Paris. Rome. Grandma’s house. Traveling can be a lot of fun. But, it can also lead to unwanted psoriasis symptoms (like an unpleasant rash). We’ve compiled a simple list of things you can do to set yourself up for an itch- and flare-free trip.
- Plan ahead. – Traveling can be stressful and unpredictable. Try to plan accordingly by checking weather forecasts and travel itineraries, and then, prepare accordingly. Knowing about drastic weather changes or stressful situations ahead of time can be empowering.
- Bring extra clothes. – No one likes to be that person with all the extra suitcases, but it might be a good idea to bring a few extra clothes with you, especially when traveling to hotter climates or doing a lot of physical activities. Clean, dry clothes can prevent sweat and extra moisture from having negative effects on your skin.
- Pack MetaDerm®. – The MetaDerm Skin Health System is designed to help promote healthy, more normal skin all the time. Not only are the products easy to use, they are lightweight and great for travel. Don’t forget to throw it in your suitcase or overnight bag for easy on-the-go relief. It’s natural and steroid-free, so you can use as much as you want on your hands, scalp, face and whole body. We’re also available to chat about your progress while you’re away. Just give us a call or shoot us an email!
- Stick to your schedule. – Your skin deserves frequent care and treatment, and not just when you see signs of psoriasis. Make sure to keep to your normal skin care routine even when you’re traveling. You’ll be glad you did.
Whether you’re hiking the Inca Trail or jetting off for a weekend with friends, the one thing you shouldn’t have to worry about is your psoriasis. With these helpful tips, we hope your trip is marked by adventure instead.
How do you prepare for a big trip? Does your psoriasis misbehave when you’re on the go? We’d love to know your experiences. Share below!