When you’re in vacation mode, your skin care routine is one of the last things on your mind. However, it’s important to understand that traveling takes a serious toll on your complexion. These simple tips will help you put your best face forward — no matter where your adventure takes you. And remember, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Dina Strachan offers year-round dermatological care in New York, including services to treat your skin before or after a trip.
Consider the Climate
What your skin needs here in New York City isn’t what it will need everywhere else. Our climate is humid, which means most people will focus on oil control, and they don’t need to be overly concerned about moisturizing. That doesn’t hold true in the hot desert of Phoenix or the alpine climate of the Rocky Mountains. Plan to adjust your skin care routine to suit the environment.
Skip the Hotel Skin Care Products
These days, it’s normal for hotels, short-term rentals, and other accommodations to offer complimentary toiletries. However, the convenience might not be worth the cost if your skin has a bad reaction. In particular, you should avoid using low-quality soaps and lotions on your face. These products contain many skin irritants, such as fragrances and preservatives, that can trigger issues like dryness and redness. It’s a good idea to transfer the products that already work well for your skin into travel-sized containers to maintain your regular routine on the go.
Avoid Touching Your Face
Touching your face while venturing through packed airports or busy tourist destinations is an easy way to transfer germs, dirt, and oil to your skin, which can cause breakouts. If you need to touch your face, wash your hands thoroughly first. Hand sanitizer will also work well in a pinch.
Get Your Skin Cleared for Takeoff
Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Dina Strachan can help keep your skin healthy and happy during your travels. She offers a wide variety of services to patients of all skin tones and types, making Aglow Dermatology your go-to destination for expert dermatological services in New York. Give us a call at 212-627-1004 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.