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Skincare Essentials For Travelers

Whether you are walking through the historical cities of Gibraltar or swimming through the pristine waters of Dingalan, the importance of having skincare essentials with you doesn’t change.

As someone who travels a lot, your skin is more exposed to conditions that are not only harsh at times but also change ever so often. To make sure that your skin is able to keep up and stay healthy, here are skincare essentials that should have dedicated space in your luggage and carry-ons:

A moisturizer with SPF

Luggage space is of utmost importance to individuals who travel a lot, which is why products that serve more than one purpose are perfect for them. A great example of such a product is a moisturizer with SPF.

By investing in a moisturizer that has some SPF, you are not only freeing up some space in your bag but also making your skincare routine as easy and hassle-free as it can get. When it comes to choosing the right moisturizer with SPF, New York Magazine’s review of Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Face Moisturizer highly suggests sticking with products that are not too greasy and yet very moisturizing.

You may also want to buy moisturizers with SPF that can reduce the appearance of dark spots and are gentle on the skin.

An all-in-one cleanser

There is nothing more important in a traveler’s skincare kit than a trusty all-in-one cleanser. PrettyMe’s review of Snail White Whipp Soap mentioned how a cleanser that has the right kinds of ingredients such as bearberry leaf extract, snail potion, echium oil and balloon vine extract can address a myriad of issues without the hassle of having to invest in a number of products.

Some of these issues can include redness, uneven skin tone, fine lines, dryness, inflammation, eczema and other skin problems that can be further aggravated by traveling.

A face serum

Regardless of whether you are a fan of intricate skincare routines or prefer simple and straightforward ones, the one product you have to prioritize is serum. This is especially true if you have a specific skin problem you want to address, or if you aspire to see targeted results through potent and customizable formulations.

If you have highly sensitive skin, Elle’s review of Glossier Super Pure recommends going for serums that combine niacinamide and zinc. Such serums are capable of calming blemishes, redness and reducing other impurities.

A sheet mask

For those of you who want to treat your skin a little better, consider bringing along some sheet masks. Sheet masks aka face masks are the ultimate treat for your skin for a number of reasons.

These sheets of paper that are usually packed with moisturizers and extracts are not only capable of helping serums soak in your skin a little longer but also of brightening and firming the skin up. What’s even better is that they come in inexpensive little packets that are easy to slip into your tightly packed bags.

When picking out a sheet mask, Good Housekeeping’s review of Skin Laundry Hydrating Facial Mask advises sticking to masks that are infused with meadowfoam seed oil, glycerin, and fruit extracts. Masks like these can leave the skin feeling smooth and boost skin moisturization by a whopping 25%

Taking care of your skin, especially when traveling, is something that doesn’t have to be overly complicated and time-consuming. Most of the time, you just have to have the right kinds of quality products to have smooth and glowing skin, regardless of whether you are in a snow-covered mountain or a hot, sunny beach.

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!