Traveling is an exciting experience, but it can take a toll on our skin and gut health. In this guide, we will explore practical tips to help you maintain a healthy complexion and gut while on your adventures. From skincare routines to gut-friendly foods, we've got you covered.
Skincare Tips for Travel
Prepare Your Skin For Your Flight
Hydrate: Drinking plenty of water before, during, and after your flight is crucial to combat dryness and keep your skin hydrated from the inside.
Moisturise: Apply our Sásta Microbiome Booster Serum to give you an instant boost of hydration and to protect your skin barrier throughout your journey. Reapply throughout the flight to keep your skin supple and radiant.
SPF: Even though you're inside the airplane, UV rays can still penetrate the windows. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen to shield your skin from potential damage. Don't forget to reapply if your flight is during daylight hours.
Avoid excessive alcohol and caffeine: Easier said than done!l Alcohol and caffeine can dehydrate your body, making your skin feel dry and dull. Limit your intake and opt for herbal tea or water instead
Prepare Your Skin From Sun Damage
- There is no such thing as too much sunscreen: Make sure to apply a broad-spectrum SPF of 50 or higher. It's the most crucial step in shielding your skin from damaging UV rays. Remember to reapply every two hours, especially after swimming or sweating.
- Shade is your best friend: The sun's rays are strongest between 10 am and 4 pm, so try to stay in the shade during this time. Use an umbrella, a lovely palm tree, or wear a stylish wide brimmed hat to protect your face and neck.
- Sport Stylish Sunglasses: Not only do sunglasses add a touch of glam to your outfit, but they also safeguard your eyes and the delicate skin around them.
- Hydration for Healthy Skin: Staying hydrated is essential for maintaining healthy skin, especially when exposed to the sun. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated from within and to counterbalance moisture loss caused by the sun.
- Soothe and Moisturize: After a day in the sun, pamper your skin with your Microbiome Booster Serum that contains aloe vera and hyaluronic acid to soothe and replenish your skin's moisture levels.
Stay Hydrated During Your Flight
- Treat your skin to a lathering of your Microbiome Booster Serum for an instant boost of hydration before,during and after your flight.
- Drink plenty of water. We know airport pints are tempting but H2O will help make you look and feel your best in the long run.
- Eating fruit and veg such as watermelon, cucumber, pineapple, or berries. These options contain a lot of water.
- Use a gentle hand cream to keep your hands hydrated throughout the flight.
How Travelling Affects Your Skin
Summer travelling can be a demanding period for the skin, with high moisture and high temperatures. Increased exposure to the sun can lead to irritation and skin damage, and strong UV rays increase the visible signs of aging (such as fine lines and wrinkles). The sudden shifts from high to low temperatures when entering climate-controlled buildings can also lead to a disturbed barrier function.
When we travel it has a major impact on the skin microbiota as our skin surface is in constant and direct contact with our surrounding environment. As well as being subject to changes due to external conditions such as weather and climate. The ph of the skin has been known to alter when you travel between climates.
How Can We Support Our Microbiome When We Are Travelling?
Leading up to your trip, focus on maintaining a good sleep schedule. Making sure you are going to sleep and waking up at the same time each day and that your sleep window is sufficient in length will help ensure your gut microbiota is happy and healthy before you travel. During your trip, try your best to maintain your regular sleep pattern.
Diet is one of the most impactful factors contributing to issues with your gut health when traveling. Two things tend to happen when we travel. One, we change our regular diet, and two, we introduce new foods into our temporary travel diet. Your gut doesn’t like change unless that change is favorable to them.
Adopt a high-fiber diet, drink more water, and add a prebiotic and probiotic into the mix. Probiotics & Prebiotics exist naturally in foods and drinks such as: yogurt, pickled cucumber, kombucha, miso, sauerkraut, and kimchi.
Probiotics should be started at least two weeks prior to your planned travel. This helps in seeding the helpful bacteria in the gut. This, in turn, will optimize immune function and help ensure good health while travelling. However, it is important to continue taking the probiotic throughout the travel.
Maintaining healthy skin and gut while traveling is crucial for a more enjoyable experience. By following these tips, you can nourish your skin, support your gut health, and feel your best throughout your journey. Remember, a well-cared-for complexion and gut contribute to a more vibrant and fulfilling travel experience. Bon voyage!