December marks the official start of the travel season. You know what it means—it’s time to put in an out-of-office mail, pack your bags and satiate your wanderlust. You can finally leave all your worries behind and soak in the sun or stroll in the streets and just relax. However, the only thing that might worry you is the mid-travel flare-ups. You might already have acne-prone skin and the zit situation gets worse when you travel or you never experienced acne in your life but as soon as you hop on a plane, train or bus, there it is.
Well, whatever it is, there are reasons why your skin rebels when you are on the move. But, whether it’s the mountains calling or beach vacay on the cards for you, you can make sure your holiday doesn’t get ruined because of some pesky pimples. Take a look five possible reasons that are causing your skin to break out and what to do about it.
- Unhygienic environment
- Change in weather, air and cuisine
- A break in your skincare routine
Seats, windows and doors in the airplane, trains and buses are breeding grounds for germs and bacteria. Even if you’re travelling by your own car, it is anything but hygienic. Avoid touching your face without using a hand sanitizer first and always keep anti-bacterial facial wipes to clean oil, dirt and bacteria off your face.
Change in weather, air and cuisine
Your skin is accustomed to a certain climate and diet but as soon as it changes, your skin can start acting up. In this condition, it produces more oil or becomes dry and flaky. Also, if you are travelling by plane, the cabin pressure can get extremely dry, causing your skin to become oily and trigger acne. Carry with you a moisturiser and blotting paper to keep your skin free of oil and shine.
One of the most common reasons for travel breakouts is dehydration. Now that your sleeping, waking and eating times have changed, the chances of dehydration in your body have also increased. Keep a water bottle handy to keep your body and skin well-hydrated and healthy.
A break in your skincare routine
It is a no brainer that you can’t possibly carry your whole skincare kit on your trip. While that’s okay, try to get travel-size toiletries (especially sunscreen and toner) and don’t forget your spot treatments as well. Carry your skincare essentials and make sure you follow your skincare routine religiously, even on a vacation, to keep your skin healthy and keep acne at bay.
All the travel hustle increases your body’s stress levels and thus causes your skin to produce oil and cause breakouts. To top it all, lack of sleep sure doesn’t help. Try to relax and take a beauty sleep. Pack with you a sheet mask and apply it in the night to help calm your skin and mind, and get a sound sleep.
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