"When someone takes a trip. so he can tell something.” In the 48grams blog editors, the statement by the poet Matthias Claudius is not entirely unknown. However, we took the liberty of expanding the quote a bit: “.and often brings skin problems home.” Yes, travel broadens horizons, awakens the spirit of discovery and enriches our lives. But with all experiences and encounters, we should always keep in mind that our facial skin can be damaged. From climatic changes to environmental factors, numerous aspects of travel put a strain on the skin. In this blog post, we explain the effects of travel on the face and present effective skin repair strategies. A key component of this is regular use of our proprietary 48grams Skin Repair Creme.
Influence of environmental conditions
During a journey - regardless of whether it leads to the beach, the jungle or the mountains - we are exposed to different environmental conditions. Increased solar radiation almost inevitably leads to sunburn and thus to premature skin aging (without neglecting the increasing risk of skin cancer). At the other end of the scale - cold and dry air at higher latitudes - often leads to dehydration and skin irritation. Even air pollution in urban areas can cause oxidative stress on the skin and thereby trigger blemishes. Yes, of course. we are spoilsports. With us, the glass is always half empty, and every sexy dimple is a deep crease that needs to be corrected. But here we would like to say: No! That's not true. We just want to warn you so that the holiday trips don't have any bad after-effects.
The benefits of Skin Repair Creme
Even if this is a bit of self-promotion, an effective post-travel care method is the regular use of a specially formulated skin repair cream. Just like the 48grams cream which you can find at the link here. This cream contains a blend of moisturizing, soothing and regenerating ingredients. An example of this is mastic oil, an extract of the miracle resin from the Greek island of Chios. If the tissue is damaged or the pores are clogged, the mastic content provides relief. Edelweiss extract provides additional support. One can imagine the effect of a plant that not only survives at 1,500 meters but also thrives. It also ensures that freshness and shine return to the face.
Regeneration and hydration
Of course, it doesn't always have to be a skin repair cream. It is also important to restore moisture levels and bring essential nutrients to the skin. That's why we recommend products with high-quality hyaluronic acid (ideally with short-chain oligo-hyaluron) or with panthenol. These active ingredients are known for their ability to bind moisture in the skin and promote the natural healing process. Regular use of such creams supplies the tissue with essential nutrients. The result: travel without regrets. Because the appearance soon changes from dry to fresh and rosy. Dryness and irritation are said goodbye.
Antioxidant effect wanted
We're about to catch ourselves trying to get some adverts off our lips. Never mind. Of course, it must also be mentioned at this point that antioxidant substances such as vitamins C and E have an excellent effect on travel-related skin problems. But it goes one step further. Because OPC, the extract from the seeds of the grapes, even has a stronger effect compared to the two vitamins. OPC works against harmful free radicals caused by UV radiation and environmental pollution. Antioxidants protect skin cells and reduce signs of premature aging. The regular use of OPC products can therefore help to maintain a youthful and radiant complexion.
Soothing and anti-inflammatory
We also don't want to forget to mention that creams often benefit from the benefits of aloe vera and chamomile. That's a good thing because these ingredients have anti-inflammatory properties. They help soothe irritated skin and reduce redness, especially after traveling to countries with intense sun exposure.
The 48grams travel checklist:
Here are all the factors that can be harmful to the skin.
1. Dehydration: Long plane or train journeys result in increased loss of fluids. Air conditioning and the dry air in cabins remove moisture from the skin. This leads to dryness and feelings of tension.
2. UV Radiation: We are often more exposed to the sun when we travel, be it at the beach or exploring outdoor activities. UV radiation can lead to sunburn, premature skin aging and skin cancer.
3. Pollution: Traveling to countries with high air pollution is poison for our skin. Smoke and dust particles clog pores, cause skin irritation and often lead to breakouts or acne.
4. Stress: Let's face it, traveling is stressful. Be it because of jet lag, time pressure or an unfamiliar environment. This in turn leads to increased production of stress hormones. The result: redness and rashes.
This keeps your skin radiant and fresh
1. Hydration: Drink, drink, drink - water. This ensures hydration from within. We also recommend using moisturizing skin repair cream.
2. Sunscreen: Always wear broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF. This protects against skin aging and possible skin cancer.
3. Cleaning: Thoroughly remove dirt, dust and make-up residue - this will help prevent clogged pores. A gentle cleansing lotion or gel gives the skin the rest it deserves.
4. Stress Relief: Take time to relax and de-stress. Be it through meditation or yoga.