We all know what it feels like to have a breakout ruin a big day or moment. It's the absolute worst! After a 20 hour flight to South Africa last year, I remember having the worst breakout that I'd had since my middle school days. I made it my mission to figure out what caused it and I began searching for ways to prevent it from ever happening again. After some research, I learned that the dry air on the plane caused my skin to over produce oil to compensate for the lack of moisture it was receiving. Every flight since, I've been taking pre-cautions to make sure my skin is well taken care of. There are a few things you can do to combat breakouts that come from flying!
1. Fly With a Fresh Face
Although we all want to look our best when arrive at our destination, its best to fly with a fresh and clean face. Allowing your skin to breathe will prevent oil and dirt from being trapped under layers of makeup. If you have oily skin, it may be beneficial to bring makeup remover wipes on the flight so that you can cleanse your skin in flight whenever you feel any oil build up. If you want to have on make-up at your destination, just bring the essentials and touch-up where necessary when your flight lands.
2. Moisturize Your Skin
Due to the extreme dry air on flights, your skin may react by secreting excess oil to combat dryness. In turn, the oil can clog your pores which can of course cause breakouts. Keeping your skin moisturized can prevent that oil build-up. Carry a small tube of face moisturizer on the plane and be sure to apply it as often as needed.
3. Stay Hydrated
Bring a water bottle on the flight or purchase a large cup of water before boarding your flight. l The tiny cups of water that they give you on flights are no help, especially on longer flights. Staying hydrated will not only make you feel good internally, but it will also reflect externally. This certainly helps when it comes to keeping your skin clear and moisturized!
How do you care for your skin while traveling?