Must have Skincare Items When You Travel



We can not take it all with us when we travel. You must minimise your luggage and some of your regular skincare products may not cut it. Often when we use something every day we purchase them in larger containers to make them last. But what about when you travel? The process of travelling can lead to other skin concerns, such as dry skin from the air conditioning system on the plane. Moisturisers and lip balms are a must to fight off the dehydration that you can face during a flight or even in a hot car. Below we have compiled some of the best products to bring with you to make your holidays run smoothly and keep you looking great!

essential skincare items

  1. Multipurpose Salve


There are so many uses for a salve, and this is certainly a must-have for your next trip. It can be used to heal dry cuticles, in place of lip gloss or even as an eyebrow gel. It has hydrating effects on the skin so it can help with the impacts of heat or excessive air conditioning on your trip. There is no end to the uses of a multipurpose salve and it is one thing you must remember to pack.


  1. Soothing Facial Spray


This is great for daily use when you are out and about. A soothing facial spray will keep your skin hydrated and help to fight off the irritants and pollution in the environment. They come in travel-sized sprays and are easy to pop in your handbag to use throughout the day. They take up barely any space at all. You can even find them at the airport or many travel stops on your vacation. Look for one that contains thermal water for a soothing effect.


  1. Moisturiser


This will keep your skin bright and healthy if applied daily. It smooths lines and wrinkles and acts to help with the hydration of your skin. When you are travelling, as mentioned dehydration is a very real issue that we face. Moisturiser is essential. You can find foundations that incorporate moisturiser if you will be wearing makeup daily, and this can minimise your skincare products. You can also apply it before bed in place of a night cream while you are away.


  1. Lightweight Mattifier


A lightweight mattifier is a perfect way to take away the shine that can occur from sweating or oily skin. It will smooth out the look of your skin without the extra layer of foundation on top. This will help to minimise the negative effects of too much makeup clogging up your pores.


  1. In-Flight Sheet Mask


To avoid your skin drying out during long or short flights, an in-flight face mask is a perfect thing to add to your onboard travel luggage. You can use it during the flight to avoid the adverse effects of the dreaded aeroplane air conditioning. They come in a range of types, including anti-ageing and hydrating, to suit your personal needs. While watching your in-flight movie, simply place the mask on your face and help combat the skin dehydration that you would otherwise fall victim to. You are guaranteed to leave the plane feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.


  1. One Good Lipstick


For a night out or a special occasion, you will need to pack one good lipstick. This should keep you going on your travels and is small so it will not take too much space in your luggage. Finding one that is long-lasting and moisturising would be a bonus to keep your lips hydrated and avoid flaking and smudging during your dinner. There is nothing worse than having to constantly reapply your lipstick on a night out. A red or brighter colour is great for a nice dinner or drinks in the evenings.


  1. SPF Foundation


Your foundation should incorporate a sunscreen of SPF 30+ or more. This will help to protect you during the day when you are exposed to sunlight and will avoid you having to bring sunscreen separately as well. This will both save space in your luggage and protect you from the suns harmful rays. We are much more likely to get brunt or suffer from sun damage during holidays than at any other time as we spend more time outdoors and often forget to use sun protection. It will also protect you from fine lines and wrinkles by avoiding damage and keeping your skin hydrated. It is much harder to forget when it is part of your daily foundation! If you forgo foundation when you are on holiday, especially when you spend a lot of time at the beach, then replace this item with sunscreen.


  1. Mini Facial Cleanser


This scrub will help to rid your skin of all the pollutants and makeup it has accumulated throughout the day. You can obtain one with small, silicone bristles that are easy to clean and are often small, so will not take up much space. You can simply use water or you can use a little soap to get all the irritants from your skin. Alternatively, if you have space for a small bottle of skin cleanser that would be optimal. Sun, surf and sand can ll have an impact on our skin and pores, so making sure you scrub every evening will ensure your skin is fresh and smooth for the following day.