Holidaying Soon? Here's The Ultimate Travel Kit For Every Skin Type

Nykaa posted on 04 June
It’s officially time for a summer holiday, but all that traipsing around the globe can wreak some serious havoc on your skin. Sure, vacays are the perfect time to let your diet slip a bit, but do not neglect your skincare. Instead of lugging around a bagful of skincare products, we’ve shortlisted the four things every skin type needs. These products cover the four, basic skincare steps: cleansing, toning, moisturising and masking.

Dry Skin Kit

With dry skin, your main concerns are flakiness, redness, dullness and dryness. Start your regime with a gentle cleanser like Lotus Herbals Whiteglow Oatmeal & Yogurt Skin Whitening Scrub that gently removes dirt, impurities, whiteheads and blackheads, leaving your skin brighter and healthier with a soft glow.

Next, use an alcohol-free toner like Kaya Purifying Toner, so that your skin is ready to receive lots of hydration from your moisturiser.

Then, slather on some moisture-rich Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Skin Lightening Day Crème, infused with precious micro-crystals and skin-lightening vitamins.

Finally, don’t forget a crucial last step for dry skin – a sheet mask. We love Innisfree Skin Clinic Mask – Hyaluronic Acid that relieves dryness, leaving your skin feeling completely nourished.

Normal Skin Kit

You lucky girl! All you need to do is focus on amping up your glow and guarding your skin against pollution. Cleanse the dirt away with L’Oreal Paris Age 20+ Skin Perfect Facial Foam – a gentle formula that leaves your skin dewy and soft.

Then, add a boost of moisture (and sun protection) with L’Oreal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence SPF 50. This light, watery essence is instantly absorbed, and is infused with SPF 30 UVB and UVA filters for long-lasting sun protection (for up to 12 hours). Use it every few days (especially if you’re on an outdoorsy vacay). To purge your skin of surface dullness, try the Plum Chamomile & White Tea Glow – Getter Face Mask. It contains five, hyper-antioxidant leaf extracts that deep-cleanse, exfoliate and nourish.

Finally, carry along some Fabindia Refreshing & Hydrating Rose Facial Water, a 100% plant-based, anti-bacterial spray to hydrate and revitalise your skin.

Combination Kit

Dry or normal on the cheeks and oily in the T zone, combination skin is one of the most common skin types, and requires special care in order for you to maintain perfect moisture balance across your face.

Start with a gentle (but effective) cleanser like Neutrogena Deep Clean Foaming Cleanser that deep cleans pores and mattifies the oily areas without over-drying your skin.

Follow up with the alcohol-free Lakme Absolute Pore Fix Toner that also mattifies without over-drying. Next, use the oil-free Neutrogena UltraSheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 50+ that works brilliantly for all skin types.

Finally, keep some Kara Deep Pore Cleansing Wipes handy to ward off shine attacks. The Avocado and Jojoba extract in them will unclog your pores and detoxify your skin on the go.

Oily/Acne-Prone Kit

You don’t want to spend your vacay mopping up oil spills, or getting upset by new pimples. What you need is a three-in-one foaming cleanser like Biotique Bio Neem Purifying Face Wash For All Skin Types. It reduces shine, mattifies skin and stops acne in its tracks.

Next up, use a mattifying, antibacterial toner like Aromatherapy Associates Mattifying Refining Skin Tonic, infused with Lavender and Tea Tree. It tightens your skin, refines your pores and balances out oil.

Also, keep an oil-free moisturiser like Himalaya Herbals Oil-Free Radiance Gel Cream handy. This light-textured cream is enriched with special herbs that quickly blend into your skin and maintain its lipid balance.

Finally, use It’s Skin The Fresh Mask Sheet – Tea Tree at least twice a week to keep any troublesome skin problems at bay.

This recommendation was first posted on Nykaa.