Travelling can put a lot of strain on your body, including your skin, it is the first to be affected by the changing temperature and all because it is the outer protection of your body exposed to harsh environment. Many travelers are suffered from dry skin and that is why it is strongly recommended to replenish hydration in your skin once you return from the trip. Hydrating facial at home can be a relaxing activity you can do to recover from all travel fatigue.
Easy at-home-facial to do after a trip
You can always go to an aesthetician to achieve that glowing skin back. However, it may require you to go out and take a trip again, which you may not prefer after returning from a tiring trip. Also, having facial at home by yourself is considered cheaper. You can pamper yourself to the max without any limit. Here are ways to do it:
Set the mood
To set the mood, hydrate your body with a glass of water. You can also drink your favorite juice or infused water (water added with sliced cucumbers, apples, or lemons). Or, make a cup of herbal tea to help you get relaxed. Get more into the mood by burning incense or turn on your diffuser with essential oils. Don’t forget to play relaxing playlist as well.
Do the double cleansing method
Cleansing your face is important for better penetration of any skin care products you want to apply later. Double cleansing aims to remove any makeup and impurities more thoroughly. First, cleanse your face with oil-based cleanser such as micellar water, cleansing oil, or cleansing balms then rinse your skin. Second, use water-based cleanser such as facial wash or facial foam. Then, rinse your skin again until it is thoroughly clean.
Exfoliate your skin
Exfoliation is needed to get rid of dead skin cells and promote skin rejuvenation. You can use various exfoliation product in a form of physical or chemical exfoliation. However, it is more recommended to use chemical exfoliating products since it is more gentle to your skin.
It is recommended to use a mask to hydrate your skin after exfoliation. Avoid any drying mask such as mud mask or any purifying mask. Choose hydrating mask that moisturize your skin better. You may also use a lip mask if your lips feel dry. Depending on the type of the mask, take it off or wash it off after use.
Choose serum according to your skin concerns. Choose hydrating serum with Hyaluronic Acid if you need more hydration. You may also opt for serum with anti-aging formula if you have aging skin-related problems. Avoid layering too many serums because it tends to irritating skin and less effective result.
End with moisturizer
Apply your favorite moisturizer on your face and neck thoroughly to lock in the serum. If you tend to have oily skin, choose gel moisturizer. If you have normal or dry skin, choose richer moisturizers in a form of cream.