As much as I love writing about destinations, there's so much more to travel than just pictures of beautiful places and delicious, local cuisine. I enjoy reading fellow Travel Blogger's lifestyle-esque posts so much and decided to start writing some of my own. To my surprise, my Top 10 Hotel Necessities post did well and received great feedback!
So here I am, coming to you with answers to a few question I get asked fairly often:
- What travel-friendly skincare do you recommend?
- Is your skincare different from home vs. traveling?
Skincare is incredibly important for me and always has been. I spend more money on skincare than I do makeup because good skin is the base for great makeup application, can we agree? I also take it a notch above by having skincare appropriate for the weather I'm going to be in. So to question #2, yes - my skincare does differ from home vs. traveling.
Here's my order of events before bed!
Neutrogena Makeup Removing Wipes - These are my holy grail makeup removing item. It's so important not to irritate your eye area or be forceful on the skin around your eye or lashes when removing makeup. I've tried over 10 brands of makeup removers and this is the best one. At home, I use the liquid form but for travel, the wipes are perfection.
Sara Happ Sparking Pink Grapefruit Lip Scrub - Whenever I have any kind of lip product on, I'll use a lip scrub to get it off as well as any dry skin. Obviously it doesn't have to be this particular lip scrub but I love anything grapefruit or citrus scented and this smells divine!
First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Purifying Mask - With all the rage of face masks right now, this is my #1 mask of choice. I love a good mask I can peel off. The satisfaction of peeling goop of your face is so soothing! Anyone else agree? This mask has a sticky texture that glides onto your skin, making it tingle a little bit but then turns into a red sheen. The stickiness disappears and you can peel it off in one fell swoop. My skin feels so good afterwards, too!
Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkleresist24 Eye Contour Cream - Even though I mentioned I spend more money on skincare than makeup, I do have a limit on the splurge front. I think this is the most splurgy item of all but trust me, it's worth it. Let's be real, nothing is a miracle worker but this cream makes my under-eyes so soft to the touch but keeps the skin firm. Although, it's a bit thick so I only use it at night.
Sephora Total Age Defy Night Moisture Cream - I've repurchased this 6 times and I never do that. Night creams can be very pricey for reasons I'm not aware of but this is a great deal at $34. A little goes a long way and even used nightly, it lasts at least 3+ months. It smells and feels luxurious on your skin as you fall asleep. In the morning, your skin feels moisturized - like it did something great for you!
Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream - After my eyes and face, it's time for the lips and other dry areas. I don't like moisturizing my entire body before bed but I do pay attention to my knees and elbows. This cream is so versatile! You can use it for almost everything! I put some on my lips, my elbows, knees and voila! All done. This also comes in a travel size, which is perfect for travel!
This is my morning routine after taking a shower and before putting on makeup!
The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner - After the shower, I use a toner just to clear up my skin. A lot of toner includes alcohol but this one doesn't. My skin can be oily and at times acne prone but this has made a huge difference in those areas. For travel, I use their wipes so I don't have to carry around any extra liquids.
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel - I use this gel at home and during travel but only during the summer. The gel is extremely light and probably wouldn't be great if you have dry skin. During the winter I use the same brand but in lotion form, which is much thicker. If you have dry skin, this would be perfect! They have the most perfect travel size for both forms which I love!
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Lotion - My favorite lotion for the neck down! It's very gentle and moisturizing for the traveling skin. My skin sometimes acts strange and gets extra dry (other than my face) during travel and this makes me feel so much better. They have plenty of travel size options too!
There it is! After years of experimentation, I feel like I've finally found a great collection of skincare that I can't go without during travel. I hope this helps or gives you ideas for your next trip! I would love to know what your holy grail skin product is during travel. Please do share in the comments below!
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