Traveling, as delightful as it may be, can potentially do a number on your skin if you don’t look after it. So, while you’re deciding what to clothes and shoes to pack, don’t forget about your complexion! The good news is, your travel skin care routine doesn’t have to be very complicated. Below, we’re sharing five easy hacks that you can use while you’re on the road. Happy traveling!
Travel Skin Care Hack #1: Pack Travel-Sized Products
As much as you love your everyday skin care routine, you more than likely don’t have room for it all in your luggage and carry-on. Thankfully, there are a lot of travel-sized products out there so that you can bring the essentials with you without having to sacrifice bringing your favorite pair of shoes, too. If you can’t find your favorite products in smaller sizes, head to your nearest pick up a pack of reusable travel containers to fill and carry along. If you’re using reusable bottles, help prevent them from spilling by placing a small piece of plastic wrap under the lid, then store them all in a clear baggie.
Travel Skin Care Hack #2: Prep Your Skin Pre-Flight
About to spend some quality time on an airplane? It could be a good idea to prep your skin before you board, since the air on a plane can be dry and stuffy. First, use a makeup removing towelette (they’re easy to store in your suitcase!) to cleanse your skin of any dirt, oil, or makeup residue. Try the L’Oréal Paris Ideal Clean™ Makeup Removing Towelettes, which are alcohol-free and won’t dry out your skin.
Then, follow up with a moisturizer formulated with broad-spectrum sunscreen, like the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Day Lotion SPF 30, which is formulated with glycolic acid, vitamin C, Pro-Retinol, and broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 30.
Finish your pre-flight skin care routine by dabbing on an eye cream, like the L’Oréal Paris Eye Defense, if you know you’re going to be jetlagged or lacking sleep when you arrive at your destination. This light, non-greasy gel cream is formulated to defend against signs of premature aging around the eyes, like puffiness, fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles.
Travel Skin Care Hack #3: Fake a Glow After Deplaning
Is your complexion looking a little, well, lackluster after hopping off the plane? Makes sense—after all, you’ve just spent the last few hours cooped up in that dry cabin air. Create a faux glow with makeup before snapping your first vacation selfie.
Start by applying a brightening concealer, like the L’Oréal Paris Magic Lumi Highlighter onto dark shadows, as well as along your cheekbones and brow line to help make yourself look more awake.
Next, apply the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Cushion Foundation, which has a luminous finish and buildable coverage—meaning you can go as sheer or as heavy as you’d like.
As the final step in your post-flight makeup routine, dust on some blush, like the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Blush. Apply it to areas where the sun naturally hits, like your forehead, cheeks, chin, and the bridge of your nose.
Travel Skin Care Hack #4: Cleanse on the Go with Micellar Water
When it comes to taking care of your complexion while you’re not at home, the more convenient the products you bring with you, the better. And after a long day spent sightseeing, the last thing you might feel like doing is washing your face. That’s where micellar water comes in—micellar water is a gentle, no-rinse cleansing option, so you don’t have to be anywhere near a sink to use it. Simply saturate a cotton pad with micellar water and wipe the pad across your face.
The L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin purifies and mattifies, the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin hydrates and soothes, while the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types intensely purifies.
Travel Skin Care Hack #5: Match Your Moisturizer to Your Destination
Moisturizing is an important part of your everyday skin care regimen, but you may want to consider switching things up when you travel. Think about the climate you’re jet-setting off to. If you’re going somewhere tropical, use a matte-finish moisturizer, like the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Oily Skin. Hitting up a desert locale? Try the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Extra Dry Skin, which provides long-lasting hydration and comfort. And no matter where you’re going, always take sun protection measures including applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher as the last step in your morning routine!