Skincare Tips for Traveling

Vacation skincare must haves
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Get excited – it is time to pack your bags! Travel is in full swing again and we are ready to check off some new adventures! While prepping your bags don’t forget to think about your skin. Gather these essentials to keep your skin looking fresh and your selfies spectacular. 

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Whatever your destination, remember to drink water! Hydration is the age-old key to maintaining healthy looking skin, no matter the climate. Drinking water helps your skin cells plump up and retain moisture.You can also refresh your skin and balance the PH of your face with a facial mist; for an extra bit of refreshment, pop it into your mini-fridge for a cooling mist after applying your makeup or before you head out on your next adventure. These are also great for protecting and rehydrating when flying — that dry, recycled cabin air is not kind to our skin –– spritz your face and neck for a quick refresh before take off and after landing!

Packing your vacation skincare routine can be a challenge. However, one of the best ways to avoid any breakouts or skin flare ups is by using your usual products. Often when traveling the soaps can be harsh, so bring your normal cleanser, and any other serums to keep your skin feeling its best. 

Travel beauty and skincare tips

Taking just a carry-on?

Products over three ounces are not allowed, so I recommend purchasing a set of small containers to hold your products. No one wants to lose their favorite moisturizer or cleanser at the security checkpoint. Many brands are offering travel sizes now which makes things even easier! If you do have a breakout while traveling, Mighty Patch makes an awesome spot treatment patch. Wear the patch on the spot overnight for a clear face by morning. Definitely keep these lifesavers in your travel bag!

Every time you step outside and into the sun it’s important to protect your skin. Sitting on the beach, walking around exploring, checking out a new city or riding on a boat, your skin is subject to UV rays. This makes sunscreen one of the most important steps to protect your skin while traveling! Make it easier on yourself by packing a tinted moisturizer with SPF. This one simple step will make your complexion look great, with light to medium coverage, and protect your face from the sun. 

Keep your flawless complexion in every climate with these tips!

Heading somewhere tropical?

Pack extra makeup wipes and a light water-based moisturizer. This way you can cleanse your face whenever your skin feels sticky. Balancing sunscreen with a moisturizer will keep the products from feeling too heavy on your face. 

Skincare must haves for your next vacation

Off for a ski trip?

Winter weather can be harsh and super drying. A hydrating serum will help to combat these conditions. Kiehl’s Hydro-Plumping Hydrating Serum is a great choice – their Epidermal Hydration Filler triggers the skin to produce Hyaluronic Acid which plumps the skin and reduces fine lines. Your skin will look brighter and feel smoother.

We do not want to forget our bodies in these climate changes. Our legs, arms, elbows, and knees can always use extra love! OSEA Anti-Aging Body Balm is wonderful for hydrating without feeling too heavy. It also helps repair your skin if you have any dryness or cracking. It absorbs quickly and leaves your skin glowing. Bonus, if you have a tattoo it’ll be left looking brand new. 

Another of my favorite secret weapons for traveling is Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops. This product is unlike anything out on the market, a few drops to your moisturizer or serum adds a light bronzing to your skin. Apply this to your legs, arms or decolletage for a glow on the go. A tiny bit on your cheekbones adds a nice shimmer to your face. A little bit goes a long way, so start with a small amount and add more if needed. While it gives you a great glow, it also protects your skin from pollution and free radicals in the environment. Protection and glowing skin all in one little bottle! Amazing!

Pack these essentials for a relaxing vacation with great skin and amazing selfies. It is said that adventure is worthwhile, so get ready for fantastic travel experiences!

Laura Abbott
Laura Abbott

Laura Abbott is a boss babe Cosmetologist, who has owned a boutique salon in Tallahassee, Florida for 6 years. She specializes in weddings, photo shoots and styling. A Leo and a connector, she is your “style enthusiast” focusing on your style and beauty — inside and out. She also leads a vendor organization for wedding professionals and networks like a champion. Laura has her bachelor’s degree in Merchandising, with a minor in Journalism from Florida State University, and Cosmetology Certification from Aveda. She embraces her creativity and style in all aspects of her life.

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