4 Skin Care Tips for Winter Travelers: What’s the one thing we all look forward to when the weather turns cold and the snow starts to fall? Winter vacations of course! When winter hits, all we can imagine is ourselves on a warm beach somewhere south. The only thing that might not thank you for the sun, sand, and surf? Your skin! Jumping from frostbite to frozen cocktails can be quite a shock to the system. But not to worry, we have you covered with some great skin care tips to take into consideration while traveling this winter.
1. Never Forget the SPF
This one may seem obvious while you’re traveling to an island in the sun, but it can never be said enough. Pack lots of sunscreen for your trip to the land of sunshine! Because your skin has been deprived of the hot sun for a few months, you’re likely more sensitive to it than ever when traveling during the winter to warm destinations. Keep this in mind when selecting your SPF level and think about leveling up from what you would normally purchase.
Another reason to consider leveling up is that your vacation is likely taking you closer to the equator than you’re used to, meaning that the sun is closer and more direct than you’re used to! This is why many people get sunburned on vacation. You burn faster than you would at home. Keep this in mind and reapply your sunscreen throughout the day, every 2 hours is recommended, especially as you go in and out of the water. Speaking of water, drink lots of it to stay hydrated in that sun as well. One last tip here, if you don’t want to ruin your foundation with liquid sunscreen, try powdered sunscreen instead!
2. Keep Oil Pads Handy
As you know, winter air is much drier than summer air and doesn’t hold a ton of moisture. To combat the dryness, our skin produces more oils to compensate for the lack of hydration. When you land in your sunny vacation destination, your skin will still be producing the extra oil it needs in your home climate. This causes the skin to be more oily, and the excess moisture can lead to breakouts.
Oil blotting pads to the rescue! Having these little wonders on hand with you is easy as they’re so compact and useful as your skin adjusts to the new climate. Use them throughout the day before you reapply your SPF to get rid of unwanted oiliness and keep skin looking fresh.
3. Bring a Soothing Serum or Gel
Believe it or not, moisturizing is still always an important factor even when it seems like there’s excessive moisture happening. Switch up your moisturizer in the warmer climate as you would when the seasons normally change. A soothing serum or gel can come in handy when dealing with inflammation, redness, or yes, even sunburned skin if you weren’t extra diligent that day. There are also people who perpetually suffer from dry skin, even in the warmer weather, so bringing a couple of moisturizers is always a wise decision. Also, if you’re traveling via air anywhere to vacation, you’ll thank us for packing a skin care moisturizer in your carry-on!
4. Book a Regenerative Facial Upon Your Return
Make the experience of coming home a sweet one by pre-booking a rejuvenating facial to repair any damage to the skin caused while on vacation. It’s something to look forward to, and a great way to transition your skin back to the colder weather. Try the Complete Corrective Herbal Facial, which is tailored to your skin’s specific needs and can assist with sun-damaged skin. Each facial at The American Regenerative Clinic locations can be tailored to your specific needs so let your therapist know the circumstances of your visit and they can recommend the best treatment and products for you.
American Regenerative Clinic has the perfect treatment plan tailored for you and your skin. Contact us to book an appointment or if you have questions about any of our treatments.