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Travel-Friendly Skincare

Traveling is always an exciting adventure, but any disruption to your everyday routine can take a toll - even on your skin. From changing climates to the dry air in airplanes, maintaining a healthy glow on the go requires extra care. Here are a few practical tips to help you maintain balance and keep your skin radiant throughout your travels.

The Power of Hydration

It isn't something that is discussed a lot, but traveling can often lead to dehydration. Being on the move, we can forget to pack a water bottle or two. With all the commotion of packing, getting to the airport or loading up the car, organizing itineraries, and everything else, drinking water takes a back seat. Unfortunately, dehydration can disrupt your skin, leaving it dull or flaky. Wake up your skin by remembering to drink plenty of water before, during, and after your journey. Set an alarm on your phone if necessary. You might also consider carrying a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated on the plane or during long road trips. That way, you stay hydrated and promote a greener planet!

Simplify Your Routine

Simplify your skincare routine by packing multi-functional products. Don't forget to pack a moisturizer, which can protect your skin from environmental stress and pollution. Additionally, choose a gentle cleanser that can double as a makeup remover to save space in your toiletry bag. Thankfully, many brands are jumping on this trend as consumers seek a more simplified skincare routine in their everyday activities.

Travel-Sized Products

Invest in travel-sized versions of your favorite skincare products or transfer them into travel-friendly containers. Purchasing smaller skincare packages saves space and ensures compliance with airline regulations for liquids – or better yet, pack solid skincare options so you can avoid in-flight leaks and TSA size regulations. If you have leftovers, use them for your next trip or as everyday travel items for your purse or work bag.  

Be Sun-Ready

You should be prepared for anything. Sun exposure can be more intense in different locations, so protecting your skin is crucial. Pack a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30, especially if your plans include lots of time outdoors. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that you reapply sunscreen every two hours and directly after swimming. Using sunscreen regularly can protect you from harmful UV rays, which not only can cause skin cancer but also influence signs of premature aging and skin damage.

Stay Clean

One of the best ways to protect your skin barrier is by simply keeping it clean. Healthy, clean skin helps prevent the transfer of germs and bacteria. If your skin is dirty, dry, or cracked, it can be much easier for bacteria to get in, and we all know catching a cold or flu during travel isn't uncommon. Try to keep your hands off your face to prevent the spread of germs. Pack hand sanitizer to cleanse your hands when soap and water aren't readily available, and ensure you moisturize, keeping cracked skin at bay.

Preserving your skin's radiance demands a little bit of extra attention when traveling. Remember to stay hydrated and simplify your routine with multi-functional products. Opt for travel-sized skincare essentials, especially sunblock, to protect against diverse climates. Prioritize cleanliness to shield your skin barrier and fend off germs. These simple tips will ensure your skin stays vibrant throughout your journey. Safe travels!

At Bradford, we specialize in travel-size stick-format skincare. Whether you need a cleanser, deodorant, shave balm, or moisturizer, we've got you covered. Contact us
 today to see how we can help get your travel-size skincare product to market. 

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