What to pack for a trip away (skincare edition)

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It can be tricky to know what skincare products to pack on holiday, with every serum, cleanser and mask calling at you to be added to your carry-on. To help you whittle things down we have outlined our absolute favourite holiday skincare must haves so you know what to apply on holiday without compromise. Without further ado...

What skincare products to pack on holiday?

Tinted Sunscreen

Whether you are travelling on holiday to the warm Greek Islands or  the cool Austrian Alps, sunscreen is always a holiday skincare must have. Daily application of an SPF is one of the most essential forms of preventative skincare, protecting your complexion from damaging UVA and UVB rays that can result in premature ageing, sun spots and even skin cancer. With packing light a necessity when going on a trip away we recommend Obagi’s Tinted Sun Shield SPF 50 Warm for those with a yellow or golden undertone and Obagi Tinted Sun Shield SPF 50 Cool for those with a bluish or pink undertone. Not only will this protect your skin from the damaging sun, it can also double as a tinted moisturiser!

Cleansing Wipes

One of the struggles any skincare junkie faces is ‘what do I do with liquid products?’ Most skincare bottles are too large to take in a carry-on by exceeding 100ml, but do you face the risk of your beloved creams and cleansers exploding in the hold over your holiday outfits? Enter cleansing wipes. Wipes are a great skincare must have for holiday trips, allowing you to maintain your skincare regimen whilst leaving your favourite cleanser safe on your beauty counter at home. SunzanObagiMD is a newly launched product that creates the perfect on-the-go solution without any compromise. Not only will SuzanObagiMD Cleansing Wipes act as a makeup remover, remove dirt and environmental pollutants but they will also moisturise, soothe the skin, minimise pores and defend against free radicals. They are a multipurpose product that can help you keep your travel skincare to a minimum.

Sheet Masks

Just because you are travelling on holiday, doesn’t mean your skincare regimen has to take a break too. Especially if you are travelling on a long haul flight this can call for a hit of hydration from a facial mask. Nothing quite dries out the skin like the air conditioned and dehumidified air on a plane! However, facing the similar snag of trekking jars and serum on holiday with you, sheet masks are the perfect alternative. Individually sealed, sheet masks can even be used whilst you are cruising at altitude, what better way to wind down on a long haul? One of our recommendations would be Dr Dennis Gross C+ Collagen Bio-cellulose Brightening Treatment Mask. This hit of skincare treatment will nourish and revive your complexion, deeply hydrate, even skin tone and reduce fine lines. They are also biodegradable so not only will you look good, you’ll feel good too!

Lip Balm

Our lips are very sensitive and reactive parts of our skin. They are usually the first place to show signs of skin dehydration and changes in our surrounding temperature. Whether you are exposing yourself to glorious sunshine or harsh snowy conditions, our lips need a little bit of extra care and attention. We recommend Dr Barbara Sturm’s Lip Balm, packed with nourishing Shea Butter, Avocado Oil and Beeswax to replenish softness, while Vitamin E provides an antioxidant barrier. This lip balm is a must-have for all seasons and should definitely feature on your holiday skincare list. P.s. Did we mention that this lip balm can also multi-task as a highlight for your cheekbones, brow bones and add a light sheen to your eyelids? Hello makeup free holiday days. 

Latest update: 24/03/2021
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