7 Skincare Essentials to Pack for Spring Break
Whether you have big (COVID-19 safe) spring break plans or are just planning a low-key getaway close by this year, sorting through a big collection of skincare products to pack can be daunting. To help our fellow skincare lovers out, we’re sharing the seven products we consider an essential part of any spring or summer travel routine. From self-tanner you can mix with your moisturizer to a sunscreen that doubles as a primer, read on to shop our picks.
Whether you’re traveling somewhere by car or plane, or just spending an extended period of time outdoors, there’s no better way to refresh skin after the fact than with a face mist. This Thayers formula contains hydrating hyaluronic acid and antioxidant-rich botanicals like green tea, pomegranate, apple peel and acerola cherry.
Now is the time to swap your ultra-nourishing winter moisturizer for a lightweight formula. For acne-prone skin, we love this option because it contains salicylic acid to help fight breakouts and blackheads, and it helps soothe and hydrate skin without weighing it down.
Good news for those who aren’t jetting off to an exotic beach this year: you can still look like you did. Just mix a few of these self-tanning drops into your moisturizer and wake up with an I-just-got-back-from-a-relaxing-vacation-on-the-sand glow.
When you’re packing for a trip, multitasking products are a must. This sunscreen offers SPF 50 sun protection, and with its hydrating, gel-like formula, it also serves as a moisturizer and a makeup primer.
Micellar water is the perfect on-the-go cleanser because it’s easy to use (no water, no problem), is gentle and effective. Our newest go-to formula is this one from Garnier. It’s infused with vitamin C to leave you with a refreshed, clean and glowing complexion.
For spring break, make sure your bag is stocked with a lip balm with SPF. This formula contains coconut oil and SPF 30 broad-spectrum sunscreen to keep lips moisturized, smooth and healthy. And with a berry tint, it’s perfect for creating a summery no-makeup makeup look.
For a beach day, up the ante on your sun protection with this SPF 100 formula. It's surprisingly lightweight and fast-absorbing, plus water-resistant for up to 60 minutes.
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