Skin care travel tips from Joel Schlessinger MD

While traveling can often be relaxing and rejuvenating, being away from your arsenal of skin care and beauty products can wreak havoc on your skin. Changes in altitude, climate and the environment can also cause trouble for your complexion. Often times, we cannot take all of our products with us and our skin suffers. Follow these tips from dermatologist Joel Schlessinger MD on how to keep your skin healthy while you travel.

Keeping skin clean and free of bacteria while you travel is key, says Joel Schlessinger MD.

The surfaces of airplanes and trains can be the site of bacteria and germs. Not only is this dangerous for your health, it can also cause problems for your skin including irritation and infections. Avoid touching the surfaces more than necessary and always travel with hand sanitizer or disinfectant.

It is also a good idea to bring a cleanser that is antibacterial when you travel. The CLn cleansers contain bleach, which is one of the few antibacterial ingredients that doesn’t lead to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. These cleansers are also beneficial for athletes and anyone prone to staph infections, eczema, acne or rosacea.

Joel Schlessinger MD recommends travel products that keep skin hydrated and free of irritation.

Traveling, especially on an airplane, often leads to dehydrated skin and irritation. Before your trip, drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated. To keep skin moisturized during the trip, use a travel-size product such as Obagi Hydrate Facial Moisturizer with shea butter and glycerin. To relieve dryness, itching and irritation, carry FixMySkin Healing Body Balm with 1% Hydrocortisone wherever you go. This mess-free balm heals skin to restore a soft and smooth texture.

Many of your favorite brands including Obagi, NeoStrata, Murad and StriVectin carry sets of travel-size products to make packing and your journey a breeze.

Which products help you maintain healthy skin while you travel? Tell us in the comments.

Posted Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 2:46 pm
Filed Under Category: Skin Care
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