Travel beauty tips: How to look your best on the go

Two women walk along a bus station terminal toting rolling suitcases. Palm trees are in the background.

We’ve all been there—shampoo spilled in a suitcase, products that don’t meet carry-on guidelines, making tough choices about what you bring and what you leave—the woes of traveling with your favorite beauty products!

Whether you’re hitting the road or flying the skies, keeping up your beauty regimen when traveling sometimes involves a challenge or two.

Luckily, you don’t have to sacrifice your hair and skin care routines just because you’re limited in the amount of stuff you can cram into that suitcase.

We’ve compiled a list of our favorite beauty travel tips, ranging from preventing suitcase spills to climate-induced dry skin.

Save those samples

The next time you find yourself with a few pouches of product samples or tiny bottles from hotel bathrooms, tuck them away to use for travel.

Those pint-sized products are perfect for a weekend trip or other quick getaways. Rather than take full-sized bottles or decant your favorites into smaller containers, just toss a few samples into your luggage and you’re good to go.

If you’re dedicated to your favorite products you use, check to see if samples or travel sizes are available the next time you purchase them. Bonus: Because of their small size, you won’t have to worry about airline restrictions if you’re flying.

A package of essentials by Artistry Makeup Removing Wipes peeks out of a travel bag.

Stop the spillage

There are few things worse than opening your suitcase after traveling to find your favorite face cleanser soaked into your favorite sweater.

When possible, opt for products that are less likely to spill, like essentials by Artistry™ Makeup Removing Wipes instead of a bottle of makeup remover and a solid sunscreen stick instead of liquid.

It’s also a good idea to pack liquids in zip-top plastic bags, or protect them from getting squeezed by slipping them inside your shoes. Here’s a bonus tip if you’re really concerned: Unscrew the tops of your liquids, put plastic wrap over the openings, and replace the tops for an extra layer of protection.

A hand holds three packages of Artistry Studio Cheek and Lip Duos, which are great for traveling.

Make your products multitask

If luggage space is at a premium, look for products that perform double duty. Think a tinted moisturizer with SPF, like Artistry Ideal Radiance™ Illuminating CC Cream, or a lip tint that doubles as cheek tint, like Artistry Studio™ Cheek & Lip Duos.

Hair care products tend to be bulky. If you don’t have sample or travel sizes consider a two-in-one product like Satinique™ 2 in 1 Shampoo and Conditioner. Not only will it use less space, it can be a lifesaver for those who don’t want to sacrifice good hair days while globetrotting.

Pack for the climate

You wouldn’t take a down parka with you for a tropical beach, so why should you pack the beauty equivalent? When you pack your beauty supplies, think about the climate of the places you’ll be visiting.

If you’re hitting up music festivals in a desert, you probably want to pack plenty of moisturizer and possibly a refreshing gel, like Artistry Hydra-V™ Refreshing Gel. If you’re heading somewhere humid, don’t skimp on the hair products.

Carefully considering what you will truly need and paring down your routine from there will save you major space in your bags.

A bottle of Artistry Intensive Skincare Advanced Vitamin C + HA Treatment sits in a hand held up against a cityscape.

Fight in-flight air

Airplane air is incredibly dry and can leave your skin feeling lackluster. Pack some skincare essentials in your carry-on for a mid-flight pick-me-up.

Before you get on the plane, pat on a product with hyaluronic acid, like Artistry™ Intensive Skincare Advanced Vitamin C + HA Treatment, and spritz your face with a little water to lock in moisture before takeoff.

Hyaluronic acid binds with water molecules to help your skin retain moisture, which is why spritzing or patting your face with water after application is crucial. Also, apply an intense moisturizer mid-flight, like Artistry Hydra-V™ Replenishing Moisture Cream. It will keep your skin dewy and help you look fresh faced on landing!

Learn more

Want to learn more about the travel-friendly products mentioned in this article? Visit Amway US or Amway Canada. And make sure to check out more helpful tips on Amway Connections.

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