Autumn is the season best suited for road trips, and who doesn’t like those? Driving through picturesque landscapes while singing along to your favorite songs with your loved ones is the best way to make memories.
However, being stuck in a car for long periods can be tough on your skin (especially when combined with outdoor excursions). This is why packing skincare is one of the keys to having a successful trip. Read on to find out which products you should have in your car ready for the next road trip.
Having your skin protected from UV rays is important, but it’s something a lot of us are quick to forget. Sunscreen with SPF higher than 30 is an item you should have in your car at all times, but especially for those longer trips.
When you’re on the open road with the windows down, music up and sun streaming in, it’s crucial to apply SPF 30 sunscreen. Store it in the shade of your car and ensure you reapply it once in a while for full protection.
Although some believe that drinking water is enough to hydrate our body, our skin needs some additional help. Thankfully, there are amazing moisturizers on the market to improve your skin’s hydration. When we’re travelling we tend to drink less water so we won’t need to take as many toilet stops, which is why moisturizing is extra important when you travel!
If you find yourself taking an awesome little road trip around Singapore (which offers many amazing little driving routes by the way), why not also do something that your skin will thank you for later? Maybe take a stop at Face Holistic and experience the best facial treatment in Singapore.
You may want to ease on some moisturizer in the morning and then let the professionals make your skin glow for the continuation of your trip.
If you’re a person who loves wearing makeup, you will probably be wearing some for the duration of your journey. However, a face full of makeup has an expiration date after which it can look cakey, greasy and smudged.
You should also keep in mind that not taking your makeup off for longer stretches of time can lead to clogged pores and irritated skin, both of which are the breeding ground for adult acne (no one wants that)! With this in mind, pack a travel sized bottle of makeup remover to keep with you at all times. Don’t forget to bring some cotton rounds with you too.
Serum of Choice
Even though you should pack light when going on a road trip, we don’t think that a tiny glass bottle of serum will add a lot of weight to your bag – so bring the serum of your choice! However, it will help you maintain the perfect look for your skin. Don’t take the entire arsenal of beauty serums, just take the one that you think your skin will benefit from the most.
For example, if you struggle with dry skin, ensure you pack hyaluronic acid based serums. Conversely, if blackheads are making your life a nightmare, get yourself a serum with salicylic acid as its main ingredient.
When traveling on the road, we tend to touch everything in our cars and then we touch our faces. Putting our hands near our eyes, mouths and cheeks is one of the most unhygienic habits we all have – especially in the context of a pandemic (such as the COVID-19 pandemic).
While we should all try to lessen our habit of touching our faces, the most sensible thing you can do for now is to have hand sanitizer with you at all times. Touching your face with clean hands is obviously much safer.