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Why You Break Out When You Travel

Aeroplane acne is a real thing

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While a vacay is supposed to be all sunshine and selfies, the reality is that it often comes with unwanted breakouts too.

If you’ve ever experienced a bad breakout during a vacay, know that you’re not alone. Unfortunately aeroplane acne is a real thing and if you’re a frequent flying babe, you’re more prone to bad reactions than the next.

There are a number of reasons why we break out when travelling and as inconvenient as they are when all you want to do is get a good Instagram, the best way to deal with them is head on. So, whether you're travelling to London for the weekend or vacaying in a tropical destination overseas, knowledge is power babes.

Pre-trip Stress

Do you often find yourself running around trying to finish all the work you need to do before you leave? Shopping for last minute supplies and worrying about leaving your furry friend while you’re on vacay. Well all the extra stress is causing havoc on your skin and you haven't even left yet.

Get into the habit of planning for your trips weeks in advance and get organised ahead of time. Keeping your stress hormones at bay is the best thing you can do to avoid any unwanted spots.

Cabin Pressure  

The low humidity on airplanes dries out your skin, disrupting your protective barrier and causing skin irritation. Your skin will go into overdrive and depending on its type will be extremely oily, dry or itchy. For some babes it can also flare up pre-existing conditions like acne, rosacea and eczema.

The best way to avoid a crazy breakout is to make sure you’re hydrated - both inside and out. Drink up lots of H20 and apply a skin-plumping product with hyaluronic acid - the Bali Body BB Cream is perfect. The hyaluronic acid will provide a protective barrier to your skin and avoid it from any mass dry outs. The BB Cream tube is also well under 100ml, making it the perfect companion on your flight.

Ensuring your face has been freshly cleansed before, during and after a flight will also help make sure you’re not trapping any unwanted flare-ups under dehydrated skin cells. #BBProTip: Live like Kim Kardashian and wear a cold sheet mask on your face for a small portion of your flight. You might look a little crazy, but the sheet mask and BB Cream combo will be a dry-skin fighting duo that your skin will thank you for.

Jetlag Central

Not only are you jet lagged but your body and skin are operating in different time zones and your usual schedule is seriously out of whack. The best (and only) way to get through jetlag is to push through. Some fresh air and keeping your diet in check also helps - as boring as that may sound when you just want to bar hop and inhale fried chips it'll do your skin a world of good. 

Keeping an instantly gratifying and refreshing product like the Hydrating Face & Body Mist will also help. This cooling mist with help you feel and look fresh faced know matter how sleep deprived you are.

Now you've learnt how to keep your skin under control, you can spend more time enjoying your vacay and less time worrying about breakouts. Ready to eat and drink to your heart's content? We thought so.

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