At home, you have everything you need to look your best. Once you hit the road, however, things can get dicey—especially when cold-weather gear takes up valuable real estate in your travel bag. This isn’t the time to abandon your skincare! (Photos? Still happening. Plus, it simply doesn’t feel good to have dried-out skin.) Here are some tricks to help keep your carry-on light.
Bring multi-taskers. Products that can do more than one thing are the easiest way to streamline the contents of your toiletry bag. A perfect example is PRO LS All-In-One Shower Gel. One tube works as body wash—as well as shampoo, shave gel, and face cleanser. In other words, four things to pack just became one.
Go mini. During the holidays in particular, stocking up on sample sizes is as easy as going online or visiting your nearest department-store counter. (FYI, Lab Series is at Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom.) Just ask. And, it’s the perfect opportunity to try something new. Alternatively, if you’re transferring products into those little travel jars: don’t forget to label them. Trust us. Been there.
Plan for a moisture surge. The extreme dry air in planes and cold climates can quickly zap moisture from your skin. Pack an extra-hydrating gel moisturizer like AGE RESCUE+ Water-Charged Gel Cream, and let it work overtime. Apply a generous amount all over your face and neck, and leave it on for 5 minutes while you wait for room service. Wipe off any excess. And then enjoy that burger.
Don’t forget your lips. This is key. Lip balm that can fight dry, rough lips takes up next-to-no space and can make a real difference. PRO LS Lip Tech Lip Balm gets it done but won’t make your lips look glossy.