7 Skin care tips for the travelling woman

Frequent travelling on work can take its toll on business women as you don’t have much time to give to skin care. With the help of these tips, you will be able to devote some time to your skin care using the following techniques.

  1. Moisturize your dry skin

Once you board a plane, the change in cabin pressure pulls moisture out of your body wherein you end up with dried skin and chapped lips. So carry a small travel-sized bottle of moisturizer wherever you go, along with a chap stick or lip balm. Moisturize your skin before, during and after the flight and drink lots of water to keep your body hydrated.

  1. Rice papers are a must

Women with oily skin find that while the plan dries out you face, your T-zone ends up oilier than ever. Washing this off only dries out the rest of your face. Instead, use blotting or rice papers to absorb the oil without drying out the rest of the face.

  1. Use primers

Avoid heavy foundation and use tinted moisturizer after landing as it’s the last thing your skin needs with changing cabin pressure, stress and dehydration. In case you need foundation, first apply some primer as it lets your skin have an additional foundation layer which prevents dehydration.

  1. Long-lasting lipsticks- a no-no

While it’s great wearing long-lasting lipstick to go through a conference or boardroom meeting, it dries out your lips on long flights and can even leave your mouth feeling parched. Use several lip stain coats if you need color and then apply a layer of clear lip gloss, lip balm or Chap Stick above the coats and reapply for a fresh look.

Always carry lip treatments in your carry-on bag for added protection. Medicated lip balms are great for hydrating your lips as it does not remove your lip stain. It can be used in environments where heat and air-conditioning dries out your lips.

  1. Avoid mascara and bright nail polish

Never wear mascara or cream eye shadows on long distance trips as they migrate when you nap. Even bright nail polish needs to be avoided as it chips when you travel, and looks unprofessional. Buffing and polishing your nails is a better idea as though it loses some of its gloss, it’s not noticeable to others.

  1. Don’t touch your face

While you normally avoid touching your face as the bacteria and oils can trigger a breakout, the germs at the airport give you added reason not to touch it. These germs and bacteria can lead to skin problems and rashes. Keep an antibacterial lotion or hand wash ready to keep your skin safe if you need to apply moisturizer or makeup.

  1. Eye drops

Your body, including your eyes dry out during flights and in air-conditioned buses. As this may lead to your eyes turning red or irritated when you relax or read on the flight, carry some eye drops along to refresh your eyes and prevent redness. Ice in a wash cloth helps if you have puffy eyes at the end of the flight as the cold ice stimulates blood flow and instantly solves puffiness.

With the right precautions, and these 7 skin care tips, you will be able to keep your skin soft and supple during all your travelling.