It’s that time of year – busy travel season! 2017 has been a huge travel year for me. I flew on my own for the first time in January and now it’s December and I’ve been on 10+ solo trips. It’s so addictive and I think it’s so important to take every chance you can get to see somewhere new. Just 6 weeks ago I was in Seattle, 4 weeks ago in Oklahoma, one week ago in Chicago, and at the end of this week I’ll be in Steamboat, CO!
When preparing to pack all of your toiletries, I’m definitely someone who tends to take their whole bathroom. BAD IDEA. Not only are there so many TSA rules and guidelines now, it’s such a hassle to pack and unpack. So, I wanted to share with you my three key skincare items I always take with me on vacations, business trips, getaway with friends, etc.
A mild cleanser.
This one from Lush is such a staple. It’s for sensitive skin, which I have BIG TIME. It’s so soothing and moisturizing, I use it everyday. It’s also a solid bar soap which fits perfectly in this Lush container, so it’s super easy to travel with and you won’t have to worry about it spilling in your suitcase or TSA confiscating it from you.
A refreshing toner.
You need something that’s going to balance out all of the crazy different environments your skin will be trying to balance while traveling. All of the germs, pollution, and gunk that your skin encounters while traveling can clogs pores, throwing your skin’s pH balance all out of whack. Personally, I hate dealing with cotton pads and bottles of products that can spill easily or are so much of a hassle, so this quick facial spray bottle helps me out so much. I spray about 4 pumps on my face each use. It’s quick, easy, and refreshing. This toner from Lush has so many great qualities. Tea tree is amazing for your skin when it comes to acne and the grapefruit water will assure your skin stays bright and fresh. It’s seriously my favorite part of my skincare routine and it feels like a mini facial in a bottle.
A fast-acting spot treatment.
While using good products on your skin everyday is important, and remembering to NEVER sleep with makeup on (which is so hard to stick to after a long day of traveling or a night of partying) is so important, sometimes you still get those annoying blemishes that pop up in what seems like overnight. But, luckily there’s something you can do to make them go away literally OVERNIGHT. This Mario Badescu drying lotion is such a lifesaver. If I feel a blemish coming on, you know one of those that’s deep under the skin that you know will be so sore in the morning, I’ll dot this over the area. You’ll look a little bit crazy, so warn the person you’re sleeping next to! I wake up in the morning and the spot is significantly smaller, if not completely gone! Kylie Jenner introduced this to the world and since I’ve seen her use it, it’s become a holy grail product for me too!
While millions of products will claim to do certain things, the most important part of skincare is to stick to a routine and stay CLEAN! When I travel I try not to touch my face without washing my hands, never sleep with makeup on, and drinks LOTS and LOTS of water!
I hope you all love these products as much as I do. Let me know your favorite skincare products in your everyday routines or for when you travel!
See ya next time & thanks for reading!