It is that time of year when everyone begins to pack their schedules tight now that summer has rolled around. There is so much to do, so many outdoor activities to plan, and so many special occasions to attend and with all of that comes travel.
Whether it is a family vacation, quality time with your honey, a destination wedding, or just a girls getaway weekend, traveling can definitely have its perks; however it can also come with some serious jet lag. Check out these key beauty products any savvy traveler would appreciate, keeping you refreshed and looking great.
Glam Glow, an Allure favorite beauty pick, is a brand that creates a vast line of products and when it comes to traveling, their YouthMud ($69, 1.7 oz Sephora) is what you need. The mud base is from the South of France Mediterranean Sea and is packed with moisturizing collagen synthesis made for both men and women. It is what the experts call a “10-minute professional facial in a jar.” Use it once or twice right before you leave and you will instantly see a difference. It creates a radiant glow leaving your skin looking refreshed, tightened, smoother and glowing.
Because everyone loses sleep when traveling, those puffy dark circles under your eyes can easily sneak up on you. Fresh is a line of beauty products which creates all natural products proven to be healthy for all skin types. Fresh offers an expert eye treatment cream (Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate, $85, 15ml, Fresh.com) made from black tea, blackberry leaf and lychee seed extract which helps increase the skin’s elasticity and decrease puffiness. It is also infused with noni fruit juice and has a cooling properties to instantly help soothe skin and retain moisture. Simply smooth onto the skin around and below eyes morning and night or when you need a pick-me-up to help you look brighter and more refreshed. Bye bye jet lag bags!
Clinique also offers a great eye product that is perfect for any trip, especially beach vacations. Their All About Eyes serum ($28, Clinique.com) is the perfect accessory for your pool or beach tote. When the sun starts to heat things up, this cooling roller ball wrapped in serum will instantly refresh and rejuvenate when the sun gets too intense.
Worried about taming your hair while out of town? Don’t fret. We found the perfect summer tress saver. The sun can do a number on hair just like it can on skin so it is just as important to protect and repair your hair. Caviar Overnight Hair Rescue ($38, 3.4 oz, Alterna Hair Care) may be on the pricier end, but it works wonders. You will notice softer, more manageable, less frizzy, fried hair with just one use.
With so much to pack, we often forget to stash our favorite scent. Jo Malone’s small perfume bottles are perfect for any trip. At just 1 oz., they fit in any bag, purse or carry on. Jo Malone offers a variety of fresh, sweet and crisp scents such as Nectarine Blossom and Honey just right for any destination. They are lighter than normal fragrances which is great on a hot summer day. Hint: applying scent on damp skin after drying off from a shower or bath helps lock in the fragrance and adjust to your body making it last longer.
One last go-to product that every gal (or let’s be honest- guys too) need in their carry on is hand cream. Having hand cream is always a good idea, especially if you are in a pinch. L’Occitane ($28, 5.2 oz) makes a wonderful hand cream that is rich and doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy. Protect your hands and your tan!