Glow on the go: Skincare essentials for your vacation

Glow on the go: Skincare essentials for your vacation

You know that scene in (pretty much) every travelling movie, where the main protagonist has to force their luggage shut with their body weight? It doesn’t have to be like that.

In this blogpost, we’re taking you through the simple yet essential steps of your skincare packing list, highlighting every product’s purpose and how it can optimize your vacay experience.

First things first: Store your products safely

Squished tubes and wasted product is never a fun surprise when opening your baggage after a long journey. Therefore, you should always ensure that your products aren’t subject to too much compression during your travel. Also, keeping your products collected in the same bag can prevent you having to turn your suitcase upside down to find the lip balm that’s hiding among towels and colorful bikinis. Our Beeswax Bag is the perfect reusable bag for the purpose. This practical bag is available in two colors (dark green and a natural, yellow color), and is perfect for storing your make-up, skincare, deodorant, brush, or whatever you need – all in one, secured place.

Travel-sized skincare doesn't have to be complex

We totally understand that leaving your favorite body lotion behind can be painful. If your treasured products don’t comply with the regulations for carry-on liquids, consider relocating some of the formula to another container that fits the limits. Make sure the container is leak-proof, and make it recognizable with stickers or titles to avoid switch-ups. This means that you won’t have to compromise on your routine or experiment during the time you should be the most relaxed.

Psst: at woods_, all tube sized products are travel-friendly to make fulfilling your packing list as easy as 1-2-3.

Everything you'll need on your voyage

Less is more. That goes for your packing list as well. So, here’re the staples that keep our routines simple yet indulging when we're on a getaway.

SPF: It's a need, not a want

If we had to tell you to prioritize a single product when going on a vacation, it’d be SPF. Whether your vacation consists of long hikes to beautiful destinations or spending most of your hours by the beach, keeping your complexion guarded against the sun’s rays is vital.

Not only will a nourishing layer of SPF help fend off skin-related effects like discolorations (hyperpigmentation/sunspots) or premature aging signs (like rough skin texture and fine lines), but it also serves as a pivotal step in preventing far more serious damage like sunburns and skin cancer. Make sure to cover your skin in broad-spectrum protection to prevent the harmful effects of both UVA and UVB rays, and reapply at least every two hours. And remember: The symptoms of sun damage can be delayed, so don’t be too quick to assume your skin’s resistance.

Our sunscreens are made with chemical, broad-spectrum sun protection filters that sink into the skin layers to convert the sun’s rays into harmless heat. The formula is enriched with protective antioxidants that simultaneously help counteract environmental damage.

We dedicated ourselves to creating a sunscreen you’ll actually want to wear. When applied, the complex of nourishing ingredients absorb quickly into the skin to deliver a non-sticky and lightweight result with a silky finish. Meanwhile, the addition of the powerful antioxidant vitamin E helps neutralize free radicals while restoring and hydrating the skin.

Keep it clean

Vacations often call for more outdoorsy activity, promoting an enhanced need for cleansing. At the end of the day, make sure to remove build-up of sweat, bacteria, grime, and makeup with a gentle cleanser. We recommend opting for natural cleansing actives to effectively lift away harmful substances while preserving your skin’s natural oils (sebum). The clean canvas will also make your skin more receptive to the following, indulging ingredients of your routine.

Lightweight, yet deep-diving hydration

When it comes to hydration in the heat, opting for fast-absorbing and lightweight formulas with active ingredients help keep the skin supple without any excess oily feeling on the skin. Our moisturizing gels penetrate the skin with intensely hydrating hyaluronic acid and actibiome; a natural compound that actively restores the skin’s pH balance and environment while preventing bacterial accumulation. The result is dewy, bouncy skin with a matte finish. Because staying hydrated is just as important for your skin.

Our purse-sized Niacinamide Lifting Mist is the perfect choice for on-the-go hydration. The power-packed product is infused with niacinamide (AKA vitamin B3), which works to visibly improve the skin's tone and elasticity while boosting the its barrier strength. With its practical size, the highly potent product is also perfect to bring along on your flights for an in-air boost. Combined with soothing and antioxidant-rich aloe vera, protective and cooling enzymes and vitamins, and soothing cucumber extract, every spritz is a dose of delicious, hydrating nourishment for the skin.  

Soothing remedies

Sometimes, sunburns just happen. And when they do, it’s important to be prepared. Sunburns can depend on the sun’s intensity or your skin’s resilience, and treating them correctly involves several steps. First and foremost, keep the affected areas away from further sun exposure, and only use gentle products to relieve the pain and irritation. If you’re struggling with facial sunburns, applying a thin layer of our cooling Intense Hyaluronic Mask can help relieve the sun-soaked effects.

We recommend storing it in the fridge up until usage for an extra soothing experience. This intensive moisturizing mask effectively replenishes the layers of the skin to douse it with active ingredients and protective antioxidants. While the addition of hyaluronic acid and carbamide instantly enhance the skin’s moisture content and binds water to the skin, nourishing vitamins (like C and E) plus omegas work to soothe, nourish and protect the affected area.  

Sanitizer... of course

One thing that the pandemic did was put bacteria spreading into perspective. When exploring, we tend to touch an abundance of new surfaces while exposing ourselves to bacteria and microbes that our bodies aren’t necessarily familiar with. Keeping a sanitizer at hand effectively prevents harmful particles from entering your system from your hands by neutralizing them. Our Nourishing Sanitizer Spray is formulated with 85% alcohol to keep the skin fresh and clean when out and about. 

So, there you have it. An effective ritual doesn’t have to be complicated – especially not when going on a vacation. For a quick summary, here’s our full list of skincare essentials for your vacation:

  • Practical storage for your products
  • A gentle cleanser
  • A lightweight facial gel
  • A facial mist
  • SPF
  • A soothing mask
  • A hand sanitizer

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