Skincare Products to Pack for Your Holidays
Are you confused about what skincare to pack for your holidays? You perhaps have an arsenal of skincare products at home, but there is no way to fit all of them in your bag. So instead, you need to select a handful of essentials, which can be a rather overwhelming process.
Makeup removal to cleansing to moisturising - you must take the right products for every step of your skincare process. Not sure what to pack? Don’t worry; help is here!
We have cracked the code for packing skincare products for travel. In this article, we have listed some must-have skincare essentials for your trip. Keep reading to discover travel-friendly product recommendations for each step of your skincare.
Must-Have Skincare Products for Your Travel
Travelling or not - sunscreen is a must. Sunscreen will protect you from the harsh effects of the sun. UV exposure can increase the risk of skin damage, ageing, and also cancer. You can limit your sun exposure by applying sunscreen.
It is recommended to pack a sunscreen that you usually use. As some countries have specific regulations regarding sunscreen, you may not find your desired product there. For example, SPF 50+ sunscreens are unavailable in some parts of Europe.
We recommend taking a tube of the VMV hypoallergenics's Armada Face Cover 45, versatile protection against the full spectrum of skin-harming light, i.e. indoor and outdoor UVA, UVB, Infrared and Visible Light. Ideal for all skin types, including sensitive skin, this hypoallergenic sunscreen has a weightless, antioxidant formula that is perfect for everyday use.
Are you guilty of ignoring lip care? Well, that’s not good. Your lips are sensitive and need regular hydration and care, especially when travelling. Don’t worry; all you need to do is apply some lip balm throughout the day to keep it moisturised.
You can carry your favourite NCLA lip balms in your travel bag. The clean yet rich formula offers the goodness of avocado butter, shea butter, cocoa butter, and coconut oil - all of which will hydrate and nourish your lips. Keep it handy and reapply as and when needed, especially on the aircraft.
Not only will the natural formula intensely soothe your lips, but you can also choose from a surfeit of tints and flavours. From cherry to marshmallow to champagne - the flavour options are versatile and insanely addictive. So, now you will have beautiful smooth lips regardless of the weather around you.
Face and Body Moisturiser
Your face and body need the right kind of moisturisation even when you are on the go. When it comes to moisturisers, you will rarely find a one-size-fits-all product. Instead, you need to choose a moisturiser that is made for your specific skin type and your skin conditions.
For instance, the Rescue Acne Cream by Botani is suitable for combination or oily skin and caters best to blemish or acne-prone skin. It is a blemish buster that does not contain any benzoyl peroxide. Instead, plant ingredients such as Goldenseal have been used to effectively soothe and treat blemished skin gently.
If you have sensitive skin and conditions such as eczema, the Natural Aid All Purpose Calendula Cream made with pot marigold would be ideal for you. In addition to treating skin irritation and pigmentation, the non-greasy cream can also relieve a lot of other skin concerns, including wounds such as blisters and cuts.
Multipurpose Oil - Like Argan Oil
Multi-purpose oil is a must-have for every travel bag. You need to have an all-rounder like Moroccan Natural Organic Argan Oil with you. The versatile oil can be used to nourish skin, hair, and nails. It has anti-ageing properties and can also reduce scars and stretch marks.
Rich in carotenoids, vitamin E, and unsaturated fatty acids, it has hundreds of use cases. For example, you can use it if you suffer from acne, eczema, psoriasis, or chicken pox. It is safe for young children and babies too.
You can also try Coconut oil to nourish your hair and body. Pure coconut oil is hypoallergenic and perfect for all skin types, including extremely dry skin. Coconut oil reduces inflammation, improves cell wall saturation, and repairs skin and hair damage.
Makeup removal is a crucial step in every skincare routine. When you return to the hotel at the end of the day, you want to take off the extra layer of products from your skin. A good makeup remover will clean the skin properly and allow it to breathe.
Try VMV Hypoallergenics Gentle & Softening Makeup Removing Oil to remove heavy makeup without stripping your skin of moisture. The makeup-removing oil is made of organic virgin coconut oil, offering additional moisturisation.
The skin-enriching formula also comprises green tea and glycerine and is best for dry or sensitive skin. It offers additional anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties that give skin a real clean feel and soothes it too.
Worried about dark circles, puffy eyes, and wrinkles? Don’t skip eye cream. Take the 100% Pure’s Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream with you on your vacation. Rich in coffee and green tea, the eye cream has anti-inflammatory properties, and it can also increase circulation to depuff eyes and reduce dark circles.
It is also made with nourishing rosehip oil, antioxidants, and anti-ageing vitamins that make your eye area seem more youthful and awake. So, if you are looking to flaunt a refreshed and bright look on your vacation, apply this cream every day.
Continued use will reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Moreover, green coffee beans boost collagen production and enhance skin firmness and elasticity.
Cleansing your skin to rid it of impurities is essential. However, it is not good to over-cleanse. Instead, choose a cleanser that is gentle on your skin. Like most skincare products, you need to select a face wash that is made for your skin type.
If you have acne-prone skin, you can try the Rescue Acne Foaming Cleanser by Botani. Plant-based cleansing agents have been used to formulate this cleanser. It maintains the skin’s pH and moisture level. The star ingredients of this product are sugar, oats amino acid, and cleansing agents derived from coconut - all of which are kind to both your skin and the environment.
Alternatively, you can use Urban Veda’s Daily Radiance Facial Wash - Turmeric + Botanics if you have dry skin. Enriched with turmeric, patchouli, liquorice, and other fruit enzymes, the cleanser leaves a moisturised aftereffect.
Another essential product you must add to your travel kit is a toner. Toner hydrates your skin, cleans the leftover impurities, and also prepares your skin for other products allowing them to absorb better. It also temporarily tightens your skin and gives it a more firm and youthful look.
You can try Botani Soothing Facial Mist or Urban Veda’s Soothing Hydrating Facial toner. This is something people tend to underestimate, as toner adds sufficient moisture back to the skin after cleansing. It can even be used as a mild cleanser if you don't bring your cleanser along.
The Radiance Body Ritual Travel Set by Urban Veda is made for you if you have dry and dehydrated skin. The set of three has you covered with a body wash, scrub, and lotion. With this body care set, you can indulge in the helping properties of papaya and the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric extract. Best of all, the products in this set are miniature in size, which is perfect for travel.
For your kids, you can pack the Essentiq Shower Gel and Shampoo Kids 2-in-1 Aloe Vera & Berries. This all-in-one solution contains organic aloe vera gel, bilberry and goji berry extracts, amaranth proteins, and other nourishing plant-based ingredients. Your little ones as young as one year old can use this gentle body wash to clean and hydrate their skin and scalp.
There is no way you can take all your full-size skincare products when travelling. However, it is possible to accomplish a complete skincare routine with only a few products. Go for all-natural skincare products that would ensure your skin stays healthy and radiant on your vacation.
You need to make some choices, and we know how difficult it can be to narrow down your skincare selection. However, we have done the hard work on your behalf and prepared the aforementioned list. Now you can pack these skincare essentials and enjoy good skin every day - even when vacationing.