of bodies so many years later, however there is something about seeing the babies and the defensive positions and sheer terror in person that sticks with you and truly forces you to understand.
I believed I knew what Rome carried for history and how significant the monuments were. But, while standing so insignificantly below the stunning temples and the unbelievably impressive Colosseum, I finally realized how I had no clue just how magnificent it all was until that very moment.
Before traveling to particular select parts of Colombia, South America I thought I had seen what poverty was. After riding horses through a small ‘village’ of trees with tarps above and pieces of plywood leaned, I found what had become their norm was something I was blessed to have never had to experience in my lifetime.
In Mexico, I thought I knew about how the Mayans and Aztecs lived when they inhabited the land there. But, until seeing a dance demonstration when my husband and I visited the areas of Tulum, I had no idea how much blood was shed and how they have now come to celebrate how their culture was developed from a mix of their and Spain’s influences in the land.
Even when I went to Washington D.C. and Philadelphia I thought I knew plenty about my own country’s presidents and the founding fathers. But, when you see the White House, the presidential museums, the Liberty Bell in person, you can fully immerse yourself it what it may have been like at the time when we were first figuring out our new nation.
And so, before you ask why you should travel somewhere, I hope you think of all of these reasons of why you
shouldn’t say no.