8 Healthy Travel Beauty Tips for a Fabulous Face
Often, when you’re taking a trip, following a healthy beauty routine is one of the last things on your mind. You’re more concerned with staying on schedule, tracking your baggage, meeting the right people, and remembering to eat right – and if you’re anything like me, most of your energy goes toward amusing yourself during a long drive or flight. Needless to say, you’re not sitting there thinking about your pores. While it’s unnecessary to devote a lot of time and attention to your travel beauty regimen, you can use these quick and easy tips to make sure you’re putting your best – and healthiest – face forward.
- Switch to an All-in-One Moisturizer
On the morning of your trip, skip the foundation and use a tinted moisturizer with a good SPF instead, especially if you’ll be soaking up the sun (I know I love to drive with my sunroof open). This will keep your makeup from looking caked-on while moisturizing your skin and protecting you from harmful UV rays. Aveeno makes a great product that blends in with your skin tone and adds a little shimmer to keep you looking fresh.
- Carry Rice Papers to Shun Shine
One of my favorite items to keep in my purse at all times is a packet of rice papers. They’re great for blotting shiny oil off of your face while leaving the morning’s application of tinted moisturizer on your skin. Getting rid of excess oil is also a healthy way to keep your pores unclogged.
- Use Mineral Water Spritzer to Freshen Makeup
Wake up a tired face with a few light sprays of mineral water spritzer. This is a great alternative to adding more makeup or blush in order to bring life to your travel-weary skin. The mineral water freshens your skin up naturally and helps bring out the best in your face no matter what.
- Take Plenty of Eye Drops
Whether you’re traveling on a plane or driving to your destination, your eyes can get red from dryness and fatigue very easily. Take control of this issue by bringing and using plenty of eye drops.
- Don’t Forget the Eye Cream
Take along a small tube or jar of eye cream that’s formulated to reduce puffiness. Use this with a cool compress (just use a washcloth full of ice cubes) to visibly erase any swelling around your eyes that may have occurred during travel. This combination feels divine and brings much-needed moisture to the sensitive skin around your eyes.
- Use Detoxifying Facial Towelettes to Remove Makeup
Rather than bringing along your trusty tube of cleanser, try the more portable option: cleansing towelettes. Garnier makes an oil-free Nutri-Pure pack that includes 25 towelettes, specially designed to instantly remove makeup (even mascara) while freshening and cleansing your skin with green leaf extract and vitamins B5 and E. Ponds makes a similar product to provide your face with natural, cleansing refreshment.
- Switch to Lip Moisturizer, Lipstick, & Gloss
Prevent the hassle of applying and reapplying lipstick all day long by using a three-step process to bring healthy color to your lips. Try a serious moisturizer like Neutrogena, ChapStick, or Vaseline Lip Moisturizers (most of these come in squeezable tubes) as your base coat. This will keep your lips moisturized all day long without letting them dry out. Next, apply your favorite lipstick and top with a moisturizing gloss to provide an extra kick of refreshment. You can reapply the gloss as often as you’d like while avoiding unhealthy lip chapping.
- Drink Plenty of Water
The most important and effective travel beauty tip is to drink enough water during your trip. Drinking water will prevent your skin from drying out while making sure that any toxins are flushed out of your body. Even if you’re in the airport and can’t take water through the security checkpoint, it’s well worth the inflated cost to buy a big bottle of water before boarding. Alternatively, you can bring an empty bottle through security and fill it at a water fountain before you board. No matter how you’re traveling, it’s worth it to find a way around any constraints that might prevent you from drinking the water you need to stay healthy and beautiful.