Don’t sacrifice your skincare when you travel — long days on germ-ridden planes, clogging your pores, and drying out your skin — that’s when you need it most! Instead, make a few handy swaps to ensure you’re bringing along your trusted travel skincare and avoiding any possible spills. Whether you’re off to relax on the best beaches of the world, or you’re off on an adventure to harvest your own black pearls, packing your skincare for travel can be as painless as possible. To make your beauty routine easy to travel with, we’ve gathered the best tips below.
There’s no better feeling than coming back from a long day of travel and doing a total cleanse with toner or micellar water, but those bulky bottles aren’t exactly travel-friendly. Instead, take cotton pads and a small container and pre-soak your pads with any toners and cleansers from your skincare routine. If you can’t find a small container suitable for this, you can also use a Ziploc bag. This will keep them from drying out and is perfect for travel.
Use Contact Cases
Utilize contact cases to put small amounts of moisturizers and eye creams. Don’t risk getting your skincare products tossed by TSA with oversized products. This allows you to bring along smaller amounts of creams in fewer bottles and is best for products you only need a dot or two of. Save this trick for eye creams and ultra-rich moisturizers but skip for anything that is applied liberally.
Swap Out for Balm Cleansers
Instead of packing your oil cleaners in a pump bottle that is begging for a spill, instead, swap out for a solid balm cleanser. Pick a balm cleanser that’s below TSA regulation size for carry-ons to ensure no issues. You will guarantee no messy spills in your luggage and they are extremely easy to use. Rub the balmy texture between your fingers until you work it into an oil and use it as a normal face wash from there. The oily texture will break down any makeup and clear your pores.
Utilize Eye Droppers
To pack small amounts of facials oils without the messy bottles, use spill-proof plastic eye dropper bottles to travel with instead. You can find these dropper bottles easily at organizing stores or online. Choose oils and serums that pack a punch to rescue skin after a long haul flight. Gemstone inspired skincare can seriously revive dull skin after a day of travel.
Mix and Match
To save time and space for skincare, mix some of your favorite serums and creams into your moisturizer to give your skin an extra boost. This also allows you to lighten the load traveling with fewer bottles. Consider similar consistencies when you’re mixing and matching. For example, try mixing sunscreen and moisturizers. SPF should be integrated into your skincare routine whether you’re spending your vacation on the beaches of Tahiti or in the mountains skiing.
You don’t have to sacrifice your skincare routine when it comes to your travel plans. Instead, a few swaps here and there can save time and avoid messy spills while still having a solid routine. Skincare while traveling has never been easier!