MEN'S SKINCARE TIPS FOR FREQUENT FLYERS

How to Keep Your Skin Looking Great While Traveling

With the development of COVID vaccines and a better understanding of the virus, many people have returned to their busy travel schedules. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, it can take a toll on your body and your skin. Here are some smart and simple travel skincare tips to keep you looking great while away.

Pre-Flight Skin Prep

At home, before you leave for your trip, take some time to prep your skin. This will help keep it looking healthy and hydrated during your flight.

  1. Wash your face for 60 seconds with a men's face wash.
  2. Exfoliate your skin with a men's face scrub or an AHA/BHA toner. This will remove dead skin cells and allow your skin to better absorb products.
  3. Apply a hydrating mask complex. Look for products that contain humectants like hyaluronic acid and glycerin, which will attract and retain moisture in your skin.
  4. Moisturize with a rich emollient face balm with SPF, which will protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays.
  5. Apply a natural face oil to seal in the moisture. Look for an oil that is appropriate for your skin type.
  6. Apply lip balm to keep your lips hydrated.
  7. If your hands tend to be dry, use a hand cream.

In-Flight Care

Once you've prepped your skin, there are a few things you can do to keep it looking its best during your flight.

  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
  • Avoid alcohol, which can dehydrate your skin.
  • Get up and move around every few hours to improve circulation.
  • Avoid touching your face, as this can transfer bacteria and lead to breakouts.
  • Reapply your face oil, lip balm, and hand cream as needed.

After-Flight Care

After you arrive at your destination, take some time to give your skin some TLC.

  • Wash your face with a men's face wash.
  • Exfoliate your skin with a men's face scrub or an AHA/BHA toner.
  • Apply a hydrating mask complex or a sheet mask to replenish your skin.
  • Moisturize with a lotion, antioxidant face cream, or face balm.
  • Don't forget to apply SPF!

By following these tips, you can help keep your skin looking great while traveling.

Additional Tips

  • If you are prone to dry skin, pack a humidifier for your hotel room.
  • Pack your usual skincare and haircare products. Don't switch products just for the trip. 
  • If you are prone to jet lag, try to adjust your sleep schedule gradually before your trip.
  • If you are taking medication, make sure to pack enough for your trip.
  • If you are traveling to a foreign country, be sure to research the local customs and laws regarding medications and other personal items.

I hope these tips help you keep your skin looking great while traveling! If you’re lucky enough to end up at a seaside destination, take a dip in the ocean.  Your skin and hair will thank you!