The average woman uses 16 different beauty and makeup products every single day, according to Beauty World News. Meanwhile, research shows that females typically own 40 different pieces of makeup. However, when you’re heading on vacation there’s only so many beauty products you can cram into your suitcase. As such, it’s crucial that you whittle your collection down to these must-have essentials to ensure your skin stays in great shape during your trip.




Petroleum jelly

Not only is petroleum jelly so compact that it will fit into the most jammed-packed of suitcases, but it will serve as a multi-functional beauty tool during your vacation too. If you’ve spent a bit too long in the sun, petroleum jelly can be used to rehydrate your skin and your lips. Even if you’re vacationing in a colder climate, petroleum jelly will come in handy as it can relieve dry skin which is typically caused in windy and low temperatures. And, when you’re perfecting your look for a day or night out, you can use it to tame your brows and to highlight your cheekbones.




Moisturizing sunscreen

Regardless of whether you’re hitting the beach, slopes, or are just sightseeing, you’ll need to pack your sunscreen. It doesn’t matter if it’s not sunny where you’re heading either. In fact, you’ll burn quicker on a ski vacation than a beach one as you’re closer to the sun.

Meanwhile, 80% of the sun’s UV rays can penetrate through clouds. And by choosing a sunscreen which offers moisturizing benefits, you’ll also benefit from being able to leave your chunky pot of moisturizer at home.

Micellar water

American’s top vacation destination is the United Kingdom, according to Love Exploring. However, as air pollution is high in the UK, you’ll need to ensure you’ve got a multi-purpose product that can clear your skin of the impurities pollution will leave behind on it. Micellar water is ideal as it’s a cleanser, makeup remover, and face wash all rolled into one. And even if you’re heading to American’s second preferred vacation spot which is the Dominican Republic, you’ll need it to clear your face of sea water and sand debris.

Multi-functional makeup

Makeup is an essential part of most women’s beauty regimen. 18% say they wear it every day, while a further 28% slap on their warpaint most days. And, while most confess to cutting back on the amount they wear during vacation, they still say that they want to look good and to feel more confident.

Thankfully, you can achieve this with just a few makeup products. Items such as NARS The Multiple can be used on both the face and the body to build up color, to contour and highlight the skin, and to touch up and smooth your complexion.

Rehydrate your skin

One of the first things you’ll notice when you’re in a new climate is the impact it has on your skin. Both hot and cold climates can dry out the skin and make it feel tight and uncomfortable. You’ll, therefore, need to have plenty of moisturizing oils that will soften your skin and make it feel more comfortable. But, rather than opting for a simple moisturizing oil spray, consider ones such as Pixi Glow Mist and Eau Cellulaire Cellular Water Mist which can be used to hydrate the skin and to set your makeup.

There’s no need to take your entire beauty collection with you when you head on vacation this year. By opting for multi-purpose products designed to protect, replenish, and care for your skin, your suitcase will be easier to carry and you’ll skin will be cared for no matter where in the world you’re going.