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The Importance of Taking Care of Your Skin When Traveling

The Importance of Taking Care of Your Skin When Traveling

It’s so exciting to plan a trip to somewhere you have never been to before. There are so many beautiful places to see all over the world. Whether you’re interested in historical locations or natural beauty, there are plenty of options that you can choose from.


If you’re planning on heading away from home for one week or more, there is some pretty substantial packing that needs to take place. You might not be able to bring all of your favorite products and items with you, but there are some essentials that you’ll want to bring along to help you keep up with your beauty and health routine. Something that is very important when you travel is taking care of your skin. There are many different factors that can affect your skin when you travel. The weather may be different, and different levels of humidity can cause some changes in your skin. Airplane air can be extremely drying if you’re flying for long periods of time. Pollution, sun exposure and changes in your diet are all things that you’ll encounter on your next trip that will affect how your skin looks and feels. Let’s look closely at some of the ways that you can take care of your skin quickly and easily when you’re on your next adventure.


Sun Exposure


One of the most important ways that you can take care of your skin when you’re on a trip is to pay close attention to how much sun you’re getting. If you’re headed somewhere that tends to be rainy, dark and dreary a good portion of the time, then this isn’t going to pose too much of a problem for you. Tropical climates, locations close to the equator and even mountain resorts that are very sunny all day can expose you to much more sun that you’re used to. You can get burned in a very short amount of time, whereas your hometown sun might take hours for you to see any effects. Pack a very good sunscreen to take with you that is zinc and mineral-based. WODA has a mineral facial sunscreen that will give you adequate SPF protection while keeping your skin safe and healthy. It’s a very mild sunscreen that won’t clog your pores and make you break out.


Aside from sunscreen, try to keep your skin covered as much as possible if you plan on being outside for a longer period of time. Hats are a great way to protect the delicate skin on your face and ears.


Stay Moisturized


Bring a number of your favorite moisturizers with you. Depending on the weather where you’re traveling to, you may have to provide moisture to chapped skin, dry lips, cracked elbows or a dehydrated complexion on your face. Any of our WODA moisturizers would be beneficial for your next trip. All of our natural face moisturizers contain natural and safe ingredients that will leave you with very hydrated and healthy results. You can also use a hydrating toner to cleanse and moisturize. It’s a great product to have on a long flight if you want to quickly refresh your skin. It’s always a good idea to drink plenty of water each day to keep your skin and body hydrated.


When you’re traveling, you may forget to drink frequently. You may also be indulging in some alcoholic beverages which can make your skin quite dry. Don’t feel like you can’t enjoy yourself, but bring along what you need in the way of moisturizing products.




You’ll come into contact with all kinds of germs and bacteria over the course of your trip. If you’re constantly on the go, you don’t even realize that you’re touching germy items and then transferring those bacteria to your face. Public bathrooms, airplane air, airport travel, and rental cars are all places that you don’t realize have been frequently used. You can’t stop to wash your hands every time you touch something. Using hand sanitizer can dry your hands out completely in just a couple of uses. It’s a good idea to keep your hands off your face until you can get back to your hotel room and clean yourself up properly. It might sound crazy, but you’ll want to keep your cell phone screen clean throughout your trip as well. Just think, you’re using your phone to navigate around this new place. You might even be using social media to share all of your exciting adventures. If you put your phone up to your face to call home and check in, you’re transferring all those germs and bacteria right to your pores where a break out can occur.


Returning Home


Once you have arrived back from your vacation, there are some ways that you can help repair and rejuvenate your skin. You can start with WODA’s Magic Bamboo charcoal mask for detoxification. This will help open up your pores and remove dirt and debris. You may already be breaking out by this point if your trip took its toll on your skin. The detoxification process will help get rid of all that gunk and oil that has built up over the past week or so. We have a number of WODA natural facial cleansers that are designed to clean your skin, help clear it up and help balance the moisture level throughout. Make sure that you get right back into your skincare routine that you’re used to using on a daily basis. Your skin will be right back to normal in no time if you’re using the right products in the morning and at night.


It’s tempting to leave most of your typical products at home in order to pack lightly. You can usually count on the hotel you’re staying at to have complimentary products that you can use. Unfortunately, these products tend to be very harsh on the skin. You’re better off packing a few extra items to make sure that your skin stays healthy and radiant while you’re away. If you’re a frequent traveler, have a list ready to go that reminds you of all your commonly used products. This way, you will be able to pack quickly. Also, don’t run your products down too low. If you notice something is getting below the halfway point, it’s time to reorder. You can peruse some of the products that we sell as part of the WODA skincare line. All of these products are very gentle. They're perfect to take on your next vacation trip with you.

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