3/06/2015

4 Beauty Must Haves I Travel With

I'm not high maintenance when it comes to my skincare regimen while traveling. I don't like to stuff my luggage with bottles of makeup and creams. But traveling exposes your skin to the elements and pollution. Traipsing through different time zones and adjusting to irregular sleeping schedules can also wreck havoc on your skin.That's why I always make an extra effort to care for my skin while traveling. There are 4 items that I will not travel without. These items are natural, multifunctional and so good for your skin.

Wild Rose Balm: I use the Wild Rose Balm from Neal's Yard Remedies.This balm is a little pricey but so multifunctional. You can use it as a makeup remover, a mask, to exfoliate, soothe cuticles and dry cracked skin, for chapped skin from wind burns, etc. I love to dab some on my cheeks in the winter to prevent wind burns and protect my skin from the wintry air. I don't wear a lot of makeup while traveling so I don't like to bring a bottle of makeup remover just for the times I do wear it. I use the wild rose balm to remove my makeup when I don't have makeup remover on hand. It removes even waterproof eyeliner!  


Chapstick: I use my chapstick everyday, 3 times a day, sometimes more. I have to have a chapstick on me at all times. Especially while on the plane and in hotels with the heater or air conditioner blasting, I reapply every 2 hours. I usually keep 2 or 3 on me. My favorite is Dr. Bronner's organic lip balm because it's natural and it feels great on my lips.


Sunblock: When I was young I rarely use sunblock. I hated the sticky feel of sunblock and it tends to make me breakout every time I use it. But as soon as I turned 30, I noticed spots and uneven pigment on my face. It was a wake up call! Hours of sightseeing outdoors under the sun can do lots of damage. So I took the time and money to try out different types of sunblock for my face and I found the one I love. Vichy's UV PRO SPF 50 tinted Sunblock. It's feels very light on my skin and it doesn't make me break out, it comes in a small tube that's light and easy to carry and it has a tint to even out my skin tone without having to wear powder or foundation.  

Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 soap: I love this soap! I use it for everything. When I travel, I like to use the tea tree one for it's antibacterial and oil reducing properties. I use it to wash my face, body, clothes, dishes, and sometimes even to brush my teeth. It's so good for overnight trips where you want to carry as little as possible. There was one time that I used it to remove a huge curry stain off of my light blue jeans. The oily yellow stain completely came off after 2 washes by hand.

Depending on the places and time of the year I go, sometimes I bring more skincare products, sometimes I bring less. But these 4 items are things I will not travel without. What beauty products do you like to travel with? Please share!


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