Beauty on the Front Lines
Ever wonder what a beauty routine in the armed forces looks like? Four servicewomen reveal what they pack in their cosmetic bags when deployed and why
"No matter where I go, I have moisturizer -- absolutely essential," says Baer. Her go-to for its light scent: Aveda's Hand Moisturizer, $9. "When you are on a plane for 20 hours, a good moisturizer can go a long way in making you feel more comfortable -- I learned that from my mom!" Her must-have list also includes a supply of vitamins and daily basics such as Bath & Body Works Signature Collection soap and creams and toothpaste. "I typically do not need to bring extras because most products can be re-ordered online, and basic products are in stock near our bases," Baer explains.
Being stationed all over the globe also means making their skin care routine fit with any and every climate they may encounter. "For skin care, I love L'Oreal's Revitalift moisturizers, and then I'll adjust the product depending on the climate of where I'm stationed," Baer explains. "I had to start doing this after seeing my skin react differently when I was stationed in different parts of the world, even though I was still using the same products."
While it may be a hassle to try new brands, traveling also means discovering new favorites. "I started using Murad skin care products when I was stationed in Los Angeles, and now I'm in love with the Anti-Aging Acne Cleanser and Treatment Gel."
SEE NEXT PAGE: Hair Care and Cuts: The Rules