Travel is back! We know this because we are writing this blog from the Whitsundays… and yes, it really is as beautiful as it looks on Instagram.
Now, we could totally be forgiven for turning off and letting the work emails pile up while we indulge in endless Pina Colada’s but, the truth is, our skincare obsession doesn’t end while we’re on holidays!
Since it's been a hot minute since we all packed our suitcases and set off, it’s high time to talk the best skincare to travel with. Let’s start with what to pack on the plane.
Because of the restrictions on liquids at airports, skincare on planes can sometimes get tricky. Here's what to pack
For the plane, for the next day, for the whole trip.
If you are anything like me, flying causes almost immediate breakouts (is it us or the dirty plane air?!?) No matter the cause, pimple patches have got you covered. Literally.
Made from hydrocolloid, these tiny stickers go on to the pimple, drawing out the gunk and, most importantly, keeping the area covered and protected from dirt and fingers.
Pimple patches take care of the dirty work so that you can get on with your holiday. Plus, if you choose the ultra transparent and invisible type patches, you can keep your selfie game strong.
Our best-selling product for three years running, Subi Perfect Pimple Patches are the ones to pack. They're ultra-thin so they don't show up in photos or come off if you're sweating.
Plane air is not only a breeding ground for bacteria, it's also terrible for skin. It dries it out, taking every last drop of moisture with it. Enter - the face mist.
Not only are they great for combatting the dehydrating effects of flying, you can use one no matter where you're going, winter or summer.
Our absolute favourite (and a fav of Korean flight attendants) is d'Alba Piedmont's First Spray Serum.
Don’t stop double cleansing on your holiday.
If you are going to a tropical destination, you'll be wearing A LOT of sunscreen. Your simple water-based cleanser isn’t the most effective at getting oil-based things, like sunscreen, off your face.
Water based cleansers can’t quite get through to the sunscreen/makeup/sebum on your skin's surface. You'll be able to get rid of these much more effectively with an oil based cleanser.
Cleansing balms are a natural choice for travelling with because they come in a solid form. Subi Bare Skin Balm is super effective and also comes with a little spatula for easy application. It's a must-have for those with sensitive, dry or mature skin.
If you prefer a traditional oil formula, then we also love the APLB Blackout Cleansing Oil.This is a god-send for combination, oily and acne prone skin because it can help with blackheads. As a bonus for when you're travelling, it has a little cap you can apply to the nozzle so that it won't open and squirt liquid while you're in transit.
Powder cleansers are your skincare bestie when you travel. They are granulated powders that, when combined with water, lather into a foam cleanser.
You don’t have to worry about your powder wash getting confiscated at the airport because there's no liquid in it! Likewise, forget the formula going bad in high temperatures or spilling in your bag. They have a really long shelf life and seemingly last forever.
If you're after one of the best, most deluxe powder washes on the market, go with Subi Brightening Powder Cleanser. The ultra fine powder is super gentle on even the most sensitive, damaged skins and turns into a fluffy cloud as soon as you add water to it.
Looking for a cheap and cheerful option that's a bit chunkier in texture but still gets the job done? Then Toosowoong Enzyme Powder Wash is great!
Best of all, powder cleansers won't take up valuable weight in your luggage because without water in them they weigh next to nothing!
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Toners are an essential and should always be used even in your scaled back routine. We absolute love the COSRX Propolis Synergy Toner – it is super hydrating and does the work of your toner, essence and serum if you want to pair your routine back while you travel.
If you are heading off to the tropics or Europe in Summer, a toner with aloe vera is a great option for those days when you accidentally get a little too much sun. The Benton Aloe BHA Skin Toner is great for this. As a bonus, it contains a little BHA for really gentle exfoliation.
These steps are totally up to you, your bag space and your skin's needs.
If you have really dry skin, then you might not want to part with your regular essences or serums even for a few days. We say - "if you can fit it in your bag then we say go for it".
For a quick all in one product, try Benton Let’s Carrot Multi Oil.It's great for uneven skin tone and hydration.
Moisturising creams are an essential part of your routine – even in tropical and warm destinations! And even for oily skin!
If you are in a humid destination or feel that your ordinary moisturiser will be too heavy, then swap it out for a light gel or cream. Try Jelly Ko Cherry Blossom Sleeping Mask for the ultimate moisturiser and night repair treatment in one.
Looking for a staple moisturiser that does the work of several products in a single jar for dehydrated, dry, dull and mature skin? Our best-selling moisturiser is Jelly Ko Bubble Tea Steam Cream. This stuff is magic and will keep your skin ultra-hydrated throughout your trip.
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is a great little option to keep your lips hydrated throughout your trip. Simply pop on before bed and wake up with juicy, kissable, hydrated lips.
Every day, everywhere, every time.
Remember to pack your SPF and to pop it on every morning and then reapply again every few hours.
Check out STYLE STORY's collection of mini skincare productsin our re-usable travel kits! We're bound to have a skincare set that's perfect for you and your skin type.
Your skincare travel bag will change depending on where you are going and what time of the year it is.
But packing a few essentials, like a facial mist, pimple patches, double cleansers, toner and moisturiser will ensure your skin is happy.
That leaves you to get on with the serious business of enjoying your holiday.
So, have a great trip! Or as we say in Korean, "잘 다녀오세요!"
"Plane air is not only a breeding ground for bacteria, it's also terrible for skin. It dries it out, taking every last drop of moisture with it. Enter - the face mist."STYLE STORY - Your Go-To for Kbeauty
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