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8 tips to stay fresh, comfortable, and confident, on the road or in the air

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Thanks to Dove for sponsoring this post! I wouldn’t get through my traveling schedule without them!


I’m heading off to Deer Valley to ski in Utah in the beginning of February and I can’t wait! If you’ve seen on Instagram, I’ve been spending the last two weeks in Hawaii. Regardless of the temperature in the heat or in the snow dryness does occur. I find it challenging to take care of my skin while traveling in different climates so I’m glad I found a staple like Dove!

We all know hotel and airline toiletries don’t cut it. Dr. Barba will share the top products you absolutely must bring with you while jet setting this holiday season. Conveniently, Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant is TSA approved in full size, and is also available in travel size.

When jet-setting from city to city, your tried-and-true skincare routines can fall by the wayside. Dove Dermatologist Dr. Alicia Barba was so kind to share a few travel tips for your skin with my own commentary of course.

Check out these 8 tips to stay fresh, comfortable, and confident, on the road or in the air.

1. Stick to the basics

Traveling is not the time to experiment with a new product and risking skin irritations or rashes. If you have limited suitcase space to work with, stick to the essentials: a cleanser; sunscreen; deodorant; hand lotion, and the makeup you use on a regular basis. To save time, pack your favorites and have them ready to go. Always. Don’t unpack them. Just buy two of your everyday items and leave them packed. When you travel as much as I do, it’ll save you loads of time!

2. Deodorant is essential

When traveling long distance or in the tight quarters of an airplane, you’re going to want to keep yourself feeling fresh. Having deodorant handy is a must. The one I choose is Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant because it also cares for your skin. Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant provides 48-hour odor and wetness protection, plus added skin care benefits for softer, smoother underarms.

3. Keep cleansing wipes handy

When on-the-go, you’re oftentimes in a germy environment and that can transfer when touching your face with your hands. Having cleansing wipes or cloths handy is a quick way to refresh yourself. Remember to wipe off airline arm rests, your lap tray, the back of the seat in front of you, and the window shade. Literally everything. And while you’re at it, turn the air vent in the other direction because you don’t want that recycled air blowing in your face.

4. Bring weather-dependent necessities

In addition to the basics, if you’re traveling where it’s hot, humid and sunny you’re going to want to bring blotting papers, a stronger SPF and a lightweight moisturizer. If you’re heading somewhere cold, pack lip balm, a richer moisturizer and a hydrating face mask to help combat the dry air.

5. Hydrate!

Make sure to stay hydrated on flights. Sometimes airlines are stingy with their water so always bring an empty bottle and fill up at the airport or buy a bottle or two before you get on a flight and chug!  Hydration is important to help decrease inflammation and keep your skin feeling and looking its best. Not only should you be drinking it but you should be spraying it on your face every hour you’re in the air. Evian facial spray or any facial spray will work wonders for your dehydrated flight skin.

6. Pack a tin of Vaseline

I always carry Vaseline, it’s a serious multitasker. It can do wonders for dry or cracked cuticles, elbows and hands. It can also stand in for some of your beauty products. Put some on a cotton ball to clean up your eye makeup or dab a small amount on your cheek bones in place of a highlighter.

7. Freshen up after a flight

The first thing I do when I finally get to where I am staying is wash my face and finish with a cold wash cloth or ice. The cold compress helps reduce any inflammation and refresh dehydrated skin.

8. Get into a bedtime routine

Bedtime is the best time to hydrate your skin. When traveling between time zones you can get major jet lag or thrown off your bedtime routine. I try to stay awake until the bedtime of the timezone I’m in. If you must nap try to nap in either a 15 minute or 45 minute increment. I’ve heard it’s the best for your sleep cycle. Google it. If you’re looking to decrease collagen breakdown, you might want to consider these three quick steps before hitting the hay: 1. Wash your face. 2. Apply a retinol. 3. Moisturize.

Make sure to check out Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant online here!



This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant.