Travelling can more often than not wreak havoc on even the most resilient skins. Pressurised cabin air, pollution, and too much sunshine or cold air (to mention a few) can sometimes leave skin feeling a little less than glowing. But fret not, there are a few simple tips and tricks that you can follow whilst away from home to help keep your skin in tip-top shape.
The humble H2O! This advice is as old as they come, but it’s the best tip to adhere to. Staying hydrated is one of the most important factors for plump and healthy skin, so drink up! Carry a bottle of water around with you at all times and sip on it constantly throughout the day.
Travelling might involve a few late night dinners or drinks, but putting in some effort to remove makeup or wash your face before bedtime will help keep your skin clear. No matter how tempting, do not skip this step.
If you’re heading for a city break, chances are you’ll face some air pollution. Carrying a small jar of a detoxing or antioxidant mask is a great pick me up after a long day of exploring. Whilst you’re getting ready for an evening out, indulge in a quick 5-minute mask whilst getting ready.
The amount of bacteria our hands come into contact with whilst out and about is staggering, so keep contact between hands and face minimal to avoid breakouts. It’s always a good idea to carry a hand sanitizer with you to keep bacteria at bay.
If your skin is feeling particularly parched, give your moisturiser an extra boost by mixing in one or two drops of facial oil into it before applying. The extra moisture surge is sure to help skin feel plump again
Come sunshine, snow, rain or cloudy weather, wear sunscreen. This will protect you from harmful UVA and UVB rays whilst out and about.
As a special offer to Strand Palace guests, Sabon is offering guests 10% off their merchandise in store, as well as a free gift with purchase, so your skin can look its best while travelling the world.
By Sabon, 38 Neal Street, WC2H 9PS