Awakening Wednesday — Holiday Travel for You & Your Skin

By Rob Hardwicke, President & Product Master, Awakening Mineral Skin Care

“Travel Season” can be defined as practically any time of the year — Americans are a travelin’ bunch of people.  But the stretch of time from Thanksgiving through Christmas and New Years is finally starting to see crowds hit the road (or skies) in numbers almost reminiscent of the Pre-9/11 days.  Since we all take our skin with us when we travel, there are things we

Bedbug

A thoroughly unwanted travel companion: The Bedbug

can do to make the journey as pleasant as possible.

Airline cabin climate conditions are dry, dry, dry — sometimes downright hostilely so.  This is why airline attendants are so concerned about taking care of their own skin (literally) so they can be there to take care of yours (figuratively).  Their carry-on luggage typically is a treasure chest of travel-sized skin care life-support supplies.

Hotels and motels may not be much better.  A little telltale reminder of no moisture in the air is when you go padding across the carpet in your room and touch the door knob or anything that’s metal.  If you’re practically electrocuted from the static electricity, that’s a sure sign from Mother Nature that you skin may be headed for trouble.

And, speaking of lodging accommodations, your room may be a “chemical-rich” environment, thanks to the resurgence of the lowly bedbug.  I recall only too vividly a lady at a tradeshow I was attending in San Antonio last June who was awakened in the wee hours of the morning at a large, well-known hotel to find a bedbug feasting on the back of her hand.   Regardless of the time, she checked out within minutes, and although she doesn’t blame the chain in question — the bedbug epidemic can infest even the best of innkeepers — she needed a new venue immediately.  Within hours, her hand had the appearance of an engorged cow utter — ballooned, feverish and hot pink.

Does all this mean that travel isn’t worth the potential perils?  Not hardly.  There are people and places to see, business to conduct, and life to live.

The Ladies’ Home Journal printed an informative article recently that listed very useful travel tips, which I recommend that you scan before heading out the door on your next trip: http://www.lhj.com/relationships/family/travel/50-travel-tips-and-tricks/?page=1

What we do at Awakening is aimed at harnessing the benefits of natural minerals to help keep your skin happy and healthy no matter where on Earth you may be — hunkered down in North Dakota motel in January, cruising at 40 thousand feet enroute to Helsinki, or simply motoring 40 miles over fields and through the woods to Grandmother’s house for Thanksgiving.   One of our most popular items is a set of pocket/purse-sized tubes of Awakening HANDS and Awakening FEET in a ZipLoc® baggie that’s ready to send through the TSA’s baggage scanner at your nearest airport.  HANDS is perfect for dry hands; FEET is ideal for dry, tired, swollen feet.  Combinr them together and even the lady with the bedbug-mauled hand found instant relief.

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3 Responses to “Awakening Wednesday — Holiday Travel for You & Your Skin”

  1. yikes, bedbugs? Hadn't known about this. thanks for the alert and tips!

  2. Thanks for your comment. It's the Ladies Home Journal that we can thank for the list of travel tips. As for the bedbugs, we all need to be vigilent since the problem is growing.

  3. vilisjohnson 14. Nov, 2011 at 09:20

    It is an informative post. It is important to take care of your skin during traveling. Because of atmosphere changes country by country. Your tips are so useful. Thanks for sharing with us.

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