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 massive collection of skincare products to pack can be daunting. To help our fellow skincare lovers out, we’re sharing the seven products we consider essential for 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 skincare for spring break 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 witch hazel, aloe vera and rose water for balanced and hydrated skin.
Good news for those who aren’t jetting off to an exotic beach this year: you can still look like you did. This self-tanning mist infused with vitamin E may spritz on invisible, but it will gradually turn into an I-just-got-back-from-a-relaxing-vacation-on-the-sand glow.
A multi-award-winning foundation may not seem like a skincare essential, but trust us: you’ll be happy you packed this oil-free formula that has a natural, second-skin effect. No matter what toll spring break shenanigans take on your skin, apply this for a lit-from-within glow.
Micellar water is the perfect on-the-go cleanser because it’s easy to use (no water, no problem), gentle and effective. This travel-size version from Garnier is infused with vitamin C to leave you with a refreshed, clean and glowing complexion.
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.
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. Layer it under any lip shade or wear it alone.
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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