When we think of going on vacation we don’t always think of protecting our face, we typically think of places with hot sun, sandy beaches and, let’s face it, horrible sunburns! Fortunately, there are several destinations on this beautiful planet where you can have the time of your life while saving yourself the damage from the sun. Some people are unaware that the sun, especially sun burns and high UV index climates, are very damaging to our skin. Typically, avoiding a high UV index climate means traveling father away from the tropics and closer to the earth’s poles. Read on for a list of the top 5 places to travel and avoid unnecessary skin damage.
Where to Travel to Protect Your Face from Vacation
1. Reykjavik, Iceland
Our first destination is Reykjavik, Iceland. Iceland is a world of wonder – and definitely has more than ice! Reykjavik is the capital city of the Viking land and there are endless sights to see in the surrounding areas. One of the most amazing experiences you can have in Iceland is a trip to the geothermal spas on the southwestern Reykjanes peninsula. The perfectly warm, blue pools, called The Blue Lagoon, attract visitors from all across the world. Locals will tell you of the skin benefits from soaking in the legendary pools. Imagine yourself submerged in the bluest, warmest waters while gazing at the northern lights. Iceland is truly a dream.
2. Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen is a city to delight the senses. From the countless artisan food opportunities to the striking architecture and arts, Copenhagen is a place to have the time of your life in luxury or on a budget. The weather is moderate and you aren’t likely to be beat down by the sun in this place of relaxation. The UV index is moderate on its worst day, perfect for anyone looking to avoid harsh exposure. Copenhagen is a very visitor-friendly destination that won’t disappoint.
3. Patagonia, Argentina
Patagonia is known as one of the most beautiful places on earth. Mother Nature gave us views to die for in this South American region. Located in the southern-most tip of South America, Patagonia encompasses a large area that includes both Argentina and Chilean territory. While part of the area is desert, the most skin friendly areas, like the Chilean glacial fjords and temperate rainforests, are sure to provide unforgettable adventures that will last a lifetime in your memory, not on your skin.
4. The Pacific Northwest, United States
The United States is comprised of beautiful climates that provide endless experiences, but some destination cities have weather that is very damaging to your skin. One of the most skin-friendly climates is within The Great Pacific Northwest. Whether you’re visiting Seattle to catch a fish at Pike’s Place Market, hiking the ancient trails of the Hoh Rainforest, visiting the Funko headquarters in Everett or having a one of a kind experience in kooky Portland, your skin is sure to be kept safe from harmful elements and you won’t have to go out of your way to protect your face. We can’t guarantee you won’t get rained on, though!
5. New Zealand
New Zealand, home to quiet forests and rolling hills, you will never want to leave. While you will still need your daily SPF for a golden afternoon, you will not typically need to worry about horribly damaging weather or other elements while vacationing in this dreamland. Indulge in gourmet seafood, hike picturesque trails, visit the tops of mountains by helicopter and finish the day with a dazzling show from the Aurora Australis. All of this just in a day while you visit New Zealand.
No matter your age or locale, it’s always a great idea to learn how to protect your face. To learn more about how to protect your face on vacation and everyday, contact us schedule an appointment with one of our practitioners today.