It’ s 4th of July weekend. This might be the most drastically different 4th weekend than ever before and for many reasons. Usually, a 3-day holiday weekend in the summer includes many people traveling. Hopefully, ya’ll will not be traveling anywhere and staying safe from coronavirus. Unfortunately, I know that a lot of people are still taking their chances and are going to change their scenery for the festivities. So, you might need to some travel skincare tips to help prepare you and your skin.
Before states started shutting down again, I recently took a quick trip one-day trip to celebrate a friend’s birthday. This trip was so quick that I actually spent more time driving there and back than I spent in the actual city. Although the trip was short, I still had to take some skincare products. So, I used a couple of my favorite travel skincare tips. Keep reading to see which tips I used and which products I took.
You are probably aware of double-cleansing your skin, but I also double-remove (?) my makeup. First, I use Bioderma micellar water to help remove eye makeup, which it does effortlessly. Next, I start with an oil cleanser to loosen the makeup and wipe it off with a warm washcloth. Afterwards, I follow up with a balm to help smooth it away and make my skin feel make-up free. However, for this trip, I decided to just bring a cleansing balm and went with the Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Removing Balm. I had heard countless people say that this is the best makeup removing balm, but didn’t bite. Personally, I’ve used a few cleansing balms in my life and felt that they were all the same.
Well, I was wrong, because this cleansing balm is so good! It feels like it instantly melts when it touches your skin, emulsifies , and melts away your makeup. Plus, it also helps clean and exfoliates your face – my face feels like I washed it with a regular face cleanser. Unlike some makeup removing oils and balms, this one leaves no residue. This stuff is the truth, worth the money, and the reason why I can’t imagine trying another cleansing balm ever again.
The face wash I chose to bring was Dr. Jart’s Dermaclear Micro-Foam face wash. Since I was traveling to a hot and humid location, I knew my oily skin was going to show out. If you have combination skin, I recommend you research the temperature of your location when traveling. This will help you be more mindful of what products your skin might need, which could be different from your normal products.
I haven’t been using this foaming cleanser for long or that often. However, it does a great job at gently cleaning my skin and removing excess oil without making my skin feel dry. Also, you only need a little drop of this cleanser. The foam and creamy texture makes this a dreamy cleanser to use after a long, hot day.
One of the travel skincare tips that I use is to keep it as simple as possible, in terms of ingredients. So, for a toner, I decided to bring a Hyaluronic Tea Toner by Smouve Skincare. Although my skin has it’s oily moments, it’s aging and needs all the moisture it can get. So, that’s why I order this toner, because it has all the moisturizing things my skin loves, including hyaluronic. Hyaluronic helps add and keep moisture in the skin, which helps it look plump and healthy. This toner is feels so good and definitely helped soothe and moisturizer my skin. If you’re looking for a simple hydrating toner, this is it! Unfortunately, it’s sold out, but you can sign up for an alert when it’s back in stock.
I opted to not bring any serums, because I had confidence in the ingredients of the products that I did bring. Another travel skincare tip that do is to use the time to try a new product and/or sample. I had a sample of Clinique’s Dramitically Different Hydrating Jelly Moisturizer. Clinique will always hold a space in my heart, because it was the first “big girl” beauty brand that I used in college. I had tried the other versions of the Dramatically Different moisturizer – cream and gel – not the jelly one. This moisturizer is super hydrating and my skin ate it, because it’s also good for combination/oily skin. The texture is so slippery and instantly slides around your hand. I think I’m going to buy the regular size to see what the results will be like with consistent use. So far, mama likes.
As for eye cream, I went with the It Cosmetics’ Confidence in an Eye Cream, which I still love. However, I’m trying to use it up before trying another eye cream that I have my eye on. So, that’s why I brought this one on the trip. It’s almost gone and will probably be on next month’s Empties post. The final product I brought was Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Oil to help seal everything. I have a couple of face oils, but brought this mainly of it’s adorable little. However, it’s also really good at helping me wake up to soft, supple skin.