Travelling always takes it’s toll on my skin. Something to do with planes just makes my skin really dry and I hate it. I thought I’d share my top skincare travel tips to help you combat dry skin! When living in Tenerife, my skin was dry due to suncream and working in the sun all day. Spending the last two months in the snow, it isn’t much different due to the different air conditions. Taking the time to give my skin some extra TLC makes all the difference and here are the products I use to do it.
I use these together every day and every night before I go to bed. I love Vitamin E products and they’re relatively cheap too. There is usually an offer with Superdrug so I always re-purchase these. The creams are really thick and leave your skin feeling really soft. I also love that the day cream has SPF15 in too to help protect my skin. They’re great daily creams that I would use outside of travel anyway. Really easy to pack too, they’re in little tubs!
The hydrating mist is another Vitamin E product. I love using this after I’ve let my moisturiser soak in. It’s one that I use before I put on make-up for the day but I know people who use it after they’ve applied make-up to help their face stop looking too dry. It’s a spray of moisture that you don’t have to wipe off. I usually just let mine sink in. It’s great to use after being on planes or after a long day of travelling so I wish they made a mini version to take in hand luggage!
A skincare staple that I take everywhere. You can use it as a lip balm, a hand cream or just as a heavy moisturiser. It’s almost like a jelly when it comes out so it’s really thick. I love that you can use it all over your body too. It’s also great for those annoying dry patches that sometimes appear on skin. The eight hour cream, is a little bit more expensive side but I think it’s worth it, due to how much you will use it. It solves so many dry skin problems, so quickly!
Perfect to use for when you step out the shower. I love using a luxurious feeling body butter, especially one that doesn’t come in a tub! It’s a jumbo sized bottle and smells incredible! The lotion has an ingredients list that smells amazing such as “shea and cocoa seed butters, sweet almond and rosehip seed oils, aloe vera, vitamin E, a special seaweed-sourced rough skin smoother, and Soap & Glory’s fabulous bergamot, peach, vanilla and sandalwood classic ‘pink’ fragrance.” You can buy Soap and Glory products in boots and they have such an impressive skincare range, that you might want it all!
Bio-Oil is known everywhere for being a brand that combats skin pigmentation and scars. I use my dry skin gel on my rough skin areas such as knees and elbows but also on scars. I have a really dark scar on my knee, due to a zip lining landing that didn’t go so well. The gel has already made it look better and I’ve only been using it a few weeks. It’s quite similar to the Elizabeth Arden Eight hour cream, in that it’s like a jelly. I think after a bath or shower, it’s really nice to rub or massage into areas that need an extra bit of care. This little tub was around £5 so it’s not too bad but I am getting through it quite quickly.
This little bottle comes in a 75ml measurement so perfect for the plane. It can be used on the face, hands or body and it’s just a light cream that is super soft on the skin. Easy to keep with you, I like to keep this in my bag and apply a layer just after take off, on my face. It also doubles as a hand lotion but it isn’t the thickest of creams so I prefer other creams. I think this would be a good body moisturiser if you didn’t have dry skin and just wanted a light cream.
These hand creams are famous and I can see why. It’s a little squeeze tube which I like. It fits in hand luggage requirements and I like to keep this one in my bag. It’s lasted me quite a while too as you only need a tiny bit each time. It’s thick enough to only need a little drop. I love the smell of this one too as I find floral scents a bit much in hand creams. They sell little sets on the Crabtree & Evelyn website that includes a few different scents so you can find your favourite.
Who doesn’t love a good face mask? These have two sides to them so you can have two in one! They say it’s before the party and after but I’d use them in any evening. I like a peel-off as they’re just less messy too. I like the option of having two masks in one packet so you can try them both and see what is best suited for your skin. I think a face mask is always a good idea after a few plane journeys, or if you think your skin needs a little treat. They always seem to brighten up my skin and make it so much clearer for the next few days. These ones are from Superdrug and are only a £3 each.
Hope you liked seeing what skincare products I travel with. Do you have any products you can’t travel without?
I post once a week covering topics such as solo travel, working and living abroad and also creating Gabriella’s Guides to places I have been. I cover topics under the following categories such as Planning and Packing, The Travel Diary, Travel Inspiration, Photo Diaries, Gabriella’s Guides and Working Abroad.