Considering that dehydration, temperature changes, the lack of proper sleeping routines and a possible poor diet are all parts of long-distance air travel it is no wonder that it impacts your skin.
Beauty sleep is not so farfetched if you think of it. Hopping on and off planes and sleeping in a different bed every night interferes with your beauty routines and the state of your skin – that’s a fact. According to blogger, Siobhan Yeatman from Supgarspiceblog2 there are 3 must-haves that need to be in your travel bag: A great cleanser, a deep moisturiser and baby wipes. She advises to keep it simple, but also to use good quality products that won’t let you down. Nikel’s Cleansing Milk with Immortelle is one of her favourites, as it is nourishing and very gentle on the skin – the ideal product to counter the dehydrating artificial climate of an aeroplane. She’s also a big fan of Nikel’s all-natural Nikelhidris Face Cream, a luxurious moisturiser which she says is light enough to use both day and night. “I just love the beautiful scent from the orange oil,” she says. Yeatman also explains that except for the fact that baby wipes are gentle on the skin, there are many uses for them when travelling. Beauty and travel influencer, Nasiphi Ngcwabe claims to never travel without Nikel’s Nikelbalm for her lips.
Give your skin some extra TLC the night before you leave on your trip. Gently exfoliate your skin to remove dead skin cells, which will allow your skin to get the most out of your moisturiser. Then use a replenishing mask for deep moisturising and nourishing.
While travelling, be sure to take steps in combatting dehydration, your skin’s biggest enemy. For a refreshing, great-smelling boost of moisture, Ngcwabe suggests Nikel’s Alpine Rose Tonic. Alternatively, keep Nikel’s travel-sized Evening Primrose Oil at hand. Mirjana Brlečić, founder of Nikel Cosmetics, says she often add a few drops of Evening Primrose Oil to her moisturiser, which has proven to fight off dryness, inflammation and stress.
Of course, drinking plenty of water while travelling is of utmost importance in order to keep yourself and your skin healthy and hydrated.
Yeatman also adds that travelling is not necessarily the ideal time to try out new products. She suggests that you stick with what you know and what works for your skin and we definitely agree!