If you are someone who loves taking care of their skin, the thought of abandoning your skincare routine for a period of time might stress you out a bit. After all, you’ve spent so much time establishing what works for you and now you have to change it up again.
Here are some tips on how to keep up with your beauty routine while on the road.
The most important tip: stay hydrated! Yes, it sounds very basic when we say drink your water but you don’t realize how dehydrated you get on the road.
Also use a lot of moisturizer, even a few days before your trip. You can also use the hydrating mist to occasionally refresh.
If you are flying, the airplane air can be especially drying, and applying oil can help your skin retain its moisture by creating a barrier and shielding its integrity.
Bringing a travel-sized oil is a space-saver as well. You can use it on a face, body, and hair and skip bringing bigger separate containers for each product. Opt for dry oils as they are easily soaked up by the skin and don’t leave a residue. These oils are argan, jojoba, and rosehip seed oils.
Find Double Duty Products
Speaking of saving space, bring multi-use products. Unfortunately, you can’t bring everything you are using in your beauty routine.
For example, you can skip on the blush and use lipstick to get that pop of color. Use your bronzer as an eyeshadow and bring a cleanser that also tones.
Another helpful tip is to decant your big products into small, multi-use containers. You don’t need an entire tub you’ve been using for over a year; just bring enough product for the duration of your stay.
Prepare in Advance with Permanent Makeup
When preparing for your trip, don’t leave all your beauty treatments to the last minute. Sure, some stuff can be done the day before you leave, but photosensitive treatments should never be done so close to sun exposure. Especially if you already have sensitive skin. So think ahead and plan out your bookings accordingly.
If you are someone that really thinks ahead, a great way to always be prepared is to opt for permanent makeup. Permanent makeup is a form of cosmetic tattoo that allows you to have perfect brows, eyeliner, or lips already done after just waking up.
That way you don’t have to worry about makeup smudging, washing off, or wasting your time re-applying it all the time. It stays put and lasts a couple of years so it’s perfect for those who travel often. Not only does it help you look great all the time but it allows you to bring less stuff!
Use Sun Protection
Speaking of sun damage…Obviously, if you are going on a beach vacation, SPF should be your first priority cosmetic-wise. But did you know how important it is to use it even on your way to a tropical destination? The UV exposure is dangerous even at 30 000 feet above the ground and airplane windows do not block it out. So, protecting your skin from UV exposure is important even on a plane ( specifically in window seats!).
Maintain Looking Fresh
If you are boarding a long flight it’s better to skip makeup and focus on keeping your skin healthy. But there is one trick you can do before you land.
Put together a small kit that fits in just a few essential products. Include things that will help you freshen up before landing: a small deodorant, some mouthwash or a toothbrush and toothpaste, and a bit of makeup.
By applying red lipstick, you are drawing attention away from dark circles, making your skin appear healthier. Stay away from the mattifying formula though. These products dry out your lips even more. If you are someone who just can’t not apply foundation, opt for a tinted moisturizer instead. To stay looking fresh you can also apply some shimmer on your cheekbones to brighten your complexion while using blotting paper to remove excess oils.
In the End – Beauty Comes from Within
Yes, we all want to look good, but what’s more important is to feel good. We know traveling can be stressful to some. Try to keep in mind your preparation should begin a few days before. So, schedule your appointments on time, prep your skin for dry airplane air or burning sun, and pack as light as possible. And above all don’t compromise your physical health.