There are so many things to get excited about when planning your next getaway: what you’ll wear, where you’ll eat, and what kinds of treasures you’ll score while you’re there. But one thing that can decidedly put a damper on your vacation plans is having lackluster skin. More than usual, we want to have glowy, healthy looking skin on our travels — but factors like flying, partying, heat, and sun can cause your complexion to look less than its best. Not to worry though, there are a few beauty secrets that you can bring along to keep you radiant regardless of what trouble you might be getting into. Read on to see the things you’ll want to stash in your travel bag.
Minimize your chance of under eye bags buy getting some quality sleep. Try a mask to seal out light and get a more uninterrupted rest. This silk one by Slip will also keep the delicate skin around your eyes from creasing while you catch those z’s.
Get rid of dullness with a gentle peel. This Kate Somerville moisturizer will help you shed dead skin cells with glycolic and lactic acids and pumpkin, papaya, and pineapple enzymes, plus keep you hydrated and soothed.
If you’ll be indulging in surf and sun, make sure you keep your face protected with a waterproof sunscreen that’s at least 30 SPF. We love this no-mess, stick version by Beautycounter that’s made with non-nano zinc oxide (no irritating chemicals) and benefits your skin with antioxidants like aloe and green tea in just a few simple swipes.
Even when we apply our SPF with the best intentions, our skin can still suffer from getting a bit too much sun. An aloe-infused facial spritz like this one from Herbivore will keep your complexion calm, cool, and hydrated. Keep it in the fridge for an added boost of refreshment.
The delicate skin on your lips can get parched easily, so don’t forget to keep your pout just as hydrated as the rest of your face. This coconut-y balm from Kopari has give you a supple feel and naturally shiny look — minus the sticky feel of most glosses — with moisturizers like shea butter and coconut oil.
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