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How to Pack your Skincare for Travel

Follow these tips to pack your skincare essentials while travelling

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Don’t sacrifice your skincare when you travel. Pixabay.

Don’t sacrifice your skincare when you travel long days on germ-ridden planes, clogging your pores, and drying out your skin that’s when you need it most! Instead, make a few handy swaps to ensure you’re bringing along your trusted travel skincare and avoiding any possible spills. Whether you’re off to relax on the best beaches of the world, or you’re off on an adventure to harvest your own black pearls, packing your skincare for travel can be as painless as possible. To make your beauty routine easy to travel with, we’ve gathered the best tips below. 

Pre-Soak Pads

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Make a few handy swaps to ensure you’re bringing along your trusted travel skincare and avoiding any possible spills.

There’s no better feeling than coming back from a long day of travel and doing a total cleanse with toner or micellar water, but those bulky bottles aren’t exactly travel-friendly. Instead, take cotton pads and a small container and pre-soak your pads with any toners and cleansers from your skincare routine. If you can’t find a small container suitable for this, you can also use a Ziploc bag. This will keep them from drying out and is perfect for travel.

Use Contact Cases

Utilize contact cases to put small amounts of moisturizers and eye creams. Don’t risk getting your skincare products tossed by TSA with oversized products. This allows you to bring along smaller amounts of creams in fewer bottles and is best for products you only need a dot or two of. Save this trick for eye creams and ultra-rich moisturizers but skip for anything that is applied liberally.

Swap Out for Balm Cleansers

Instead of packing your oil cleaners in a pump bottle that is begging for a spill, instead, swap out for a solid balm cleanser. Pick a balm cleanser that’s below TSA regulation size for carry-ons to ensure no issues. You will guarantee no messy spills in your luggage and they are extremely easy to use. Rub the balmy texture between your fingers until you work it into an oil and use it as a normal face wash from there. The oily texture will break down any makeup and clear your pores.

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Utilize contact cases to put small amounts of moisturizers and eye creams. Don’t risk getting your skincare products tossed by TSA with oversized products. Pixabay

Utilize Eye Droppers

To pack small amounts of facials oils without the messy bottles, use spill-proof plastic eye dropper bottles to travel with instead. You can find these dropper bottles easily at organizing stores or online. Choose oils and serums that pack a punch to rescue skin after a long haul flight. Gemstone inspired skincare can seriously revive dull skin after a day of travel.

Mix and Match

To save time and space for skincare, mix some of your favorite serums and creams into your moisturizer to give your skin an extra boost. This also allows you to lighten the load traveling with fewer bottles. Consider similar consistencies when you’re mixing and matching. For example, try mixing sunscreen and moisturizers. SPF should be integrated into your skincare routine whether you’re spending your vacation on the beaches of Tahiti or in the mountains skiing. 

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You don’t have to sacrifice your skincare routine when it comes to your travel plans. Instead, a few swaps here and there can save time and avoid messy spills while still having a solid routine. Skincare while traveling has never been easier!

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Role of Sleep and Melatonin in Enhancing Your Beauty

Sleep: The most underrated antioxidant

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Maintaining good sleep hygiene and a good sleep quality has many advantages. The sleep wake cycle governs two hormones- Cortisol and Melatonin." Pixabay

Have you ever wondered what is the importance of day and night, what is the role of sleep, how do we set a good circadian rhythm? Well all this revolves around the hormone melatonin!

Setting up the circadian rhythm helps in production of good amounts of melatonin hormone. Melatonin does help in reducing the pigmentation, anti-ageing and also reduces hair fall so on and so forth.

Dr. Pallavi Sule, Dermatologist and Aesthetic Physician, starts by first explaining the meaning of Melatonin: “Melatonin is a hormone primarily secreted by the pineal gland which is known to regulate the sleep-wake cycle. Usually it is consumed in the form of tablets to help people in jet lag, shift works by regulating the circadian cycle as a short term treatment for trouble in sleeping”.

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She explains:

How does melatonin get secreted?

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Melatonin is a hormone primarily secreted by the pineal gland which is known to regulate the sleep-wake cycle. Pixabay

The pineal gland is sensitive to light. When it is dark the body secretes more melatonin and prepares the body to sleep and when it is day/ light (artificial lights) the production of the hormone decreases. Low levels of the hormone give brain signals to stay awake.

So what’s new about this hormone and why is it studied in more detail than before?

Sule said: “The hormone is also known for its antioxidant benefits!! We all are living in a very stressful environment, be it the external or internal stressors like pollution, food consumed (adulteration), solar radiation, sleep patterns, work environments and so forth!! Any kind of stress releases free oxygen radicals in the body, which damages our DNA, causing degenerative diseases and autoimmune diseases. Oxidative damage also leads to aging and hair fall which we know is one of the major causes.The hormone serves as a potent antioxidant, presumptive anti aging substance and anti cancer agent.”

Let’s understand how sleeping according to the body clock helps our body in general health and well being!

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When it is dark the body secretes more melatonin and prepares the body to sleep and when it is day/ light (artificial lights) the production of melatonin decreases. Pixabay

Sule further elaborates on this imperative subject adding, “Maintaining good sleep hygiene and a good sleep quality has many advantages. The sleep wake cycle governs two hormones- Cortisol and Melatonin.”

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Release of Human Growth Hormone: Experts estimate that 75 per cent of this hormone is released during sleep. It is released in the Stage 3 of sleep cycle which is usually 1-1.5 hrs after one falls asleep. Sleep deprivation or altered cycles affects the release of this hormone. In children it will affect the growth and health.

Sleep and its relation with Liver: There is a great relationship between sleep cycles and liver functions. Scientific studies suggest that most patients with advanced liver diseases have disturbed sleep patterns. The liver has its own clock for detoxification and regulation of hormones. Disturbed sleep results in raised cortisol levels (stress levels) and vice versa. This hampers the regulation of hormones by the liver. Here, now the liver is overworked and cortisol levels in the body are high during daytime. This circulating cortisol hampers the liver’s regulations of melatonin and so the melatonin hormone levels are also high during daytime. Resulting in day time fatigue and drowsiness, and night time alertness.

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Lastly, how can we increase melatonin levels?

“Many formulations are available in the market in the form of tablets and gels for topical application. But we must not forget the most important factor in production of the right amount of melatonin hormone in the body is sleep.” (IANS)