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Planning a vacation is all fun and games until it’s time to pack your bags. Packing can get overwhelming, even for frequent travelers. There always seems to be so much to organize for a trip, especially if you love your . So, how can you ensure you leave home with all your travel essentials? This checklist is your new BFF.

Make space in your luggage for these beauty tools and products. After all, you’ll want to look your best if you plan on making the most of those Instagrammable hotspots. Take as many photos as your phone storage can handle! These vacation-worthy favorites will help you put your best self in front of the camera – and the world.

Essential #1: Sunscreen

Make sunscreen one of your travel essentials no matter where you’re going. Yes, that includes both sunny beaches and snowy mountains. Remember: can happen as long as the sun’s out. It can spell trouble for your health and complexion, even when you can’t feel the sun on your skin.

Sun damage can lead to cosmetic issues like and more serious concerns like skin cancer. Dr. Evelyn Jones and Dr. Klint Pebbles of the are among the many dermatologists who attest to the dangers of excessive sun exposure.

To protect your skin from damaging UVB and UVA rays, go for labeled “broad spectrum.” Remember to layer sunscreen on top of for double the defense. And don't neglect the skin on the rest of your body! Apply a moisturizing body lotion with SPF to keep skin hydrated while providing ample sun protection.

Essential #2: Signature Body Soap

Your skin may become more sensitive throughout your travels. One cause of this is using complimentary soaps at your accommodations, which can dry out and irritate your skin. Those hotel minis may be cute, but they can also be abrasive. So, do try to bring travel-safe toiletries that already work for you. Most bar soaps can get through baggage checks without a hitch. No need to worry about leaks in your luggage, either.

Add to your list of travel essentials. It’s a gentle cleanser with moisturizing properties that leave your skin soft and smooth. It has an uplifting feminine fragrance that makes it a classic. Layer it with a perfume or body mist that compliments its floral notes. The pairing will keep you fresh through sightseeing, shopping, and walking tours.

Essential #3: Facial Cleansing Brush

During your vacay, your skin will likely be exposed to a new environment with many potential irritants. This exposure raises the risk of developing clogged pores, which can lead to . Prevent this by thoroughly washing your face at the end of every day.

Aside from makeup remover, an electric facial cleansing device can help keep your skin healthy and clear. It features pulsating bristles that purge stubborn dirt, oil, and makeup residue from pores. It even moves in circular motions to relieve tight facial muscles as it cleans. Splurge on the automated version or go natural with an eco-friendly konjac sponge. Either way, you’re in for a deep, pore-purifying cleanse.

Essential #4: Face Roller

This item might seem a bit extra, but many A-list celebs swear by the sculpting power of . They fit just right in a small travel makeup kit, yet they help bring spa vibes to your hotel room.

If you’re a skincare enthusiast, you may have heard that facial rollers allow products to sink into the skin more effectively. That's a common misconception. But don't throw your roller out just yet! It still offers plenty of other skin benefits, especially with consistent use.

According to a 2018 study in , face rolling improves blood flow, which promotes healthier skin and faster cell renewal. Hello, glow!

Want to make the experience even better? Pop your facial roller in the freezer before using it. Apply your favorite serums (like a vitamin C serum in the AM or a retinol in the PM) and moisturizer, then roll away. The chilled roller will de-puff and liven up your skin. This quick pampering sesh is the perfect pick-me-up when traveling starts stressing you out.

Essential #5: Eye Massager

K-Pop idols always look good – even in airports. Besides their iconic "airport fashion," they look bright-eyed and fresh-faced even after hours in a stuffy airplane. No in sight. The good news: you can achieve the same effortlessly well-rested look with an eye massager. There are many options, but nothing beats the convenience of ultra-compact eye massagers that fit snugly into your travel bag.

Treat your skin well no matter where you are in the world with these travel essentials. Ready for your globetrotting era?