Tuesday, August 31, 2010
There are a variety of reasons why we break out when traveling, but the major reason is stress. Stress affects our hormone levels, and hormonal imbalances cause acne.
Travel also disrupts our normal skin balance due to sudden changes in the temperature and humidity levels. A change in the mineral content of the water we use to cleanse our skin is another factor. Water with a higher mineral content ("hard water") means it harder to rinse off soaps and cleansers. Read on for more tips from dermatologist, Dr. Hilary Reich on avoiding vacation breakouts.