Packing travel skin care can be an incredibly hectic process, but it can actually be fun to plan self-care for your journey. Whether you need to consider limits from the TSA or the size of your suitcase, you only have so much space for your skin care. Still, you can keep your skin radiant, moisturized and clean by planning out the right products to bring along with you. From packing mini products to seeking out multi-purpose skin care, we've rounded up essential travel tips to elevate your skin care game while you're on the go.  

1. Pack travel-size products. 

Without a doubt, minis are perfect for traveling. If you're boarding a plane, the TSA allows you to bring liquids, gels, pastes, creams and aerosols in containers that are 3.4 ounces (or smaller), and you're limited to one quart-sized bag of these items in your carry-on bag. Even if you're getting to your destination by car, travel-size products are more convenient to pack than full-size bottles. Bring your favorites with you, whether that's your 100% pure jojoba oil or coconut travel-size shampoo (in addition to your travel-size toothpaste). 

2. Use facial cleansing pads instead of liquid cleansers. 

We know, we love our multi-step skin care routines as well! But when you're traveling, sometimes you only have the time for a quick wipe and the space for a small container of facial cleansing pads. Grab pads infused with inherently cleansing tea tree oil for deep cleaning. Look for key ingredients catering to your skin type, whether that's cucumber and aloe for dry skin, cannabis sativa and white ginger for oil-prone skin or pineapple enzyme for blemish-prone skin. 

3. Bring tea tree oil for its versatility. 

We can't sing enough praises about the botanical wonders of tea tree oil! This wonder-full ingredient is excellent for targeting blemishes, treating your hair and even controlling pests. With tea tree oil, make sure that you dilute it with water before you use it. 

4. Use a soap bar instead of liquid soap. 

Instead of resorting to hotel soap that might irritate your skin, bring a nourishing and moisturizing soap bar (such as the Activated Charcoal Soap Bar) in your favorite scent. In addition to being eco-friendly, soap bars aren't constrained by TSA liquid rules, so they're great to carry with you during your travels. Just make sure that you store them in a sturdy container so that you won’t get any suds or fallout on your belongings. 

5. Bring an empty refillable water bottle. 

Instead of buying a few water bottles every day, keep an empty refillable water bottle with you to always quench your thirst. This is not only more convenient, but also less expensive and more eco-friendly. It's generally a solid idea to stay hydrated as you travel — plus, water can help you flush out toxins and maintain your skin's elasticity when it comes to the skin care front! 

6. Don't forget your hand sanitizer.

Now more than ever, you want to keep a hand sanitizer with you, especially when you might not have access to a sink and soap all the time. Desert Essence's sanitizers are made with 75% grain alcohol to eliminate 99.9% of harmful germs. We know that sanitizers can be a little drying, so we've also formulated ours with probiotic Kefir to nourish and condition the skin. 

Travel Size Hand Sanitizer

7. Stay moisturized. 

Airplane cabins can dry out your skin quickly, so it's a good idea to moisturize all parts of your body before and after your plane ride. Yes, even if you have oil-prone skin, prepare for the drying impacts of traveling. Bring along your favorite mini cruelty-free lotions to keep your skin looking and feeling great!

8. Pack multi-purpose skin care products. 

Between limited space and TSA rules, you'll want to minimize as much of your personal care routine as possible when traveling. Bringing products that serve multiple purposes can help you streamline your travel collection. A product like jojoba oil is incredibly versatile, as you can use the oil to moisturize your skin, remove makeup and massage your scalp. 

Even when traveling, keep your skin at 100 percent! Pack along your favorite Desert Essence on-the-go skin care products, whether they're minis or multi-purpose items. No matter if you're spending your days lounging by a beach or touring the world's greatest sites, you don't have to neglect your skin's needs.