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Stay Beautiful On-the-Go: Skin Care Travel Kit

Vacation is all I ever wanted. Vacation, had to get away. This classic Go-Go’s song is perfect for your playlist as you attack your packing list: clothes, check; bathing suits, check; fabulous floppy hat, check; skin care products… oops, there’s no more room in your suitcase!

Might we suggest larger luggage? Often, a vacation gives us a break from our everyday reality, but just because you are sipping cocktails in Cozumel doesn’t mean that you should skimp on your wellness routine—especially when it comes to skin care. A lapse in your skincare routine could result in one souvenir you don’t want to take home—tired-looking skin.

Luckily, there are portable beauty supplements and creams you can easily keep on hand, whether you are at home or hang-gliding in Honduras. Here are 5 tips for an on-the-go beauty routine.

1. Start each day with skin care supplements

Woman taking skin care supplement on vacation

Particularly when you’re traveling, you never know what the climate will be like. It’s important to keep your skin protected against the forces of nature, no matter where in the world you find yourself. Start each day with a Daily Skin Defense formula that bolsters your skin’s natural defenses against oxidative stress caused by pollutants and ultraviolet (UV) exposure.

Incorporating a daily defense supplement with ceramides allows your skin to retain healthy moisture levels, which not only supports your skin’s appearance, but also helps keep out pollutants and other environmental elements that are best kept outside of your body.

2. Moisturize with a day cream

Woman applying moisturizing day cream in a hotel mirror

No matter where you are headed on your next vacation, you will more than likely have some fun outdoors. Whether you are on the beaches or exploring the city center, your skin will be exposed to oxidative stress caused by pollutants and UV exposure more than it would be if you were at home. If you are wise, you’ve likely already packed a body lotion—but maybe you think that you don’t also need a daily facial moisturizer.

The opposite, in fact, is true. Just as you would take a multivitamin to support your body, a day cream is mean to support your skin every day—and consistency is key. Our faces reveal our age and the state of our health, and that daily moisturizer promotes skin elasticity, texture and firmness so that you will look youthful and healthy—at home or on the go!

A little day cream goes a long way to support all day hydration. Before you leave your hotel room, add a dollop to your forehead, chin and both of your cheek bones, and massage into your skin for all day coverage.

3. Hydrate from the inside out

Woman taking drink to stay hydrated while traveling

Staying hydrated on vacation might seem challenging but getting your daily eight 8 oz. glasses of water is still essential for your internal systems to properly function and your skin to look and feel its best. Before you get on the plane, pack a portable water jug with you, and before you leave your hotel fill it up for all-day hydration.

Ceramide-based supplements can go the extra mile to keep your skin hydrated, even if you’ve wandered to a dry climate. Skin Restoring Ceramides promotes skin hydration and revitalizes skin from the inside out to help smooth the appearance of wrinkles, hydrating and rejuvenating your skin from within.

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4. Grab some on-the-go beauty gummies

Travel bag holding collagen gummies

If you’re accustomed to air travel, you may be tired of the same snack choices on your flight: peanuts, pretzels or cookies. But, luckily you can have a mid-flight snack and help promote beautiful skin all at the same time with collagen gummies.

It doesn’t matter if you’re on your way to Copenhagen or Cologne, collagen and hyaluronic acid are both essential for beautiful, youthful-looking skin. Gummies are a great way to reap all the beautifying benefits with some added cherry flavor. And Gummy Science Youthful Collagen™ gummies have no added sugar, so you get the skin nourishing benefits of collagen without the guilt!

5. Don’t skimp on serums

Woman in pool using serums to keep skin youthful

You may be tempted to purchase pricey spa packages while you are away on vacation, but luckily you can have beautifying botanicals in a portable, on-the-go serum. Perfect for travel and even your back pocket, an anti-aging serum will work wonders while you are away. An anti-aging serum enhances hydration with ceramides and rejuvenating peptides to help firm and tone the skin, while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

You won’t have to wait around to reap the benefits, either. The serum’s consistency allows for fast absorption that delivers benefits deeper into the skin. You’ll even get added hydration with a little help from pomegranate, raspberry extracts and sunflower seed oil.

But don’t just take our word for it.

Life Extension partnered with one of the top beauty gurus, YouTube creator Dawn Gallagher. Watch as she highlights her favorite Life Extension skin care products and explains how they are the perfect travel companions for her on-the-go skin care routine.

About the Author: Andrew Davis is a graduate of Pace University NYC with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He has more than a decade's worth of experience in content and social media in the health and wellness space. An avid traveler, Andrew also has volunteered as an English teacher and humanitarian in countries throughout Asia.