"Skin Care When Traveling"

I'm Ellyn Davis Founder of Tree of Life Beauty, welcome to our weekly Newsletter where we discuss important ways to age gracefully, “how-to’s” for keeping skin healthy as you age, and so much more about your skincare regimen.

This week we will discuss “Skin Care When Traveling.” If you missed any of our past newsletters, please feel free to email us at We will be happy to send a list of the available articles and forward any to you that you may be interested in.

Also, please be advised that we are not doctors or dermatologists, and this article should not be taken as medical advice or any medical statement. Any questions or issues involving your skin-care needs should be taken up with your doctor at all times, and we highly recommend you consult with your doctor before taking up any skin-care regimen.

Skin Care When Traveling

During the holiday season, like the Christmas carol says, “from Atlantic to Pacific, oh the traffic is terrific” (There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays). Yes, everyone seems on the move this time of year--visiting friends and relatives.

The next few months are the highest mileage months for most people. Whether you're jetting across the country or around the world, there's no question that traveling is stressful. But it’s not just you that gets stressed out from travel—your skin does too.

How flying stresses your skin

The pressurized cabin air is desert-dry, upping your chances of dullness, rough patches, or even breakouts. And, as soon as the plane takes off, your body tries to replenish the moisture by pulling it from your skin. So dry complexions get drier and oily complexions get oilier because people with oily skin produce even more oil to overcompensate for the moisture loss.

What you can do:

  1. When packing. Put together a small bag with TSA approved amounts of moisturizer, lip balm, and eye drops. Keep this in your purse or carry-on.
  2. Before you take off. The night before, exfoliate and then moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Adding hyaluronic acid helps to trap moisture in the skin.
  3. During the flight. Re-moisturize! Apply every hour of plane travel to avoid moisture loss. Also, generously apply lip balm. Plus, drink plenty of water, even if it makes you have to get up several times during the flight to use the toilet. (You should be getting up and moving around anyway.) You also want to use eye drops occasionally. They will lubricate and soothe eyes if you're reading or watching a movie, and refresh and wake up your eyes if you nap.
  4. After you land. Continue to moisturize and apply lip balm and drink lots of water to flush out any stress-induced toxins from your body.
Your skincare “Go” bag

How do you best take care of your skin while you’re doing all this traveling?
Make sure you’ve put all your skin care essentials together in a “go” bag so that you don’t leave anything at home. If you’re just taking carry-on luggage, packing your skin care products shouldn’t be a problem because most are in containers of 2 ounces or less.

I’ve learned over the years to put all toiletries and skincare items in Ziploc bags even if they are in plastic makeup cases because luggage compartment pressure changes can cause them to leak in your suitcase. This way if something leaks, it won’t mess up your clothes.

Here’s a short list of what you should have in your skin care “go” bag:

A good cleanser. Tree of Life Beauty’s powerful Vitamin C Cleanser helps protect your skin from Antioxidants, Free Radicals, and can even help sunburn damaged skin.

Serums: Tree of Life Beauty serum combo pack contains the three most important serums to use in your daily skin care.

Daytime and Nighttime moisturizers: Tree of Life Beauty’s Anti-Aging Super Pack contains all the moisturizers you need for daytime and nighttime skin care.


I hope this was helpful. If you have any further questions about our products, please feel free to ask anytime. I am here to help you get the most out of your skin care regimen.

Look for our Newsletter next week to find more excellent anti-aging tips and information to assist you on your journey to healthy, beautiful, younger looking skin.

Until next time, have a wonderful week!

Ellyn Davis and
The team at Tree of Life Beauty