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Road Trip Prep: Skin Care Essentials You Need For Travel

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The vacation season is almost upon us which means that you’re going to have to figure out what skin care essentials you should bring while you travel and what products can stay at home. It may not be the easiest decision to make, especially if you have certain skin issues that you’re dealing with, plus you want to make sure you pack the products properly so they get through security if that’s going to be a factor. When you’re making your list of what to bring, the following should be some you’ll want to consider.

Moisturizer is super important to wear on a daily basis, but it’s even more so if you’re flying considering your skin can get pretty dry. You’ll want to make sure to put on an excellent moisturizer before you board, and – of course – take it with you to your destination so you can continue to use it there every day.

Woman applying sunscreen

Not only should you bring sunscreen with you when you’re traveling, but you should slather it on before you even leave the house to go on your trip. Think about how important this is, especially if you’re flying. You’re at a much higher altitude when you’re in a plane, and even if you’re in a car, you’re still exposed to UV rays. If you’re worried about carrying both a sunscreen and a moisturizer, you could always get a 2-in-1 product.

Under-Eye Patches
Kudos to you if you can actually get some sleep on an airplane (or even if you get any sleep while traveling), but there are many of us who end up with puffy eyes and dark circles. While carrying a jar of your favorite eye cream might not be the best idea unless you can ensure it won’t break and that it can get through security, there are some fabulous under-eye patches that can do wonders for rejuvenating the skin under eyes. Three of the best things about taking them is that you can toss them out after each use, they won’t get all over your clothes in your bag, and they’ll meet security requirements.

Woman applying lip balm

Lip Balm
Your lips can get incredibly dry which is where a good lip balm comes in handy, but it’s important to make sure it has SPF in it. Your lips are sensitive enough without getting a burn on them. To say sunburned lips are quite painful would be an understatement, but as long as you remember to continuously apply lip balm with an SPF while you’re traveling, it’s not an issue you’re likely not going to have to deal with. It’s also a convenient protection option that can fit right in your pocket.

Oil Blotting Papers
How awkward is it when you’re out somewhere and you realize you have an oil slick on your face? This can be especially stressful if you have a business meeting you need to go to. Oil blotting papers can be one of the best things to carry with you at all times. They easily fit in your pocket or purse, can remove excess oil on your face, and you can use them quickly and anywhere.

There are those who pick up random sample-sized products for their travel, but one of the most important things is to make sure you don’t take any new products with you that you’ve never used before, especially if you have any particular skin conditions. The last thing you want is to have a reaction, especially while you’re traveling and you’re nowhere near home. Stick to products you (and your skin) are already familiar with so you can avoid any problems.