Cabin-Friendly Essentials: How to Take Care of Your Skin Whilst Travelling with Hand Luggage Only

Packing for a holiday is stressful, but the most stressful part of all? Trying to squeeze all your beloved skincare products into your suitcase, especially if you’re dealing with a teeny tiny carry-on that won’t close without using your entire body weight. Then there’s the fact that some exceed the 100ml limit, so like we said, stressful. But truth be told, you don’t actually need as much as you think you do, just enough to cover a holiday skincare routine. To lighten your load, here are our cabin-friendly non-negotiables to take care of your skin whilst travelling.


Be Prepared for Pimples


It’s no secret we sweat more when we’re on holiday, which makes our skin more likely to break out while we’re abroad, even if you’re not usually one to be cancelling plans because of a larger-than-life pimple. A build-up of sweat on the surface of the skin can cause the pores to become clogged, and if a clogged pore becomes infected with bacteria, this is when a pimple forms.


ZenaSkin™ Pimple Patches - £19.99


Getting a pimple doesn’t have to be hard work or waste a ton of concealer - a genuine concern in rural destinations without a drugstore nearby. For a fuss-free way to calm breakouts whilst you sleep, simply apply one of our Pimple Patches to the blemish before bed to accelerate the healing process and protect them from bacteria.


Oil Sweeping Cleanser


Higher temperatures cause humidity to rise, which can affect sebum production. This means that while your skin might not be considered the oily type at home, you could easily join the cool club on holiday. A cleanser that absorbs excess sebum is one of our most important skincare essentials for travelling as it’ll help to prevent oily skin and breakouts.


Clear Skin Cleanser - £12.00


ZenaSkin Clear Skin Cleanser tackles oily skin, blemishes, and blackheads so you don’t have to. Featuring watermelon, cranberry, and strawberry extracts, there’s something for every type of skin to obsess over as they’re packed with vitamins and minerals to reduce the signs of ageing, strengthen the skin’s barrier, and brighten the overall skin tone.  


Load Up on Antioxidants


When our skin is exposed to the sun and its UV rays for longer periods of time, like when we’re on holiday, it’ll create more free radicals than usual. These are unpredictable atoms with a missing electron that aim to steal one off another atom, leading to cell damage. Loading up on antioxidants will take care of your skin whilst travelling by giving the free radicals the electron they need to be neutralised.


Vitamin ACE Facial Serum – £18.00


Vitamins A, C, and E are potent antioxidants, making this Facial Serum a must-have holiday essential. What’s more, it includes hyaluronic acid for deep hydration to replace moisture loss from the heat and aloe vera to soothe the irritation and redness that comes with sunburn.


Hair Erasers Over Shavers, Always


Strawberry legs, razor burns, and ingrown hairs are just a few of the joys of shaving. Now imagine bringing them on that holiday you booked to escape your inconveniences… Ditching your shaver for a hair eraser could solve pretty much all of your problems as it gently removes the hairs above the surface by clumping them together until they’re gently lifted from the hair follicle. No more ouchies or awkward moments with your beautician – not all of us are cut out for direct eye contact with a stranger while our legs are in the air.


ZenaSkin™ Hair Eraser - £29.00


Calling all victims of strawberry legs! Our Hair Eraser will reduce redness and irritation whilst removing hairs. It’ll also lightly exfoliate the skin at the same time, leaving your legs silky-smooth and holiday romance ready. What happens on holiday, stays on holiday (apart from your oh-so-smooth legs, those you can bring back with you).


Pore Shrinking Toner


Last up in our holiday skincare essentials is a toner that helps to minimise the appearance of pores, as heat expands and dilates pores, making them appear larger in hotter temps.


Orange & Chamomile Aloe Toner - £11.50


Our Orange & Chamomile Aloe Toner shrinks the appearance of pores without dehydrating the skin thanks to aloe vera. It’s also infused with oat silk to mattify your complexion and prevent makeup from sliding off your face. Spray throughout the day when you need a quick refresh or feel your moisture levels dropping.

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