10 Skincare Tips for Travelers

Taking proper care of your skin can be quite a challenging task, especially if you still don’t have an established routine, and it can get even trickier when you’re on the go. However, there are ways to nail your skincare like a true pro, so stay with us and keep on reading. Here are ten amazing tips for travelers, so check them out and enjoy!

Store your skincare products in common household items

Yes, everyone knows that you can always buy some TSA-approved travel-sized bottles at your nearest drugstore, but you should know that there are ways to work with what you already have and save some money at the same time. So, you can squeeze a little bit of your eye cream into a new contact lens case, or use clean plastic Ziploc bags to store your pre-soaked toning pads. As simple as that!

Don’t rely on random skincare samples

Skincare samples you get for free can seem quite handy when it comes to traveling, but you know what? You should never stock up on random skincare samples in order to replace your established skincare routine just because they’re practical. Adjusting to a new environment and climate can take a toll on your skin, so you should better tackle potential issues with products you already trust.

Be sure to keep your skin properly hydrated

As already stated, traveling can wreak havoc on your skin if you don’t take proper care, but don’t worry because there are ways to successfully prevent that. Apart from cleansing, hydration is absolutely essential as it can help your skin manage stress throughout the trip. Besides that, it can also make your skin look and feel healthy and supple, so don’t skip your trusty moisturizer at any cost!

Don’t forget to hydrate your hands, too

Keeping your hands hydrated is also quite important, as they can also become really dry and cracked while on the road. This is exactly why you should always have a quality hand cream in your carry-on. Of course, too greasy formulas shouldn’t be your first choice, simply because you’ll feel strange and uncomfortable wandering around with your sticky hands. So, pick a great formula like L’Occitane that features almond oil and your hands will be beautifully nourished and softened.

Always have good face wipes in your bag

Having your favorite face wipes in your bag is never a bad idea, and these are probably a better choice than packing multiple cleansers or using the soap provided by the hotel. Pre-moistened makeup remover wipes are therefore a fantastic solution as they are more than practical – both on the plane and in your hotel room. Besides that, the good news is that they don’t count as liquid in your carry-on!

Sunscreen is an absolute must, even on the plane

We know that this may sound insane, but there’s definitely a high risk of getting sunburn when you’re on a plane simply because you’re about 10,000 feet closer to the sun. Some studies even show higher rates of skin cancer in pilots and flight attendants, so slather on your sunscreen and stay safe while flying.

As well as a couple of blotting sheets

Blotting sheets are also a huge must when you’re on the go, especially if you have an oily skin that tends to get greasy throughout the day. Such oil-blotting sheets can help you deal with excess oil and the fact is that they’re much better than a regular tissue as they don’t leave any residue on your skin, which is often the case with ordinary paper tissues.

Stuff your suitcase with sheet masks

Sheet masks are extremely beneficial in a lot of ways, first of all because they can replenish the lost moisture within minutes, which is crucial when you need a quick fix. These are basically cotton sheets soaked with different serums or essences, and these are so fantastic because the sheet acts as a seal and prevents the beneficial ingredients from evaporating. Just remember to stuff your suitcase with a bunch of these and you won’t make a mistake!

Beat under-eye puffiness with crushed ice

Dark circles and puffiness under the eyes are the most common beauty problems a lot of travelers struggle with, and if you’re one of them, you should know that a small towel and some crushed ice can solve your problem in a couple of minutes. Just place it under your eyes, keep it there for some time, and repeat the process both in the morning and before bedtime for the best results.

Keep your hands off your face

Touching your face is probably one of the biggest mistakes you can make while traveling, especially while on a plane or any other public space where you come in contact with germs and transmit them onto the skin whenever you touch your face. So, be sure to stop this bad habit that can potentially cause a breakout, and use a tissue or a blotting sheet if you must touch your face.

As you can see, there are a lot of amazing tips to help you take proper care of your skin while traveling, so make sure you stick to them no matter what. Once you do that, you won’t have any skin-related problems while on the go!


By Peter Minkoff

Peter is a lifestyle and travel writer at Men-Ual magazine, living between Ústí nad Labem and Antwerp. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.