Taking Care of Your Skin During Hectic Holiday Traveling

Whether you are traveling by plane, bus, car, or covered wagon to see your family and friends over the holidays it can be an utterly demoralizing and debilitating experience. But who wants to show up at grandma’s without a healthy glow

With some careful forethought, you can make holiday skin care during your travels an easy delight.

Here are some great tips to make that possible:

  • Use friendly cleansers—Rid your pores of all the dirt, dust, and oil that builds up during traveling by washing with a gentle cleanser several times a day.
  • Balm your lips—Instead of wearing dehydrating lipstick over the holidays, try a nice hydrating lip balm.
  • Keep your hands to yourself—Traveling puts you into contact with many germ infested surfaces, so try to avoid touching your face to prevent contact with bacteria.
  • Avoid dryness—Try a nice mineral water face mist the next time you travel. One of the most common skin problems while traveling is dryness, so be sure to pre-hydrate your skin the night before, and apply moisturizer frequently during your journey. Use a moisturizer for your protective layer instead of foundation makeup which can be especially drying on airplanes.
  • Pay special attention to your hands—Traveling gives the skin on your hands a real beating, so be sure to bring along some nice hand cream to counteract all the harsh soaps and chemicals you will encounter.

Traveling in general can expose your skin to a variety of stressful conditions, so be sure to notice any problems you develop and bring them to the attention of your skin care professional. Dr. Juan Vaillant of Old Bridge Dermatology has been treating patients for hair, skin, and nail problems for over 30 years, and has the extensive background needed to help address a variety of dermatological issues. Dr. Vaillant has successfully treated acne, eczema, dandruff, hair loss, psoriasis, and nail fungus. If you are looking for an amiable, highly skilled dermatologist, call our office in Old Bridge, NJ at (732) 679-0222 and make an appointment.