Surely, we have all noticed that when we travel our skin goes through a series of transformations due to changes in temperature, climate or water.
Some of the factors that lead to skin problems during travel are often related to environmental change.
How do you protect your skin when traveling by plane?
One thing to keep in mind is that the humidity in the airplane, drops very low and the air becomes very dry, which leads to very dehydrated skin. Wearing foundation during air travel is to be avoided as it will create an environment for pores to expand.
If you have oily skin, contact with the airplane environment will cause the production of oil cells to increase, and for those with dry skin the changes to which the skin is subjected lead to the accumulation of oil under the dehydrated skin cells.
The most important step to take in caring for your skin before a plane trip is to moisturize it with a serum and cream, and avoid using foundation (especially liquid foundation).
How does high and low temperatures affect the skin?
Important to remember is that products containing antioxidants will keep away the problems that climate change causes to your skin.
Low temperatures can damage the skin
When we came into contact with cold weather, we have to adapt not only our body but also our skin to avoid flaking, irritation, cracking or dry skin, hydration being extremely important. Likewise, dermatitis or acne can occur at low temperatures and can seriously affect the skin.
Lips and hands tend to get very dry during the cold season which leads to painful chapped lips, so using a moisturizing lip balm is very important along with a hand cream. Avoid biting your lips when they become very dry.
But there are also benefits of low temperatures, such as laser facials. Laser treatment done at a cooler time of year will help your skin to be more hydrated and better absorb cosmetics such as serums and creams.
High temperatures can seriously affect the skin
When temperatures are very high, you can experience folliculitis, insect bites, sunburns, infections and rashes.
Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin caused by skin contact with a certain substance, which can be a plant, certain foods, various metals, detergents, cosmetics, latex or perfumes. If your holiday is spent in the wilderness – camping, is important to be aware of your surroundings to prevent contact dermatitis.
Sunburn is most common during high temperatures, and the best way to prevent it is to pay attention to the hours you are in the sun and use a high sun protection cream applied very often. It is well known that prolonged and uncontrolled exposure to UV rays can lead to premature ageing of the skin, and in the worst cases to skin cancers (carcinomas or melanoma) or even aggravation of diseases such as porphyria cutanea and vitiligo.
All of these can also be prevented by using skin care treatments specific to each skin type.