In less than 2 weeks, I’ll be traveling home to Taiwan to spend time with my family for Chinese New Year! Even though I’m going home and my mom usually have plenty of skin care items ready for me to use and bring back, I still need to pack some travel size things for me to use on the plane. So today I’m going to go over items that will be in my travel bag for my 20+ hour flight.
I usually avoid having any makeup item in my travel bag because the reality is, I just want my skin to feel as comfortable and breathable as possible when I’m traveling, so I don’t want to have any makeup on. And it is most likely I will be sleeping for half of the flight anyway, so having a clear face will also help avoid accidentally sleeping with makeup on. The one thing I’m consider packing will be a brow pencil, because I personally can’t live without brows and refuse to go out in public without them done, haha.
I saved up a lot of my sample size items for when I have to do a weekend travel bringing a carry-on only. To me doing a long distance travel a face wash that helps me freshen up is a must because you want your face nice and clean before applying any toner, serum and/or moisturizer. I will usually also pack some cleansing wipes for when I just want a quick and easy pick me up and don’t feel like getting out of my seat.
During the flight, you want to make sure your skin stay hydrated, so I like to bring some serums and moisturizers to apply. Having hand cream and foot cream on deck is also great for fighting dryness on my hands/feet, but if they are at a place that’s hard to reach or if I am feeling lazy, I’ll use the extra moisturizers from the sample pack on my hands, neck and feet because those sample pack are usually not resealable.
This will also be the first time I pack a little eye cream with me, as insignificant as it sounds, eyes are usually the first thing people notice when they see you, so avoid looking tired around the eyes is the best way to look “put together” when traveling.
One thing that didn’t make it in the picture is a good lip balm, it’s an item I make sure I have no matter where I go, so I guess it’s not specific for the long distance travel. But I always make sure I have at least one lip balm in my handbag when I travel and since my lip color is naturally darker, I keep a few lip glosses or lip sticks in my bag too to give my lips some extra lifelines.
What do you take with you when you travel? Anything else I’m missing?