With Spring break and Summer vacations right around the corner, many of us have exciting travel planned. The one downside of traveling is the potentially disastrous effects an airplane can have on your skin. We interviewed HydroPeptide's Head of Education Erin Larson on how to avoid potential skin-tastrophes and make sure you get that "on vacation" glow.
What are some common skincare issues people encounter from traveling?
Traveling can cause everything from dryness and dehydration to breakouts and increased sensitivity.
How do you prepare your skin for a long flight?
Hydration is key for protecting your skin. I make sure to drink lots of water and keep my skin hydrated with a creamy moisturizer like Power Lift.
What are the 3 most important skincare items you’d bring with you on a trip?
HydroActive Cleanse - If you think it’s difficult to be consistent about removing your makeup each night when you’re at home, try keeping it up while you’re traveling! Our HydroActive Cleansing Cloths makes this an achievable goal since all you have to do is swipe the towelette across your skin to remove makeup and pollutants from the day. No rinsing is required and your skin is left hydrated and healthy.
Nimni Day Cream - Nimni Day Cream gives skin a potent boost of collagen supporting ingredients to keep up an anti-aging regimen even when you’re on the go. Plus the environmental protectors shield skin from environmental aggressors and the light hydration makes it easy to keep skin feeling soft and moisturized.
Solar Defense Tinted - No matter where you are in the world, you want to be sure to protect your skin from the devastating damage caused by sun exposure. Even one day in the sun unprotected can cause visible pigmentation and more than that will begin to break down collagen and create wrinkles faster.
How do you prevent a breakout while traveling?
I prevent breakouts while traveling by keeping my skin clean and hydrated. By keeping skin free of debris and bacteria as well as maintaining a healthy hydration balance, skin is less likely to react and breakout. If you do experience a breakout be sure to have HydroPeptide Spot Correction packed and ready to go to speed healing and minimize the size and redness of blemishes.
What can someone do during or directly after a long flight to make sure their skin stays soothed and protected?
If you're not shy about taking care of your skin in public, PolyPeptide Collagel+ Eye Masks make a perfect in-flight pick-me-up for tired, puffy eyes. Wrinkles are immediately less visible and dehydration and puffiness are diminished. HydraFlora Essence will also provide much needed hydration and balance during long flights and for tired skin once you reach your destination. Lastly, the 5X Power Peel makes a perfect on the go skin refresher to use in your hotel room after a long flight. The individual sachets won’t dry out or leak so you can take gentle exfoliation on the go without worrying about a mess.
Any other travel-related tips for skincare?
Since many HydroPeptide products are TSA-approved sizes, you can slip them in your carry-on to use on the plane to keep skin healthy and balanced or just prior to landing for a quick refresh.