Where to Start, What to Pack, and the Top Skincare Tips to Keep In Mind When You’re Away from Home
When was the last time you left the country? What about just a weekend getaway to the nearest beach or even ski resort? Many of us spend hours scrolling through Instagram, drooling over pictures of our favorite celebs on a tropical beach. While their lives may seem glamorous and out-of-reach, it's actually not as far away as you might think.
Where to Start
Don’t have time to look for good deals on flights, or traveling on a budget? There are tons of amazing sites out there ready to help you with the process. One of my favorite sites is scottscheapflights.com which will send you daily emails of cheap flights to cities around the world. The caveat? Most deals only last a few days or even a few hours, so you need to have some spontaneity with buying your tickets. Don’t want daily emails teasing your inbox every day? Buying flights far in advance allows you to save some cash and gives you something to look forward to when you’re feeling down!
What to Pack
So you booked a trip. Now what? I LIVE by sample size products when I travel, especially when all I have is a carry-on. I subscribe to the Sephora Play package that sends sample size products to my front door every month. This allows me to not only try new and amazing products, but if I like them, I buy the full size, and save the smaller bottle for when I’m away! My recent obsession? Hangover Cure by Too Faced, which I found through, you guessed it, Sephora Play package. I also love the vegan cosmetic company - Thrive Causemetics and their Buildable Blur CC Cream, do yourself a favor and buy this product!
Taking Care of Your Skin Abroad
If you don’t wash your face twice a day, you should start. Going to sleep with your makeup on clogs your pores and may cause blemishes. Find a routine in which you are keeping your face clean and refreshed, no matter where you are. This is especially important when you’re abroad. Traveling, whether you’re on a beach, in the mountains, or visiting a big city exposes your skin to some new, wacky conditions. Make sure you’re properly taking care of it by following these tips.
Lastly, What to Pack Everything In
My favorite travel luggage brand is Away, their products are perfectly sized to carry onto or check on any flight. I also highly recommend Pixie Mood which offers cruelty-free high-quality handbags and travel accessories.
Written by Julia S, team at aavrani.