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Travel Essentials: From Plane to Beach, What to Pack With You While on Vacation

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When it comes to travel, having the right essentials can make all the difference in maintaining healthy and glowing skin. And why should you have to sacrifice your usual skincare routine, just because you’re on holiday and perhaps have luggage restrictions? Whether you need a little flight prep or post-beach skin loving, we will explore some travel essentials to pack on your next trip away.  

Rehydrate during travel 

Aeroplanes are controlled environments typically kept at only 10-20% humidity. This is far lower than the 35-65% humidity of normal everyday environments. Lower humidity in the air can lead to quicker dehydration. Ultimately, this means that your skin will be dehydrated during the flight so your skin needs help to rehydrate. Consider using a mask like the Supercharged Ultra-Hydrating Sleeping Mask which has been formulated with  99% natural origin ingredients. This nourishing leave-on treatment recharges and rejuvenates skin without clogging pores - so it looks healthy and dewy when you step off the plane.  https://www.foreo.com/mysa/from-puffy-to-perky-how-to-revive-tired-eyes-with-under-eye-care/ Puffiness and the feeling of swollenness can also occur during a flight due to the air pressure and lack of movement, a convenient device that will see you from flight to destination is the IRIS massaging eye device. Say goodbye to under-eye puffiness, jet lag, lack of sleep, and long hours of travel can often result in under-eye puffiness and dark circles. This revolutionary eye massager has been designed to combat these common travel skincare concerns. Using innovative T-Sonic™ technology and gentle silicone bristles to mimic the delicate fingertip-tapping motion used by professionals to reduce puffiness and improve blood circulation around the eyes. Why not combine it with your favourite eye cream, or serum as the device also enhances the absorption of skincare, making it the perfect travel companion for achieving a bright and revitalised under-eye area. https://www.foreo.com/mysa/if-you-like-your-skin-you-better-put-that-spf-on-it/

Take your minis 

When travelling it’s always a good idea to take mini versions of your skincare, but also devices which are handbag and luggage friendly. A compact skincare revolution is FOREO LUNA™ 4 mini is a travel-friendly version of the revolutionary facial cleansing device. Its compact size makes it the perfect companion for your trips, allowing you to achieve a deep and thorough cleanse wherever you go. The LUNA™ 4 mini utilises T-Sonic™ pulsations and soft silicone bristles to remove dirt, oil, and makeup residue, leaving your skin feeling incredibly clean and refreshed. https://www.foreo.com/mysa/the-beach-ready-guide-preparing-your-skin-for-vacation/ Its firming massage mode helps improve the absorption of your favourite skincare products, enhancing their effectiveness and promoting a more youthful complexion. With customizable settings and an ultra-hygienic design, the LUNA™ 4 mini ensures a personalised and bacteria-free skincare experience during your travels. Cleansing is particularly important when travelling and the temperature and climate fluctuates between hot and cold. 


Remember to prioritise your skincare routine even while travelling, as it plays a vital role in maintaining the health and appearance of your skin. Lots of brands offer mini versions of full-sized skincare, look out for 15ml sizes of your favourites that are easy to take away with you as they won’t take up too much room in your luggage.  SPF, while something that should already be incorporated in your daily skincare routine is essential while travelling. Apply SPF before taking off on a plane, because you are even more exposed to the harmful rays while in the air. Additionally, this will also see you through if you are planning to go to a hot country and even a cold one - remember you can still get sunburned while skiing on the slopes!  As skin will be adapting to different temperatures, water and other elements you might want to consider using body lotion on a daily basis. Make sure that your skincare doesn’t just stop at your neck, but also includes the rest of your body which may be in need of more TLC than usual. This is especially important in hot countries and spending a day in the sun. Why not treat your body to a cooling shower, followed by an aftersun or body lotion which contains cooling/healing and nourishing properties such as Aloe Vera or Green Tea.   https://www.foreo.com/mysa/aloe-vera-in-skincare-skin-benefits/

Beach Beauty Essentials 

We have covered a few options above that are also relevant to a beach vacation, such as SPF (a must!) however here are some other items to consider packing with you:

  • A tote bag - to easily carry all of your belongings in and grab stuff when you need it
  • A bottle bottle - it’s really important to stay hydrated while on the beach so make sure you keep one to hand 
  • A wrap or shawl - it’s always a good idea to keep an extra layer to hand in case the weather changes or if you have been swimming and are transitioning from the cool to heat
  • Protection from UV rays - we have mentioned SPF, but you can also protect yourself via clothing. Whether this is a hat or clothing which has built in UV protection

City Break Beauty Essentials  With City breaks your skin will be exposed to more environmental factors such as pollution, here are some items to consider packing with you: 

  • SPF - an everyday essential 
  • Hand sanitiser -  an easy item to pop and keep in your handbag, so you can sanitise on the go 
  • Atomiser/travel size fragrance - take your favourite spritz on the go with you, or better yet purchase one while at your destination so that you will always remember the great trip that you had 
  • Lip balm - keep lips moisturised and hydrated 
  • Umbrella and sunglasses - to make sure you are covered for all weather conditions while exploring the city 

Elevate your skincare game and embark on your next adventure with confidence, knowing that your skin will be radiant and refreshed throughout your travels.  



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Agnes 12/06/2023

Thanks! Now that it's time for travelling, it's nice to have your list handy so I can tick off items while packing.

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erika 12/06/2023

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Hi Agnes,

We are so glad to hear that you found this article helpful!
Stay tuned for even more great content.



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