I find that when I travel, I never know what to pack – because my skin can go crazy. Help!

The last thing you want to deal with when traveling is a breakout or problematic skin. Unfortunately, these issues are quite common because travel disturbs our normal skin balance due to abrupt changes in the temperature and/or humidity levels. Our skin becomes accustomed to its environment and can go haywire when out of routine. Additionally, when traveling, you may come across water with a high mineral content (“hard water”) – which makes it harder to rinse off detergents and cleansers. This makes the skin more susceptible to irritation. For these reasons, be prepared to give your skin extra TLC while traveling.

mychelle-dermaceuticals-natural-skin-care-2To prep your skin for your next journey, I recommend that you exfoliate the night before with something like the Tropical Skin Smoother to remove dead skin cells, unclog pores and restore hydration. Before bed, condition and moisturize your skin with the Deep Repair Cream to build moisture and ease any irritation or inflammation.

Be prepared to handle sudden fluctuations in your skin. Keep your toiletries bag stocked with supplies so you’ll be well-resourced. Here are a few recommended travel essentials (all meet TSA travel requirements, so feel free to carry them on board!):

Also check out our Hello Beautiful Collections. These picture-perfect sample sets are a great way to try something new – and they make the best gifts EVER. The charming collectible box will delight both you and your friends; it’s so darn cute you’ll likely keep it long after the products are gone. These are fabulous travel companions that let you take miniature-sized versions of your trusty MyChelle faves everywhere you go.

Lastly, while traveling, it’s nice to give your skin a bit of color without much effort.  Use a sheer, non-greasy lip gloss (something in a stick is ideal.) Colors that are rosy pink or light bronze usually work well on all skin tones and can be used on your lips, cheeks, and even eyes. Little-Kisses-Collection_305x400A little goes a long way, so apply to your lips as you normally would but dab the color with your finger (clean, of course!) along the cheekbones to give your skin a boost of color and glow. You can sweep over the eyes with your finger as well to bring together a nice, simple, beautiful look.

MyChelle offers a variety of Little Kisses, a high-shine lipstick that stays on lips but contains no petroleum. These incredible lip colors perform like classic lipsticks, but they contain a healthy food-grade base. Little Kisses have beautiful glide, luscious lip feel and rich, warm tones that complement every skin tone. These Little Kisses can also double as your quick all-over color. Easy to pack, easy to use, looks great… What more could you want?

Happy Travels!

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AskOurEstyCatie Wiggy is the Director of Education for MyChelle Dermaceuticals. She has been working in the skin care industry for over 13 years as a makeup artist, brand educator, manager, innovator and licensed esthetician. She holds several certifications in esthetics and has hands-on experience with chemical peels, microdermabrasions, acne management and anti-aging treatments.