Skin care is an important routine for me, and it gets quite difficult trying to keep it up when I'm travelling and on vacation. Now when I'm on vacation I usually look at two things - how long I'm going to be away for, and whether or not I can make substitutions when I'm away.
Now I'll usually go very minimalistic when I travel and eliminate any frills, but some of the items I have to absolutely take with me are:
The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Wash - this has become my favorite ever since I discovered it, and I love it so much this is my second bottle (a bottle lasts quite some time!). It leaves my skin feeling clean, without stripping away too much of it's natural moisture. I rather like the Tea Tree smell, though it may not be for everybody. I also feel it reduced the number of spots I get!
The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner - this is a watery toner with a sort of residue in it. You need to shake it before use. It's a little on the harsher side, but is very effecting in cleaning dirt and grime off your skin. Be sure to avoid using it too close to the eye area, though. Another thing to keep in mind is the tea tree smell, which is quite strong!
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel - this is on the more expensive side, but a bottle will last a good 6 months. I love that it's lightweight and is absorbed easily. It's perfect for using under sunscreen in really hot weather (which I have in spades here!). It doesn't feel sticky or tacky. Best for truly oily skins, because it will not have enough moisture for normal/combination/dry skins.
Neutrogena Ultrasheer Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 55 - speaking of sunscreen, I've made it a priority to always wear sunscreen every day, regardless of whether I'm going out or not. I actually disliked this sunscreen in the beginning - I felt it made me oily. After establishing a good skincare routine, though, I tried this again, this time with success! It leaves me quite matte (although does nothing for oil control!) and it doesn't leave a white cast on my skin. It's not the best sunscreen, though, but it's good enough. (As a note, I much prefer the Shiseido sunscreen formula, but it leaves a white cast on my skin, which means I can only use it under makeup.)
The Body Shop Body Olive Body Butter - one of my favorites. It's so very moisturizing but non-greasy, and is absorbed quite quickly. It leaves my skin feeling oh-so-soft. Despite it being a body butter, I also use it for my face at night when I want more moisturization. It hasn't broken me out, but is still leaves my skin feeling plump and hydrated.
What are some of your travel favorites? Comment below and let me know!