If you travel regularly, you know the problems of putting your skincare regimen in baggage. Due to many restrictions due to airline regulations, it is hard to carry around your everyday products. Here, resTORbio will show you how to pack skincare for travel and take care of your skin.
How do I pack skin care for travel?
Packing your skincare for travel can seem overwhelming, but with a few tips and tricks, you can make sure you have everything you need without overpacking. Here are some steps to follow:
- Assess your skincare needs: Before you start packing, think about the skincare products you use on a daily basis and prioritize the ones that are essential for your routine. This may include a cleanser, moisturizer, sunscreen, and any other treatments or serums you use regularly.
- Choose travel-sized products: Look for travel-sized versions of your favorite skincare products, or use small travel containers to transfer your products into. This will help to save space in your luggage and ensure that you stay within the TSA liquid limits.
- Pack in a clear bag: To make it easy to navigate through security, pack your skincare products in a clear, plastic bag. This will allow TSA agents to quickly see what you are carrying and help to prevent any delays or issues.
- Protect your products: To prevent spills and leaks, make sure to tightly seal all of your skincare products and place them in a plastic bag or toiletry bag. You can also use bubble wrap or packing peanuts to help cushion your products during transport.
- Consider the climate: If you are traveling to a different climate, such as a dry or humid environment, you may need to adjust your skincare routine accordingly. Make sure to pack products that will help to address any specific skin concerns you may have, such as dryness or oiliness.
By following these steps, you can pack your skincare for travel with ease and ensure that you have everything you need to keep your skin healthy and glowing while on the go.
How Can I Make My Skincare Products TSA Friendly?
According to the TSA, all liquids must weigh no more than 3.4 ounces. Many containers can be used to store your favorite products without you having to alter your entire skincare routine. These containers can be found at any pharmacy or drugstore.
It might be worth switching products to smaller containers. You could, for example, take our Makai Marine Hawaiian Face Moisturizer on your trip. It already comes in a TSA-sized container.
You can also take your favorite colors with you when you travel with the three-pack of Kukui Oil Lip Treatments.
You’re sure to love our Kona Peptide Eye Cream and our Aloe E Face Washer. The travel kit includes both and is approved by the TSA.
All About Non-liquid Products
You can also make sure you get through TSA quickly by choosing products that aren’t liquid. Our favorite products are the Charcoal Powder and Papaya Enzyme Face Cleansers. They also come in a small travel size so you can take them with you wherever you go.
Stick to the Basics
Few things are essential when I travel.
- Toner or cleansers allow me to remove light makeup or dirt from my skin while on the plane.
- Use a sleeping mask. These portable masks keep my skin hydrated even in dry skin, and hot hotel rooms.
- Use a sheet mask to add more hydration.
- Eye cream to prevent wrinkles from developing.
- Lip balm to soothe my dry lips. Tight lips can make it difficult to sleep.
For long-haul flights (6+ hours), I will generally wipe my face with the cleanser, then apply a sheet mask and a gel or sleeping mask (+ Lip Balm + Eye Cream) to my skin during the flight to keep it hydrated. This helps to speed up the flight.
Choose Your SOS Products Carefully
You have precious space in your suitcase so choose carefully what products you bring. You should consider 1) the problems you want to avoid (e.g., You should also consider the climate where you will be traveling (more details later).
Everyone: If you have only one skin care product that you can bring, consider an exfoliant. You don’t have to be picky about the type of exfoliant you choose, but make sure that it is one that you have used before and works well for your skin. It is a great way to “reset” your skin and help reduce any problems you may have.
A hydrating mask for acne sufferers that contains ingredients such as salicylic acid and tea tree oil can help reduce the appearance of breakouts.
This is why I love it as an SOS product. It delivers a double punch. It minimizes skin breakouts while providing water-based hydration.
Even if your skin is oily, dehydration can occur when you travel by plane or in an area without humidity. This can cause more breakouts. You can avoid both problems with one product.
You might also want to bring a spot treatment for any emergency pimples. Cystic acne is more common if you are prone to dry spots.
You might be more susceptible to whiteheads. This treatment can double as a calming agent for those with calming symptoms. ).
You may be sensitive if you have sensitive skin. I recommend a soothing cream or a face mask that you can use as many times as you need to soothe your skin.
Water lily extract, red marine algae extract, allantoin, and green tea extract are some of my favorite ingredients for relieving irritations and sensitivity.
Bring a moisturizing cream and facial oil if you are prone to dryness. It is essential to replenish your skin’s oils to prevent flakiness or crepey skin. This is especially true if you fly on an airplane or go somewhere cold.
How to Pack Skincare for Travels
Use a Balm Oil Cleaner
The first one is straightforward. Spillage can be a problem because oil cleansers are stored in a pump bottle. It is possible to avoid this by purchasing an oil cleanser in a solid balm.
We love the Enature Moringa Cleansing Balm. It’s small enough to carry on bag. It is spill-proof, easy to use, and even more convenient to pack.
Pre-soak Your Toning Pads
It’s hard to find something better than refreshing your skin with a cleanser or toner during a long travel day. You don’t need to take a whole bottle everywhere you go.
Pre-soak your cotton pads in toner and then seal them in a Ziploc bag. These will keep your cotton pads moist, and they will make it easy to tone your skin quickly.
Put Your Eye Cream in a Contacts Case
It is essential to use eye cream daily. Acwell pH Balancing Intense Cream for the eyes is one example of a hydrating cream. The cream for the eyes doesn’t require much.
You don’t need to bring the entire jar. Instead, you can fill an old contact case with the cream. This will give you enough for a few days in a smaller package.
Use an Eye Dropper for Your Facial Oil
You can also use an eyedropper bottle to store facial oils. A lot of facial oils are packaged in fragile bottles. Therefore, it is better to pack your oils in a plastic eye dropper bottle.
The container store dropper bottle was used in the video. However, any dropper bottle can be used. This will also make it easy to apply directly to your skin.
A facial oil stick is another option. You can apply it directly to your skin. It is also easy to carry on bag.
Mix Your Serum Into Your Moisturizer
This is a great tip to help your skin feel nourished. Mix a few drops of your favorite serum in your travel moisturizer, and then mix them.
This will make it easier to carry on and easier to use. The Manyo Factory Galactomy Essential Cream is a great travel moisturizer. It is lightweight but packed with soothing ingredients and antioxidants, ideal for winter travel.
Why Your Travel Skin Care Routine Is Important
You may have experienced skin problems when traveling, primarily via plane, such as dry patches, swollen eyes, or breakouts. Why is skin so sensitive?
The problem is not just in the cabins.
This is how it works: Humidity levels are about 20% lower than those on the ground because of the cabin pressure.
Recirculated, dry air causes your skin’s oil production to increase to compensate. It can lead to breakouts, oily skin, dry eyes, and congestion.
You can prevent a lot of discomfort by planning and taking steps to mitigate dry air issues. This will put you in a much better mood before you even get on the road.
Skincare Tips While Traveling
You can do several things to ensure your skin looks its best and prevent long-term damage from dry skin and harsh air.
Drink a Lot of Water
Yes, that is true. We know this because we hear it all the time. This is especially true when traveling and flying. Water is an antidote for dry air and can fight excess oil production, leading to buildup underneath the skin cells.
Water is excellent for you, but you already know that. Sixty-four ounces per day is a good starting point, but you should increase this while on the road.
You might also want to skip alcohol at the airport/airplane. It can worsen dehydration. It would help if you always had a reusable water container to refill at the airport or public fountains.
Keep Your Skin Clean and Exfoliated
You need to make sure your skin is clear of dead skin cells, toxins and other impurities before leaving for the road. Regular toners and vitamin C serums have natural exfoliating properties, so continue using them before and during your trip.
A polished, clean skin is the best canvas for ensuring that all your products work to their maximum potential.
Wear Sunscreen Religiously
This is a common suggestion. But, let’s face it how many people have forgotten to apply sunscreen (and reapply) when they go on vacation? We all know the feeling of a lobster face.
It would help if you used at least SPF 30, preferably higher. Don’t forget to protect your neck, hands and other areas that will be exposed to the sun. It’s a brilliant idea to wear hats!
Avoid Touching Your Face
Traveling can expose you to many new germs, and your hands are the most likely to pick up these germs. Avoid touching your face without washing your hands. Also, carry on some hand sanitizer!
Eat Healthy Foods
There are many temptations when you travel. But try to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It is incredible what lousy food and drink can do to your skin! Too much salt, too much alcohol, and too much grease can all lead to puffiness, blemishes, and less-than-glowing skin.
While it’s okay to indulge in the occasional treat, plan so that you can still eat healthy fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, as well as farm-to-table food.
You can also prepare healthy snacks like whole fruits, cut vegetables, trail mix, and natural protein bars made with plant-grown goodies (not sugar and fat).
How to Pack Your Makeup and Skincare for International Travel: FAQs
Can You Bring Makeup on a Plane?
Yes. All liquids must be contained in containers that weigh less than 3.4 ounces. Solids do not need to be in a specific size.
When traveling, consider bringing sturdy alternatives to your products or using smaller, reusable containers for your skin care products.
Can You Bring Lotion on a Plane?
Yes. You must use a minimum of 3.4 ounces for your body lotion. A “solid” cream could be brought in, exempting from the size restrictions.
Can You Bring Sunscreen on a Plane?
As long as the container is less than 3.4 ounces, yes. However, most sunscreens are. Make sure to check the label before you pack. A solid stick of sunscreen can be brought.
Can You Bring Shampoo on a Plane?
Yes. But your shampoo must weigh less than 3.4 ounces.
Can You Bring Face Wash on a Plane?
Yes. Yes. Liquid facial wash must be contained in a container of 3.4 ounces or less. Solid soap, such as bar soap, is allowed.
Can You Bring Body Wash on a Plane?
Yes, liquid body wash is permitted in 3.4 ounces or more miniature containers. It is acceptable to use a solid soap bar.
How to Pack Beauty Products for Travel: Conclusion
There are a few things to keep in mind when packing skincare for travel. First, pack products that are in TSA-approved containers. This will help avoid any problems with security. Second, pack multi-purpose products. This will save space in your bag.
Third, pack lightweight products that won’t take up a lot of room. And finally, pack products that you know you will use. We hope that our guide can help you understand the best way to arrange your trips.