The Beauty Habit Ivanka Trump Is SO Right About
Whether for business or leisure, traveling can consume a surprising percentage of the average person’s life. In fact, American and international travelers spent a whopping $650.8 billion on leisure travel alone in 2015, and another $296.3 billion on travel for business. And while that much traveling may not be a bad thing at all, hopping on a plane could have a few more side effects than just jet lag.
Traveling on a plane can actually also leave your skin looking a little lackluster. So if you’re like Ivanka Trump and find yourself traveling a lot, this little fact can add up to a huge impact on your skin’s health. So just what does Ivanka suggest to maintain glowing, healthy-looking skin even while traveling so much? (US Travel Association)
Stay Hydrated While Traveling
Ivanka’s number-one skin care tip for traveling is to keep your skin hydrated. While this might seem like a simple task, it can actually be surprisingly difficult, especially when on a plane. The dry, recirculated air in the plane’s cabin can do a number on your skin, especially on long trips. And if you’re splurging on a glass of wine while up in the air, you could be dehydrating your skin even more. Instead, it’s best to swap out your cocktail for a glass of good old-fashioned water. Ivanka says she adds lemon to hers to give it a little kick.
Tips for Keeping Your Skin Hydrated Every Day
It’s not just important to keep skin hydrated while traveling, though. Maintaining a great skin care routine that focuses on skin health and hydration can help to keep skin looking young, healthy, and glowing every day. Here are our top three tips for daily skin hydration.
- Drink plenty of water. This might sound like a no-brainer, but drinking plenty of water really is one of the best things you can do for your health, inside and out. Giving your body enough water each day can help maximize cell turnover, flush toxins from your body, and keep your skin looking smooth and fresh. (HHS Public Access)
- Use a daily moisturizer. While drinking adequate amounts of water can help to hydrate your skin, you can lock in that moisture by applying a topical cream that acts as a physical barrier. When choosing a moisturizer, look for powerhouse skincare ingredients like vitamin C, blueberry extract, and resveratrol to get the most out of your products.
- Don’t skimp on sun protection. Not only can the sun’s UV rays put your skin at risk for developing melanoma, but it can also severely dry out your skin. In fact, that’s exactly what happens when you get a sunburn. Keep in mind that cloud coverage doesn’t protect your skin from UV rays, so using a daily SPF moisturizer can be a good way to make sure you’re always protected. (The American Scientist)
The Bottom Line
Ivanka Trump’s advice to stay hydrated while traveling is certainly well-informed, but we’d like to expand that tip to your everyday skincare routine. As Ivanka herself has said, real beauty shines from the inside out, so paying attention to your body’s health can be one of the best ways to keep your skin looking and feeling its best.
If chronic dry skin is a concern, it can be a good idea to consult a board-certified dermatologist, who can assess your skin condition and guide you through the best treatment options for you. At Premier Plastic Surgery and Dermatology in Pittsburgh and Wexford, our team of highly skilled professionals is equipped with the knowledge, training, and experience to assess your skin and then custom-tailor a skin care plan to meet your unique needs.
Our board-certified dermatologist Dr. Ana Busquets, together with Dr. Susannah McClain, and physician assistants Christopher Foti, are dedicated to providing friendly and educational skin care information to address dry skin and a variety of other skin conditions. To schedule an appointment, please contact us at (724) 933-1800.