Have you ever travelled and taken your skincare and hair care products with you only to find they weren't working like they do at home? There are several reasons why this happens. And what about your hair and skin not being the same when you are away from home? Here are a few reasons why you will find why your products not as effective:
Climate: Different climates can affect the performance of skincare and hair care products. For example, if you travel to a place with high humidity, your skin may become more oily, and your hair may become frizzy. In contrast, if you travel to a place with low humidity, your skin may become dry, and your hair may become brittle.
Water: The type of water you use to wash your face and hair can also affect the effectiveness of your products. For example, hard water, which is common in some areas, contains minerals that can make it harder for soap and shampoo to lather, and can leave a residue on your skin and hair, making it difficult for products to penetrate and be absorbed properly.
Ingredients: Different countries have different regulations and standards for skincare and hair care products. Some ingredients that are allowed in one country may not be allowed in another. Additionally, some countries may have different standards for labeling and packaging, which can make it difficult to find products that contain the same ingredients as the ones you use at home.
Brand availability: Some skincare and hair care brands may not be available in certain countries, or may have a different formulation or packaging. This can make it difficult to find the products you are used to using, or to determine which products are equivalent to the ones you normally use.
That's great for the product effectiveness but now let's talk a bit about your skin and hair needs. Well, it is like the changes of the seasons. You wouldn't use the same moisturizer or even cleanser in the summer and winter because your skin becomes more dry in the winter; unless you live somewhere where you really only have one season, Just like your hair will have different needs too with the weather and season changes. Let's dig a little deeper:
Your skin and hair are exposed to different environmental conditions during prolonged lengths of travel, and these changes can affect their overall health and appearance. As a result, it's important to adjust your skincare and haircare routines to accommodate the changing climate.
If travelling in the winter, the air tends to be drier and colder, which can lead to dry skin and hair. You may need to use heavier moisturizers and oils to keep your skin and hair hydrated and protected from the harsher weather.
If you are travelling south, or to warmer climates; the sun's UV rays can cause damage to your skin and hair, leading to issues such as sunburn, dryness, and split ends. You'll need to use sunscreen and wear protective clothing to shield your skin from the sun, as well as use lightweight, hydrating products to keep your skin and hair from becoming too dry.
If travelling to damper climates or weather the same as the fall and spring: the weather can be unpredictable, with changes in temperature and humidity levels. You may need to adjust your skincare and haircare routines accordingly, using products that provide both hydration and protection.
Overall, by being aware of climate change you will be travelling to, and how it will affect your skin and hair, you can take steps to keep your skin and hair healthy, hydrated, and looking their best.