If you’re anything like me, your skin will decide to breakout like crazy, or become dry & flakey out of the blue every time you decide to take a holiday! It’s possibly the one of the most frustrating things ever, you just want to look & feel your best while you’re enjoying some down time. Perhaps you are even travelling for work or family commitments & your skin decides to become oilier than ever, or a new zit rears its ugly head smack bang in the, middle of your face. If you pack light like me, that means you may not have even packed enough makeup to attempt to cover it & you simply couldn’t fit a whole cupboard full of facial lotions & potions.
But why on earth does this always happen? Well, often travel is accompanied by a level of stress and anxiety before hand. Have you packed everything? Are all of your transfers booked in? Is all of your work wrapped up? Who is looking after your pet? Have you packed everything for the kids? How will I ever manage that long flight? Do I have all of the correct paperwork for my international trip?
When your body faces high levels of stress, your sympathetic nervous system releases stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline into your body. These stress hormones can trigger physiological responses in the body. It can set off an inflammatory response in your body & skin, resulting in an increase in acne, zits, eczema & redness across the face & body. Cortisol can actually cause an increase in oil production your skin glads, which can lead to clogged pores & breakouts.
Add to all of this the conditions of an aeroplane, the humidity is of often half of what we are used to on a regular basis, and we are under air-conditioning for an extended amount of time. Often we are required to wear masks for the durations of flights as well which adds to the clogged pore situation. The dryness of the air can even affect you if your skin is on the oilier side of things, as your skin can start to produce even more oil to compensate for the dry air! In addition to this, we often neglect our hydration levels when transiting through an airport & on flights. With bathrooms a bit more of a hassle than normal & water not available to us as it is normally at home, plus the business of getting through an airport and make it to your flight in time, it’s so easy to not drink as much as normal. Sadly this can also affect our skin, often leading to a duller, slightly less plump complexion for the next few days.
So with all of this, how on earth do we maintain a clear, hydrated & glowy complexion while travelling so that you can enjoy your holiday, makeup free? Well this is where my Perfect Skin Kit comes in! It is a simple, straightforward way to maintain your skin routine throughout all of your life’s adventures.
So first we need to try to reduce the effect of cortisol on the skin so that we don’t get the oil & inflammatory response. Traditional herbs like White Willow Bark Extract, Polypodium Leucotomos Leaf Extract Powder, Burdock Root Extract, Echinacea Purpurea Root and Grapeseed Extract can assist your skin in soothing inflammation. When it comes to the increase in oil production that cortisol brings, Vitamin A and Witch Hazel Leaf possess amazing qualities that assist the skin with oil production regulation.
Now to address the hydration issue! In addition to drinking enough water, you can actually help your skin a little more. My Anti-Aging Complex contains Hyaluronic Acid, which possesses incredible skin hydrating properties. Pop a scoop into your drink bottle & drink it on your way to the airport for a little pre flight boost.
The Red Clover and White Willow Bark in the Kit also assist in keeping the pores clear of debris & unclogged. So you can rest easy all flight knowing you’ve fed your skin the right stuff to help it look its best once you get to your destination.
So if you’ve got an exciting adventure coming up & you want to feel like your best self, then my Perfect Skin kit is your perfect partner to maintain and improve your complexion!