The holiday season is just around the corner and guys across the UK will be flying out to a host of exotic destinations to enjoy a much needed break. However, travelling can throw up a range of men's grooming issues, so for those who like to look their best even when on the road - here are some top tips!
Harsher temperatures mean we need to take more time and care of our visual front line, the face. Warmer temperatures in cramped long distance trains in warm countries for example can generate more oil production which means greasier skin, whilst air travel can expose men to air conditioning for long periods of time. This has effects on the opposite end of the spectrum and can dehydrate the skin causing dryness and tightness. There is also the more obvious threat of sun burn as well as the added exposure to chlorine and salt water.
The use of good quality product is essential to help to counteract any of the common travelling issues. If you find yourself struggling with the effects of heat on your skin and are experiencing oily skin, it is best to look for a mask or cleanser to counteract the issue and return your face to its usual state. If you are cold weather travelling or find your skin dried out by air conditioning, moisturiser is the best course of action.
When to take action
This depends on the type of travel. If on a long haul flight for example moisturise before, during and afterwards. You might also want to cleanse after long periods of travel on public transport to deep cleanse the skin and remove impurities. The men-ü D-TOX Clay Mask is fast drying and deep cleansing. The kaolin clay and witch hazel are great ingredients for removing excess oil, dead skin cells, impurities and blockages.
Men have more active sebaceous glands, which control how much oil is secreted onto the skin. Heat stimulates this production and if travelling in a warm environment this can be managed with a quick cleanse. Backpacker's across Europe may be taking on long warm train journeys to combat shine a cleanse during and after the journey will help. Look for small product tubes which are easily transportable both through customs for flights or will easily squeeze into a backpack.
What to look out for
To counteract oil production if you've been traveling in warm temperatures look out for ingredients such as tea tree oil which is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial. This is great treatment for a greasy T-Zone. Corn starch and witch hazel which is a natural astringent are also good sebum absorbers. If skin is dehydrated, Aloe Vera, Pro Vitamin B5, Allantoin, and Sodium Hyaluronate are properties that moisturise and prevent the skin from becoming dry.
Travelling is a stress-free time for relaxation, the last thing you want to worry about is how you look. By following a few of the above tips you can stay on top of your grooming routine and stay looking your best!