Traveling is fun and good for the soul, but most of the times, traveling isn’t good for the skin. As someone who loses sleep and anticipates a pimple each time I travel, here are my skincare travel essentials to help your skin get through your vigorous itinerary.
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You should never forget this because honestly, water alone doesn’t usually work when you have makeup on. And harshly rubbing the makeup off damages your skin. Plus, you can always bring your makeup wipes with you, so if you don’t have makeup on but you feel like your face has accumulated a hefty amount of dirt, just wipe it on.
The Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes can wipe off even your stubborn mascara. And it smells amazing.
A face wash is your skin savior. It can remove the excess makeup and dirt while cleansing your skin. The COSRX Low-PH Good Morning Cleanser is my holy grail. Korean skincare products don’t use harsh, unnecessary chemicals which may damage your skin and instead, they really only focus on what your skin needs.
Now your number 1 skincare goal for your trip is to keep your skin hydrated. And a face mask does exactly that. You can pack just one mask if you’re on a 3-day trip or 2 face masks if you’re on a week-long stay. Generally, you can use 1-2 face masks per week.
Avail The Face Shop Facial Masks here.
Save your skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays to minimize short-term or long-term skin damage. The Clinique Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen Face Cream provides a high level of protection against both UVA and UVB radiation.
Personally, I see face mists as more than a product. Spraying the mist on my face somehow feels therapeutic for me. You can use it anytime and anywhere. If you feel hot? Just spray them on. If you feel stressed about your itinerary not falling through? Just spray them on. Oh, and trust me, you can never go wrong with an aloe vera spray.
Avail the Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel Mist here.
Travel usually equates to loss of sleep and a fucked-up body clock which will then make you look like a walking zombie or, well, what’s worse than a walking zombie look, tbh. To save your travel kit some space, an under eye patch actually achieves what an eye cream can do.
The Tarte Undereye Rescue Patches are perfect depuffing your under eye area and removing that tired look.
Before you go straight to lip balm, exfoliating your lips is an important step because you want your lips’ unwanted flakes and skin cells to be removed for the balm to work its magic.
Avail the Ilia Balmy Nights here.
Most people usually overlook their lips when doing their skincare routine. But just like your skin, your lips need hydration, too. We don’t want dry, chapped lips now, do we?
Avail Fresh’s Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment here.
More often than not, you take home a pimple or two after you travel and it’s perfectly normal with all the weather changes and amazing food trip you’ve had. But to prevent your pimple from getting bigger or worse, use the COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch which is also, personally, a holy grail.
Avail the COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch here.
And for the final touch, you need an amazing travel kit for your products. Let’s stay organized, yeah?