It’s the most wonderful time of the year! As the holiday season approaches, many of us are gearing up to spend some time away from home to celebrate the new year. Deciding what skincare is necessary to pack in your already overflowing bag can be a daunting task, so we’re here to help you out!
Here are our top 10 travel-proof skincare tips!
Dry, dehydrated skin is one of the most common skin concerns out there and can be very difficult to alleviate. That’s why it’s so important to take an effective moisturiser that works for your skin type.
Combat dry cabin air and fight signs of ageing at the same time by keeping your skin moisturised on your travels. Choose a gentle moisturiser with soothing properties that nourish, hydrate, calm and restore the skin.
We recommend: Dragon’s Blood Facial Sculpting Gel $69
This cult-favourite moisturiser is our best-seller for a reason! Deeply hydrating, lightweight and suitable for sensitive skin types, our Facial Sculpting Gel is not only the perfect moisturiser for daily and nightly use, it contains Dragon’s Blood Extract from the Amazon for anti-ageing and healing benefits that keep the skin calm, refreshed and plump.
Remove surface impurities and avoid pesky breakouts on your holiday by cleansing your skin with a balanced pH cleanser that you know and trust. Using a gentle cleanser that won’t dry out the skin during travel is very important, especially on long flights spend in dry cabin air.
We recommend: Dragon’s Blood 3-In-1 Advanced Treatment Cleanser $19.95
This gentle yet effective multi-action cleanser delivers 3 benefits to the skin: a thorough cleanse, gentle exfoliation with a blend of 7 AHA fruit extracts, and moisturisation so your skin is left feeling soft, smooth and hydrated.
Drinking an adequate amount of water each day can sometimes be a difficult task, especially on holiday when your mind is preoccupied by your new and exciting surroundings. But keeping hydrated, especially when you’re constantly moving around, is important for both body and skin health. Make sure you bring a water bottle with you everywhere you go and remember to fill it up when you get the chance to keep hydrated.
Many of us experience puffy eyes and dark circles when travelling, especially when jet-lagged and sleep deprived. Keep these things in check by bringing your favourite eye cream with you. Or for a more convenient and compact solution, take a couple undereye masks to quickly deflate puffy eyes and lighten dark circles.
We recommend: Dragon’s Blood Collagen Eye Zone Masks $39.95
Perfect to pop into your handbag or travel case, these cooling hydro-gel eye patches are formulated with Collagen and Retinol to deliver a blend of active anti-ageing ingredients in only 15-20 minutes of use. To reduce puffiness and dark undereye circles for smoother, more radiant and relaxed eyes, pop on in the plane, in your hotel room, or 20 minutes before bed to reveal immediately brighter undereyes!
Among the list of products that you should always keep ready in your handbag, hand cream is definitely one of them. Cold weather, hand washing and time spent in water (from extreme water sports to relaxing at the beach) all call for a hydrating hand treatment to combat dryness, cracking and irritation.
We recommend: Caviar Age-Recovery Hand & Nail Renewal Cream $39.95
Nourish your hands and nails with this luxe hand cream, made with Caviar Extract to deeply hydrate and smooth wrinkles, and Pure Hydrolysed Keratin to strengthen and repair damaged cuticles for healthier nails. Your hands will be soft and smooth in no time.
Just like hands, lips tend to dry out and crack quite regularly. Keep your lips happy and moisturised by popping a lip treatment in your bag or pocket and applying throughout the day – just remember to wipe your lips clean so you don’t contaminate the rest of your product!
We recommend: SUPERLIPS $49
This hydrating lip treatment is infused with White Mustard Extract to immediately moisturise, soften and enhance your natural lip colour and Microsphere Hyaluronic Acid to plump, smooth and fill the lips. Formulated with 97% natural ingredients, this hydrating lip treatment will give you fuller lips, without the needles!
Eye masks are the perfect companion to take with you on long flights as they provide an extra barrier against sleep disruption. They'll make travelling more comfortable and enjoyable, and help you get your much-needed beauty rest!
We recommend: The Silk Effect Silk Eye Mask $39.90
This luxurious mulberry silk eye mask help protect the delicate skin around the eye while retaining moisture to help reduce fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness while you sleep. Travel-friendly and easily slips into your handbag, this mask is a must-have when travelling!
No matter where in the world you’re travelling to, you’ll always need a good sunscreen to protect your skin against the sun’s damaging UV rays. Combat anti-ageing by regularly applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin against the elements.
We recommend: Dragon’s Blood Radiance Daily Moisturiser $39.95
This 2-in-1 moisturiser hydrates the skin for a glowy complexion and provides SPF15 protection against damaging free radicals, including UVA/UVB, Infrared Radiation, Blue Light and Pollution. Reapply throughout the day to keep your skin covered (you’ll no longer have to worry about getting sunburnt on your trip)!
In addition to the stress of flying and the effects of jet lag, makeup can be a big contributing factor to breakouts and irritated skin. If you can, avoid wearing foundation on the plane and use the travelling time to apply some skin-loving serums, moisturisers and even a mask or two!
If you desperately need some coverage, opt for a BB cream or tinted moisturiser instead – this will do less damage to your skin than a heavy, full-coverage foundation.
To ensure you haven’t left anything important behind and have all your necessary skincare products on hand when you fly, keep your products together in a travel-friendly cosmetic bag.
We recommend: Limited Edition Cosmetic Bag $19.95
This limited edition marble cosmetic bag is absolutely stunning! Big enough to fit all your skincare products and small enough to keep in your travel bag, this cosmetic bag will help keep all your skincare products in one place, so you aren’t left struggling to find that one product at the bottom of your bag!