Are you traveling soon? Don’t forget to pack your skincare items! In the limited space you have in your luggage, what are the essential skincare items you should take with you? Read on to find out.
Traveling light can be a huge challenge for most of us. While we might find it hard to not pack our favorite dress, we might easily let go of skincare items to take on our trip. After all, it’s fine if you don’t look after your skin for a week, right? Absolutely not!
Traveling can take a toll on your skin because you will be exposed to different air and weather conditions. Your sleep cycle will be hampered, you might not eat the healthiest food, and you will have to skimp out on some skincare steps you usually follow.
Don’t worry, you don’t need to have an elaborate skincare regimen like you do at home. You won’t have enough time, or space in your baggage to carry all the products. A minimal routine will do the job of keeping your skin healthy, clean and overall in a good state.
What products should you pack then, and incorporate in your travel skincare routine? It can be difficult to decide. Which is why we have put together a list of some absolute essentials when it comes to skincare on a trip.
Always Slather on Sunscreen
SPF should be worn even when you’re indoors. While traveling, you will be spending most of your time outdoors, so sunscreen becomes even more necessary. Even if you are not going to a tropical island with a lot of beaches, you can’t skimp out on the good old SPF. Your skin needs protection from the sun’s damaging UVA and UVB rays at all times. You don’t want to end up with sunspots and sunburns on your trip now, do you?
Keep Your Skin Moisturized
Your skin loves hydration. Unless you want flaky, dry, and dull skin on your trip that would ruin all your travel selfies, pack an effective moisturizer. It won’t just provide hydration to your skin; it will also prevent it from looking too greasy.
Air travel can be very drying for your skin. This is because humidity levels inside an airplane are extremely low. Keep a moisturizer handy and use it repeatedly so your skin stays smooth, supple, and fresh.
Your Lips Need Hydration Too
Your lips are more likely to dry out during your trip with all the walking around. So, you should definitely pack your favorite lip balm. It will take very little space, and will have a drastic effect on how smooth your lipstick application is.
A cleanser is an essential product for any skincare routine, at-home or travel. Use a cleanser to wash your face when you wake up and get ready for your day of tourist activities. Use it again when you return to your hotel room to get rid of any make up you might have worn, and all the impurities, dirt, pollutants and grime that have seeped into your skin. If you don’t keep your skin clean, you might end up with clogged pores and acne breakouts.
Don’t Ditch the Sheet Masks
Face masks are an excellent way to quickly amp up your skin. While traveling, however, you might not want to bring them all with you. This is where sheet masks come in handy. They will barely take any space in your travel bag, and are super convenient to put on. A sheet mask will give you an immediate pump of hydration, and give your skin that glowing-from-within look.
On long-haul flights, treat yourself to a sheet mask to feel fresh, and prevent your skin from drying out.
With your skincare on track, you can make the most of your travel without worrying about your face not looking its best. Here’s to having fun on your trip while flaunting flawless skin!