This Is Why Your Skin Breaks Out When You Travel (and What You Can Do About It)
The holiday season is officially upon us, which means many of us will probably be hopping on an airplane at some point over the next few weeks. Unfortunately, wherever you’re headed, traveling can take a toll on your skin — and not just because you’ve forgone your regular skin-care products for whatever travel-sized toiletries you found in your medicine cabinet (although that certainly doesn’t help). We’re talking about the dreaded post-flight, train, or car breakout — and how to prevent them.
Once your freshly exfoliated face is topped with an even layer of SPF, it’s best to stop here — don’t reach for your makeup brush, if you can help it. “Just like you would not want to sleep in your makeup, leaving products on your skin [during] long [travel legs] is a recipe for breakouts,” says Michele Farber, a dermatologist in New York City. “Skin can flare when you don’t wash off makeup and touch skin with not-so-clean hands.”
If you really want to go above and beyond (and why wouldn’t you?), Farber suggests popping a probiotic to help keep your digestive track balanced during your trip, and also using a calming, antioxidant-packed face mask after landing.
Source: Allure – This Is Why Your Skin Breaks Out When You Travel (and What You Can Do About It) By, Rebecca Dancer