When it comes to packing for a holiday, there are two types of people – those that carry their entire wardrobe for a five-day trip and the others who are happy with just a couple of shorts and some tees. But no matter which category you fall into, we are sure you don’t want to compromise on your beauty game, especially on your holiday.
But packing all the products of your usual 10-step skincare routine is out of the question. Confused about which products to take and which to leave behind? We’ve got you covered. Scroll down for a list of five essential skincare products to pack for a vacay.
Sunscreen has to be the most obvious product that you need to pack for your summer holiday. Pick a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 or above for all-round protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays. We love carrying the Pond’s Sun Protect Non-Oily Sunscreen SPF 50 on our holidays, thanks to its super-lightweight formula that quickly absorbs into the skin without leaving a greasy, white cast.
Like sunscreen, moisturiser is a vital product you need to include in your summer holiday skincare kit. But instead of packing a rich, creamy formula, opt for a lightweight gel formula such as the Lakme Peach Milk Ultra Light Gel. The ultra-lightweight texture gets absorbed into your skin almost immediately and won’t melt under makeup. Additionally, enriched with real milk extracts and vitamin E, this moisturiser keeps your skin moisturised for up to 24 hours.
03. Micellar water
Even on vacation, you must cleanse your skin at the end of the day, without fail. But if you want to travel light and avoid carrying too many cleansing products, we recommend bringing the Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Cleansing Water along. This cleanser is highly effective at lifting away makeup, oil, dirt and other pore-clogging impurities. But what we really love about this cleanser is its no-rinse formula and the tiny packaging, making it the perfect companion to carry with you on holiday.
04. Face mist
Since you’ll be spending most of your time out and about in the sun exploring new places and dainty cafes, there’s a high chance that your skin will start to look dull and tired by mid-day. But not when you have a hydrating face mist like the Dermalogica Antioxidant Mini Hydramist handy. Simply spritz this on your face every couple of hours to refresh your dull and tired complexion.
05. Lip balm
You don’t want to flaunt a dry, cracked pout in your vacay selfie, right? This is why packing a nourishing lip balm (with SPF) is a must. We love the Lakme Lip Love Chapstick SPF 15 for its super hydrating formula and the assortment of shades it comes in. Additionally, the built-in SPF 15 makes this a total must-have!
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