11 Winter Beauty Travel Essentials You Can Pack In Your Carry-On
Let's face it, traveling can wreak havoc on your skin. Before you get to the airport and find yourself tossing an expensive moisturizing cream because it isn't the right size, keep reading for winter beauty travel essentials that will make it through TSA.
Between the food options, the dry plane air, the weird hours, and the fact that you usually can't take your tried-and-true full size products in your carry-on, sometimes, your beauty routine suffers. Add dry, cold air to the mix and it can seem impossible to keep your skin at its best.
Whether you're visiting relatives, going back home from school, or going on vacation, airlines see big travel spikes during the holiday season. You're also probably taking pictures (family photos, selfies, vacation photos) and you probably want to look nice without having to lug your whole makeup bag to your grandma's place. Why fill your precious bag space that you could use for souvenirs and presents with a ton of makeup? Here are 11 essential winter beauty products that you can take in your carry-on to simplify your packing and keep your skin looking its best.
1. Sheet Masks
The easiest beauty item to pack for great skin despite your winter travel plans is a sheet mask. They're easy to use, and you don't need to worry about packing it with you on the way home. While you can put your face mask on while still on the plane, you'll still benefit if you put it on the night you land.
2. Ceramide Capsules
This product is a skin saver. It helps build up your skin's lipid barrier with ceramide. It smooths your skin and adds moisture, while fighting aging that is a result of your skin losing its natural ceramide barrier over time. These little capsules are perfect for travel — you could even pack a few in a smaller container for a shorter trip.
3. Face Mist
Serums are a great choice if you are trying not to pack a lot of products. This specific serum by First Aid Beauty is a water-based gel formula and it soaks into the skin. This creates an invisible barrier of moisture, while peptides plump your skin for an overall smooth and hydrated look.
5. CC Cream
If you want some coverage while traveling, opt for something that will take care of your skin and be a little bit lighter weight, like a BB or CC cream. Even better: Look for one that has sunscreen. If you're going to be outside at all, just because it's cold doesn't mean you aren't at risk for sunburn and skin damage.
6. Exfoliating Wipes
8. Lip Oil
9. Cake Mascara
10. Eye Mask
Lack of sleep while traveling can make the area under your eyes look tired. The best way to fix this is with targeted hydration. Instead of packing your eye cream, these under-eye masks deliver a punch of hydration which you can then dispose of while whitening and cooling.
11. Konjac Sponge
If you don't want to pack facial washes and cleansers, try this konjac sponge. You simply submerge it and then use the sponge to cleanse your face. It is loaded with chamomile and clay to calm your skin and remove impurities, and it's super lightweight. Just let it dry and it's good to pack!
With winter travel, try to stick to things that are hydrating and easy to use. It's best not to wear makeup on the plane since your skin dries out, but if you want to it isn't going to make or break your skin. Just exfoliate and hydrate when you are off the plane.