Travel mornings are for waking up and being flawless and refreshed like Beyonce. You start dancing to Drunk in Love and wait for it… You know those high pitched farts that happen to squeak out no matter how hard you clench your cheeks? Yup, I just went there, because let’s be real, we’ve all been there with a dreaded acne break out. In this post, some kick ass female travelers give you flawless skin hacks to keep your inner Beyonce Crazy in Love. You see what I did there?
Gina from Gina Bear on African Black Bar Soap
This was once suggested to me because it was a very natural way of cleansing your skin without all the harsh chemicals. It treats eczema, oily skin, and even psoriasis. I have oily skin and suffer from a bad case of hormonal acne once a month. This soap is gentle and easy to carry around because it’s not a liquid. I keep it in a soap case and if I ever run out of body wash, it doubles as that. The natural ingredients are gentle, detoxifying and healing. I can’t believe I used to live without this!
Lia from Practical Wanderlust on Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar is my favorite multi-tasking beauty product. Yes, it smells really terrible (it’s vinegar, after all!) But it’s so wonderful! It makes a great facial toner and astringent, heals and soothes sunburns, kills both bacteria and yeast overgrowth (aka wet bikini rash, you know what I’m talking about ladies), instantly stops heartburn, removes buildup from hair and adds shine, heals acne, provides quick first-aid disinfecting for minor cuts and scrapes, and is an essential ingredient in any Asian-inspired sauce (OK, that’s not a beauty tip, but it is delicious). Oh, and it’s super good for you. Yep, apple cider vinegar is a powerhouse! I always keep some in a spray bottle for beauty purposes when I travel.
Hannah from Getting Stamped on Clinique Face Wash
I have been traveling the world nonstop for four years and I always travel with my Clinique face wash. Whenever I switch brands or even just the type of wash my face is not happy. It will break out for weeks, it’s not a pretty sight. It only takes a small dot to lather up your entire face, leaving you fresh and clean. I learned on my Thailand honeymoon that getting beauty products without whitening cream can be difficult. In most Asian countries and especially in Thailand, whitening cream is found in facial creams, body lotion, deodorant, etc. In large cities and some airport duty free shops I can pick up a bottle of my face wash, but it is often twice the price then in the USA. If I know I’ll be traveling for several months, I always make sure to start a trip with a fresh bottle.
Cherene from Wandering Red Head on CE Ferulic
I’m writing about my favorite beauty product. It is called CE Ferulic by SkinCeuticals. I have dry aging skin that is sensitive to the sun. I try very hard to avoid the sun, since it is the number one thing that ages us.I think most women would like to fight the effects of aging and this is probably one of the best products out there. Vitamin C protects your skin from environmental free radical damage. I know that sounds really “science-y” but basically it prevents collagen from breaking down and causing a (gasp) wrinkle. It also keeps your complexion bright and your skin firm! You actually see an immediate benefit the second you apply as skin is radiant and plumped. It is not cheap ($110) but lasts at least 6 months. You only need a few drops every other day. It should be used in the morning, after cleansing/toning and before moisturizer or sunscreen. You can buy on Amazon and comes in adorable travel size! It’s so nice to travel with such a product that makes me feel great as soon as I put it on!
Gina from Gina Bear on Hydrogen Peroxide
While this may be too harsh for some skin types as mine is oily, it has been great for killing bacteria on my face. The oxidation process helps fight bacteria and the only byproducts that get absorbed into your body are water and oxygen which our bodies need to survive. There’s so many uses like whitening teeth, brightening nails, softening feet, and a natural deodorant. As travelers, less is definitely more because who wants to carry around a heavy backpack or suitcase? I carry around a travel size spray bottle of it and it’s worked wonders. Ever wonder where that nasty ass helmet has been? Now you don’t have to. Give a spritz to the helmet and your chin and you’re golden.
No longer fear the high pitched farts in a dead quiet room because these tips and tricks for clear and beautiful skin should help you to avoid some afflictions. Travel doesn’t mean you have to feel ugly in photos because of a break out. Travel is discovering yourself, loving your skin and being the best version of you.