Skincare for Travel

Packing for travel can present a real dilemma. Some people pack their entire bathroom shelves. Others make a nine-yard dash for the airport chemist and Duty-Free, where anything and everything goes. However, we can provide you with the best tips in managing a skin-care regime before you depart, during the flight and when you’re travelling on the road.

 

Figuring out how to cater to long-haul [or short-haul] can be a challenge for even the seasoned traveller. Too often the focus on carrying multiple skin care creams and serums or racing to the airport chemist to buy that last-minute essential item that you left at home.

The key to flying high and smart is maintaining the hydration of your skin, keeping your pores unclogged and adjusting your skin-care regime to suit the occasion – whether you’re in a hotel where the air-con is frigid cold or on a plane with a carry-on. So travel smart with double-duty products and travel light. Here are our tips.

Pre-boarding:

  • Get skin ready: Start with 2-3 microneedling sessions several months before your departure. Known as collagen induction therapy, your skin will be primed and glowing throughout your trip. Alternatively, brighten your skin opt for a Mela Peel if you suffer from hyperpigmentation.                      
  • Correct any hydration issues: If your skin is dry and compromised, have Michele Hetherington, our senior dermal therapist help you rebuild your protective skin barrier. Strengthening this is the first step to having beautiful skin and by far, one of the most important in all aspects of your skin’s health. This critical if you suffer from rosacea or other skin conditions that have left your complexion looking dry, rough and aged in appearance. Our Jetset Package includes three IPL treatments plus 10 % off our Biopelle Tensage or KCeutic by Dermaceutic [for the month of June and July]. Containing the essential K Complex which soothes the skin and simultaneously counters inflammation and combination of glycoprotein and hyaluronic acid [to help regenerate the skin], this compact gem also contains shea butter [to help moisturise the skin], and vitamins C and E [to help protect the skin with its antioxidant properties].

Up, up and away:

  • Take off: If your skin is dry and compromised, have Michele Hetherington, our senior dermal therapist help you rebuild your natural skin barrier. Our Jetset Package includes 10 % off our Biopelle Tensage or Dermaceutic products [for the month of June and July] in conjunction with three IPL treatments.
  • Keep your skin content: Keep your face well moisturised, especially around your eyes, cheeks and chin; places where your skin will begin to show the ravages of travel along with the different climates and time zones. We especially love Biopelle® Growth Factor / Tensage® Advanced Cream Moisturiser and Radiance Eye Cream. Avoid cheap facial wipes which can actually cause more harm than the grime you may be sporting and don’t forget to hydrate during and after the flight. Also, drink plenty of water when you’re flying and moisturise regularly.                                                                               
  • Carry-on luggage: To meet the new guidelines for flying, small is best. So scale back and focus on packing the essentials. But remember to be careful about the way you transfer serums and creams to smaller bottles and jars as many of the ingredients can degrade due to their exposure to the air. Advanced Skin Technology [Aspect Dr] offers the clever Starter’s Kit, which includes four products for most skin types.
  • The kit includes:
    • Purastat 5 Cleanser 30ml
    • Extreme C 20 Vitamin C Serum 15ml
    • Exfol L 15 Exfoliating Serum 15ml
    • Phytostat 9 Moisturiser 15g ml                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Transferring products. Be careful about which products you transfer to smaller containers. The majority of ingredients will begin to degrade when they’re exposed to air and compromise the product’s effectiveness. In the same way, avoid heavy bottles often used with cleansers and toners. Instead, apply a peptide facial mask to keep the face hydrated throughout the flight and in the dry air of your hotel room. They’re also excellent space savers in your carry-on luggage
  • Secret Weapon. OK, we will allow you to sneak into your carry bag Medik8’s Hydr8 B5 Serum [30 mm], which will keep your skin looking hydrated and supple while you’re away. Priced at $79, this compact dynamo is not only infused with intense hydration and long-lasting moisture but the hyaluronic acid absorbs and binds moisture from the atmosphere straight to your skin. When you arrive on the other side of the world, your skin’s volume and glow will create inflight envy. Just the ticket for travel.
  • Bright star. The ultimate travel companion is your Vitamin C-based serum. We especially love Aspect Dr’s EXTREME C 20 30M, a non-irritating oil-soluble form of Vitamin C – pH neutral suited for most skin types and age. Its powerful benefits include:
    • Hydrating
    • Calming
    • Antioxidant
    • Protection
  • Sunscreen: For a great sun-protection? Look no further than KCeutic Recovery cream, which does its double duty by providing complete sun protection [SPF 50 – UVA/UVB barriers]. If you’re flying off to the tropics to catch some golden rays, make sure you buy additional sunscreen lotion and slip, slap, slop. Most beachside arenas sell hats and apparel which will allow you to cover up and protect your skin [see our blog on hyperpigmentation].                                                                  
  • Spots: If you suffer from hyperpigmentation, Aspect Dr’s Brightening Kit contains four beneficial products that will help manage and address skin pigmentation, leaving your skin looking more supple and brighter. The kit includes
    • Purastat 5 30 ml
    • Exfol 15 30 ml
    • Pigment Punch 30 ml
    • Phytostat 9 15 g                                                             
  • Breakouts: It’s important that treat any skin inflammation before you fly including rosacea, eczema and acne, and keep the skin’s barrier in good shape. This is particularly important when you’re flying high as the cabin’s low humidity will wreak havoc on naturally dry or compromised skin. Once again, focus on products containing skin-plumping hyaluronic acid found in Medik8’s Hydr8 B5 Serum [30 mm] and the gentle but effective Cosmedix’s Rescue +, a soothing balm that will help manage any compromised skin barrier and leave you with a hydrated and glowing complexion. And if that’s not enough, Rescue +’s powerful blend of antioxidants fused in Vitamin C, Shea Butter, D-Pathenal and Willowherb Extract will also help counter and nourish dry and cracked skin. In fact don’t leave home without them [along with a lip balm, a great travelling companion for any occasion].                                                                                                                                                 
  • Sunscreen: For a great sun-protection? Look no further than KCeutic Recovery cream, which does its double duty by providing complete sun protection [SPF 50 – UVA/UVB barriers]. If you’re flying off to the tropics to catch some golden rays, make sure you buy additional sunscreen lotion and slip, slap, slop. Most beachside arenas sell hats and apparel which will allow you to cover up and protect your skin [see our blog on hyperpigmentation].                                                                  

Be vigilant with your skincare routine along with the cosmeceuticals that you are recommended to use. Book an appointment to see Michele and ensure that your skin’s pores are not clogged and that your complexion is well hydrated and luminous.

For all appointments and consultations, please contact practice manager, Jane Luong on 97446755.