Protect Your Skin While Traveling

You may enjoy getting a tan, but that tan or a sunburn prematurely ages your skin. It can make you look old before your time or even cause skin cancer. This is especially true for young people. Just one bad sunburn as a child doubles your risk of skin cancer later in life. Caring for your skin is essential to beauty and good health. Here are a few things you can do when you are traveling, to look after your skin.

Sunscreen

Be sure to bring sunscreen. If you are flying, you will need to make sure to keep your bottle size under 3 oz, so that you don’t have it taken by airport security.  If you are traveling with a family, have everyone bring a travel sized container of sunscreen with them, so you are sure that you will have enough. You might also consider getting a type that comes in a roll-on stick form. This is not counted against your liquid quota, because it is not a liquid.

If you are a woman who wears foundation makeup, be sure that it includes sunscreen as an ingredient. You can buy high quality makeup with sunscreen from places like ULTA Beauty.

Hats

One of the easiest ways to keep sun off your face is with a hat. Especially when you are in hot climates, wear a hat with a wide brim.  Don’t forget hats for young children and babies. They often won’t complain when they are getting a sunburn. They also don’t know how to avoid too much sun exposure. So put a hat on them to protect their face.

Swimsuit Coverups

Even during a day at the beach, you don’t want to have the sun on you all day long. Especially if some areas of your body haven’t seen the light of day in months, you should bring something to cover up with. Most department stores will have some nice swimsuit coverups or you could just wear a big t-shirt, which is easy to take on and off over your suit.

Bring Your Own Skin and Hair Products

Just about every hotel comes with complimentary shampoos or lotions. Sooner or later you will run into one that you are allergic to or that will irritate your skin or eyes. Bring a small bar of soap with you in your toiletry bag, that you know your skin can handle. Do the same for shampoo. It might be in your bag, unused for several trips, but once in awhile, you will be glad you brought it.