Winter Travel Skin Care: How to Care for Your Skin on the Go

Winter Travel Skin Care: How to Care for Your Skin on the Go

By Kate Downes, LAc TCM Practitioner

With the holidays creeping up, many of us are preparing to hit the road - or air - for some winter travel. 

But traveling during the depths of winter isn’t quite like traveling at any time of year. Drastic climate changes from north to south, harsh winter weather, dryness, jet lag, holiday stress, and other issues pose extra challenges for holiday jet setters. 

We’ve put together a list of our top tips and Pink Moon picks to help your skin stay bright and cheery as you travel this holiday season!

Beauty Tips for Winter Holiday Travel

Don’t leave home without these travel-ready skincare secrets for healthy skin for the holidays:

1. Stay Hydrated on the Go

Pink Moon Pick: YINA Divine Bio-Cellulose Sheet Mask

Travel, jet lag, and sunbathing zap the moisture out of your skin. But with a face mask like YINA’s Bio-Cellulose Sheet Mask, you can replenish and hydrate on the go.

This pre-cut mask contains spa-quality holistic herbs and adaptogens with soothing properties and skin-plumping peptides. The bio-cellulose sheet adheres firmly to your skin for better absorption (and no slipping!). In just 30 minutes, you’ll be looking and feeling fully rejuvenated. Or, leave it on for up to 2 hours while you snooze at altitude.

2. Prevent Travel Maskne
Pink Moon Pick: Pink Moon Aromatherapy Mask Set

If you’re hopping on a plane or train this holiday season, you’ll be donning your face mask for several hours at a time. If your skin isn’t used to wearing a mask all day, then you could be staring at several angry blemishes just in time for family photos.

Thankfully, Pink Moon has the perfect solution: our skin-protecting mask with a built-in aromatherapy pocket. These beautifully-patterned masks are naturally antibacterial and designed to break up and capture any harmful particles in the air with a 3-level purification system.

An aromatherapy wool pocket absorbs our Drops of Sunshine essential oil to keep the air you breathe clear and your mood cheerful while you travel.

3. Protect Against Cold Weather

Pink Moon Pick: YINA Nourish Botanical SerumRelato Nativo Tinted Lip and Cheek Balm
Winter weather can be harsh on skin, especially if you are traveling from somewhere warm to a colder location. Whether you’re hitting the slopes or just visiting family up north, your skin will need hydrating, protective support to avoid dryness, flaking, and cracks.

YINA Nourish Botanical Serum is a deeply nourishing moisturizer that’s perfect for protecting against fall and winter. It has a velveteen feel that both hydrates, soothes without feeling oily. It is also one of our favorite multitaskers, acting also as a soothing oil for dry, flakey eczema patches.

Then, keep Relato Nativo’s Tinted Lip and Cheek Balm on hand to defend against winter winds, keep your lips smooth, and give yourself a winterberry glow all at the same time. 

4. Stay Balanced in Hot Weather

Pink Moon Pick: AKT Therapy Elemental Sun Balm
If you’re traveling from a colder place to a tropical location for your holiday season, your skin needs a little help to stay balanced. AKT Therapy’s 3-in-1 face balm with 30 SPF can help! It offer light moisture, evens skin tone, and provides and UV protection without clogging pores. This light balm is perfect to smooth on skin before doing any outdoor activity (like hiking, swimming, or sunbathing).

This balm is a perfect travel companion even if your travels take you on a colder adventure, as your skin still needs SPF protection in winter!

5. Maintain a Healthy Sleep Schedule

Pink Moon Pick: Five Seasons TCM Lullaby Calming Culinary TCM Tonic Bags

Travel and jet lag can easily disrupt your natural sleep rhythm, leaving you tired and irritable. With these sleep-inducing Chinese herbal tea bags, however, you’ll quickly be drifting off into dreamland while nourishing your mind, body, and skin.

Lullaby Calming Tonic Bags are formulated to help you ditch stress, fall asleep faster, and enjoy a more restorative sleep. Take each night on your holiday travels to feel calm and fully rested. 

Shop these and other Pink Moon picks for travel here! 

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