Travel Skincare Must-Haves!
When I’m on the road, people often exclaim how amazing my skin looks.
And I travel a ton. Almost as much as the words that come out of my mouth for TV, I need to have my skin be clear and dependable for my job. Thus, my goal when I’m dashing about, sleeping in different accommodations, scooting around in germ-filled public transportation…is to not disrupt my sensitive skin’s bio-dynamic levels.
No redness. No rashes. No pimples. Yea, right! That’s hard to maintain on a daily basis at home!
Here are my skincare travel secrets that without fail, keep my face super happy in-between takes. They don’t leave my travel luggage, and I keep them in that tiny little sustainable bag that you see to the left because I’m a tediously light traveler. I transfer the contents of big beauty jars from home to these mini samplers and hit repeat when things get low.
Obviously what works on the road works when I’m planted on the home front too. (Pictured from left to right.)
KIEHL’S ULTRA FACIAL CREAM
When I’m simply trying to keep my skin free of pimples and general havoc, there’s no better, dependable moisturizer than this one to keep is steadily hydrated without fragrance or fanciness.
$29.50 for 1.7 fl. oz., kiehls.com
THE BETTER SKIN CO MIRAKLE CREAM
This is a miracle cream for a reason as an all-around moisturizer that my skin drinks up like an eternal youth fountain: containing coconut oil, shea butter and cocoa butter for overall silky deliciousness.
$32.29 for 2 fl. oz, amazon.com
LAROCHE-POSAY ANTHELIOS AOX ANTIOXIDANT SERUM SPF 50
This serum does double duty in providing a high level of SPF to protect your skin, while also combating fine lines and dark spots. I used it all summer and loved having a product I used daily with a protective SPF.
YEHWADAM REVITALIZING EYE CREAM
An eye cream is a must when in forced-air environments like hotels to combat tired, under-eye bags, and this Korean version from The Face Shop that purports to be all-botanical and natural (the ingredients are written in Korean!) keeps my skin highly moisturized and refreshed.
$72 for .85 fl. oz., thefaceshop.com
BOBBIE BROWN INSTANT LONG-WEAR MAKEUP REMOVER
Most of my hotel stops provide cotton balls to which I add a splash of this instant makeup remover that helps take off even the most stubborn of lip stains and seemingly permanent of mascaras—and I wear a LOT of TV makeup!
$10.95 for 1 fl. oz., amazon.com
KIEHL’S MIDNIGHT RECOVERY CONCENTRATE
I’m a huge advocate for anti-aging serums that you put on after you wash your face and before you put on a moisturizer, and my go-to is this one in the purple vial from Kiehl’s. It literally smells like wildflowers trapped in a bottle, filled with pure essential oils and botanicals like evening primrose oil for maintaining hydration and lavender for soothing and calming—all things which I need when I need to look fresh as a daisy for early morning call times.
$26 for .5 fl. oz., kiehls.com
ESSIE NAIL LACQUER
I always pack a neutral nail shade that I apply to my nails in a studio green room. It’s my calming ritual before I go on air, much to the surprise of other guests: for reals!
$8.77, in Sugar Daddy, amazon.com
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