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Article: Bluem while you travel

Bluem while you travel

It’s that time of year again where everyone packs their lives into a suitcase with wanderlust on their minds. Yet, long flights, unfamiliar environments, and disrupted routines can unsettle our skin. How can we build a resilient skin barrier to flow effortlessly through all seasons and cycles? A strong skin barrier is your first line of defence, protecting against environmental stressors and locking in moisture. Travel can compromise this barrier, leading to dehydration, irritation, and breakouts. In today’s journal, learn how our Bluem plant potions can support you through all your travels, and ensure you remain resilient and radiant, no matter where your adventures take you.

When you're travelling, especially over long distances, your skin barrier can face a variety of challenges that disrupt its natural balance. This outermost layer of your skin, primarily made up of lipids and ceramides, acts as your first line of defence against environmental stressors, retaining moisture and keeping irritants out.

Challenges to Your Skin Barrier While Travelling

Dehydration from Cabin Air:
Airplane cabins have very low humidity levels, often less than 20%, compared to the typical indoor humidity of 30-60%. This dry air can quickly dehydrate your skin, weakening the skin barrier and leading to dryness and irritation.
Exposure to New Environments:
When you travel, you expose your skin to different climates, pollution levels, and water qualities. Each new environment can stress your skin barrier as it adjusts to new conditions. For instance, moving from a humid to a dry climate can strip your skin of moisture, while exposure to pollutants can cause inflammation.
Disrupted Routines:
Travelling often means a break in your usual routine. Whether it's the introduction to new foods, being stagnant while in transit, or a disruption of your daily habits, these changes can impact your skin's health and its ability to repair and protect itself.

Stress and Lack of Sleep:
The excitement and stress of travel, combined with potential sleep disruptions, can also affect your skin. Stress increases cortisol levels, which can compromise the skin barrier, while lack of sleep can impede skin repair processes.

How to Maintain a Healthy Skin Barrier and Bluem while on your travels:

Finger Lime ~ Repair Serum

Cultivate long-term healing and resilience with our Finger Lime Repair Serum. Finger Limes, with their rich phytonutrients and amino acids, are nature’s gift for soothing inflammation. These powerful elements nurture your skin, repairing and strengthening its barrier to seal in moisture, fend off toxins, and restore balance. Experience lasting hydration and a healthier, more resilient complexion.

Tip for flying: Before your flight, gently apply 2-3 drops of Finger Lime Repair Serum to a clean, slightly damp face. This will protect your skin from the drop in humidity, keeping you hydrated and radiant throughout your journey.

Buddhawood ~ Face & Body Oil

Did you know that oils rich in omegas 3, 6, and 9 can act as a shield of hydration and resilience? These essential fatty acids lock in moisture, preventing the dehydration caused by the dry air in planes and varying climates - and can all be found in our nourishing Buddhawood Face and Body Oil. The lightweight, non-comedogenic Hemp Seed and Macadamia oils work in synergy to support a healthy skin barrier and maintain elasticity and firmness, preventing the dull, tired appearance that can come with long flights and jet lag.

Usage Tip for Travelling: Before you board your flight, apply a few drops of omega-rich oil after your Finger Lime Repair Serum to create a protective, hydrating barrier. Reapply as needed throughout your journey to keep your skin nourished and radiant.

Hydrosoul ~ Cleansing & Toning Mist

Have you ever longed to cleanse and refresh your face without access to water and a basin? Enter our Hydrosoul Cleansing & Toning Mists. Infused with active botanicals, the hydrosol’s water vapor carries tiny, charged particles deep into your pores, drawing out impurities and leaving your skin feeling impeccably refreshed and balanced. Crafted with Eucalyptus Radiata, celebrated for its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, this mist refreshes, rehydrates, and rebalances your skin throughout the day, especially in dry environments.

Tips for travelling: Keep your Hydrosoul close by to cleanse and purify your skin whenever you need a refresh. The antibacterial properties of Eucalyptus Radiata will help protect you from external aggressors as you travel. 



Magic captured by Virginie Martinez Serran - @vivijsoce in the dreamy  Sao Lourenço, Ericeira, Portugal of beautiful muse, Seynabou Niane - @n_seynabou_

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