3 skincare essentials to pack while traveling

When traveling, you’re often looking forward to all the sights you’ll see and the things you’ll do while checking out another state—or country! But that doesn’t mean that your skincare routine should fall by the wayside during this time. Taking care of your skin and keeping it healthy is a year-round job, but how to do you pack light while ensuring you have the right skincare products on hand? Below are three of the most essential skincare products to pack when traveling!

  • Gentle cleanser. Keeping the face clean is the first step in ensuring a reduction in oils, acne, and other common skin problems. You’ll want to wash your face in the morning and at night to keep the skin fresh and beautiful, so bring with you your gentle cleanser. Choose one that also removes makeup if you are considering bringing cosmetic products alone, as makeup left on the skin can clog the pores.
  • Prescription products. If you have any conditions such as acne, psoriasis, or eczema, you want to make sure you bring your prescription skincare products with you during your trip. With changes in environment, weather, and location, you may notice flare-ups of eczema or increased oils from sweating contributing to a breakout of acne. Make sure you have refills of your prescription skincare products available to eliminate the need of trying to access these products while away.
  • Sunscreen. Our team can never stress it enough: always wear sunscreen! Choose a sunscreen high in SPF that offers broadband protection against both UVA and UVB rays. Apply on all exposed areas of the skin, including the face, in the morning and reapply as needed to keep sun damage and sunburn from drying your skin and increasing your risk of skin cancer.

Learn more about how to care for your skin

Dr. Cockerell of Dallas, TX are committed to helping patients understand how to care for their skin—even when they’re on the go! If you are looking for advice on products or services to keep your skin healthy and beautiful, contact the Dermatology Treatment and Research Center at 5310 Harvest Hill Road, Ste. #160.