As the restrictions on travelling are slowly being lifted, a lot of travellers are getting back on the road, of course with precautions and protections to stay safe. A year ago, your travel kit essentials included neck pillows, earplugs and a bunch of your favourite beauty products, but now, the focus has shifted to sanitizers, gloves and masks. However, that’s not the only thing you need to add to your travel kit.
As masks become an integral part of our lives, skin problems are on the rise — this is why we need to carry certain skincare essentials on-the-go. Read on to find out what must-have skincare staples to include in your post-pandemic travel kit.
- Sanitizer formulated with moisturising ingredient
- Hand cream
- Non-oily sunscreen
- Soothing moisturiser
- Lip balm
- Cotton face mask
Sanitizer formulated with moisturising ingredient
Sanitizer is probably one of the first things you will add to your travel kit. Instead of picking just about any from the umpteen options available, opt for one that has at least one nourishing ingredient. The Lifebuoy Nature Pure Hand Sanitizer contains vitamin E, that thoroughly cleanses as well as prevents hands from getting too dry.
While travelling, you will have to sanitize your hands a lot more and quite frequently, while the alcohol kills germs and bacteria it also makes your hands dry. It is best to carry a nourishing hand cream like the Dove Coconut Hand Cream in your bag to keep your hands soft and nourished.
Wearing a mask does not protect your skin from the harsh rays of the sun, if you’re going to spend some time in the sun, chances are you will get tan lines. To avoid this, carry sunscreen in your travel kit and apply it daily. Reapply every 2-3 hours for maximum sun protection. A non-oily sunscreen such as the Lakme Sun Expert Spf 50 Pa+++ Ultra Matte Gel Sunscreen will be ideal as it won’t make your skin greasy nor get absorbed by the mask.
No matter what your skin type, wearing a mask for long durations creates a humid environment on the skin, which can clog the pores and cause rashes. Therefore, add a lightweight and soothing moisturiser like the Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser With Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin E to your travel kit. It soothes and calms your skin, gets easily absorbed and is suitable for all skin types. The lightweight formula is also perfect to wear under makeup.
As lipsticks have taken a backseat, most women have stopped following basic lip care rituals like applying lip balm. The skin of your lips is delicate and needs to be nourished. Wearing a mask for long durations can also leave your lips feeling dry. Since reapplication may not be possible throughout the day, it is best to pick a lip balm that offers long-lasting moisturisation such as the Vaseline Lip Therapy Color & Care Chapstick.
Cotton face mask
A pack of well fitted, reusable cotton masks will be gentle on your skin. The fabric allows your skin to breathe while also protecting you. Always wash it after every use and let it air dry in the sun before wearing it again.