Having lived in the tropics my whole life, I am honestly not a fan of putting lotion on. It’s so hot and sticky. I’ve tried non-sticky oil in the past as well, but I can’t seem to make it an everyday habit to moisturize my skin. Bad, I know, and I am trying to change that cause sometimes, my skin gets so dry.
However, it’s a different story when I travel abroad and the weather is much colder, or some would say, more harsh (on the skin at least). The last thing anyone of us would want is a very dry face with a lot of breakouts, chapped lips, and itchy skin (cause it’s too dry!) You wouldn’t think it’s possible, but really, having a super dry face can be painful, too. It would be very hard to smile cause your lips crack after getting that windburn.
So, this is a mini-kit I prepare for myself whenever I travel somewhere in winter season, or even just spring or fall.
1. Face Cream – I have face creams at home but never really put them on here. I make sure to bring it with me in colder climates, though, cause of course my skin dries up much faster.
2. Petroleum Jelly – I am a fan of this product, really. I use this in case my face cream is not enough to fight the dry air. I also use it to moisturize my feet, my lips, my hands, and even my nose (sorta like my vicks!)
3. Carmex/ Aquaphor for the lips. They work for me in colder climates. The usual lipbalms still give me chapped lips. At night, before I sleep, I apply it all over my lips at generous amounts! Petroleum Jelly works, too, but I like the minty feel of the mentioned brands.
4. Body Cream/ Foot Cream – Regular lotion just won’t work. It has to be cream so it’s fuller, and well, creamier. Moisturizing yourself is the key to beating the colder destinations.
5. Face Spray – Not really needed, but I like keeping one handy. When I feel like my face is already so dry and I’m outdoors, I use a liquid moisturizing spray instead of a cream.
6. Massage Cream – usually in the form of some sort of menthol, it soothes my aching body/legs while keeping it moisturized, too!
So there. If you have suggestions or additions to this list, just leave a comment and I’d be happy to read/add them.:)