How to Maintain Healthy Summer Skin While Traveling
Before you head to the beach this July 4th weekend, Cosmetic Dermatologist Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank is breaking down exactly what you need to know to get that coveted sun-kissed glow the right wayand keep it all summer long.
Stay Hydrated: If you're traveling to your summer destination by plane, one liter of water should do the trick. But, Dr. Frank recommends getting a head start on hydrating the night before. "Flying takes a toll on skin because of the recycled oxygen in planes, which dehydrates skin," he explains. "The altitude also affects the skin's barrier function."
Wear SPF: This one is no secret, but it's important to find an SPF that is broad spectrum. That means that it has both UVA and UVB coverage. In addition to using sunscreen, Dr. Frank also recommends sun-safe clothing, like a large hat or a pair of UV-blocking sunglasses.
Get Enough Rest: It is important to get your zzzs both before your trip and during. Though we know it can be tough when you're having fun with friends and family, it's worth turning in early at least a few times during your vacay. "A great night of sleep allows the body to repair itself from the inside out," explains Dr. Frank. "Night time is extremely restorative for your skin."
Watch What You Eat: When you're tired and overexerted from traveling, it can be easy to pick up something unhealthy, but poor nutrition choices will affect your skinespecially for those prone to breakouts.
Maintain Your Daily Skin Care Routine: A busy travel schedule can make it easy to get off track, but it's important to keep a regimenand to adapt it for the climate you're in! Dr. Frank recommends using a gel rather than a moisturizer when traveling to a warm, humid climate.
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