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Tis’ the season of travel, sun and an abundance of sand slipping through your toes. With summer in full effect, we understand that beaches will be every girl’s new BFF, and sis, we’re here for it. While you’re sailing the seven seas, however, it’s even more important to take practical measures to keep your skin looking flawless. So, here at Sheen Magazine, we enlisted the advice of Dave Wongk— traveling aficionado, skincare expert and Founder of Caribbean skin care company Pure Tropix for tips to keep your skin luminous and clear while on the go!

Drink Up!

Even when you’re offered those complimentary wines, you will politely say “no” because elegance is a refusal, or something like that. But really, and you should already know this, water hydrates the skin and in a dry, pressurized airplane, it’s very important to stay hydrated. If regular water is boring to you, try sparkling. Or, my personal favorite, adds lemons, limes or coconut water.

Use a Natural Cleanser

At the end of a long day of traveling nothing feels better than washing off dirt, grime, oil and other pollutants (including makeup). Use a gentle cleanser like the PT’s Purifying Honey oil cleanser. This cleanser is paraben-free, eco-conscious, and full of detoxifying antioxidants that deeply penetrates the skin’s pores without stripping it of its natural oils.

Toner is Your Friend!

If you have clogged pores, oily skin, or are prone to acne, you need to add toner to your skincare routine no matter where you are. After applying cleanser, follow it up with an alcohol-free toner. A mild toner restores seven refreshes your skin’s pH balance and gently purifies and renews without stripping it of much-needed moisture.

Moisturize, Moisturize and Moisturize!

I don’t care if you have normal, oily, or combination skin, you need to lock in all the moisture and hydration you can get, especially when abruptly changing climates. Use a moisturizer day and night! A good formula will minimize the appearance of pores, hydrate parched skin, and creates a moisture seal on your skin. If your skin is especially dry after a long flight, you can slap on a thick layer of the moisturizer and use it as a 10-minute emergency mask.

Don’t Leave Home Without Sunscreen

Never skip out on sunscreen. Like, ever! Even darker complexions are vulnerable to the sun’s harmful UV rays. If you’re skeptical about some sunscreens, which can go on heavy and can be sticky, create a DIY version for yourself. Combine Red Raspberry Oil, Carrot Oil and Aloe Gel together for an all natural protective sunscreen that makes a cream of sorts that is cooling and weightless and absorbs fast the oils have an SPF  range of 38 – 50. Even if you’re not setting out to tan, it’s vital to protect your skin from sun damage and inflammatory free radicals.

Traveling like a beauty boss doesn’t have to be complicated. Use these simple tips on your next vacation, and keep turning turns beautiful!

Featured Image courtesy of Dave Wongk