Traveling to new places is something that many of us look forward to. It’s all about relaxation, recreation, and a way to escape reality for a while. But the fact remains, that after you are back, your skin is going to be in the worst shape possible. While traveling, often we don’t get enough time or the convenience to worry about a skincare routine; when you have a city to tour and a beach to shake off your stress, skincare can be the last thing that crosses your mind. While some of you might currently be locked indoors and practicing social isolation, you want to be well prepared for the next time you get to take a vacation. Once summer is in full swing, many of us will yearn to hit the beach to escape the scorching heat of the sun. We can just picture ourselves sipping margaritas on the beach with our shades and sun hats. However, travel often exposes our skin to harmful weather conditions like dust, humidity, harsh sunlight, dry winds, saltwater, and more. Even exposing your skin to these things short-term may cause long-lasting skin damage. So here are nine beach holiday tips you must follow the next time you venture out into the wild:
1. Protect Your Skin
You might think that if you already have tanned skin, you can skip out on using sunscreen, but you’re doing a gross misjudgement here. Sunscreen protects you from harsh exposure to the sun’s rays and saves you from facing long-term consequences. No matter how much shade you find on the beach, the truth is that being exposed to the harsh rays of the sun can take a massive toll on the skin if you’re not careful. Overexposure can cause premature wrinkles, sunburns, and uneven tanning. Hence, sunscreen and loose-fitted clothing is your best bet to keep your skin cool and safe. Even people with darker skin tones who might think they have nothing to worry about tans, can end up with severe burns and blemishes.
2. Use Face Mist To Tackle Dehydration
Making use of a face mist is the best way to protect the skin from harsh dry weather. The salty beach air can cause your skin to feel dry and dehydrated, and a facial mist can ensure that your skin is hydrated, soft, and healthy. Make sure you look for ingredients like menthol, glycerin, essential oils, and floral water, as they can have a cooling effect on the skin and even help revive it. This is equally important like sunscreen to act as a shield while adding more hydration to your face.
3. Wash Your Face At Regular Intervals
During the holidays, we spend most of our days outdoors, which makes us prone to dust, pollution, and plenty of other harmful elements. Hence, it becomes necessary to wash your skin at least thrice to four times a day to keep it cleansed and fresh. This is especially so for sensitive, oily, and combination skin. Keep a water bottle handy that is only meant for washing purposes.
4. Keep Your Skin Moisturized And Use Toner
A moisturizer is the best way to keep the skin hydrated. You can find plenty of travel-sized moisturizers for this very use. You can use a light or water-based moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated without causing it to clog your pores. Toner is also a great way to keep your skin refreshed and prevent the overproduction of oil. It helps to keep your pores clear of bacteria and dirt. However, if you already have dry skin, it’s a better idea to avoid using toner while you are on your beach vacation and instead just stick to cleansing and moisturizing.
5. Wet Wipes Are Your Best Friend
The most practical product to carry while you are constantly traveling. Since you can’t find water to wash your face everywhere and wet your towel in the process of wiping the moisture off, the less complicated way would be to keep wet wipes handy. It will be enough to remove the dirt and grime plus keep your face hydrated. The cooling effect is an added bonus.
6. Take Extra Care Of Oily Skin
While we are traveling, our skin will encounter plenty of unwanted elements like pollution and dust. These elements wreak further havoc when our skin is already oily. Using blotting papers will help keep your oily skin under control while you’re on the go and prevent dirt and grime from sticking to your skin. Also, make sure that your beach travel kit contains a good cleanser, water-based moisturizer, and toner for your skin. It will keep the extra oil at bay.
7. Don’t Indulge In Excessive Eye Makeup
Sure, you might want to have those perfect cat eyes and mascara-laden lashes for that beach-themed photoshoot you’ve been craving. The kajal/eyeliner you would apply to your eye would eventually smudge and fade away, making you look as if you had a terrible crying session. Hence, to prevent yourself from looking like a runaway raccoon, opt for a more minimal makeup look. Ditch the foundations and other cakey products.
8. Prepare A Personal Skincare/Beauty Bag
One way to ensure that you have everything you need for your holiday is to make a checklist and carry a personal beauty bag. Even a zip-lock packet is a great way to keep your things packed and ready. You can bring a cleanser, hand sanitizer, hand cream, lip balm, and moisturizer with you. It’s important to ensure that you keep your beauty essentials on you when deciding to venture out on vacation.
9. Keep Yourself Hydrated
Staying hydrated should be a no-brainer for most of us, but you’d be surprised how many people end up dehydrated because they didn’t carry enough water. Sometimes, the heat can catch you off guard, even if you thought you could handle it. Dehydration is the most common concern that most of us would end up suffering from during summertime, and drinking plenty of water is the only way to avoid it.
10. Choose Your Clothes Tactfully
When you are traveling, clothes are essential. You need to carry clothes according to the locations you are visiting, and you need to ensure that your skin can breathe. Color choices are very important to suit the vibe of the destination. If it’s a beach day, go for warm color tones and if it’s a night beach party scene, go for all the glitter and sexy dark colors. If you are planning to stroll around a street, dress chic with neutral colors. In the end, you should wear whatever you want but also ensure that you are wearing weather-appropriate clothing. Light cotton clothes are the only way to keep your skin safe in this kind of weather, and hence, you should dress accordingly.
All said and done, when suitable precautions are taken, a smooth trip is guaranteed, and you’ll have a great time. A visit to the beach sounds great, but to avoid being fried red, some of these tips can be followed to make it a better experience and look good in your holiday pictures. Above all, ensure that you have a good night’s sleep and wash your hair out thoroughly once you get out of the water. Do let us know all of your thoughts in the comment section below!