Updated: Mar 17, 2021
Hello Everyone! I hope everyone had a great time during the holidays! Sorry about my long absence. I have been traveling through South America and the US lately and now I finally have a chance to catch up with you guys.
During my trip I visited Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Peru. I am so excited to share with you my travel and skincare tips starting in this post.
How to Pack
When you are going on a trip that involves airplanes, it is best to pack light. I like to bring 1 carry on bag and 1 personal bag. It is best to take only what you don't have to check in because it makes traveling a lot easier. When you check in your bag, you will have to wait for baggage claim or even worse your luggage is missing and you don't have your belongings. If you are going on a trip that involves a lot of traveling like I did in South America, having too much to carry and check in just ads too much stress to your trip.
Pack clothing that is easy to mix and match so you can wear it more often and what will look acceptable for touring, dining, and whatever activities your trip involves. If I am going somewhere warm I like to pack summer dresses that can look great during both the day time and at night time. Pack shoes that have the most potential to be warn in multiple situations.
How to Pack Skincare
Traveling takes a toll on your skin. Flying frequently or for a long duration dries out your skin. The water that comes from the sink of a plane bathroom is probably harsh on your skin as well. So how do you pack enough skincare products to use while traveling without having to check your bag? I pack about 5 or 6 face masks, (TSA approved) lotion, eye cream, face wipes, my favorite conditioner, hair oil, BB cream, face mist, sunblock, and basic make up products. Such as an eye shadow palette, mascara, and eye liner. I pack what I think is the most important and what I think I might not be able to get when I am in another country. Luckily If I don't like the toiletries available at the hotel I can easily buy most things at local stores and airports.
I never relay on drinking water on the plane. I often feel dehydrated after flying most likely because the plane is very dry. So I try to drink a liter of water before my flight. I bring a large empty water bottle through TSA and I make sure to fill it at the filtered water station before my flight. If I forget to bring a water bottle I just purchase the largest bottle of Fiji water to make sure I have enough water during the flight.
I recommended investing in TSA Pre-check. It saves you time and stress at US airports because you do not have to remove your shoes or your belongings out of your bag. The line is usually much faster as well. It is good for 5 years and only costs $85 dollars right now.