Did I mention that I was going to overload you with all you need to know about prepping for a trip or vacation? Today I’m sharing travel beauty and hygiene essentials. I usually prefer to check my luggage when traveling because I don’t want to deal with lugging it around in the airport. So that means I usually don’t have to worry about making sure my toiletries are TSA 3-1-1 compliant. However, I do keep some toiletries in my personal carry-on and I’ll be sharing those details with you tomorrow.
But for my Mexican vacation, I won’t be checking my luggage. I travel fairly often for work or visiting my family, so I keep a lot of travel size products and containers around, which is coming in very handy for my trip tomorrow. I like to keep a lot of these products packed in my toiletry bag, so when I’m ready to go on my next trip, they’re already packed.
Here’s a list of beauty essentials to pack when traveling:
Facial Care Products
- Kiehl’s Face Wash
I’m addicted to this face wash and most of Kiehl’s other facial products and come in travel sizes. #winning
- Alcohol-free Toner
This is always a necessity, no matter what time of year, no matter what destination, but I will admit I’m guilty of only packing it during the summer or when going to a SUPER sunny destination.
- Lip balm, lip gloss and lip stick
Chapped lips are never a good thing, so bring options.
- Eyeliner or brow pencil
Use your eyeliner as a brow pencil and lip liner if it’s in a lighter shade.
You can always find the travel size versions at Sephora and Ulta which are perfect for travel. Just #throwitinthebag
Concealer is always good for hiding those blemishes and dark circles.
- Makeup remover wipes
Confession: Some Most days I don’t feel like washing my face at night, so I use makeup remover wipes to remove my makeup. Once that’s done, I don’t feel so guilty.
- Clippers and Nail file
I will be the first to admit I didn’t always travel with nail clippers or a nail file. But after my last trip to the beach where I had a nail break really low into my nail bed, I will always keep these two items nearby.
- Perfume atomizer
This is great when you’re traveling with a carry-on or just don’t want to bring your whole bottle of perfume with you.
- Eye drops
Traveling between planes and different climate can leave your eyes dried out. Eye drops will keep your eyes moistened and looking alert. They’re also a great way to hide a hangover. If you have allergies, you might want to bring along eye allergy relief as well.
- Cotton pads (for toner)
Hair styling products
- Shampoo & Conditioner
- Leave-in Conditioner
- Hair oil
Hair Styling Tools
- Curling Iron
- Flat Iron
- Hair brush & comb
- Hair ties/Hair bands
- Hair Protection
- Shower cap
- Sleeping cap/wrap
Bonus tip: If you subscribe to any beauty boxes, check your stash and see what travel size products you already own. I had a couple of Target beauty boxes lying around which helped greatly when I was gathering all my beauty and hygiene products.
I’m my mother’s child, so I like to wipe down everything in my hotel room.