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Do you typically pack the same products that you’re using in Singapore when you travel to a country with a cooler and drier climate?

If your answer is yes, you may want to stop doing this.

Jodi Ayre, Corporate Trainer from The International Dermal Institute and Dermalogica Australia says that changes in climate or weather will require some adjustment to our normal skincare routine. But don’t worry – it isn’t going to be too much of a hassle.

It may simply involve swapping your lightweight moisturiser to a slightly heavier and more nourishing moisturiser for a cooler, drier climate

But if you’re looking to care for your skin properly when you travel to a wintry country, here are some skincare tips from Jodi:

  • Step up your cleanser and moisturiser to boost your skin nourishment
  • Just because it’s cold, it doesn’t mean you don’t need your SPF! Ensure you protect your skin from UV exposure regardless of where you are in the world!
  • Power up your skin’s defence with a facial oil. Jodi recommends the Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil that helps to nourish, lock in hydration and ensures a healthy dewy glow. Expert tip: Mix a couple of drops with your moisturiser or primer, or pat in a couple of drops over your makeup to highlight your skin for the perfect holiday selfie every time!
  • Mind the heat! When it’s cold outside, we love to gather around a fireplace, turn up the heater, enjoy hot drinks and spend a little longer under a hot shower to warm up. But these can lead to skin sensitivity, dehydration, and irritation.

Jodi recommends the Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil to power up skin’s defence.

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But why does our skin act up when we travel?

You may find this scenario familiar: Your skin may look great while you’re in Singapore, but when you travel, your skin breaks out or look dull. Why does this happen?

Jodi says that this happens because of skin dehydration.

“Skin hydration is essential to not only the healthy function of the skin, but also the skin’s appearance. When your skin becomes dehydrated it loses its ability to naturally shed the dead skin cells from the surface,” she explains.

It is the buildup of dead skin cells on the surface of our skin that leads to a dull appearance, as well as breakouts when the dead skin cells clog our skin’s follicles.

To resolve this problem, Jodi suggests exfoliating skin to maintain skin health while travelling.

“You can use Dermalogica’s Daily Resurfacer. It comes in convenient pre-packaged pouches, with an easy-to-use finger mitt that is saturated in the precise dose of hydroxy acids to resurface, skin brighteners, anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories,” Jodi recommends.

When you’re travelling on the plane

We know we have to drink up during our flight to keep our body hydrated. “But for our skin, we need to top up its hydration with additional skincare solutions,” says Jodi. Put these tips into your plane travel check-list:

Jodi recommends either the Dermalogica MultiActive Toner or UltraCalming Mist for regular spritzing while you’re on the flight.

  • Spritz your skin regularly throughout your flight. She recommends the Dermalogica MultiActive Toner or UltraCalming Mist.
  • Never board a plane without facial oils to strengthen, shield and hydrate your skin. Press into your skin to soothe and relieve your skin as it becomes tight and dry during the flight.
  • For long-haul flights, you can do your skin routine in your seat! After wiping over your tray table and sanitising your hands, cleanse your skin with a cleanser (you don’t need water, simply remove with a soft cloth), spritz and moisturise. Jodi also shares that she brings along samples of Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque to use when she flies.
  • Just before you land, it’s time to top up your skin protection. Spritz your skin one more time and pop on primers mixed with a few drops of facial oil – and you’re ready to arrive at your destination with a protected, dewy looking skin.

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