Dealing with your own native climate can be troublesome enough: frizzy hair from high altitudes, acne from humid environments, or sunburns from tropical places. While we’re mostly prepared to fight the beauty battles in our own environments, traveling to a new climate means adopting a new pattern to fit the new-climate-caused beauty concerns. We looked at some of the top travel spots, their potential beauty concerns, and some effective ways to treat them.
Skiing in the Alps
Climate Profile: dry, high-altitude, cold, windy, sunny
Hair Remedy: Leave-in conditioners, hair oils, and protective headwear like a beanies or turbans that keep your hair out of the harsh elements. For added hydration, rub some leave-in conditioner all over your scalp under your beanie!
Skin Remedy: Intensive moisturizers, facial occlusives, oil-based facial cleansers, hydrogel masks, gentle exfoliators, hydrating sunscreen, and tons of emollient lip balm. Find a multi-tasker like petroleum jelly or coconut butter and just slather it everywhere there’s a dry patch.
Makeup Remedy: Hydrating primers, cream foundation, and conditioning mascaras will give your skin a nice, healthy glow (and the cold environment will provide some natural blush!).
Beaching it in the Bahamas
Climate Profile: hot, sunny, humid, and salty
Hair Remedy: Clarifying shampoos that clean out sweat, dry shampoos that revitalize moisture-soaked hair, head scarves that keep hair product from melting onto the face, and an emollient hair oil to battle humidity-induced frizz will help you look less like you stuck your finger in a socket and more like you just exited the ocean. Bonus? Grab some sea water in a small empty spray bottle, and use it for beachy hair when you get back to the mainland.Skin Remedy: Lots of sunscreen, cooling aloe vera gel for sunburnt skin, clarifying facial soap for sweat buildup, cocoa butter for tanned skin, gel moisturizer to keep from having “oil-slick” face, and a cute hat to keep off the sun should do you good.
Skin Remedy: Lots of sunscreen, cooling aloe vera gel for sunburnt skin, clarifying facial soap for sweat buildup, cocoa butter for tanned skin, gel moisturizer to keep from having “oil-slick” face, and a cute hat to keep off the sun should do you good.
Makeup Remedy: Mattifying primer, powder foundation, waterproof mascara, and oil-free setting spray: the key is to avoid as much “stick” as possible.
Sightseeing in London
Climate Profile: Cold, humid, and rainy
Hair Remedy: Frizz-fighting shampoo, braids, twists, and other hairstyles that resist the rain (no blowouts here!), and a broad-brimmed hat to protect your hair from the drizzle.
Skin Remedy: Calming, mild facial cleanser, brightening eye cream, antioxidant-rich moisturizer, brightening sheet masks (trust us when we say “brightening”: the gloomy weather can make for dull skin).
Makeup Remedy: Waterproof everything: eyeliner, mascara, liquid lipstick, you name it. Make sure to set your makeup with a translucent setting powder as an extra layer against wetness. Add a waterproof setting spray and brave the rain!
Touring in Tokyo
Climate Profile: humid, hot, and very polluted
Hair Remedy: clarifying anti-dandruff shampoo, shine-enhancing ceramide conditioner, and a serum shine spray for ultra sleek, shiny locks.
Skin Remedy: take a tip from the locals and try a double cleansing routine: remove your makeup with a facial oil, then cleanse with a foamy cleanser. You’ll feel squeaky clean! Follow up with an antioxidant-rich moisturizer to keep out pollutants, and add a heavy dose of SPF.
Makeup Remedy: have fun! Tokyo is known for their innovative makeup styles, so try some trends you see while you’re there (after all, your double-cleansing routine will be sure to take it all off). Make sure to use an antioxidant setting spray to protect your makeup from pollutants.