If you look at my selfies and photos of me here in my blog and social media, you will probably notice one thing – I’m not a make-up girl. The only make up I really prefer wearing is lip color. What I’d like to focus on however is skincare rather than make-up. When I was 27 years old, I contracted a serious case of eczema on my face causing my cheeks to swell up and dry up. After a visit to the dermatologist, she then informed me that I have sensitive skin which I was not aware of at the time. From then on, my beauty regime changed. I became extremely careful about the products I put on my skin that I extended this practice during my travels.
To preface, these are products I personally use because these agree with my skin. I don’t really recommend experimenting on different skincare products especially when you have sensitive skin like I do. So if there are beauty products that works well for you, I strongly suggest you stick with it as long as you can. Here are the products you will normally find in my make-up bag:
Lip balm – Whether you get the simple drugstore brand or the high-end department kind, I find it important to have this in hand in your make-up bag. I often get dry sometimes chapped lips when traveling. I also recommend putting some on before going to bed. During the day, I would wear a tinted lip balm and I use a clear one before going to bed.
Make-up wipes – I don’t use this to remove make-up per se but I use it to clean my face if I cannot find any water to use my face cleanser. It is perfect to remove the dirt on your face in a convenient way giving you a very refreshing feeling.
Petroleum Jelly – I swear by this. When I first discovered I have sensitive skin during a visit to the dermatologist, she told me to use this if I find dry patches of skin on my face and body. This also is an excellent first aid ointment that helps relieve sunburned skin, cuts and blisters. I have been using this for all kinds of skin remedies ever since
Moisturizer with sunblock – not just an ordinary moisturizer but one that includes at least SPF15 sunblock. I have used both cream and lotion versions from both the drugstore and department store brands that would agree with my skin. I have been using this type of moisturizer since I was 20 years old and people actually think I’m younger than my age. Feel free to try the moisturizer and sunblock as two separate products by I prefer this product combination for more than 20 years.
Eye Cream – I first noticed lines around my eyes at 31 years old and I decided to take action. I bought a small jar of eye cream at the drugstore to remedy the issue. I’ve been using one since then which I now consider my little secret to younger looking skin.
Hand lotion – I must have one particularly because I prefer washing my hands with soap and water instead of using hand sanitizers. Constant hand washing means my hands can dry up easily so a small tube of lotion is a must on my purse.
Facial mist spray – I don’t just take this to the beach but I take it on the place as well for a quick spray to moisturize my face. It helps give you a refreshed look after a long-haul flight.
A clear make-up bag – that will fit all of these beauty products essential to me when I’m traveling. I prefer the clear plastic make-up bag to avoid dumping all my products out during a close inspection at the security checkpoint at the airport. It also helps me find the products I am looking for when I need it. Will they all fit? I sure hope so.
Notice that most of the products pictured here are those you can easily find at the drugstore. I often purchase the travel or trial sizes to avoid them getting confiscated at the airport. These are the brand I use personally because they agree with my skin but feel free to use whatever brands you prefer that works for you. The only “make-up” you will really find in my bag is lip color (or perhaps the occasional clear mascara). Other essentials such as a hand mirror, tweezers, emory board in a case, hair pins even a nail clipper are also found in my make-up bag. My make-up bag is always in my carry-on luggage so I can easily get these products whenever I need them. I believe that skincare is far more important than wearing make-up. As the commercial goes, “a healthy skin is beautiful skin.”
All the products pictured in this post are products I bought for myself and I personally own. This is not by any means a sponsored post by the brands you see in this post.