A Travel-Ready Beauty Regimen to Suit Any Budget
Once you have your itinerary arranged and your bags packed with plenty of comfortable and appropriately-planned outfits, you probably think you’re ready to fly.
However, getting on a plane and traveling means dealing with long hours. Most definitely drier air, and possibly significant jet lag making you look less than your best once you arrive.
When you’re hoping to look bright-eyed, fresh-faced and ready for your new adventure, rely on travel size toiletries that you’ve brought with you on-the-go.
Check out these handy travel-ready beauty regime tips.
Prepare for Breakouts with Proper Cleansers
If there’s one area of your body that exposes your weary travel condition more than any other, it’s your skin.
Changing temperatures and lack of essential beauty sleep can leave your skin looking dull and lifeless. Not to mention far more prone to spontaneous acne breakouts.
Pack some light, travel size foaming cleansers and a quick yet powerful spot treatment. Ones that won’t strip your skin of its natural oils, but will keep your face clean, refreshed and ready to prevent oil buildup and stress bumps.
Avoid Dry Skin with Serums, Creams or Essential Oils
Spending multiple hours on a plane can not only lead to breakouts, but it can also suck the moisture right out of your epidermis.
Work to prevent dry skin from within by drinking at least half a liter of water for every hour spent flying. Meanwhile, treat it from the outside with hydrating serums and moisturizers that still feel light on your face but keep your skin from drying out.
There are many affordable serums available that offer added benefits such as collagen boosters to improve skin elasticity, and long-lasting nourishment for any and all skin types.
Even choosing a natural facial oil like rosehip seed can lock in moisture and calm any inflamed areas of your skin. Leaving you with a more natural, healthy glow that’s dewy, not dry.
The Master Travel-Ready Product: Coconut Oil
Known as one of the travel must-haves, this gem of a healthy oil is extremely versatile, able to help solve a variety of issues you might experience on the road.
Whether you want to use it as an intense hair conditioner, a skin moisturizer, an itch cream for mosquito bites, or a smooth and easy makeup remover, coconut oil can truly do it all.
Having some of this on board or in your luggage for any trip is a necessity, especially because it’s often easy to find and cheap to boot.
De-Puff Your Under-Eye Region
Jet lag and dehydration alone can instantly make you look tired and worn down. It generally shows up most often underneath your eyes.
Dark circles and baggy skin can be less than impressive, so keep an eye cream on hand that’s purported to nourish, depuff and soften the sensitive skin under your eyes in no time.
Even using a small object like a simple frozen spoon can be used as a quick, on-the-go compress, though this is definitely a short-term solution.
Protect Against Burns with Multi-Purpose Sunscreen
It doesn’t matter if you’re traveling to the Bahamas or Switzerland; travel size sunscreen is crucial. A bag-ready product that can protect your skin in any environment. Choose one that offers loads of benefits, such as water resistance and a broad spectrum feature that guards against both UVA and UVB rays.
Wear it on your face, hands and anywhere that sees frequent sun exposure on a daily basis. This helps to keep your skin youthful, vibrant and protected from sun damage. Options that are zinc-oxide based and have an SPF of 40 or higher are generally suitable for most skin types.
Keep Your Smile Pearly with Teeth Whiteners
Your smile is one of your greatest features, and displaying it proudly is the most welcoming way to invite newcomers into your life when you’re traveling in a new city.
Make sure it’s shining nice and bright by stashing some cheap and easily-mobile whitening strips as one of your travel size toiletries.
Once you add some bold and eye-popping colour to your lips with a simple-to-carry lipstick, you’ll be good to go!
Leave Your Tresses Happily Wild and Free by Relying on Dry Shampoo
Traveling in new places means not always having the luxury of a long, hot shower. When you’re forced to endure more than a day or two on the road without showering and you have hair that’s naturally oily, carry an inexpensive and simple-to-use dry shampoo.
A travel size bottle can quickly be acquired, and it works to soak up oil and moisture, replacing it with a clean-looking mane that can last until your next shower stop.
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When the long-haul flights and rampant traveling start to wear on your body and it shows, rely on this travel-ready beauty regimen to help you look and feel your best, wherever you are.
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.