Unfortunately, our skin doesn't respect our out-of-office and tends to keep following up, no matter how hard we're trying to be on vacation. Though travel can do wonders to help us relax, expand our universal perspective of the world and teach us about cultures vastly different than our own, there are other aspects that aren't exactly healthy. Or, rather, a benefit to our sensitive pores that tend to react to various environments. Circulating air on an airplane, a rainforest climate that induces instant sweating, a diet heavy in dairy, sugar and other acne-inducing ingredients and dehydration all contribute to breakouts on the go. Just because you're in South America, Europe or Asia, you don't have the luxury to sacrifice your skin care routine. Instead, taking care of your skin—especially if you're zit-prone—is a 24/7 gig. (Sorry.)
Whether you're looking for a spot treatment to zap zits for good or a multi-step skin care regime to toss in your carry-on, these skin care products, ranging in price and size, are perfect for travel.
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Keep everything you need for a clear, spot-free face conveniently in your carry-on. Complete with a TSA-friendly cleanser, hydrating serum, anti-aging serum and daily sunscreen, this travel bag is not only compact enough to squeeze into your backpack but it's also a great way to sample iS Clinical's top-selling products.
For a more natural, good-for-you option, this 4-piece starter set comes with a cleanser, moisturizer, mask and serum. Infused with tea tree oil and lactic acid, all products target any issues that come along with blemishes including whiteheads, blackheads and enlarged pores. Natural but mighty, some reviewers even rave that this set gives a perfect on-the-go facial.
Because when it comes to getting rid of acne, you need something stronger than a basic cleanser. This miracle product will help you put your best vacation face forward by attacking pesky breakouts at the source and reducing redness and inflammation with a combination of witch hazel, chamomile extract and alpha-bisabolol.
Let's face it: You don't have time for B.S. while traveling—or any day, really. Before you start snoozing on the plane or in the hotel, apply this retinol and hyaluronic acid moisturizer and wake up with fresh, dewy skin. Another bonus: It soothes and smooths imperfections like acne scars with the help of aloe vera.