travel

The last week has been so crazy with travel plans, and as I type this I’m on a plane to NYC so the madness continues! It’s hard to keep up your daily routine when you’re traveling, but I have my beauty essentials ready to go on any trip.

My skin is dry to begin with, but traveling just sucks what little hydration I have left right out of my skin. So on top of consuming even more water than usual, I like to board a plane with a hydrating mask on. I know it sounds odd, but it doesn’t look like a typical facial mask; it’ll just leave a dewy layer over your skin. I like using the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque: I just leave it on my skin for the entire plane trip and rinse it off once I get off. (Or if they come around with a hot towel, that’s also a great way to remove the mask.) I used to use the Kiehl’s Brightening Botanical Hydrating Mask but I believe it’s been discontinued, so the Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque is my current favorite!

As for my nightly routine when I’m traveling, it’s not much different from my routine at home: I have to have my Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil with me, (and the smaller sizes they come in are perfect for TSA standards! This time I took the Fresh Pore Clarifying Gentle Cleansing Oil and I loved it.) as well as my Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil, which is the only thing I apply at night before bedtime when I’m away from home. (At home I apply a gel before and follow with a moisturizer after, but this oil is so amazing on its own that it’s all I use when I travel.) In the morning I apply my Murad Essential-C Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30, but since I was in Los Cabos these past few days, I also took along my Neutrogena Healthy Defense Liquid Moisturizer: It’s a super lightweight formula with an SPF 50 that I reapplied several times throughout the day without the slightest hint of greasy skin, I love this sunblock! Finally, I’ve got my Ole Henriksen Total Truth Eye Creme that’s got an SPF 15 for daily use.

I like to toss some makeup wipes in my purse as well just as a backup in case I need to take off my makeup away from my baggage. I love the So Fresh So Clean Cleansing Wipes: They come in little compact travel sizes so they take up very little space. And lately I’ve also been taking along my LashFood Natural Eyelash Conditioner, which I apply every night before bed. (Don’t wanna miss a night since it’s been working really well for me! Definitely not leaving town without this stuff. Full review coming soon!)

All of these beauty essentials are clear for carry-on baggage under TSA rules, so I just put them all in a ziplock bag so I can go through security check without a problem.