I live in San Francisco, which is an extremely temperate climate. We also have some of the most consistent water in the country because it comes from pristine mountain snowfall in the Sierra Nevada mountains. This makes my personal acne treatment regimen predictable and even. However, when I travel, I tend to notice changes in my skin.

For instance, I just went to Pennsylvania to visit my mom and dad last week. Weather is far more extreme on the East Coast than it is here in San Francisco. It was cold one day and warm and humid on another day. Also, the water there tends to be different from what my skin is used to here on the West Coast. Weather and water changes, combined with the dry plane cabin on the flight to Pennsylvania, made my skin a bit dryer than usual, and I had to compensate with more moisturizer for the first few days I spent back East.

Your skin may react differently depending on the climate into which you travel and the water with which you wash at that location. Plane cabins may exacerbate dryness as well. All of this should not prove to be a big problem because judicious application of the Regimen should keep you clear. Simply adjust the amount of moisturizer you use if your skin becomes dryer than it is at home. If your skin becomes oilier than usual, simply stay consistent with the amount of moisturizer you use, and wait it out for a few days. Your skin should get back to normal quickly. Do not stop using moisturizer. The shock to your skin caused by removing the moisturizer step of the Regimen may cause a breakout. If for whatever reason an unexpected breakout starts to rear its head, stay calm. The best remedy is to get super strict with your Regimen application and you should be back to normal in no time.

12 Responses to “Travel and acne”

  • Ash

    I totally know what you mean. I travel a lot, and it seems like every time I do I get a little breakout. I recently went to Hawaii and despite being on the regimen, my skin freaked out. I think it was a combination of the humidity and the salt water–I live in the Northwest, so like Dan I am used to a temperate climate. I also think that the pure stress of air travel can wreak havoc on the skin, so I try to stay as hydrated and healthy as possible whenever I fly.

  • Realist

    Oh Please.

    Great site and everything, but Dan you really need to drop this ”Regimen” fraud.

    It doesn’t work. Your own poll even testifies that for the majority of people it doesn’t work.

  • Crichel

    The regimen has worked for thousands of people, including myself. It is no fraud.

  • Richard

    Realist, just because it does not work for everybody, does not mean it is a fraud. i been on it for 2 years already and cleared to the fullest. if you see one of my post, you would see that i am living proof that it works, and that post was awhile ago too and its only gotten better
    http://www.acne.org/messageboard/RED-MARKS-VIDEO-t257618.html&p=2785164#entry2785164

  • Max

    The regimen is most definitely not a fraud. Dan’s regimen, products and information are by far the best on the market.

  • Jordan

    The regimen works for me! In fact, I’ve tried everything, including Accutane, and Dan’s regimen is the only thing that has kept my skin clear.

  • Katrina

    Wow – I love it when someone comes on here and posts something completely unrelated and rude that has nothing to do with the topic. Way to go, Realist! Way to be REAL!

    Dan’s products work. I’ve been on them for over 2 years – and have clear skin. Same goes for my sister. We’ve used all products – nothing’s the same.

    As for travel and acne – I can personally relate to this. I just got back from a trek north back home – which is a very cold climate. It’s not the weather that gets me – it’s the WATER. Every single time. I’ve moved all over the country (military wife) and every time we move to a new station/place, I have to readapt to the water – and it takes months for me. Usually. However, this trip home – I didn’t break out at all :) So – Dan’s stuff is doing it’s job!

  • MrT

    The regimen works so well for me that even extreme weather changes will not lead me to break out.

  • Jenny

    I guess I should change my user name to something else besides Realme2008. I’m the actual Realme2008, and I have not left a comments in months. Due to some random person who has nothing else to with their time, but pretend to be someone else on the internet. Real shame.

  • Kim

    I also tend to get breakouts when I travel. I think its partly a stress factor. Although I usually travel for work, even travleling for fun comes with stressors – getting to the airport on time, flight delays, waiting for airport shuttles, getting lost in unfamiliar cities, sleeping in a place you aren’t used to, etc. I tend to break out around my mouth/chin when I travel – found out from my derm recently that he thinks my mouth breakouts are perioral dermatitis and not acne. He believes that PD is often triggered by stress. I believe many skin conditions like PD and acne are often triggered by mental stress.

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