how to maintain skin while traveling

Everyone loves to travel – but few people love the damaging effects that traveling can have on their skin. Do you experience breakouts or excessive dryness that leave your skin looking dull whenever you take a vacation or business trip with ThriveMD? You’re not alone. Experiencing a negative change in your skin while away from home is fairly common, but that doesn’t make it less frustrating.  If you’re planning a trip this year and want to keep your skin looking and feeling as great as possible, here are a few tips.

Give In to Airplane Skincare

While wearing a face mask or completing your entire multi-step skincare routine onboard a crowded flight might seem less than ideal, it can make a huge difference in your skin, especially if it is a long haul flight. The dry air and lack of fresh oxygen onboard a plane can rapidly dehydrate your skin and leave it looking and feeling quite dull; combat this by exfoliating your skin ahead of a flight and using hydrating products onboard, such as a moisturizing sheet mask and under eye gels. While you might get some funny looks from other passengers onboard, this is one of the best ways to ensure that your skin will look and feel its best upon landing at your destination.

Wear Sunscreen

If you’re traveling to a tropical destination and plan on spending a considerable amount of time outside, wearing SPF might be a no-brainer; however, even if you are traveling to a particularly dreary destination or don’t plan on spending a lot of time outside, wearing sunscreen is still important! Protecting your skin from the harsh and unfamiliar UV rays at a new destination is one of the most important ways to keep your skin looking and feeling great, and to prevent complications like sunburns or sun damage that could compromise your trip.


When you’re on the go, drinking enough water each day is necessary to ensure that you are staying healthy and can help keep your skin clear, soft, and glowy. Additionally, avoiding beverages like coffee or alcohol which can dehydrate you further and cause additional damage to your skin might be tough when on vacation, but doing so is worth it if you want to maintain the look and feel of your skin while you travel.