6 Must-Have Skin Care Products While Traveling This Holiday Season
You’ve finally figured out the perfect combination of products to use on your skin.Everything’s working out welluntil you find out that you have to pack them with you on a trip!Ask any frequent flyer and beautyjunkie, and they will tell you this: Traveling with your skincare products in tow is not an easy feat.
With the unpredictable weather in your destination and the TSA guidelines you have to consider (not to mention the baggage weight limit), there are a lot of preparations in order before you can successfully say you’re ready to go.However, it’s totally possible, and this post will teach you how.
Here are the must-have products you should bring with you on your next holiday getaway.
1. Mild cleanser and makeup wipes
Washing your face is the foundation of any skincare routine. If you have the luxury to do so, cleanse twice a day followed by the rest of your regimen. If you find yourself stuck in a situation where you can’t thoroughly clean your face, always have a pack of makeup wipes with you. It’s guaranteed to keep you fresh and remove the deep-seated grime from your face.
Tip: If you’re in a long-haul flight, you can also use your wipes to freshen up and moisturize. Airplanes can also take a toll on your skin, so don’t ignore it! Your trip starts the moment you leave your house for the airport.
2. Rich, hydrating moisturizer
Whether you’re going somewhere cold or you’re headed for the tropics, having a hydrating moisturizer in your skincare bag is a must. Either one of the mentioned weather conditions will dry out your skin, causing them to flake or appear dull. Slather on a generous amount and wait for your skin to drink up the moisture.
3. Lip balm
Don’t forget about your lips they’re also a part of your face!Lips can easily get chapped if you don’t put any product or if you’re dehydrated. Choose a moisturizing lip balm with SPF so that you can be confident that they’re protectedeven when you’re headed outside.
Tip: Tinted lip balms are an effortless way to add a pop of healthy color on your face!
4. Gentle exfoliator
Periodically exfoliate during your trip to get rid of the dead skin cells that have accumulated, just as you would in your routine at home. Read the packaging to determine how often you will use it. Most mild exfoliators are safe to use two to three times a week, but some will be satisfied with using it just once. Don’t go overboard either as it may exacerbate current skin conditions or cause breakouts.
5. Targeted face masks
Face masks are great ways to unwind after a long day of sightseeing, or even just to give you extra pampering before you go to bed. While masking once a week is typically enough, you can opt to do it more frequently on your trip to make sure your skin is staying healthy.
Sun protection is a no-brainer, especially if you’ll be out and about swimming or tanning all day! Sunblock is only effective after the first two hours of application, so make sure to reapply frequently. For folks visiting colder regions, don’t be fooled—sunscreen will still shield you from invisible UVA and UVB rays. The snow won’t stop the sun from harming unprotected skin!
Less is More
As a general rule of thumb, less is more when it comes to traveling, including your skincare products. Follow this easy mantra: cleanse, moisturize, mask, protect—and you’ll be good to go.
Most people will leave out a few of their usual skincare products at home because of the lack of space,andit’s difficult to carry. For instance, oils are tricky to travel with because they tend to spill in your bag. However, if you really want to add a few more products to the mix, say a serum or eye cream, then you may do so.It depends on what skincare concerns you want to keep treating even when you’re on vacation. Remember to purchase travel-safe containers, especially if you’re storing them on your carry-on bag.
That’s it! Are you ready to pack your skincare essentials on your trip?
Julia is a beauty and lifestyle writer. She's a contributor for VMV Hypoallergenics blog. She likes reading skin care tips, travelling with her friends and exploring new places.