When it comes to traveling, there’s a lot to think about. It’s easy to forget about your skin and self-care when you have a lot going on. We understand that skincare can feel like a hack when you aren’t in your own space, but taking care of your skin is indeed essential no matter where you are. It doesn’t have to be tough; just one or two simple steps can ensure that you’ve got your skincare routine with you no matter where you are or what you’re going through.
Secret Beauty Club has a few tips and tricks to keep your skin looking and feeling its best even when you’re on the go. So before you head off on your next adventure or work trip, go through these points. In addition, we have four steps to ensure that you take care of your skin when traveling.
GO THROUGH THE TRIP IN YOUR MIND
Your travels could be something you have been planning for weeks or months, or maybe it’s a spontaneous trip. Whether for work or pleasure, being out of your usual space and routine can feel stressful. Suppose you’re able to set some time aside to plan where you are going and when you can pack your skin and beauty products accordingly. Take a few minutes to visualize the trip. Try to keep these thoughts positive; this also sets the groundwork for a pleasant, productive travel experience.
So, start with the basics: think about when you leave, how you are traveling, the weather forecast of where you are headed (this will also help with your clothing choices), and who you are traveling with. Having an overview of the trip will ensure that you have what you need. It also helps to lessen any pre-trip anxiety you could be feeling. Even if the framework of your travel schedule is broad, knowing the dates and estimation of times will keep you on track with some kind of routine. Your skin, body, and mental state will be grateful. It helps you find confidence in every phase of beauty.
SELECT THE ESSENTIALS FOR YOUR TRIP
As you begin to pack and prepare, you might find that it could be too heavy to pack all of your usual skincare and beauty products into your suitcase. Depending on how long you’ll be away, it could be a good call to just select the essentials. Having too many products can be a mission to carry and deal with between your travels and activities. If you’re traveling by plane, you’ll need a facecloth or pack of gentle face wipes to freshen up in the bathroom before you land. Depending on how long the flight is, it could be a few freshen-up sessions that you do. Make sure you’re prepared! It is possible to decant some of your serum into a small container so that you have enough for your flight without having to carry an entire bottle around. The last thing you want is to lose a product, see it break, or have it leaking into your bag. Being able to massage in your serum will keep your skin hydrated and fresh throughout the trip. Pack in some deodorant and a bottle of water so that you can deal with a long stretch of sitting or feeling uncomfortable.
PLAN YOUR PACKING AS FAR AS POSSIBLE
Now that you have an overview of your trip (especially the phase where you are traveling, where your skin could suffer the most), you must consider the destination. Are you headed somewhere with a completely different climate and set up to where you usually live? This is important, as it could mean packing in products that you might not typically use. For example, a work trip where you will be spending a lot of time in a heated room or with a lot of time spent under the aircon can leave your skin feeling dry and red. Using a serum that focuses on hydration will help you avoid the skin concerns a new environment could bring on. If you’re spending a lot of time in the sun, you must include sunscreen in your regime. This is one of the best ways to avoid premature aging. If you’re interested in focusing on the best products to prevent premature aging, we have an article all about it on our Secret Beauty Club blog.
Plan your packing so that you feel more confident about maintaining your skincare routine, even when you’re away from home. When your skin feels good, it looks good too. This way, you can enjoy your travels and have one less thing to worry about.
MAKE IT EASY FOR YOURSELF
If you can make skincare easy when you’re traveling, you are more likely to do it. By having your products neatly packed in a bag where they are easily accessible, you can find them and use them with ease. Make the most out of your skincare products — they’re there to serve you. Ideally, you will aim for a skincare session twice a day. This is where you wash your face, tone, and moisturize. If you are exposed to the sun, you will need to apply sunscreen. If you are swimming or sweating, the sunscreen will have to be re-applied to be effective.
We recommend packing at least two bags. The first is a small bag for your trip, something light and very mobile that you can keep with the basics, such as a small tub of serum, your deodorant, and wet wipes or face cloth. It may even include a spare set of clothes, a book, and a bottle of water. Your more oversized bag will contain the rest of your clothes, beauty, and skincare products.
Secret Beauty Club is passionate about being there for our customers. We want to be able to be there for the community throughout every phase and stage of beauty. By ensuring that we are equipped with tips and solutions for our customers when they are going through different experiences in life, we’re able to show up and guide those who need it.
Use these four tips as a basis for your routine when you travel:
- Go through the trip in your mind
- Select the essentials for your trip
- Plan your packing as far as possible
- Make it easy for yourself
As you prepare for and go on your trip, you will face high and low points. Take the time to look after yourself and your skin so that you can get the most out of your travels. Secret Beauty Club is here to help you throughout every phase of beauty.