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Holiday Travel Essentials

Holiday Travel Essentials

InstaNatural Team
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Packing for holiday travel

'Tis the Season to be Traveling!

Just because you're out of town doesn't mean your skin care routine should take a vacation! In fact, packing the right skin care items can ensure your travels don't leave your skin feeling dry, breaking out, or irritated. So, we've compiled a checklist of holiday travel essentials to help you stick to your routine, no matter where life takes you.

1. Toiletry Bag

In the hustle and bustle of holiday travel, your luggage may not always be handled with care. That's why we recommend using a quality toiletry bag to pack all your self-care staples. This will help contain any spills and prevent you from having to make an impromptu trip to the mall to get a replacement outfit for that holiday dinner.

2. Hydrating Face Serum

Travel can wreak havoc on your skin and cause excessive dehydration. Air travel can be especially problematic due to the low moisture content of the recirculated air onboard the plane. Hyaluronic Acid pulls hydration into the skin and keeps it there to prevent and reduce the dehydration that can be caused during travel. Add a hydrating face serum like Hyaluronic acid serum to your travel checklist to keep your skin looking and feeling its best.

Pro-tip: Remember to drink lots of water to keep your body hydrated and nourish your skin from within!

3. Refreshing Toner

Don't forget to bring a facial toner in your travel bag! While toners are great for preparing your skin to absorb the rest of your skin care products, they can also provide a quick pick-me-up after a long day of traveling. We recommend packing a spray toner, like Rose Water, which can easily be misted over makeup and provides gentle hydration to refresh and energize the skin.

Pro-tip: Use Rose Water to dampen your makeup sponge and infuse your skin with hydration while touching up your look!

4. Moisturizer

No matter your skin type, moisturizer is key to a healthy, beautiful complexion. It's especially important to keep your skin moisturized and protected while traveling, as you may be exposed to harsher conditions (hello winter air) and more environmental aggressors than normal. If you're traveling to a drier, colder climate, pack a richer moisturizer or night cream. Heading somewhere warmer? Then you'll benefit from a lightweight texture that maintains hydration without heaviness.

Pro-tip: Applying a moisturizer over a Hyaluronic Acid-based serum amplifies results, because it allows the serum to pull hydration from the moisturizer into the skin!

5. Eye Cream

Whether you're catching a redeye, hitting the road at 6am, or you draw the short straw and get relegated sleeping on the basement futon at grandma's house, traveling can be exhausting! While a good-night's sleep is no guarantee, a quality eye cream can help you look like you got a solid 8 hours. Look for one that contains caffeine, which helps energize your skin and reduce the look of puffiness and undereye bags.

6. Peel Off Face Mask

A good peel off mask is handy in so many ways! Apply it during your commute for skin care on-the go, let it work its magic while you iron the wrinkles out of your party dress, or use it as an excuse to take 30 minutes to yourself before a long night of mingling with extended family. In any case, you'll end up with smoother, brighter skin that looks great for any occasion.

Bonus: They also make great holiday gifts and stocking stuffers!

The holidays can be stressful, especially when you throw travel into the mix. So, be sure to make some time for skin care (and self care) this season.