If you have a trip planned, you should know that changes in climate, food and water affect your skin's appearance; it can become more sensitive and show signs of discomfort, tightness or even irritation. And if you travel away from your time zone, you may suffer jet lag since the biological rhythms that regulate your regeneration processes will be different.
Finally, if you travel by plane, the dryness of the air, the altitude and the pressure will make your skin look dull, dehydrated and much less supple. Humidity drops by up to 8% in the cabin, and your skin needs levels higher than 20% to feel good. Do you want to reach your destination with an impeccable complexion? All you have to do is adjust your beauty ritual for a few weeks.
BEFORE LEAVINGAVOID POTENTIALLY IRRITATING PRODUCTS AND ROUTINES
Help keep your skin stable by avoiding harsh soaps, aggressive exfoliation or products that would dry out your skin especially in the days before you travel. Rules to always follow include using warm water instead of extremely hot water to cleanse and patting gently, not rubbing.
Dehydration is the biggest threat to your skin while traveling. The best prevention is to use a rich, nourishing mask before leaving, as Essential Shock Intense Mask. Another tip to boost hydration? Re-apply your serum or cream mid-morning or mid-afternoon for a revitalizing break.
DURING YOUR STAYAEVEN ON VACATION, CLEANSING IS KEY
Cleansing is an essential step for healthy skin, so don’t skip it when you travel. The Cure All-in-One Cleanser is a perfect choice; it is highly moisturizing, restores skin’s pH and includes chelating agents that prevent dryness.
Any time you notice that your face is dry or tight, mist with your toner. These lightweight formulas restore your skin's comfort and are easy to apply wherever you are. Make sure to choose the most appropriate one for your skin.
Another trick to stop jet lag from affecting your skin is to apply a more generous amount of serum than normal (one more pump is enough). This gives your skin an additional reserve of active ingredients to face any changes in temperature or climate while travelling. Our top recommendation: Oxygen Complex; oxygenates and purifies, restores radiance and vitality to the skin.
To avoid suffocating your skin with creamy textures during hot weather, use a lighter weight fluid that can give your skin long wearing moisture and comfort. Then you can apply your moisturizer as many times as you need during the day. We suggest Essential Shock Intense Retinol Fluid for its multiple uses (serum, cream or eye contour treatment) and efficient travel size tube.
RETURNING HOMEEXFOLIATE IN DEPTH
After a few days away, your skin will appreciate a refreshing, rejuvenating treatment. The powerful Diamond Glyco Extreme Peel formula based on glycolic and other alpha-hydroxy acids, eliminates dead cells, restores luminosity and gives your face a spectacular lifting effect. Sweep a dull, lifeless complexion away and restore all its beauty with this uniquely efficient exfoliant.
Upon your return, repair and deeply nourish your skin with. Diamond Extreme Oil, powerful facial oil that softens and regenerates your skin while you sleep. Enjoy its lavender scent in a moment of relaxation and well-being, a great way to unwind and reboot after travelling.
Use those hours of travel to care for yourself, relax and keep the trip from taking a toll on your skin. These are our super-moisturizing, light textured essentials:
Diamond Mist, a wonderfully relaxing toner with a soft lavender scent.
Oxygen Gel, a refreshing gel to detoxify, purify and brighten tired skin.
C+C Vitamin Eye, anti-fatigue relief that instantly revitalizes the eye contour area.