3 Essential Face Care Products for Holiday Travel

December 8th, 2014

That upcoming plane trip to visit family can noticeably wear skin down,  this is why the best NYC spa recommends 3 essential face care products for holiday travel.  The recycled air of airports, not to mention the pressure, during the plane journey can lead to ultra dry and chapped skin.  By the end of the trip elasticity is significantly depleted so the face has that on-the-verge-of cracking feeling.  Carrying the proper natural skincare to manage the many irritations that potentially come with travel can make a huge difference in how you look and feel while celebrating the holidays.  Joanna Vargas, celebrity facialist, thoughtfully crafted this tightly edited skincare ensemble to promote a glowing ageless complexion for all seasons.

A reasonable goal for most of us over the holidays is to have a flawless healthy complexion while celebrating.  This is especially important since this is the occasion for taking family photos.  To achieve this goal the best choice of face care sloughs off the dead dermal cells and rehydrates for complete rejuvenation.  So consider these highly effective methods and ingredients that deliver clean, clear and glowing skin for all types and tones while traveling during this season and throughout the year.


1) Vitamin C Face Wash.  Remember to cut back on washing the skin during the cold months to assist the dermis’ natural sebum production.  When cleansing, vitamin C is a vital antioxidant that prevents damage from free radicals, pollutants and UV exposure.  In the form of citrus oils, this gentle face cleanser nourishes as it removes dirt and excess oils, without sapping moisture.  Note: Washing the skin immediately after the trip to get rid of the grime of air or plane travel is highly recommended.

2) Exfoliating Mask.  Regular removal old skin cells allows new dermal tissue to surface for visibly soft silky texture.  This often requires a lactic acid that breaks the bonds of old skin cells so they fall away easily.  Earthen kaolin clay has detoxifying properties that draw impurities from the pores.  Hyaluronic acid keeps the dermal structure intact to slow the signs of aging.  In the process of massaging the exfoliant into the skin, cell regeneration improves substantially so the face has a look of youthful radiance.  All the flakiness that was previously there is now non-existent.

3) Daily Hydrating Cream.  During the winter a deep moisturizer is necessary to build collagen and elastin proteins that keep the dermis firm.  This moisturizer also replenishes hydration to inhibit the onset of fine lines and wrinkles.  Shea and Cocoa butters are two traditional botanicals that deliver all of the above while diminishing blemishes for unrivaled clarity.  Larch tree extract is another naturally derived ingredient that draws moisture to the skin’s surface and seals it in for lasting results.

A little of these products goes a long way which is good news for traveling light.  No need to pay to check extra bags for the sake of carrying your most effective face care to maintain your daily routine wherever and however you choose to travel.


Deanna Lane has a BFA from Pratt Institute and a Masters degree in cultural anthropology from New Mexico State University–now writing health and wellness articles for Joanna Vargas Skincare Sanctuary in NYC.  Otherwise-trekking the national museum scene…