It’s no secret that we at Surf and Sunshine are a bunch of travel bugs. Whether we’re exploring our home state or jetting off to places far and away, we’ve got a penchant for wandering. But all of that travel can be hard on our bodies. Our face, hands and feet can be especially sensitive to the effects of travel. We have been working on some easy tips to share that may seem small but actually make a huge difference in our beauty routines and keeping our skin fresh and healthy.
Easy Beauty Tips To Use When You Travel
B.Y.O.B.B. – Bring Your Own Beauty Bag
With today’s strict travel security guidelines, it’s more important than ever to know exactly what you can bring in your carry on. First, get a small 1 quart sized zip-lock bag. (I find that products fit best in the short, wide bags vs the narrow, tall ones.) A few personal essentials to pack in this include a hydrating facial cleanser, a face/body moisturizer plus lip balm both with SPF, hand sanitizer, shampoo and conditioner. The maximum size per bottle/container based on FTA guidelines is 3.4 ounces (100ml). It is critical for your skin to have your favorite products on hand, especially while traveling, because a change in your routine could result in a vacation breakout.
Take your cleanser with you
If I could only take two beauty products with me it would be my cleanser and moisturizer, especially since I have sensitive skin. As I said, a sudden change in that routine or a new product could result in an unsightly breakout. Plus, there is something to be said about clear, sunkissed skin. Personally, I won’t be traveling anywhere without my new Clarisonic Smart Profile from now on. I’ve been using it for the last few days as part of a seven day challenge and can’t believe what a difference it makes in my skin. Not only does it feel cleaner, it’s softer and smoother too, allowing my natural pregnancy glow to shine.
Traditional Clarisonic devices cleanse 6 times better than hands alone but the Smart Profile, their top-of-the-line device, cleanses 11 times better than hands alone and can also be used with body and pedi brush heads for a head-to-toe sonic cleanse. It’s safe to use twice a day and only takes 60 seconds to do its job – which is awesome because really, who has time for more when there are new destinations beckoning?
Time to strip down
Gasp, I know! But to help our skin, we really should avoid wearing makeup while on an airplane. Foundations and powders actually aid in drying out our skin so the best thing you can do to your face while flying is moisturize, repeatedly. However, if you absolutely cannot go bare faced, try a bit of mascara and a swipe of lip gloss but I stand by my statement, there is something beautiful about a fresh clean face.
Speaking of moisturizer…
Apply, reapply and apply again. Don’t limit moisturizer to just your face. Make sure you’re getting your neck and hands too. Apply often throughout your flight and make sure you moisturizer daily while traveling too.
It can be all too easy to swap out water for wine or any of those fruity little numbers being served at the swim up bar, but it’s more important than ever to keep hydrated while traveling. The combination of dry air on the plane, sun, salt water (if you’re so lucky) and the general effects of travel can wreak havoc on your body’s hydration. Which will, in turn, wreak havoc on your skin. I’m not saying to skip the alcohol, but just remember to mix in a bottle of water two or three times a day.
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I received a product in partnership with Clarisonic in order to provide this review. All opinions remain my own.