How to Care for Your Skin While Traveling

How to Care for Your Skin While Traveling

It can be easy for me to neglect my skin when I travel. Long flights, fast food, and lack of sleep can have serious negative impacts, which are some of the major downsides to travel. While some of you may be more concerned about packing lightly and omitting some of the items I’m about to mention, I think it’s smart to always remember to put your skin first. Here are some of the products I pack and ways you can care for your skin while traveling.


Here are my top tips for proper skin care while on the road. It's super easy and affordable!


Bring coconut oil

Like many people in this day and age, I swear by coconut oil for just about everything. I cook with it, I apply it after a shower and I love it for hair and face masks. While it may be a bit pesky to bring in a backpack or suitcase, I still think it’s worth it. I brought a small amount in a jam jar while traveling through Southeast Asia and couldn’t have been happier.


Facial mist will be your bestie

I know I sound a bit ridiculous when I say this: I love facial mist. Ever since this product was introduced to me in Korea, I can’t get enough. I think it’s the perfect refresher after a long-haul flight and will rejuvenate you in just about any situation.


Use a proper moisturizer with SPF during the day

While I’m pretty diligent about carrying items that will help with my dry skin, I’ll be honest: sometimes I forget to put sunscreen on my face. Two of my beauty goals (correction: my only beauty goals) for 2017 is to always remember to take off my mascara and take better care of my skin – traveling or at home. One of the ways I plan on doing this is by investing in a day cream SPF with Vitamin E so my face feels refreshed while being protected from the sun.

I don’t even wear hats to protect my face from the sun! Not cool.

I’ve had my eyes set on Protect and Refresh Hello Sunshine! Day Cream as it’s a dermatologically tested, hydrating day cream with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 that is free of parabens, silicones, and fragrances. The cream is an FDA approved UVB and UVA sunscreen, helps fight against skin cancer and contains my favorite: Vitamin E. Keeping skin hydrated and luminous is important, but protection from harmful UV rays is critical, especially as I’m living in New Zealand where there’s minimal ozone layer, making the sun’s rays extra strong.

The damage from these rays can include redness, irritation, and dullness. Not only does the day cream protect against damage from UV rays that can cause damage, but the wrinkle reducing serum helps fight against aging. The active ingredients protect and refresh the skin with:

  • Vitamin B3 for DNA repair and energy production
  • Gorgonian Extract for soothing and healing
  • Vitamin E to protect the structure of the epidermis
  • 7-dehydrocholesterol to activate the endogenous anti-stress system

The Hello Sunshine! Day Cream is one of the best moisturizer with SPF 30 for travelers, but don’t forget to drink plenty of water and aid your body in staying hydrated. Whether your travel plans include lounging by the pool or on the beach, or hiking up a mountain, you need a day cream SPF with Vitamin E. Learn more about the ingredients in the Hello Sunshine! Day Cream by visiting Elan Rose Skin Care.


Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, but all my opinions are my own. 


How do you take care of your skin while on the road?



  1. January 31, 2017 / 10:23 am

    Nice healthy tips in here, thanks for sharing. Skin care is certainly something I never paid any attention to in the early years of traveling, but now I’m all over it. How right you are to include coconut oil in your kit!

  2. January 31, 2017 / 2:15 pm

    SPF is so important! But I constantly forget – eep. Hoping the sun damage isn’t too serious at this point. Thanks for sharing these tips! I find that tons of water and sleep works wonders too.

  3. January 31, 2017 / 5:10 pm

    A good SPF is always important especially when traveling to hot places! I like how the sunscreen is free of all that bad stuff! Would definitely be interested in trying it 🙂

  4. February 3, 2017 / 6:12 am

    We carry tea tree oil as our secret weapon. It’s anti fungal, anti bacterial and absolutely amazing. If you’re getting a little rash, put it on. If you get a cut or blister, on it goes. If your feet get funky… We swear by the stuff. It works wonders.

    • February 9, 2017 / 8:25 am

      Tea tree oil is also my jam. I’m running out of some so will have to get one more tiny bottle before I head to Europe this spring. I love how a little goes a long way!

  5. February 4, 2017 / 12:23 am

    Oh this is such a great topic! I used to NEVER carry any face products with me because I just got lazy, but after a while, I realized it was so important. My face always got dry or I would break out because of the air, water, food in the place I was visiting. One thing I’d add is itch cream! You never know when you’ll need it haha

    • February 9, 2017 / 8:24 am

      Oh that’s such a good point! I will definitely bring it next time I’m off traveling again =)

  6. February 4, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    I never go anywhere without my 50SPF+ sunscreen for my face! But that’s about it… I should really pay more attention to skincare. I have so many products sitting around but I’m always too lazy to apply any of it lol so bad. This day cream sounds amazing since it also moisturizes- I like that!

    • February 9, 2017 / 8:23 am

      50SPF+ is so necessary – agreed!

  7. February 5, 2017 / 6:29 am

    In addition to a moisturizer and make-up with SPF, I also bring argan oil in case of “emergencies”. It does miracles to my face!

    • February 9, 2017 / 8:22 am

      I use argan oil in my hair! I haven’t thought of it on my face!

  8. February 6, 2017 / 3:15 am

    Thank you for this post! It is so important to take care of your skin while traveling – most of the time we travel to a place that has different climate, humidity, and explore to direct sunlight. Thanks for bringing this to attention!

  9. May 11, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    These are some great and useful tips. I always feel that skin needs care while traveling. And I too always carry coconut oil and moisturiser. The places which are very cold, the skin goes dry so need extra attention.

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