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Glow on the Go: Travel-Friendly Beauty Routines for a Radiant Summer

As the warm embrace of summer beckons, so do the adventures and escapades that come with it. For the modern traveler, maintaining a radiant, healthy glow amidst the challenges of heat and humidity can be a bit of a quest. But fear not! With a holistic approach, you can ensure your beauty routine remains as flawless as your Instagram feed. Here are my top tips for staying radiant on the go this summer.


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Essential Beauty Routines for Summer Travel


1. Hydration is key: water is your best friend, especially during summer travels. Carry a reusable water bottle and make it a habit to sip regularly. Staying hydrated from the inside out is crucial for maintaining plump, glowing skin. For an extra boost, consider adding electrolyte packets to your water to help retain hydration. If you're actively working out, a great tip is to check your weight before and after the session. The difference in weight shows how much water you've lost, which is especially important to replace in the hot season.


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2. Eat for your skin: nourish your skin from within by eating a diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and hydration.


Fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, and omega-3 fatty acids can all contribute to a healthy, glowing complexion. Incorporate hydrating foods like cucumbers, watermelon, and oranges into your meals. During the summer season, the need for vitamin C increases due to high temperatures, so it's important to regularly include foods rich in vitamin C in your diet. For example, oranges, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, strawberries, and peaches.


3. Sleep well: beauty sleep is real. Sleep is an important natural detox process for the body. Ensure you're getting enough rest each night to allow your skin to repair and regenerate. Aim for at least 7-8 hours of quality sleep. Bring a travel pillow and a sleep mask to help you rest comfortably, even on the go. If you are changing time zones, use melatonin to help your body adapt to the new location. 


Alla Naumova for LO'AMMI

Photo by Dmitriy Chumakov.


Tips for Healthy, Glowing Skin in Heat and Humidity


1. Adapt your routine to your destination: every climate is different. If you're heading to a particularly humid area, focus on oil-free products and mattifying primers to control shine. For drier climates, amp up the hydration with richer creams and hydrating masks. Consider carrying a humidifier for your hotel room to add moisture to the air.


2. Lightweight skincare essentials: switch to lighter skincare products to prevent clogged pores and breakouts. A hydrating serum, a gentle cleanser, and a lightweight moisturizer should be staples in your travel bag. Look for products with ingredients like hyaluronic acid and aloe vera to soothe and hydrate. Pack multi-tasking products to save space and simplify your routine.


Alla Naumova for LO'AMMI

Photo by Dmitriy Chumakov.


3. SPF is non-negotiable: protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is paramount. Opt for a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30. Remember to reapply every two hours, especially if you're spending a lot of time outdoors. Don't forget to protect often-missed spots like your ears, neck, and the tops of your feet. A travel-sized sunscreen stick can be incredibly convenient for touch-ups on the go.

4. Travel-friendly makeup: keep your makeup minimal and opt for multi-purpose products. A tinted moisturizer with SPF, a cream blush that can double as a lip tint and waterproof mascara is perfect for a fresh, natural look that can withstand the summer heat. Additionally, a setting spray with SPF can help keep your makeup in place while providing extra sun protection.

5. Stay cool: heat can exacerbate skin issues. Carry a facial mist or toner with you to refresh and cool your skin throughout the day. Products with rosewater or cucumber extract are particularly soothing. Keep your mist in the fridge for an extra cooling effect when you spritz it on your face.


Alla Naumova for LO'AMMI

Photo by Dmitriy Chumakov.


6. Mind your eyes and lips: the delicate skin around your eyes and on your lips can be particularly vulnerable to sun damage. Use a nourishing eye cream and a lip balm with SPF to keep these areas protected and hydrated.

7. Protect your hair: your hair can also suffer from the summer heat and humidity. Use a leave-in conditioner or hair serum to protect your locks from UV damage and frizz. Wear a hat or scarf to shield your hair from the sun and keep it looking shiny and healthy.


8. Cleanse regularly: the combination of sweat, sunscreen, and pollution can clog your pores. Make sure to cleanse your face twice daily to remove impurities and prevent breakouts. Use a gentle, hydrating cleanser to keep your skin balanced. Micellar water is a great option for quick and effective cleansing without the need for rinsing.


Alla Naumova for LO'AMMI

Photo by Vika Brezhneva.


9. Exfoliate wisely: exfoliation is crucial to remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover, but don't overdo it. Aim to exfoliate 1-2 times a week using a gentle scrub or an enzymatic exfoliant to keep your skin smooth and radiant. Consider using exfoliating pads for a convenient, mess-free option while traveling.


Conclusion

With these travel-friendly beauty routines, you can enjoy your summer adventures while maintaining a radiant, healthy glow. Remember, the key to looking and feeling your best lies in a holistic approach that considers both internal and external factors. Happy travels, and stay glowing!


 

Alla Naumova for LO'AMMI

Photo by Vika Brezhneva.


Alla Naumova is a wellness expert specializing in holistic health and well-being. As the founder of Your Wellness Muse and the author of the "Five Transformations Journal," Alla is dedicated to helping individuals achieve balanced and fulfilling lives through a comprehensive approach to wellness.

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