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It’s one thing to do a relaxing skincare routine at home and quite another to slather on moisturizer in-flight while trying to balance everything on a tiny tray table. Let’s be honest: skincare and travel don’t always make the best pairing but follow these beauty tips and they could come close. If you’re traveling soon, the following tips can help you look fresh and glowing. But more than that, remember to stay safe and practice proper social distancing and sanitation protocols.

Pare Down Your Routine

Love a good ? You’re going to have to embrace when you travel. It’s simply not realistic to pack that many products with you. You're also not likely to have the energy to do your skin care after a long day of cavorting. Paring it down to three to four essential steps makes it more doable, taking up less space and time.

Choose Multitasking Products

Since you’re packing less, try to make the most out of it by bringing products that can do more than one thing. For example, POND’S Cleansing Balm is a good first step in a , but it can double as a silky massage oil for your face. You could also try POND’S Bright Perfect Potion Essence, which is an essence, toner, and mask in one. Carrying these products saves you space and time without having to compromise the quality of your skincare routine. 

Skip the Makeup

Most travel beauty tips require cutting down to essentials. Unless you’re traveling to attend a special event, like a wedding or a work function, limit your makeup to just the essentials. That means lipstick, concealer, mascara, and maybe a blotting powder.

Skip the foundation to . If you need a bit of coverage, use concealer on specific areas instead of doing a full face. Finally, pick a lipstick shade that makes you feel confident and a mascara that opens up your eyes. Brown is a wearable and fuss-free shade; it’s also not so obvious when it smudges.

Don’t Forget Your Sunscreen

Whether you're traveling or not, beauty tips shouldn't leave out sun protection.

If you’re practicing a minimalist routine, consider sunscreen all the skin care you need during the day. The sun and UV rays do the most damage to the skin, contributing to hyperpigmentation and premature skin aging, which manifests in wrinkles, dryness, and uneven skin tone. POND'S Bright Sunscreen SPF 50 PA+++ protects the skin from all these factors while brightening it with Gluta-boost Technology. It’s another multitasking product that deserves space in your skincare kit. 

Stay Hydrated Inside and Out

Hydration contributes immensely to how you look and feel. Dehydration can make you feel sluggish and look tired. Travel dehydration is a real thing (especially if you’re trying not to pee all the time). According to the UK National Health Service, a lack of water in your system also contributes to digestive issues and sleeping problems. It can also manifest on your skin, making it dull, rough, and even itchy.

Make sure you drink enough water and eat water-rich foods throughout your trip. Double up on moisture! Apply POND’S Aloe Vera Jelly Moisturizer after cleansing your face. It has nourishing and vitamin B3 to heal the skin while delivering hydration without the sticky feeling.

Prioritize Sleep

According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, sleep dehydration can make you look haggard. It makes your eyes appear red and swollen and your dark circles more prominent. Your skin can also look fatigued and pale. It might also get a little bit droopy around the mouth (yikes).

Steer clear of caffeinated beverages in the afternoon and avoid alcohol at least four hours before bedtime. The Sleep Foundation has linked excessive drinking to poor sleep quality and duration. Mindful eating habits and exercise can also help.

Depuff, Depuff, Depuff

When you're looking for traveling beauty tips, consider all the usual things that happen to you when you're on a trip, For example, getting puffy while traveling is normal. Excessive consumption of carbs and salty foods and dehydration are the usual culprits.

If having a salad with every meal is not an option, don’t worry. You can still depuff your face manually with a quick face massage. Bring a to depuff and relax as needed. Make sure to apply face oil or serum to avoid tugging at your skin and always use upward strokes. 

Meditate

As much fun as it is, traveling can also be stressful, and being on the move can take its toll. Meditation can help. According to the National Institutes of Health, meditating reduces stress and stress-induced inflammation. These include digestive issues, fatigue or unexplained pain, and breakouts. It also improves sleep, controls blood pressure, and makes you more aware of your surroundings. The best part? It takes up no extra space in your luggage, and you can practice it pretty much anywhere.

Try these beauty tips if you’re going on a holiday to maintain healthy skin. These simple steps won’t cost money or take up too much time, and they will help make you look and feel good while traveling.