Summer is almost here, and many women may be considering taking a vacation. If you're one of these ladies, then you might be wondering how to make sure your African American skin stays fresh and clear while you're traveling. Recently, WebMD spoke to dermatologist Debra Jailman, who offered some tips on how to keep skin under control while you're on the road or in the air.
First, she said that if you're taking a long flight, skip the makeup.
"Never wear makeup on a long flight, because it essentially means sleeping in your makeup. And that, as we all know, is a no-no. The only exception I would make is lipstick, as long as it is the moisturizing kind," said Jailman, quoted by the news source.
Next, the doctor recommended over-the-counter cortisone cream, especially if you're going somewhere with a tropical climate. This can help you combat bug bites and hives that can come from being in a new environment.
Fodor's travel website states that you should never travel without these five skin care essentials: cleanser, moisturizer with SPF, night treatment, lip balm and hand lotion.