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The summer travel season is in full swing, and as much we look forward to the vacation, we also worry about what to pack—and often tend to take more than we really need, especially for short getaways.
All of us on the Paula’s Choice Research Team are seasoned travelers. Over the years, we’ve come up with some failsafe tips and tricks to not only lighten your load, but also make getting through your skin- and body-care routine easier! Following are the top tips you need to ensure you look great on vacation, with minimal effort:
Take a look at your facial skin-care routine and pare down to these basics: gentle cleanser, AHA or BHA exfoliant, daytime moisturizer with sunscreen, and a treatment serum or moisturizer for nighttime use. Add to this if needed, but those essentials should easily get you through a week away from home.
Neglecting skin from the neck down isn’t a good idea, even when you’re on vacation and thinking that less is more. Don’t bother packing several lotions and potions, as these gobble up valuable suitcase space and add excess weight. Here’s how you can downsize and still keep body skin in good shape:
You’re on vacation, so don’t spend too much time in front of the mirror! Packing only the essentials and those that do double duty allows you to get ready and look put together FAST! Here’s what you’ll need to bring:
With the tips above, you’ll be all set to enjoy your vacation with a simpler routine that won’t weigh you down—and will allow you more time to enjoy the sights of your destination, whether traveling alone or with friends and family.
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Paula Begoun is the best-selling author of 20 books on skin care and makeup. She is known worldwide as the Cosmetics Cop and creator of Paula's Choice. Paula's expertise has led to hundreds of appearances on national and international television including:
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