Skincare Tips for Travel

So, you’re trading the heater for the Colosseum this winter? Or maybe hitting the beach of Positano instead of the electric blanket? Hold on to your hat (and your skincare routine!), because a change in climate can upset your skin. But fear not, intrepid adventurer, with a few clever tweaks and travel-sized saviours, your skin can stay selfie-ready wherever you wander.

by | Jun 5, 2024

The Down-low on Dryness and Humidity

Australia’s winter air sucks the moisture out of everything, including your skin. Airplane cabins? Even worse! After even a brief flight, you land and suddenly your face feels like it’s melting. What gives?

Here’s the science: low humidity steals moisture from your skin, making it feel tight and flaky. High humidity, on the other hand, can trap sweat and clog pores. In other words, it’s good-bye glowing complexion and hello breakouts!

Prepping Skin for Take-off

The key to surviving climate shifts is to adapt your skincare routine. Here are Austin Clinic genius tips to keep your glow game on point:

Chemical Exfoliation is Winter Skin’s BFF: Dry winter air means dead skin cells can build up, making your skin look dull. Exfoliate regularly (think once or twice a week) with products like Austin Skin’s Exfol liquid exfoliant. This will accelerate skin regeneration while buffing away dead cells, revealing radiant skin beneath.

Double Cleanse Like a Pro: Airplanes are germ fests, and let’s face it, who doesn’t indulge in a few travel treats? A double dose of skin cleansers ensures you remove every trace of makeup, grime, and airplane funk. Start with an oil-based cleanser to wash away makeup. Follow up with a gentle, water-based cleanser to wash away any residue.

Hydration Hero: For dry air, pack a rich, creamy moisturiser. Hyaluronic acid in products is your friend here, as it attracts and retains moisture. For humid climates, opt for a lightweight, oil-free moisturiser.

Calm It Down: Dry or irritated skin? Soothe it with a calming cream or balm. Look for ingredients like aloe vera or colloidal oatmeal, which have anti-inflammatory properties. Avene XeraCalm’s liquid replenishing balm is a great choice.

Vivace Power-Up and Hydrafacial Rescue

Want to take your skincare to the next level? Austin Clinic’s skin pros suggest a Vivace treatment a month before your trip. Vivace uses radiofrequency and microneedling to stimulate collagen production, leaving your skin plumper and more resilient.

After your travels, a Hydrafacial is the perfect way to rehydrate and replenish your skin. This treatment combines cleansing, exfoliation, and hydration, leaving your skin feeling refreshed and glowing.

Tips for Travel-Ready Radiance

Your skin will thank you for taking the time to make these few additions to your travel plans:

Pack a Mini-Humidifier: Combat dry airplane air with a portable humidifier.

Mist Don’t Drench: Facial mists can provide a quick hydration boost, but avoid overdoing it, as this can make your skin feel greasy.

Hydrate from the Inside Out: Drink plenty of water throughout your travels to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out.

With these tips and a little planning with the help of Austin Clinic, you can conquer any climate. So, pack your bags, grab your favourite skincare saviours, and get ready to explore the world with glowing confidence! After all, the only souvenir you want from your travels is a collection of amazing memories (and maybe a few too many gelato photos).