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How to protect your skin when traveling

Experts recommend that people apply sunscreen every 2-3 hours when going outside to protect their skin.

Summer is a time for relaxation and travel. Therefore, skin care when traveling in the summer is of great interest to many people.

Many celebrities have also launched summer skincare products like Kim Kardashian's SKKN and Hailey Bieber's Rhodes according to customer needs.

However, don't rely too much on hyped skin care products, especially if they lack an important factor like SPF. Care should be taken to protect and care for the skin to avoid dangerous problems such as skin cancer.

Use sunscreen

New York-based dermatologist Dr. Samer Jaber calls SPF the most important ingredient in any anti-aging skin care product. It is also important to prevent skin cancer. He recommends that everyone use a broad spectrum SPF 30 or higher sunscreen every day.


“The biggest mistake I make with my patients is forgetting to reapply sunscreen. Remember, when you go outside, you should reapply sunscreen at least every 2 hours. Another big mistake is not using sunscreen when swimming or participating in outdoor activities. sunscreen,” said the expert.

Michelle Henry, a dermatologist in Manhattan, adds sunscreen is important in any season. All skin types, including dark skinned skin, still need sunscreen.

Don't ignore your scalp

The area where you may have forgotten to protect yourself from the sun is your scalp. If you have thinning or balding hair, wear a hat or cover your head to protect the area.

Henry says the scalp is the most sun-exposed area during your travels. Therefore, always protect the scalp.

Seasonal products

Another mistake many people make is not changing their skin care products for each season.

“They don’t switch from cream cleansers to foam or gel cleansers,” explains Henry. Or they don't realize that they still have to see how their skin type changes each season. "

Also, you shouldn't use an exfoliator 3 days before your trip. Because many people suffer from facial dermatitis due to overuse of products that disrupt the skin barrier.

Prevent salt and chlorine

In addition to sweat and sunlight, in the summer, our skin is exposed to other things like air conditioning, chlorine in swimming pools and salt in the sea.

Dermatologist Michelle Henry advises: "The most important thing is to listen to your skin. If your skin feels too dry even on a hot day, air conditioning could be the culprit. your skin loses moisture, like a computer's radiator. Air conditioning makes your skin dry."

Don't forget to take care of your lips

Lips are not only dry in summer, but can also get sunburned. Henry recommends investing in lip balms with SPF.

There are many lip balms with SPF on the market. You should buy them and apply them on your lips before going out because I have seen a lot of patients with skin cancer on their lips," Henry said.

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